Apr 25, 2009

The Search is Over

That's right, Mark starts a new job on Monday. He is so excited to be the new Crossing Guard at Mia's elementary school. It's not exactly full-time, and it's kind of a volunteer thing, but in these tough economic times, it's a start right?



OK, really.

We (meaning Mark) have a honest-to-goodness, actual-pay-check-earning, 40 hours a week (hopefully not more), slaving away at a desk under florescent lighting, in a cubicle with no windows, JOB. (Wait, we're supposed to be excited about this right?). No we are, we're thrilled. Ecstatic. I mean, forced family togetherness all day, every day, was super fun because we all totally love each other and, being the big happy family that we are, we just love being together ALL THE TIME and just can't stop singing and holding hands in a circle while roller skating like the creepy intro to Big Love, but without all the extra wives. Really, that's been great. But I for one can't wait for next week when Mark is gone and I can go back to sticking the kids in front of the TV all day so I can play Sudoku online. And I think that Mark will tell you that living off the government is fun and all, but eventually you just feel this need to go out into wild corporate America and sell your soul to the Man, whoever he is.

Here are the details:

It's a Canadian company. Based in Vancouver (BC, not Washington). Owned by an American company. Opening an office in Seattle. Doing some big projects for Starbucks. Confused? Me too, but go think about it over a frappuccino at Starbucks. Seriously. Let's keep us employed now right?

So what did I do to celebrate? What every other suburban, middle class, Caucasian, 30- something, Mormon housewife would do, of course. I went to Target!

Yeah for jobs!


ps- In all seriousness, thanks for every one's love, prayers, and support. We're hoping that is one life phase that we only have to go through once. :)

16 comments:

Courtney said...

YAY! Congratulations!

PS, I promise I AM working on your blog!

LAURA said...

congratulations! so true about target, he he.

John said...

Congratulations. That's great. We were just at Target last night. Our third time this week. And we don't even have a job.

Kacey said...

Yeah! We are so glad that Mark is employed again. I bet it was fun to have daddy home for awhile, but I totally know what you mean when you're ready for him to enter the workforce again. Clint can barely last a day at home before everyone is going nuts. :)

Bob & Kristy said...

That is fantastic news! Too bad you no longer have an excuse to push mom and dad into moving up here quickly so you can move in with them after I get Mark a job with my neighbor's company.... rats, back to the drawing board! But I'm very happy for you.

Rachel said...

I am so excited. Ya'll are amazing. I will have to start paying off some serious school loans soon and I don't have a job. I am really happy for ya'll.

jenDOTross said...

If you're ever in the mood for holding hands and singing, you're welcome to come over and join us in one of our many rousing renditions of "Kumbaya" (we're into that). Congratulations!

Gabriela Hull said...

Congratulations!

aimee heff said...

The Big Love opening! Ha! So true.

We are happy we won't be seeing an unemployed beard anytime soon. Congrats.

Heather, Dan, and Family said...

Congratulations!! And hooray for forced family togetherness.

And seriously, that picture of Sam on the potty with the binky and book...love it.

Scott@VoteOrDieBlog said...

Congrats you guys. Now you can afford to take on an additional wife-Big Love style.

Karla said...

I am so happy to be in Florida solely because we have a target less than a mile from our house.....

Do you watch Big Love? I am dying to get the third series thru Netflix.....

CB said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for your family. What a relief! My love for Target runs deep as well. That is one thing I miss and can't wait to shop their this summer. Carrie

L and T said...

Congrats, Louise and I often find ourselves with the kids at Starbucks getting a vanilla frappucino for FHE. I hear they also sell real coffee. A little advice, when they do that initial drug test, it might be helpful if there were more than just a trace amount of coffee bean metabolites found in the urine. Think about it.

The Threet Family said...

So your sense of humor completely cracks me up! You are so dang funny. I am very happy for you guys that he has a job now! Yeah for Canadian Starbucks!!

jhoopes said...

That was so funny. And I have been meaning to say CONGRATS! That was fast!!! However, I am sorry that you have to go back to the ironing and are no longer able to run errands during naptime. :)