Friday, June 27, 2008

New beginnings...

Most of you probably don't know, but back in the middle of May, Josh got let go from his job because they got rid of his position. We haven't talked about it a lot, just because it was a painful thing to happen for us and we're trying to move on...but the good news is.... Josh got a new job a few weeks ago!!! He opened the Birmingham market for for Horizon Foods, an all-natural, organic food company that delivers to your home. He is doing it referral-based, and it's going really well so far. We're so blessed he got something else so quickly. The food is flash frozen and lasts up about a year in your freezer. The seafood is so fresh that that they catch it, clean it, de-bone it, and flash freeze it on the boat! It has been a big hit in Birmingham! Apparently the Mountain Brook mamas are buying him out of baked chicken fingers and seafood. Here is their website http://www.horizonfoods.com/ Check them out. I've had the shrimp, filet, and crab cakes so far and they were all wonderful! My fave was the crab cakes. He has heard nothing but positive reviews so far about all of the food. They have tons of options from which to choose.

Another new beginning is my return to the world of higher education. Excited and nervous, I'm leaving my job at Northwestern Mutual on August 1st and going back to school full-time to pursue a degree in education. My Child Development degree is great, but it has been hard to find good jobs using my degree. I decided a teaching degree would be very conducive to the family life we plan to have and is something I can always fall back on if I end up staying home with the kids for a little while. I looked at the 5th year programs, but since I didn't have to do many core classes for my Child Development degree at Vanderbilt, the amount of core classes I'd have to complete to even apply wasn't worth it, and I decided that if I have to do that much, I might as well just get another bachelor degree. I'm excited about it and the new change of pace!



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