5.30.2014

ch-ch-ch-changes

We have had a big life change happen in our household over the last several weeks & I have been itching to share our news. For once, I can actually say this big change has nothing to do with me having a baby! {although, yes, that will be a big change too.}
 
Ben started a new job this week!
 
Ben has been working for Walgreens since we got married. Walgreens has been very good to him & he's had a lot of great opportunities there, but the hours weren't great. He's always had a crazy schedule & it has progressively gotten harder as the boys have gotten older. He has worked every other weekend for the last 6 years, worked lots of holidays, & worked multiple late nights a week. It just wasn't ideal for a family & he had been searching for other opportunities for a long time.
 
Right before we left for Disney, a job found him. Seriously! It was crazy how everything worked out, but basically, he found a pharmacy job 10 minutes from our house that is only open Monday-Friday until 5pm. How perfect is that?! No weekends. No late nights. No holidays! We are all so excited about this change & Grayson is pumped that his daddy will be home every single night to tuck him in!
 
We celebrated last Thursday since it was Ben's last day at Walgreens. I got him a strawberry cake from the Puffy Muffin & we celebrated by having a long weekend at home. That's almost unheard of for us on a holiday weekend!
 
{Funny story about the strawberry cake...I took the boys with me to the Puffy Muffin on Monday to order the cake. I told G what we were doing and that it was a secret and we couldn't tell daddy. That afternoon Ben walked in from work while we were playing in the sandbox. Grayson looked up and out of nowhere said, "We didn't buy you a strawberry cake today, Daddy." I immediately started laughing. Ben asked what he was talking about & G responded, "we didn't buy you a cake today, we are buying you one on Thursday. I can't tell you where it's from though. That's a secret. It's from the Puffy Muffin." We were both rolling. He cracks us up! Guess we need to work on his secret keeping skills..haha!}
 
Well, that's our news! Ben started his new job on Tuesday and we are adjusting to our new "normal." We are so, so thankful for this new job & having Ben home more often!


9 comments:

Laura Graham said...

YAY! Celebrating with you as I can totally identify with that schedule/lifestyle! So exciting and that is hilarious about the cake!

Lizzie Simantz said...

That is so awesome for you and your family!! My hubby also has a crappy work schedule where we don't see him too much, I am praying things will change in the next couple of years. That story about the cake and G is too funny!!!

Rachel said...

That is SO exciting for y'all! Having dad around more often will be so nice, especially when your sweet girl gets here!

Dawn said...

Yay! Congrats Ben-so glad for your family!:)

Stephanie Cox said...

What a fabulous change! It will be like a whole new life for your family having Daddy home so much more.

Andie said...

congrats laura! that's great news!!! :)

emily said...

Awesome news!!!

Beth Ann said...

That is AWESOME news!!!! NOTHING better than having hubby/daddy home MORE!!! :)

Ashleigh said...

That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you all...