Thursday, March 4, 2010

On the move...

I wish I could tell you that it's Benjamin that's on the move. He's so close to walking! There is just a lack of confidence that I'm trying to build up in him. Soon, though, he'll be running circles around me (literally, I'm sure).

It's been a crazy week in the McBride house. Last week, Patrick was in Oklahoma City and Tulsa interviewing for jobs. Things at Dominion aren't fantastic and his career is complacent there. He started looking for new jobs about a month ago and was hoping to find something around here. We love living in Indiana and didn't want to go.

Alas, we are going (as in moving). To Oklahoma City, OK. The first week of April.

Let's review how quickly this happened: (I think this is pretty accurate, I may have some days confused...but you get my point)
Wednesday - Interviewed with Chesapeake.
Friday - received an (excellent) offer
Saturday - Monday - thinking, talking, praying, processing, did I mention praying?
Tuesday - Accepted job, start looking at houses on line
Wednesday - Called realtor, called moving company, made to do list, started packing scheduled meeting with realtor, contacted Chesapeake HR to schedule house hunting trip
Thursday - received itinerary for house hunting trip for Friday (tomorrow) - Wednesday

It's been a eventful week, indeed! I'm still processing so much and haven't really had time to sit down and think about it. I've been researching, setting up meetings, calling family, trying to maintain the house, caring for a baby and trying to pack for this weekend. There is no time to process! Oh, but I need to - I feel so overwhelmed.

I'm excited and nervous. I'm hopeful and trust a faithful God, that's for sure. Overall, this is an incredible opportunity for Patrick to grow as a geologist and we feel very strongly that this is the best thing for us - as a family and as individuals. Spiritually, emotionally, job wise, life wise, family wise...a good move for us. We're going to miss Indiana, though. I'm excited to go to OKC/Edmond this weekend and look around. I have a feeling once I see the place we're going to live I'll feel a little better.

I'll process more later. Just wanted to get this off of my chest!


Cynthia said...

OH MY!!! I am thrilled for y'all! I'll be praying for you to quickly find the perfect house.

Jeannie said...

YEEHA! What an amazing adventure God has placed before you!

Nathan & Sarah said...

WOW!!! Congratulations. I know how quick these things can happen, it only took a couple of weeks with Nathan's new job. I'm sorry to see you all leave, but of course, God has bigger plans in mind for the McBride family. And I look forward to keeping up with you on your blog. Enjoy the adventure!

Morgan said...

Wow! I hope y'all find a house quickly! Keep us updated!

Baby Hancock said...

Praying for you! :-)

Erin said...

oh! oh! A little closer! Big news. Prayers indeed!