The last few weeks have been stressful, busy, and full of decisions. The stress and business will continue, but I am excited to share some of the decisions we have made.
1. Soren took an offer for a new job!
2. We are moving to Kansas City!
3. We are buying a house!
4. This will all happen in the next 30 days!
We never would have thoughts any of these three would be happening, much less all of them at once, but things have opened up so easily we just know it is the right thing. We are so grateful for prayer and faith that can help us make big decisions like this and move forward on them.
The full story goes something like this.....
We have been keeping our feelers out for jobs and houses for the last 6 months. There were no houses here in Seattle that we both liked and could afford- it was either one or the other. Soren has enjoyed his job at Eddie Bauer, but has been unsure about his career path in general. And I have always wished to live closer to my family, but with a second baby the desire has been even stronger.
When we decided to visit my family in Kansas City for Thanksgiving, Soren started applying to jobs at big 4 accounting firms in KC, just to see what happened. He got an interview with PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) and some meetings with recruiters. The interview actually went really well and somewhat to our surprise we got a job offer within a few days.
While there we also drove around and looking for houses in the area, just in case. We found one that we both loved and for some reason kept coming back to. It was the right price, the right area and nicer than we could ask for or ever find here in Seattle.
So with the job offer and a house possibility that we could afford, we had a lot of decisions to make. We came home and debated and prayed about it. We looked at jobs in St. George (near Soren's parents), staying here, or taking the job in KC.
After a lot of praying we came to a decision that was pretty clear. We now know we are supposed to go Kansas City. We accepted the job. We also felt great about the house so we jumped and made an offer. The sellers accepted it and the whole process has been working in our favor so much better than we could have asked. This further reinforces our decision to go.
Its exciting and will bring new challenges, but we are ready for a fresh start and to see what is in store!