Monday, October 25, 2010

Full Circle


Peeps. You're going to need to sit down for this one.

Remember this post? Talking about how Blake was laid off from his job in May?

And, then this one? Where we shared our news of pulling out a map and deciding where to set roots?

I know. You thought we were nuts. We did, too. But, we went for it!

And, Blake got hired back with the company. We could not be more grateful for this opportunity. I could not be prouder of my husband. He did this. All by himself. Yes, I wrangle the punks at home and make sure they're fed and clothed, but we're where we are in life because of him.

He starts back officially November 1, exactly 5 months after his 5 month severance started.

I can't make this stuff up, people. It all fell into place.

I'm not saying this would work for everyone. I'm not saying we didn't have a little luck. I am saying that I'm glad we believed in each other enough to take this risk.

Life is too short, peeps. Get out and live yours.

Here's to Blake!

32 comments:

Impulsive Addict said...

Ok...wait...wait..I'm processing...

Ok..so does this mean that you're leaving sunny CA? OMG! More deets please!

starnes family said...

IA - try and keep up. We chose San Diego and moved here to look for jobs. He just landed a job here in San Diego with the company who laid him off.

So, he goes back to work like nothing ever happened. But, now we're in Cali!

Kisses!

Becca Jane said...

Congrats!!!!! Great news, Casey!!! Love you and your sweet family!

Clare said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Congrats!!!!
Wow, it's great how things work out huh??

I wpn't worry about you guys anymore ;)

~KS said...

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Go Blake! Go Blake!!! Woooo hooo!!!

You just make me so flippin' happy. You make me believe it is so possible to go out there and change the world and have it all. I am so happy for you. And Blake. and the Punks. Wow. This is beyond awesome.

Dee Stephens said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!
I knew it would all fall into place :) God works like that. Congrats!

Susan said...

Congratulations!

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cats! That is soooo exciting! Way to go, Blake!

The Soladay Family said...

Four words:
Blake is a stud.

You're welcome Mr. Starnes.

So happy for you guys!

Allyson and Dave said...

This is great news!!! Congrats to all of you!!!

Lauren W said...

Hooray!! Congrats!

Heather said...

Blake ROCKS! So happy for y'all!! Congrats!

The Lenzers said...

YAY!!!!! Prayers answered is all I have to say right now! SO very happy and releived as I am sure you are too

Shannon said...

Woohoo! I'll stop biting my nails worrying about you. Awesome how that worked out.

And, yeah, trademark that poetry you just did there.

Kelly Beatty said...

Yay! In San Diego, proper? No LA or anywhere far? OMG. Congrats. That's awesome. You all did it.

starnes family said...

San Diego, Kel!

timmonstimes said...

Oh wow! I love this story! God is good:) So happy for y'all!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Good stuff Casey!! Glad it all worked out!!

If the shoe FITZ said...

oh yeah. go Blakey go Blakey!

Carrie Darney said...

Oh my word...that is just incredible! Blake, way to go! That makes me want you even more now...

starnes family said...

Inappropriate!

The Potters said...

Excellent! Just confirms a little bit more that you guys are exactly where you need to be...

Kelley Loredo said...

Woo hoo - congratulations!

Momma to the A's said...

It is amazing what happens when we just put our faith in God and our own judgments! So glad it has all come full circle for your family! I can only imagine the pure relief and happiness you must be in when you look around you and see all that has happened in the past 5 months.

May many more blessing come your way sweet lady!

Sara said...

Way to go, Blake!!!

Do you think Carrie wants your husband or your FIL more??? I haven't decided.

TiffanyD said...

Aw, yay! something about the way you phrased all this brought a tear to my eye (maybe I'm just hormonal). But YAAAAY!

Sassafrass Jane said...

Cryingggggg. You bitch! I have bronchitis and crying HURTS. But so does my heart from loving you all so much. Blake, you are one hell of a man. I didn't doubt you or your crazy wife for a minute.
Y'all need to write a book!!!!
Love you, proud of you, and couldn't be happier.
XO

caroline said...

Amen. So excited for you, Blake! Many congrats!!! Let's celebrate when I get there!

Kim said...

WOW! That really is full circle! Congrats.

amy said...

Seriously. Awesome. XO

Cate O'Malley said...

Casey - what awesome news! It's funny how things work out sometimes, isn't it? There is one great master plan and we're all just along for the ride.

merrilee said...

Congrats, way to go, and woo hoo! So happy for your family....this certainly says a little something about a little thing called faith!