Friday, May 01, 2009

I married a rock star

I didn't mean to make myself laugh when I typed that title, but I did. A few years ago, Julie and I had a funny back-and-forth on our blogs because I'd had a dream that she had married a rock star. :)

Okay, back to the actual rockstar that I married. His name is Dan, and yesterday he got some very good news and consequently made me a very happy woman.

But let me back up. For the last year or so, he's been preparing himself for the next level position in his current place of employment, Ameriprise Financial. He shadowed various employees, took part in informational interviews, and went through a development program geared at this specific position, Regional Sales Director. The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind, as a few RSD positions opened up and Dan prepared for and interviewed for one of them on Wednesday of this week.

Dan knew that they wanted to make a decision pretty quickly, and he was certain he'd know by the end of the week. I talked to him at least four times yesterday (Thursday) and asked every time, "Have you heard anything yet?" And every time, he'd say that they hadn't announced anything yet, but that he'd definitely know by Friday. We went to my parents' house last night for dinner, and I drove to the bus stop near their house where I pick him up. He got off the bus with a bouquet of flowers and a back of goodies for Jack. I started to think something was up. When he got to the car with huge smile on his face, I asked when he had found out. "Oh, 8:00 this morning." Stinker! He went on to inform me that he had told everyone else during the day, and they all knew he was keeping it from me. Did I mention he's one hilarious rock star?

One definite perk of the promotion is the pay increase. It's enough to make up for the salary that I'll be losing in June, so I won't have to figure out some way to work from home (most recent plan was doing daycare). I can just be a mom! And that makes our little growing family very excited. :)


Heidi said...

Erin, that is totally awesome! What a blessing for you! It will be so nice to not have to worry about "making it" while you are not working full time. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing with you!!
And congrats to all of you!

Liz W.

trish said...

yay!! i'm so happy for you to be able to to that!!

Annika said...


Anonymous said...

Yea for all of you! Congrats, Dan & you are a rockstar!

Jennifer said...

can I have Dan's autograph?

amy + ryan said...

oh, praises! erin, you wouldn't believe how HAPPY that makes me! it'll be so nice to be able to just ENJOY your stay-at-homeness without having to stress about figuring out the money thing. yay!