Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Missing Home

Well, I am three weeks into my new weekly Dallas routine and I have to say I have never enjoyed being at work so much. That is when my mind is so busy I forget that I am away from home until the end of the day as I walk towards the rental car and I am reminded that I am not in California. It is one of the saddest parts of my day. Instead of making the one hour commute from Fontana to Orange County I am driving back to my wifeless apartment dreading going to bed with out Devon snuggled on my chest. That is when I am definitely the saddest.
It has been hard to adjust to this temporary new life style for both Devon and I, but I remind myself how excited we will be on that Thursday evening when she picks me up from the airport and we get to so excited it feels like our Honeymoon all over again! One of the best moments of my week is when I unpack my last pair of socks - I know today I am coming home to my beautiful wife!
Work has definitely picked up this week and it is exciting to be privileged to have this amazing opportunity. I am learning so much and at the same time educating others to our type of business. With the economy and job market the way it currently is, I just am thankful to have this amazing chance to better further my career. One of my biggest fears going into this was feeling like I had to gain the respect of others due to my age, but I have to say thus far it has not been a factor at all.
I am looking forward to coming home this weekend and having fun in the warm sun (it has been cold in Dallas this week) with Devon and visiting with Jeremy in San Diego.
Home sweet home!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dallas Bound

I have decided to take a position within
the same company for the next 7 months
that will require me to work in Dallas, TX the next 7 months. I start January 5th - (7 days!) I will be leaving on Sundays and coming home Thursday nights.
It will definately be tough to be away from Devon during the week, but it should feel like a mini-honeymoon every weekend!
With the way the economy is currently we knew it was the right decision to make.
I will be working on our new computer system in regards to the Service & Parts sides of the buisness. It will definately be a challenge, but hopefully it takes me to the next step in my Corporate career and brings in the bucks we need to start a family!
The building I will be working in is the black building, third from the right.

Devon's New Ride!

We welcomed a new member to our family on Saturday and said good bye to another. We originally wanted to get this SUV about 2 years ago, but settled for the Lexus IS250 - (Duke) With the way the auto industry is currently we decided to see if we could wheel and deal and we did.
We got a great deal on this 2009 Lexus RX350 - (Pearl)
Call it a Christmas present if you will. Devon of course will be driving this while I continue to pass 100,000 miles on Betty the Jetta!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

We just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holiday and thank you for all of your Love and Support this year. This has been such an amazing year, but it would not have been great if we didnt have our Family and Friends.

Merry Christmas!!!

"Santa," all I want for Christmas is the Lakers to crush the Celtics!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Lights

That wonderfull time of the year again! We all rush around frantically to get those last Christmas items, battle with store lines and then dread looking at our bank accounts!
It is all worth it in the end. I was able to suprise Devon this year when she arrived home from work with my "Michaelangelo" master piece. It took most of the day, but I found it so relaxing and fun. I was sad when I ran out of lights though. My goal was to take the reins from Clark Griswald...Maybe next year.
We have enjoyed decorating our home inside and out this year. I am definately not looking forward to taking it all down next week. It was great to have my Mom and Sister down for a few days. They were able to experience their 3rd Considine family Irish Christmas Party, and my mom did quite well with Sushi. It was a nice relaxing weekend for them. Two more days till the big game - (Lakers vs Celtics) or that big Holdiay...Oh yeah Christmas!!!