Sunday, March 14, 2010

Work it, baby, work it

After five months of pounding the real and virtual pavement, I'm so proud to tell you all that Brent is no longer "funemployed."

In fact, he was in the finals for THREE different jobs at three different companies before he accepted the offer. Feast or famine, folks. I tell all of you this not only because it's a testament to his talents, strengths and value as an employee, but I'd like to think it's a sign of an improving job market for all my unemployed friends.

I won't disclose much about Brent's new job, which he starts tomorrow, but I will say that it's something he's always wanted to do.

Despite the financial toll it's taken, Em and I have so enjoyed having Brent home with us. Brent and Em had an opportunity to really bond in a way that might not have occurred if he were working.
Day 61






He now has a deeper understanding of Em's habits, temperament, likes and dislikes, etc. She seems to enjoy his company more, too. Please note that this is not to make any working parent feel guilty for being out of the home or downplay their knowledge of their own child. This is just our bright side of what was a temporarily crappy situation.

Em and I will miss having him home so much, but we're both so excited!

Congrats again, hon!

"You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together."
- Erika Cosby


  1. Yay for Brent! Good luck today!!

  2. Congrats to Brent!! Love the Em and Daddy pic. . . . so, so cute!

  3. That is great news -- congrats to him!

  4. Congratulations Brent!

  5. such fun pics! he'll be grateful for the time he got to spend with you and em - heck, i'm sure he already is :)

  6. Woohoo! Congrats to Brent!

  7. congrats brent and seriously how adorable is that last picture?? looove it.

  8. hooray! so happy for all of you - especially Brent! it me, or does he totally look like Matt Dillon in the second picture? hehe

  9. That's SO awesome. Congrats to Brent! Please send some good "working" vibes my dear brother-in-law got laid off today :( *sigh*

  10. Yay for Brent!

    And I love these pictures... that last one is especially precious.

  11. Congrats to Brent- that is some great news!
    And I am so happy that he and Em got to spend so much time together- daddy daugther bonding is harder for them then it is for us mommas... she and he will so appreciate it later on in life. and it is so cute to watch! love the pics

  12. Congrats to Brent! I think it's great though, that he has gotten to spend so much quality time with the little miss. Such a sweet post.

  13. Yay Brent!!!

    Love that last photo. Love.

  14. You won my giveaway!!

  15. Congratulations to Brent!

    I guess it was a mixed blessing that he got to spend so much time home with Em. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to lose my job, but I am a little jealous that he got so much invaluable bonding time.