We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Friday, February 25, 2011

NATHAN GOT A JOB!!!!!

This job will necessitate a move. A big move. Someplace we have never even been yet. Crazy...kinda, I know.  But exciting too.

It's a job in his field of study that will give him great experience! It is full time with benefits!

Any guesses where? 

Well my WHOLE family already knows so I'll just post without waiting for any guesses.

Drum roll please......
















NORTHERN MICHIGAN!

Yes, right up at the border of Canada on Michigan's Upper Penninsula. See that town right between Lake Huron and Lake Superior - Sault Ste Marie (pronounced /ˌsuː seɪnt məˈriː/), that's where Nathan will work. Not sure what town we will live in yet, but it sounds like it's time to get my passport updated with my married name...and time for Nathan to GET a passport. 

Everyone we tell says, "Yea!!!!" and then, " Burrrrrrrrr!!!!!"

Nathan and I are flying there March 3 to look for housing. I fly back March 8 and he stays and starts work on March 9.

Not exactly sure when/how Marley and I and all our stuff are going to join Nathan....but, surely sooner rather than later. ;-)

We are in a whirl wind. We feel so blessed!

We love you all!

18 comments:

Ashley and Aaron said...

congrats Becky! I'm so happy for you :) i hope the move goes well and that you love Michigan. miss you

My Everythings said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! That is WONDERFUL news! :) We are sooo happy for you guys. What will Nathan be doing? Miss you guys!

Jeanna said...

Srsly so GREAT! Has Julie broken down yet at the thought of you so far away? So hard to move so far away.

What an amazing adventure ahead. CONGRATS!!

Brittani said...

I'm so happy for you! Good luck with the move!

Shantell said...

I was just thinking about you and wondering how you are doing. Now I see that things are going well! I can't believe you'll be so far away though. What an exciting adventure for you little family :) Best of luck with your move and adjusting to life in Michigan. Make sure you keep us posted on everything.

Shalantie said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOO!!
That will be a fun adventure! Who knows, maybe you'll be there forever :) Wow, March 8th? That IS a whirlwind.
Congrats Nate! Though, I'm sad that you'll be out of Utah. I was looking forward to seeing you next time I was at my moms.

Frasure Family said...

That is so exciting!! Congrats!! Well if you head north along 94 and go through North Dakota, you can stay at our place!! Good luck! Hopefully spring will arrive soon!

pillingfamily said...

so so so happy and relieved for you. here's to new adventures as a family!

Madison said...

Becky that is so exciting and what a great adventure! Congrats Nathan!

Anna said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations!

Alissa said...

YAY!!! That's so awesome! I'm so happy for you guys! If you are driving through ever (moving and such) feel free to stop here!!

Alicyn said...

Congrats!!!!! Will you be traveling through Missouri when you move?
You will have a great adventure and be a great addition to the ward/branch where you end up!!!

KordelandHeather said...

Wow, yeah for Nathan! Although I must admit, I'm a tiny bit sad. That seems quite far...so I guess one day we're going to need to take a vacation in Michigan! We love you guys and hope you can survive the next 2 weeks of stress! ahhhh!

Michael said...

Wow, congrats on the job!!! That is so exciting!

Today's Gift said...

Yay! Congrats to both of you! You'll be so much closer to me now. We'll have to plan a visit sometime.

Green's said...

Seth and I lived in Kalamazoo, MI for a year and we absolutely loved it! You'll love it too! You'll be living on the U - P (upper peninsula - it is known in MI as the U-P.) The church members were wonderful and you will be much needed in service and callings! MI is known for its fertile ground and has amazing u-pick farms or peach and apple orchards as well as pumpkins, raspberrys and blueberrys. The blueberrys are so delicious! MI is known for their wonderful blueberrys. Michiganders also have an accent, they talk fast and say words like dollar = dal-lar, bobby = babby, car = khahr. You'll just have to hear it to get it down. Michigan is so green and beautiful in the summer! You'll get to swim in the great lakes too! Well, hope that gives you a taste. Oh, yes - you must watch "Somewhere In Time" as it takes place on the U -P on Makinaw Island (spelled wrong, sorry), the movie is clean and also a chick-flick. Anyway, so happy you finally graduated into career life!!!! It's the best feeling ever! Good luck with the very long move! I looked at a map and thought it may be easier/faster for you to drive through Wisconsin rather than up through Michigan. But don't take my word for it - any route will be long and beautiful! Good luck!!!

Brendan & Jessica said...

Yahoo! Congratulations Becky and Nathan! That must be such a relief. I'm excited for all the fun adventures and people you will meet in Michigan!

Tiffany said...

I am very hapoy for you! I hope you find a place you can call home and that you get settled soon. We are making a trip this week to Maryland for our housing hunt.

Congatulations again!