Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big Decision!

Wow, this past weekend was very fun yet very stressful! I went to Birmingham, while Ryan hunted with co-workers, to see sweet Ann Reese, one of my best friend's new baby. It was so fun to get to hang out with Amy and get some quality time with the baby!

I also went to Miss Olympian to see Anna Grace Barlow compete in Miss Olympian (she sang in my wedding) She did WONDERFUL and I am so happy and proud of her! Then Sunday I got to go to see Buddy Holly with the Barlow Family. They are so good to me and I loved getting some time with them! This is Aliza Kate while we were waiting on the pageant..she had come from a dance competition with lots of makeup! She is a mess! LOVE her!

So I know you are thinking, wow that sounds like fun, what was the big decision!!?? Well LONG story short, I got a job offer Sunday. Just some background info: I am currently substitute teaching in Huntsville, working at a clothing boutique, starting a maternity leave in March until May in 3rd grade at a local school, and babysitting. I am staying very busy...So with that said, when I got offered the job, I was COMPLETELY stressed...I really want a full time commitment. I feel like it would help keep my life a little more structured and help not feel like I am going 90 to nothing each day. BUT, on the other hand I LOVE making my own schedule and I really am enjoying the boutique, its fun and stress free! Plus I really didnt want to back out of the commitments I had already made...So with LOTS of prayer I was still 50-50. I had a list of pros and cons for both...I decided to trust my wonderful husband's instinct and I turned the offer down. I know you are thinking I am crazy, but it just didnt feel right and I am relieved now that I have turned it down! I am praying that God will open other doors with these other opportunities I have...we shall see!
So even though my job is up in the air, I have to brag on Ryan! He is doing a great job with his job as assistant project manager for Harbert. He loves what he is doing and loves the people he works with! I love their wives, too! Ryan got a Christmas bonus and a slight raise as well! I am so proud of him! We cooked out steaks to celebrate! Dad always says, celebrate the big things AND the little things!


  1. okie dokie Leighton....you feel good about your decision and don't look back :) You are smart and I'm sure something else is cooking up for you!! Proud of Ryan...I have 2 friends here who are with Harbert....GREAT company to work for!! They've been there MANY MANY MANY years :) Of course, here in Bham :) Bet he'll be here someday too :)) Thanks for updating...love, ms. konie

    I have to say, I kinda know what you mean on the job front! Don't feel crazy for turning that job down. I know you prayed about it & made the best decision for YOU!
    I am somewhat iffy in my current job situation & out of the blue got another job offer, but it just didnt seem like it was a step in the right direction so I turned it down. I, too, felt crazy for saying know, but in the end I know it was the best decision.
    Best Wishes girl!