Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Mechams are Moving.

As most of you know, Jace graduated in December with quite possibly the WORST degree to have in this economy. CONSTRUCTION management. He applies for SEVERAL jobs daily, but has heard NOTHING! Residential construction is almost at a standstill! The job Jace has now with Southam and Hreinson is a construction job, but he is being paid hourly with NO benefits. He was told he would be getting a raise after he graduated, but 3 months later... nothing. He knows that there isn't much of a future with this small residential construction company.
Jace's current boss also owns a company called Clear Satellite. They have several guys go out and sale dish network and direct tv door to door during the summer. His boss has been encouraging Jace to go for some time now. We had always said that when summer came, IF we still hadn't heard from any other jobs, then we would move. Just for the summer, just for a few months. So, we are moving!
Where you ask? COLUMBIA, MISSOURI!
April 20, 2010
Well, I got to thinking about this whole moving ordeal. We were going to move half way across the country and then all the way back after a few short months, just to return to a job with no future? That doesn't make much since when we have ANOTHER option :)
GEORGIA! Pop and Mom have been BEGGING us to move home for some time now. Pop has said that Jace can work with him doing insurance adjusting until he finds something else. Not to mention the housing market is RIDICULOUSLY cheap compared to Utah. We would be able to have our own house in no time! This makes me smile :) So I proposed to Jace that if we are moving half way across the country (to Missouri), then we should go ALL the way (to Georgia)! So in the fall, after summer sales, off to GEORGIA we will go! Despite what MOST of you may think, I really would rather NOT move! If Jace was offered a great job in Utah we would STAY!!! I love Utah: the weather, our friends, our family, our ward, the mountains. It has been a long and hard decision, but we feel a move to a place with more oppurtunity is the right choice.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

She's All Country

We're back from our LONG but GREAT trip to GEORGIA :)
We had such an AWESOME time back at home! It was wonderful to be able to spend so much time with my sweet family. Although the trip consisted with McRae and I both having a fever for a few days, followed by mom getting pretty sick, and concluded with Pop having hernia surgery... It ended up being a surprisingly FUN vacation.
crae and i on the plane
The biggest news from the trip... TOMMY IS ENGAGED! He proposed the night that we flew in! This is him and MEGAN shortly after the proposal! We just LOVE her and are SO excited for them! August 6th is the date! Our little fam on Valentine's Day! Nana LOVES her baby! my most FAVORTIE pic of the whole trip! brittanie, brittany and mckayla! one night i got to help backstage with the miss mountain view pageant! it was so much fun! i LOVE these girls! (they are all three in my home ward) uncle tom and crae! jace was only in GA with us for four days! he had to be back for work! so he spent about a week and a half here in orem ALONE! when mcrae and i got back into town i was surprised with a SPOTLESS car, house, and these LOVELY flowers and a card. i THINK he missed us ;) we certainly missed him! we are so lucky to have him in our lives!

McRae and I also got to spend a LOT of time with some GREAT friends! I took way too many pictures to post them all! but a big thanks to suz.taytay.brooke.alyssa.trice.and shan! We love you all! We can't wait to come back to the SOUTH!