Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Funder Up!....

Let's Go Funder!

Macy & Jaylen

Friday, May 20, 2011

Who turned 18 months this week?......

this guy did!

And who likes to play tee ball naked?!

this girl does!

We finished Sonshine School yesterday so let our summer begin! After 3 summers of teaching, I'm taking a break this year & am really excited about it! I see lots of swimming in our future!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm sure this is the first of many....

black eyes, that is! Rosson fell into the slide outside on Saturday & gave himself a shiner. It's very black now & starting to turn green. At least there are no important pictures in his future!

This face totally sums up his personality........tough & ornery!

Friday, May 6, 2011

A change is a comin'.......

Today is Gavan's LAST DAY at Chesapeake. He has worked there for about 5 1/2 years & it has been a wonderful company to work for. He has lots of buddies he will be leaving & also lots of great benefits/perks too. He is not leaving on ill terms or anything like that. We have been truly blessed by him working there. It was a secure job, gave us a comfortable life & he is leaving on a positive note with them. But now we are ending this phase of life to start a new one.
Starting on Monday he will be employed by State Farm Insurance. We have thought about doing this for years now but it never seemed like the right time for him or our family until now. He will start with a month of studying & licensing exams, followed by 6 months of training & will end with him being THE agent of a SF office. His 6 months of training will be half here & half in Columbia, MO.....meaning he will be here a week & then in MO the next week. Me & the kids will probably go with him some of those weeks but it will still be a hard 6 months.

The position we accepted will place us in a small town in western OK. The towns we could go to are Weatherford, Clinton, Elk City or Sayre. It's not our choice between those towns, they will place us there. I know you are probably thinking, "Really, a small town?" but it was our choice to go to a small town instead of a metro location. We both were raised in small towns & loved it. We feel like we want to raise our family in a small town & give that experience to our children. We both have been in Edmond since 1999 so this is going to be a bit of a shock to us at first but I know it will be great for our family. We don't know the location we will end up in yet but hopefully we will within a few months & then open our office after the first of the year.

So yes, this means we will be moving away from Edmond but at this time we don't know exactly where or when! It is going to take a lot of time, energy, hard work, financial changes, patience, & mostly faith & trust in God. My dad has been a SF agent for about 32 years now & has been very successful. We have a great mentor at our fingertips so that is comforting. SF invests so much into their employees & do everything they can to help you be successful & make it so we know we are supported 100%. We are very excited about getting it all's finally here!

I am already so proud of this guy & I know he is going to do an awesome job as an agent. I am so blessed to have Gavan in my life. We are have lots of adjusting to do in the next couple of years but we will do it together. We are really going to miss our friends, family & church home here in Edmond.......that's going to be tough & I'm trying not to think about that part of it right now. I know the friendships we've made are life-lasting so no matter where we move, the friendship will last. We'd appreciate any prayers for our family during this time of transition! Here's to the change that is a comin'!