Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A New Chapter in the Life of Us...

Everyone who knows us knows how awesome of a husband I have.  For real.  There are so many things to love about Dan...he is a hard worker, he is amazingly good looking...back off ladies, he is the best father to our 7 children, he is incredibly anti-social, he doesn't complain...like ever, he takes care of all the puke situations that happen at the house, he puts the kids to bed, he does laundry (well, he stinks at folding it so we don't let him), he "loves" to watch romantic comedies, he makes the bed for me some mornings because he knows it helps my head be a little less cluttered, he is the most patient person I have ever met... and on and on.  For over 18 years Dan has been trying to make a small business work.  15 years with a family company and the past 3 years with partnering with my brother to build a business.  3 years ago Dan and I accepted a position in Texas where he would work for the company he has always dreamed of working for.  Then, after much prayer and hesitation we un-accepted the job and stayed in Wisconsin.  Dan and my brother worked super hard to build their company.  We will be forever grateful to my brother for the opportunity and the ability to stay in Wisconsin close to friends and family.  

After exhausting jobs and facing a hard reality, things were looking a little grim.  At the same time this was happening the company from 3 years ago contacted Dan and started conversation with him about coming to work for them.  After weeks of talking and praying Dan decided to accept a new position.  This was probably one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make.  Deciding to have another kid was way easier than this!!!  And so last Friday was Dan's last day at his old job and Monday was the start of a new chapter.  This isn't going to be an easy chapter.  Life is going to look a lot different.  We are going to have to figure out life in a new way.  

And so...I snuck some first day pictures of Dan through the window.  He rented a car (they gave him an SUV) and made his way to his first day on the job.  One. Day. At. A. Time.  

The kids and I are gonna be his biggest fans.  We are so proud of him and can't wait to see what God has in store for him.  

....and in other news...this past Saturday we had NOTHING on our schedule until 6:00 p.m.  That hasn't happened in MONTHS.  So naturally we decided to tackle a "weekend" project.  Here's a little sneak peak.  This weekend project deserves a post of it's own for sure!  Stay tuned!  

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