Monday, July 12, 2010

The mystery is revealed!

Reading bedtime stories to his kids.

Treating his kids to an ice cream cone.

Soccer practices.

Christmas parties.

Prime Time TV.

Cub Scout meetings.

Boy Scout meetings.

Scout campouts.

Being able to help out around the house.*

Birthday parties.

Dinner with his family every night of the week!

Sleeping beside his wife.

Date nights!

Energy to enjoy the weekends.



No longer will Patrick have to miss out on any of the above. Our family will finally be able to exist together as a whole again! And with money to not only stay afloat, but to actually pay off the debts we so desperately want to erase! And maybe (just maybe) a possible vacation or two!!

We are DONE with the night shift. Done.Done.Done. We are DONE with the job that we were so grateful for but that didn't allow for us to exist much beyond basic survival. Patrick just announced his acceptance of a dream job that he is beyond thrilled to begin and I am still floating on the idea that we will actually be able to claw our way up and out of the hole we've been in for the past 2 years!!

(would you believe that he was able to go all day long at Great America after working from 10 pm the night before? Night shift SUCKS. I pray that we can wash our hands of this experience and never have to go through it again.)

I am so proud of you, honey. I hope the new job is just as exciting as you dream it to be!

* That may not be a selling point for Pat, but I'm so, so excited to think that I will have a conscious partner from Sunday-Thursday again!

23 comments:

Mom24 said...

Yay! Exactly what I was hoping it was. Congratulations!

LceeL said...

That is great news. Congratulations.

Kai said...

HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!

JC said...

So happy for you all!!!!

Joy said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! :D

The Empress said...

What a wonderful post to read today. The paying off a debt, the hardwork of a good man, and the gratefulness of a good wife.

All wonderful.

Thank you for this.

Megryansmom said...

Yay! Great news. Congrats to all of you. Hey that might even include a girls night out for you soon!

Issas Crazy World said...

That is awesome. Congrats to all of you.

Gettysburg Mom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Hmmmmmm, that's not nearly enough exclamation points to show how excited I am for you.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I even used the fancy HTML tags to show the love. ;D

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Simply wonderful news!! Congrats to you all!

Eliza said...

That's awesome! Great news! So happy for the family!!!

Shannon said...

Congrats to you entie family!!! :) Such GREAT news!

anymommy said...

I hoped this was it. Congratulations!!! Wonderful news.

selena@howaboutcookie said...

hurray!! congrats to you and your family!! i can't imagine the relief!!

Christina E. Pope said...

My husband used to work nights too and OMG it SUCKED! When he got a normal job it was like winning the lottery for us. So I know exactly how you are feeling right now. Get ready for it, because it just gets better and better. My husband has become increasingly happier and our family has grow so much closer. Congratulations to you guys!

mep said...

Congratulations! I am so, so, so happy for you! I have been inspired by your strength ever since I met you and started reading your blog last summer. Enjoy all the good things to come!

Michelle said...

oh my gosh the most wonderful news!! So happy for your family -congrats to your hubby! and go celebrate surviving that night shift job!

Stacia said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! Hope there were lots of extra roller coaster rides to celebrate! =>

Melissa said...

So, so very happy for you all!!

Debbie said...

Congratulations! I hope the new job is wonderful!!

CaraBee said...

Yay! Oh, I'm so happy and excited for you and your family!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yay congrats!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Yay! Excellent news!

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