Happy Holidays from The Stock Family

Happy Holidays from The Stock Family

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


      so we found out last week that we will be moving to Wyoming August 1st.
                        A little fast? yes! a little crazy? maybe....but we are going anyway!
   Kinda out of the blue, Dan decided it was time to start moving up the Wells Fargo ladder. He is a personal banker right now and applied to about 10 different store manager positions in several states- california, colorado, texas, wyoming, idaho, nebraska. the funny thing is, he didnt think he would have a chance at any of them.  he thought they wanted someone with manager experience. i truly think he was inspired by the holy ghost because a few days later he had phone interviews set up for nebraska, colorado, and wyoming.  we couldnt believe it! the next week he had second interviews with all three!both district managers in colorado and wyoming offered him jobs over the phone!

  Now, dan is such a humble guy and would never tell anyone this himself, in fact he was embarrassed when i told my family. He is and has been the number one banker in southern utah for a long time, and only a couple guys up north have better numbers than him. he is such a hard worker. let me point out that he has been working for wells fargo bank for less than a year! so both of these places wanted him pretty bad.  we would have taken the boulder colorado job but it wasnt quite as much money, its so expensive to live there, and the banks there are crazy so dan would be working way more hours- which means i would never see him.  we both decided Casper would be less stress and therefore better for the whole family. so we have prayed about it and we know that we are suppose to be in casper.

   that being said, i still didnt sleep at all the first couple nights just thinking about all the stuff that needs to be done.... sell our house? rent our house? find a place to live in casper? how much space will it have? what do we have to get rid of? clean the house. our stupid dishwasher is 100 years old and broken we have to buy a new one. my second child will be born in casper? i have never lived away from my family before. sadie will miss them so much! so will i! well at least i dont have to plan my relief society lesson anymore...find a sub. what a fun new adventure! i will freeze to death this winter. im so proud of my husband... how do i survive on my own with a toddler and new born? on the list goes on and on.

   Luckily dans parents and sister live in Cheyenne which is a couple hours away, so we  will be somewhat close to family. and it will be nice to get to know them better.
  also things seem to be coming along... wells fargo told us that they will be moving us up there, huge stress relief!
  we found 6 college boys that want to rent our house.. my parents think we are kinda crazy for doing that, and they might be true, but its going to give us a few hundred extra bucks a month which is hard to pass up! plus they are all returned missionaries and my brother knows them from school and will be their land lord for us.  so we will try it out for 9 months and see how it goes.
   dan took out and installed our new dishwasher...what a hunk. i cant believe over a year of not being able to use a dishwasher and we finally get one right before we move!:(
   also tomorrow we are going to casper to find a place to live, we have a few places lined up to look at... wish us luck!

   we know these last couple years we have just been so blessed with everything that has happened to us. and besides moving away from my family, we are excited for this next chapter in our lives!


Lauren said...

Lauren and Dan, that's so exciting! I have a lot of family and friends in the Casper area, so if you need some help with questions, let me know and I'll get you in touch with them. (by the way, I'm Lauren, Sam's sister in law. Love reading your blog! Congrats on your move!

bRaCkEnS said...

What a Fun and exciting, yet nerve racking adventure!!! I think things will fall in place for ya!!! Im so happy for you guys!! Congrads on the job Dan!!!!!

Maria Nielson said...

Oh my gosh! I'm sad :( I know we hardly see eachother or even really keep in touch, but I'll still miss you! I'll admit, I'm a little jealous of your new adventure to come!! It's always nice to get to do something spontaneous once in a while! Good luck!!

.Chelsey. said...

Aw Lauren, I'm so happy for you guys. I can't wait to see you next week..I've missed not seeing you all the time, but God has different plans for us than we think will happen, just with this big move! Gah so exciting. Hope this weekend goes well!! :)

Anonymous said...

so proud of you Stock Family!!! I know you will love and learn sooo much on this new adventure together! I pray for safety,excitement and many blessings for you all :o)