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Monday, April 6, 2009

Western Skies

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Well, after seven years in the Motor City, we are packin' up and headin' west. Cale put in his resignation at Chrysler today as he has accepted a position as the Director of Education at WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. We are still kind of in shock ourselves that this is happening as never in a million years did we ever think we would do anything other than visit Wyo the rest of our lives. WyoTech is a division of Corinthian Colleges Incorporated http://www.cci.edu/ which is a very good company that promises a great future. If you really care you can check out WyoTech at: http://www.wyotech.edu/.

While we are excited about the possibility of moving on, it has turned out to be a very bitter sweet scenario for us to leave Michigan. We will miss all the great friends we have made, siblings and all sorts of cousins nearby, the beautiful summer and fall season, an awesome neighborhood and community in Clarkston, and the cool jobs that provided the wonderful lifestyle we have enjoyed for so long. After owning two homes, having three kids, and spending 7 of 9 years of marriage here, the Detroit area is where we call home and we are finding it hard to leave. In fact Averie already points to her hand to show people where she lives (inside joke for Michiganders only).

Anyway, in looking toward making Laramie our new home, these are some of the pros and cons that we will be dealing with:

1. Pro: Laramie is a small college town in the mountains with lots of fun outdoor activities, as well as those wide open clear blue western skies--Con: It is probably warmer in Detroit.

2. Pro: The Director of Education gets a reserved parking spot!!--Con: Has anybody seen Cale's car......an embarrassment that surely should not be driven to an institution that prides itself on custom hot rod building amongst other things.

3. Pro: Laramie has a Super Wal-Mart!!--Con: That is the extent of the shopping.

4. Pro: We will be 45 minutes away from Cale's home town of Cheyenne, WY.--Con: Cale actually has more siblings in Detroit than anywhere else.

5. Pro: Finally we can get the Bronco games every week and football starts at a decent hour.--Con: The Broncos fired their Superbowl coach and traded the star QB.....they will probably be as bad as the Lions next year.

Anyway, we are excited about our new era in life, please stop in and say Hi when you are snow stranded on I-80 as you are passing through!!!

16 comments:

Scott and Becky Burdick said...

Wow! What a big change and I wish you the best. So very exciting for you all! Your new home sounds quite beautiful. I'm sad that you're moving farther away though. When is the big day?

The Asays said...

Congrats! I am sooo excited to have your family close. Brig would give ANYTHING to move back to Laramie! We still go up for games several times a year plus we are in Cheyenne a lot! When is the big move?

The Asays said...

Oh, I love the title "Western Skies" make me think of Chris Ledoux and his county fair song. It is one of my favorites because I think of Wyoming and Frontier Days!

RedWarthen said...

It's crazy how fast life changes sometimes. Good luck with all the moving prep!

Marcie said...

Pro: You will be much closer to Josh and Marcie Con: It is still 6-7 hours away
We can't wait to have you so close. We promise we will see you often!

Ry and Wendi said...

Congratulations! I hope all goes wll with the new job and new location. Keep us updated!

Heidi Best said...

Congratulations on the change! I am impressed that you have been in one place for 7 years! Of our 5 year marriage we have moved practically every year. It sounds fun and exciting in Wyoming, though! We will have to plan a trip and come visit.

Bisel Family said...

Congrats. That is so exciting.

Ponczoch Family said...

Change is good. Especially when it means that we will probably be able to see eachother in June! These (almost) 4 years have been the longest we haven't seen eachother in 26 years. So for me, this move is a pro:)

The Little's said...

We are THRILLED to have you all come home! Hopefully the kids will get together a lot while you are close...Laramie isn't so bad! I've heard wonderful things about the wards there and if anything, you're close enough to come shop in Cheyenne (whooo...that IS a con, isn't it? Sorry...).

Skeeutopia said...

WOW! That IS a change! I'm really excited for you guys. It's nice to read that you'll miss the Detroit area. It's too bad that you are moving away from family, though. I can't say that I feel the same way since we'll be moving so much closer to our family. It seems like now's the time to go since everyone is joining the exodus. I'm looking forward to moving west and perhaps our paths will cross again sometime very soon!

Cyndy and George said...

What a blessing for Laramie! Moves are always a blessing.... New beginnings! Congratulations!

mamapickle said...

WOW! I was surprised to read this, but CONGRATULATIONS. It is probably a good/great job move in the car market these days. Wish it were here in Dallas though. We need more Perriton's here :) Now the kids can get lots of spoils from their grandparents.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you all. Praying that the move and adjustments aren't too hard and stressful. Let me know how I can help. -Elizabeth

Christine said...

congrats. you are closer to us know...maybe we can see ya:) good luck with it all. Michigan has good memories for us too.

Dan and Angie Hansen said...

Hey Suzette, Dan talked to Cale at the temple last week. We are excited for your move and hope it is good. We need to get together before you move! We are also moving this summer (end of June). Can you believe we are finally done with residency? Please email me so we can set something up.
dangiehansen@yahoo.com
Angie