Sunday, February 22, 2009

Good News, kind of...

(btw, this post has nothing to do with this picture, I just like it!)
So let me start by saying, I have been waiting a little over 2 months (some days it seems like longer) to make this post. As most of you know, Andy was laid-off of his job at LAIKA in December. They decided to pull the plug on the movie he was working on. Right after he called me to tell me the news, I cried. I was not worried about him finding another job, I knew we would be taken care of. My main concern was having to leave. I really love it here! From the moment we moved here, we began making many friends. I had it in my head that we would be here for at least 5 years, or more. And then I felt that my feelings were confirmed when Andy was called into the bishopric. In fact, I had been looking at possible homes to call our own. So once Andy got laid-off, we both thought that they would call him back to start work on another project and we could go right on living here. Just to be safe, Andy sent out several portfolios to other major studios. Well, Laika did contact him, only to tell him that they wouldn't need him until the end of the year. So thankfully, we did get an offer from Sony Pictures (in LA)! I am thrilled that I will have a husband who has a job and will be doing something he loves. But at the same time, I want to cry every time I think of leaving. It will be very hard, but I know this is where we are suppose to be in our next leg of the journey.


I have been meaning to post these pictures of the kids. These are the outfits they wore for Christmas (but it's ok, cause Grace wore this same dress today, and I did her hair the same way, so it's as if I just took this). I just can't seem to get them smiling for me together in the same picture! But Clark has learned to say 'cheese' and pose for the camera.

13 comments:

Dustin and Maren said...

Congrats Andy! We're going to L.A. the first week in August! We'll definitely have toget together (unless you get sick again...).

Brud

Lindsey said...

where are you guys going to live???!? we are moving to southern cali in 2 weeks! hopefully we'll be close! let me know!!

windhula said...

Cali, huh? What an adventure! Congratulations!

The Bui's said...

A bit of a culture shock, but I know you'll adjust well. Man are we going to miss you!

Kristy E.B. said...

I want to cry every time I think about you guys moving, so I'm just trying not to think about it. I will miss having such a WONDERFUL friend here and Jazlyn will be devastated to not have her best buddy Grace around.

Julie and Pete said...

How do you say "this is great!" and "this sucks" all at the same time? You're not going to get rid of us that easy, we can track you down in LA.

The Hadley Family said...

I'm sad to hear you're leaving. You have such a sweet family and we have enjoyed having Andy in the bishopric. Congratulations on the new job and best wishes as you adjust to your new surroundings. We'll miss having you in our ward!

runningfan said...

I can totally relate to your feelings about moving, but also tell you that it's possible to be happy elsewhere (I didn't believe it). We have dear friends in Buena Park and awesome family in La Habra, so if you end up in either place, let me know and I'll hook you up with some friends!

Annie said...

Wow how exciting. I know you loved it up there so for that I am sorry but hey people might be more likely to visit you when you are close to disneyland. I miss you and was just hoping you were going to say you were moving back here. OH well.

Kari said...

Isn't life funny with it's twists and turns?! I'm just glad you don't have to leave right away and that we've had such a great time in preschool together.

Tina said...

I am so sorry that you have to move again. That would be way hard. But, congrats to Andy. That sounds like an awesome job. And i can't believe how big the kids are getting. Happy Birthday to Grace (tomorrow). We miss you!

Marie said...

I am a sad i never made it to the cheese factory! But for me I am glad I can still afford to come and visit in the summer!! Hopefully I can still fly by then...Love you!

Christina said...

Melissa,
such crazy times we live in. So good that he did get another job. Good luck with the move!!