Sunday, August 30, 2009

There really is "no place like home".


It's been such a crazy last few weeks, but it is finally slowing down here at the Etchells!
Thank goodness too. I think one more week would have possibly cracked me completly.
Although I think I have been saying that for a few months now. So, I guess I did ok.
We are oficially staying here in Olathe Kansas. Rob was layed off from his job (like thousands and thousands of others) in May. Right when the kids were getting out of school for the summer. We had no clue where we would end up for the next school year. I thought for sure we would be moving. We looked on the bright side and thought, well if we have to move maybe it well take us west closer to our family. That would really be great. We have been away from family for 7 years now, and it's pretty sad when you only get to see them about once a year. The other thing was Our very close friends the Speyer's up and left us and moved to Utah!!!! How dare they :)!! But seriously the thought of being here without them was sad to think.
We had some really good connections as far as jobs go so we thought it probably would'nt take to long to get another job..... ya right. It doesn't matter how good a connection you have in this economy.... if there's no job's, there's no jobs. Robert is so amazing though, he was so positive through all of this. The kids were great too. Ya, they went through sll the ups and down's of moving and not moving. They would miss their friends here, but they were excited for the potential of meeting new friends. I think they just needed to know for sure one way or the other.
This whole process took 4 months! I know people have to wait alot longer than that, and that just makes me so sad to think.
rob got a few phone calls from YRC, a great transportation company based here in Kansas. They were really excited to try to get him on board with them. Rob was really excited too, because it's a company he has really been looking at. The whole process took quite a while before he actually signed on the dotted line, but it finally happened. Robert's first day of work was the Kids first day of school too. I would be such a fool if I did not recognize that as a beautiful Tender Mercy from our Heavenly Father. I knew that he was watching over us the whole time.
So, we are here in Kansas for our 8th year... and we are going to make it the best.
Thankyou to everyone for loving us, and helping us through it all. It sure would have been tough to do without you. And Speyer's We miss you And wish that you were only on vacation.

37 comments:

Adrienne, Scott, Hanna and Hayden Trigg said...

Congratulations on the new job, staying in Kansas City, and the kiddos starting back at school. Big time for your family! Love reading your blog and catching up!

Nette said...

I am so happy for you and your family! (Although, I selfishly was hoping Robert did get a job closer to Utah so we could see the Etchells more.) I am so glad you don't have to go through a move especially with how comfortable everything is in Olathe, Kansas. I have questioned our decision to move more than once especially with Braden starting school this past week. The first couple of days he just roamed the playground by himself with nobody to play with, it about broke my heart. I was actually more depressed over it than I think he was.

We love the being close to family, but starting over in a new neighbor and new ward (I guess in Utah they are one and the same) isn't always the easiest thing to do. But with how smoothly the sell of the house went and the timing of my parents departure I know we are where we are suppose to be. If nothing else to help my parents out taking care of their house and finances.

I miss you so much!! I am trying to talk Andy into letting me come out with him the next time he is Kansas in October. I'll let you know. Tell everyone "hi" for me and enjoy Olathe and Liberty View! (The schools here are nothing like LVE, Braden has 28 in his class, need I say more??#*!!)

Malinda said...

I'm so happy you get to stay in Olathe. It is a special place and you guys have a beautiful home and life here. Plus I love going back for visits!!! =)
I'm so happy you weathered another storm with a great attitude. You can do anything Beck!
Congrats to Rob for getting a great job.
Enjoy a more relaxing fall (hopefully).
Love to you all!

jenkinsfamliypost said...

I am so glad that things have finally moved in a direction, instead of being in limbo. I so have to say that I was loving the idea of a move out west somewhere a little closer. I love you guys. You rock. We really enjoyed the visit with you last month. :) We <3 you tons!

El Jeffe and the Girls said...

Becky, you always make me cry! I'm glad you guys are able to stay in Olathe, even though it's far far away from me :( because I know you love it, the kids love it, and it's your home now. I hope all is going well with the new school year and Robert's new job. If I can get Jeff to commit we will be there for a visit in the next few months. We need to make the trip before I have another baby (no, this isn't an announcement). It's just a lot of mula to get us there. But I think IT'S WORTH IT!
Love you! Susanna

beckfam said...

I feel your pain. My husband was layed off in March. He was offered a really good job in San Diego but with his kids being here in Phoenix we felt our family was more important than a job. I am so glad that things worked out for you to stay there and and the job hunting stress is over for your husband.
-Janet

Jessica said...

That's great news!!

Julie said...

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