Monday, July 28, 2008

Just Some Updates

Ben is feeling much better now that he has been on the antibiotics for a few days. (For those of you just tuning in, he had strep throat, due most likely to eating "a bunch of food" under the table at a local restaurant. Yep, that's my boy).

Jay actually has TWO job interviews this week! Woo Hoo! The first one is tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, to be a chaplain at a local hospice. This will actually be his second interview with this company, so we are very excited that they might really want to hire him.

The other interview is on Wednesday with a company that he has been trying to get involved with for a long time. The company is Family First ( and is linked with an organization called All-Pro Dad, in which NFL players get involved to try to encourage Dads to get more involved in their children's lives. It really is a wonderful company. One of their main supporters is Indianapolis Colts Coach and big-time Christian, Tony Dungy (he even said that when he retires as a coach, he will go to work for Family First).

Believe it or not, Coach Dungy was in town a couple of weeks ago doing a book signing for his new children's book, and Jay went to see him! He wrote the coach a letter and handed it to him. The letter asked the coach if there was anything he could do to get Jay a foot in the door at Family First. (Jay's response to me when I told him he was completely out of his mind was, "Hey, it's worth a shot. And at this point, I have no pride left. I need a job and I will take help from any place I can get it!"). Funny thing is, soon afterwards, Jay got a call from Family First for this interview! The woman who called him did sort of an impromptu phone interview and mentioned to Jay that it has been her dream to hire a male administrative professional. Hmm... let's just hope we can make that dream come true! Ha ha

Both jobs are about equal distance from our house. One is to the North of us, and the other is to the South. While, frankly, our expectations have been dramatically reducing as time goes by, the salaries of both jobs are more than we were expecting to get, albeit the Family First job pays between $9,000 and $12,000 less per year than the hospice job. We will just have to pray that at least ONE of these places offers Jay a job this week!!!

Now that I got all of that off my chest, here are some cute videos of the kids:

We were practicing tee ball with B in the front yard (he will start his first little league team in two weeks, since he is finally old enough), and he got a little frustrated with his baby sister, who also wanted to play ball. I just thought his little fit was kinda cute and "blog-worthy"...

This next video shows the girls playing tee ball... or at least trying to. I just want to munch on Sweet Baby H... all the time. She is such a pistol, and she wants so badly to be just like the big kids. She is so adorable. And R is such a great big sis, too!


The growing Adkinson family said...

OK so did ben learn a valuable lesson to not eat food from a restaurant floor? :) Im glad he is feeling better and sorry he got strep. I will pray for Jay's job interviews. Keep me posted on them. Im glad to see that your kids got to play outside with no rain. :) You know Jay should rub it in to my dad that he met Tony Dungee since he use to be tampa bays coach. :) My dad would get a kick out of that.

Misty Burns said...

we will be praying for you guys too. keep us posted!!! that is awesome about meeting Tony Dungee!! of course you know i love the colts because of peyton manning! but tony is definately pretty cool!

Bronie said...

cute video! we're praying for jay's job interviews! keep us posted.