State of the Union

Tomorrow my wife and I will return to California for the first time as a married couple. We met in California, dated for 6 years, got engaged, and also had our wedding there. We have waited 11 months before returning mainly to follow God’s command to leave, cleave, and weave. I am referring to Genesis 2:24 which Roy Chapin quoted during our wedding ceremony.

Honestly it has been quite hard leaving behind Hilmar Cheese Company, Monte Vista Chapel, and many good friends. We have found a church here in Seattle, but I still do have reservations about joining the church. We are finding that Genesis 2:24 is easier said than done.

I feel so blessed to be married to such a wonderful person, there is nothing like the sound of my wife talking to family in the other room. I could listen to her for hours. I will admit though… it was quite strange when we first moved in with each other. I found out how selfish I really was/am. I also found out that Kelly leaves the kitchen cabinets open all the time… and Kelly found out that I drink all of the juice in the house before she has a chance.

I have found a bit of success in my career in the IT field. Recently I was promoted from SysAdmin II to Sr. SysAdmin. There are quite a few really smart and talented people around me that I owe for allowing me to grow into role. It was also a bit of luck, in that the person directly above me left the company to work for Microsoft. I guess I am hard working and lucky…

Finding friends in the northwest has been quite interesting. I actually had 2 really close friends move from Turlock to Seattle within 7 months of me moving here. I am sad to say, that I am not as close to them now as I was back in Turlock. Maintaining friendships is also something that is easier said then done.

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8 Responses to State of the Union

  1. e cho says:

    have a good trip. see you back soon.

  2. Steve says:

    tooshay! well said compadrey.

    thats what i’m talking about, back to some major blog action! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Roy Chapin says:

    Hey – I sure hope I see you here in the big city of Turlock. People from Kurdistan are called “Kurds.” Are people from Turlock called “Turds?” Just wondering.

  4. Marco says:

    Its nice to see my friend suceed, grow and be happy. I am glad to say Shane is my friend.

  5. g. says:

    congrats on finally getting that promotion! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Dave G. says:

    looking forward to seeing you, keep up the good walk!

  7. Derek says:

    well done squish…hope to see you and Kelly back in Alex sometime soon!

  8. CHEF says:

    the walk down the road of memory… the past, present, and future collide… so many thoughts to play with

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