Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Big News

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.

So we are buying a house in Liberty, 10 minutes from my parents, Soren is going to work in Auditing at PWC and we'll be moving out December 28th.

Its exciting and will bring new challenges, but we are ready for a fresh start and to see what is in store!

17 comments:

eden said...

that's so exciting! congratulations and good luck!

courtney said...

Wow!! That's really exciting news all around. Congratulations! I hope the move goes well!

ABBOTTLAND said...

Congratulations, what a whirlwind! Sometimes the Lord's timing is never the same as ours, but it sounds like everything has fallen into place for you. I'm so happy you'll be closer to your family too, your mom will be a great help. The house is beautiful too. So happy for you!

BlakeandKindra said...

That's so awesome!!! I'm so happy things are going so well for your sweet family!! I bet your parents are so excited!!!

Megan said...

Congratulations! It is SO nice to live close to family.

Laura said...

How exciting! The house looks beautiful! It sounds like you will be pretty busy the next few weeks but that it is a WONDERFUL busy!

Heather said...

That is so exciting! So many big things happening for you guys. Hope everything goes smooth!

Modest Fashion Sense said...

Congrats!!!! I am so happy for you! It will be so nice for you to be able to be closer to family, and I am sure grandma can't wait to have those grandbabies closer too :)

Seidi said...

What, what and WHAT!!!!???? Oh my gosh! I can't believe it. Congratulations! Good thing I don't think we are going to end up there. Otherwise I would be really mad at the situation. Super happy for you guys. I'm so happy that you'll be so close to your parents. That'll be so awesome. Let's talk soon. Miss you!

Melissa P said...

oh wow! So much change, but I bet it is really exciting!!! Congratulations on the job offer and house! Sad you are moving though!

Vanessa said...

Holy Cow! That's awesome! Except for the fact that it's so far away..I guess we took too long to come out and visit you guys :( Well, just know that if you are ever in Boise you are welcome at our place.

Helena said...

I love it! Your house is just as cute and perfect as could be, and PWC is a GREAT firm. (My brother Jim worked in their San Jose office for the first few years he was out of college.) That is SO so exciting! :)

Staci said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm SO excited for you!! That house is So gorgeous. What an exciting move for you guys!!! Best of luck. :)

Jimmy & Amy said...

Hurray! That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you, you've always wanted to go back home :) Now, when we come visit we can come visit you! What neighborhood is the house at?

Jenny said...

that is so exciting!! congratulations!

maryirene said...

wow! good luck! that is wonderful news!!!

Kim and Ben said...

I can't believe you're moving back to Liberty! Crazy! It will be easier to visit you now. We're going to see Kristina in February, so expect a knock on your door. :)

The house looks almost JUST like my sister's! Where is it exactly?