Saturday, October 2, 2010

.............. An update (in case anyone still reads this blog)

Well, I found myself with some time tonight & thought, hey! Why don't I blog a bit?! Since it's only been, what...? Like a year or something!!!! :-) I really should be doing my Beth Moore study that I'm waaaaaaay behind on, but oh well. I'll get to that next.

So!! A whole lot of "much" has happened since I last blogged. Jeff graduated college! (yay) We went to Aruba to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary & his graduation. He got a job at CH2M Hill. I got a new job at Saatchi & SaatchiX. We bought a house. Can we say BIG STUFF going on in Hickleland. No babies on the way yet though (whew). Gotta get thru some of these other life changing events before we cross that path. We are just SOOOOOOO amazingly blessed! God is good.

Jeff really likes his job. He stays super busy. He is a special projects coordinator for CH2M Hill - a huge engineering firm. It's only a year contract, but we are PRAYING they hire him on full time after a year. Or if not them, then some other engineering company here in NWA. We really hope to stay in this area! (obviously, since we just bought a house).

Yesterday marked the last day of my first week on MY new job!! I'm the HR Coordinator for Saatchi & SaatchiX (pronounced sot-chi)- a global advertising company headquartered here in NWA. I think I'm going to like it once I learn the ropes, but man what an overwhelming week! I am responsible for 200+ employees (insurance, benefits, etc). The job comes with a LOT of responsibility but also a lot of perks, so I'm really excited!! For example, we get 3 days off at Thanksgiving (paid) and we close Christmas eve & remain closed thru New Years (paid). Wahoo!!! LOTS OF PAID HOLIDAY TIME! And I think I'm gonna need

Ok, moving on to the house!!!!!!! Wow, I'm so excited about it! We have it inspected Wednesday, so pray everything goes well for us!! It's an all brick home, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, wood burning fireplace, jacuzzi tub in the master bath, large open kitchen & living room, hardwood floors, great deck out back. I'M SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!! This is definitely the nicest house I've ever lived in!!! If all goes well, we should close on Nov. 5th. And we're taking volunteers to help us move!!! ;-) hee hee

So that's our life a nutshell...........and now I leave you w/ a pic of the new house! :)


Anonymous said...

I'm still reading! Thanks for the update and congratulations on everything! I can't wait for the babies to start coming!!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm still reading! Congrats on everything! Can't wait for the Hickle babies to start coming!


Layla and Jason said...

Congratulations, Chrissa! On the new house, new job, Jeff's graduation and job, etc. You guys have had a lot going on!! The house looks really nice. I'm glad things are going so well for you.

Iris said...

thanks for the update! we're so happy for you guys! post more pics!

Townsend said...

you're right, LOTS going on!! congratulations on it all!!! how exciting!!!
love the new house too!
lots of exclamation points..heee

Chris and Rebecca Lee said...

i am soooo glad you updated as i didn't know any of that stuff. congrats on it all - huge transitions. we just went through that a few months ago and the chaos will end :) praying blessings for y'all and your new jobs, houses, and future babies :) love ya!

Clay and J said...

I'm waaaaay behind on reading and blogging, but had a few so I thought I'd stop by :)
Congrats to you guys on your new jobs, Jeff's graduation, and the house! Can't wait to see pics of the inside!