Friday, August 15, 2008


My apologies to those that haven't heard from us recently--either via e-mail or phone. We've been adjusting to new schedules because I got a job! I'd been looking for about a month but hadn't found anything.

While I was waiting for things to happen on the job front, I decided to participate in a production that our church was doing called "Savior of the World". It was mainly for the teenage youth, but they had a full orchestra and needed some adults to fill in. So I got to play viola in the orchestra. The rehearsal schedule was pretty intense the week of the performances (Fri-Sat, Aug 1-2) and I realized how long it had been since I'd played on a regular basis. Especially after my left pinky cramped up and my fingertips felt like they had little cuts inside. The production was awesome, though I really didn't get to see much of it in the pit. Several of you were able to make it, but I should be getting a DVD copy if anyone still wants to see it.

So just as things started ramping up with rehersals, I got a phone call from a company indicating that they had my resume passed along to them and they wanted to interview me for a position that had opened up. I was a little worried that we would be able to coordinate schedules, but within 48 hours of that first phone call I had the interview and was offered the job. I obviously accepted and now am working at ThinkStreet. It's a much smaller company than my last venture--there's only about 12 employees here--but I'm excited about the opportunities to work on more media outlets and learn more things. Most of their media is for various state of Texas campaigns. Check out some of their work at

And as if that wasn't great, the kids were able to get back into the UT Child Development Center immediately. I've never known of a time that they didn't have a wait. I was amazed and very grateful for everything working out so well.

So if you are looking for me during the day here is my work contact info:
ph: 512.444.7900
Google chat: tfviola

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

All Things Old Are New Again

Today was the first day for Mikhael & Kathryn back at daycare. Why's that, you ask? After looking for work over the last month or so with no solid leads, an opportunity came up last week where I talked to a company and accepted a job within 48 hours! So I am working at ThinkStreet now, managing their media team. It's a small company, but a great group of people to work with so far.

Here are pictures of the kids from their first day at "school".

They are back at the UT Child Development Center, however this time at the San Jacinto location. Kathryn is in the Sea Turtle classroom and Mikhael is in the Rainbows classroom. There is normally a wait list, so I feel very lucky that they had immediate openings for both children.

It's got to be right, with everything falling into place so well??? Regardless, Chris and I feel very blessed with how everything has been working out. And I am very grateful for all those who have kept us in their thoughts and prayers.