A Season of change...

I'll be the first to admit that I've been a terrible blogger lately...
I just haven't been in the mood for a few months.
I've just had other priorities I guess. Do you ever get that way?!

Well... December has been a weird month.
Gordon went to work December 3rd and when I called him at 10am to see what time he thought he'd be off for the day he said, "I'll be home in an hour, I just got laid off." 
{Merry Christmas}
They just said it was a trickle effect from the big lay off the company did in May.
So... now what?!
I have to be honest. Gordon didn't love his job. It was a good "job" that paid the bills, but definately not a career for him. He worked long hours {sometimes between 60-80 a week} and was paid salary for 40. He left before the boys got up and got home an hour or two before they went to bed or sometimes didn't see them at all. I've actually seen some positive changes in Gordon since the lay off and we are optimistic about the future. The boys LOVE having their dad home and it has been so nice not having to worry about rushing back to Utah so he can go to work on Monday. We are looking at this as an opportunity for something better. He is even considering going back to school. He has always wanted to get his Master's Degree, but never could have done it working where he was. 
So for now he is going to continue to apply for jobs and start studying for the GMAT.

I've noticed a change in myself through this time in our lives... it was nice having that security of a weekly pay check. I'm a planner and like to have something to look forward to. I have faith and I know that there is a plan for us, but the unknown for me has been hard. I'm not one to fake it and just put on a happy face.

Some of my thoughts lately-
I've enjoyed being able to attend the temple weekly... great comfort is found in the house of the Lord.
Waking up next to Gordon each morning is the best!
Seeing Gordon less stressed and happier... worth it!
How are we going to pay all the bills when the money runs out?
Should I look for a job?
I'm so happy my boys are too young to understand.
I've loved going to the gym together :)
I'm grateful for good friends and their support.
We aren't the only ones facing this challenge right now.
Should we move back to ID?
What am I suppose to learn from this?

I'm grateful that Gordon is positive and optimisic. I'm so proud of him and the amazing father and husband that he is. I'm grateful we have each other to lean on and make decisions with. Yes, this is a pretty big deal, but no it's not something we can't handle. I know that our Father in heaven is watching over us and that he has a plan for us.

So... it's a Season of change and we are looking forward to a New Year and a new adventure.

We are in ID with family until... well we really don't know when. I guess until we feel like going back to UT :)

We hope you are all enjoying your holidays and wish you a Happy New Year!!


Katie Lane said...

oh chelsi, i had no idea! so sorry. glad to see you both have positive attitudes. wishing you all the best in the new year to come!

Jeff & Ashlee Olsen & Family said...

Oh man! Chelsi, I'm so sorry. You're right though, sometimes the Lord puts us through tough spots, just to see how we'll respond. I hope you guys figure out what you want to do soon. Good luck with all of your decisions!

Amber Lanae- said...

I'm so proud of your testimony Chelsi. Heavenly Father will bless you and your family for your strength.

I love you!

heather said...

I had no idea. I was wondering why you hadn't blogged. I'm sorry to hear this news. But you are so strong. Thank you for sharing this tough time with everyone. Heavenly Father does have a plan for you guys. I'll be sure to keep you in my prayers. Love ya.

Ashley said...

Your a brave girl, with a good attitude. Keep your chin up, and keep the faith. Good luck to your family, we will keep you in our prayers.

The Allens said...

Oh, I am so sorry! That is tough, but I'm happy for you that you are able to see the good things going on in your life. I hope it turns into something wonderful for you guys! Stop by some time if you get a would be great to see you all.


You are amazing and I love ya! Have fun in Idaho...but don't stay there forever...

Shannon Dooley said...

I'll say a little prayer for you Chelsi. My husband has been laid off before so I know the stress it can cause. Kudos to you both for having such optimistic attitudes. It must be extra hard having it happen this time of year. Best of luck to you! Happy holidays!

Kasey said...

I am so sorry Chels! You seem to have a good attitude and lots of faith! We went through that.....not fun when it starts to become stressful! We were living in Idaho Falls and wanted to be there for a were scarce and no one was hiring up there. After 5 almost 6 months, Cory got the impression to check the church website and applied for his current job. As soon as he applied he felt ease and peace. When he got called for an interview, then a second, we both just knew. And even though we didn't want to move again..much less to where we are was a blessing! I know it will happen for you guys too! If you need anything or want to've got my number! Love you!

Che' and Amber said...

Talk about dropping a bomb! I hate when that kind of crap happens. I'm so sorry! But I completely agree with you about change. I noticed when Che didn't work at his old job anymore he was a completely different person and was actually happy! It all happens for a reason and I know this will be for the better. As long as you keep that great attitude and have faith, it will all work out. We'll keep you guys in our prayers. We hope you guys have a Happy New Year! Good luck to Gordon. I'm sure he'll find one super duper quick. Love ya!

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