Thursday, April 16, 2009

Eli Nicholas Newbold

Hey Guys. I just want to announce that my son was born today at 7:01 PM!! He weighs 8 lbs 4 oz. and is 20 in. long. I am so proud. He is good and Lorie is doing great. She is such a trooper. I have posted pictures on our blog so go check it out.

Party People... Did I miss anyone?

We need to get the word out for everyone to be checking into this blog so we can communicate. I don't have everyone's emails. I will list everyone I can think of who should be invited. Please don't be sad if I forget anyone, please just remind me and write it off to me being 2,000 miles away.

Kaysville Cow Party:
When: Saturday - May 23, 2009 @ 5 pm
Where: The Bean Residence
Bring your family and a topping for dinner.
I was thinking we could all contribute to Hawaiian Haystacks with a few other things on the side. We will also need plates, cups & drinks brought.

Let me know what you think.

Guest List: To be lengthened upon my memory improving! Obviously all families are invited!
Jenni & Brad Bond (Planning)
Terre & Derek Morton
Janneen & Chet Sanders
Brooke & Josh Johnson
Jordon & Ashley Olsen
Nick & Lori Newbold
Nick & Natalie Nielsen
Amber & Mark Pederson
Ryan & McKenzie Davies (just want my list to be complete)
Ryan Matheson
Jake Erickson
Kira & Dave Stefensen
Laura & Jon (Last name escaping me)
Natalie Carrigan

Thanks everyone! We hope to see everyone soon!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How about a party!!!

Hello my friends of the Kaysville Cow. This is Jenni. This is my very first post to this blog and I am now repenting, I never had the user name or password. So from what I hear many of us will be in K-town for Memorial Day Weekend. I was wondering who would have time to get together, eat some ice cream & cake and chat about the good old days. Please leave a comment either way and if your information has changed since we last talked please email me your info at I really want to see everyone so please try to respond somehow.

See you next month! Jenni =)

Oh and Happy Birthday Brooke!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Worst case scenario...

I have been going to school at Utah State for 5 years now. The whole time that I have been going to school the professors have all said that there was never a better time to become an engineer. There were guys graduating with seven or eight job offers!!! Their only problem was which to pick. It was similar to sports where the players get courted by several teams, wages go up and include large sign-on bonuses. They said that we were in such a good position and that only in the worst case scenario would things change. Things continued that way until last summer. Then the worst case scenario happened. You guys all know about the bad economy, so I don't need to go into it.

Last year I started working for a really great engineering company as an intern. When I started they told me that there was a 90% chance that they would give me a job as an engineer. As the economy got worse and worse I would periodically check in with them and slowly the chances were getting worse and worse, but at Christmas time they were saying that it was closer to 50/50. By the time that the end of February rolled around my boss said that there would be no way that they could bring me on this year. That was really hard to hear. Since getting the 50/50 news I had been applying all over with no luck. Every company is in the same boat.

This is when we started to panic. We started applying all over the country and didn't even get a second look. All this time though I had a good friend who got out of school at USU when the gettin' was good and got a job with a company in Woods Cross. The work that they do is not the most sexy type of structural engineering, but they are a good company and they are bringing on as many guys as they think they can train successfully. I always kind of had them as one of my options. So the whole time that the economy and the job market were headed South I tried to keep in touch with them. The only problem is that everyone started to hear that they had jobs and applied to them too. A year ago they would have likely taken me as quickly as they could. Now this year they had over 300 applicants for four jobs!!!!! They whittled down the applicants to only canidates with masters degrees, which was 30, and started interviewing. I was able to get a good interview with them. After interviewing they selected 4 guys for positions with thier company and I wasn't one of them. But it turns out that one of the four guys is a friend of mine at school and he had another job lined up. I was the 5th guy.

I am not trying to brag that I got a job when so many others didn't. I just feel incredibly blessed. not only is it a really good job, but it is here in Utah in Davis County. We have always wanted to be here by our families. We were so worried that we would have to move out of state away from our families and friends. We would have accepted it, but it was not what we wanted. We have fasted and prayed for so long for this to happen. It is really a huge blessing for our little family.

Sorry to write a novel. Just a little update on the rest of my little family. Lorie is now 9 months pregnant and we are expecting this little boy (will be Eli Nicholas Newbold) any day now. Lorie isn't actually due until April 20th, but all signs point to him being early. Claire is will be 2 in July and is already being a terrible 2. I can't complain too much because she is just to funny and cute that it makes it hard to get upset with her. She is very smart too. I must say that I am already having joy in my posterity. We are looking for houses right now. We are basically looking in Layton, Syracuse, Clinton areas. We may have a house in mind so stay tuned. We are busy trying to get graduated, have a baby, find a house, start a new job and move out of Logan. It is all happening at once, but it is all good. Congratulations if you made it this far in this long post and thanks for listening.