Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ok, back to the big decisions...

So, I've had people wondering what's up with these big decisions...I don't have an answer to any of this now so don't expect some major conclusion at the end. Some of my sister in laws are waiting on pins and needles for what we're going to do. Sorry ladies, I can't tell you yet because we don't quite now. Let me set the stage...

First of, you know we're going to have 6 kids in a few months right? Ok, just making sure we're all on the same page here. Oh, and we're living in a 2 bedroom place...

Back in December, Christmas Eve to be exact, we put in the paperwork to start the process on a little house we found. For any of you mainland friends...when you're living in a place where $550,000 is the median home price, you have a distorted view of what a good deal is. So, 6 kids in 2 bedrooms, needless to say we NEED something bigger! So, offer gets approved, we move on with buying the house. We set the closing date for Feb 5th. Roadblock. Date gets moved back to March...oh wait, the roadblock is still there. Move the closing date to April 16th...wait, wait, wait.

The loan we're getting is for 0 down (thank you jase) but here's the hitch, the loan expires at the end of April. We would now have to come up with 11g's just for our down payment, not to mention the extra for the closing costs...Not nearly as thrilling as a deal. The whole time we are going through the process, part of me is thinking it's just not going to happen for us and we won't get the house.

Then last week, Sa gets an email with an AMAZING job offer. I can't even begin to say how incredible this would be for him. First off, rediculous pay. Second, experience he won't get here, so SUPER resume building. This would be a HUGE launching pad for him. So, he sends in his resume, they are smitten with him and set up a time to interview. Here's the thing, it's in Tampa. Yup. Tampa, Florida...way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaaay across the globe. This would mean a huge change for us. Almost all of Sa's family is here and my folks/sister live barely 10 minutes from us. They are all a big part of our lives. The way of life in Hawaii, you can't describe it unless you live here, so much of it speaks to my soul. I love it, love it, love it. But again, an incredible chance for Sa.

Right after we set up the interview time, Jase calls us and tells us that we're finally past all the roadblocks and we can finally close on this house any day now! WOOHOO...oh, wait a second...


10 comments:

Rae said...

I know you can make the decision that's best! (Whichever that is) Sending prayers your way

a mermaid said...

sounds like heavenly father is just showering his blessings upon you so much that you dont have enough room to receive them all!!!! you must be paying your tithing :)

but seriously! AWESOME all around. a win/win- except for that we would hate to lose you here- but would never want to deny you great things.

cant wait to see what the tanuvasas will do next......

Peck Family said...

I SAY GO FOR THE ADVENTURE!

Summer Spillane Jordan said...

no way! so many great things...he's just letting you choose which things are most important...been there! so hard! just make a bunch of those priority check lists and whichever one meets the most of your priorities for life? that's probably the one! good luck! we'll think of you often! oh...and just a little pull for tampa...i know it's not hawaii...but...it's really close to us, here in ga :) and it's beautiful here too!

Elizabeth said...

Tampa is nice. It's not too far from where I'm from in Georgia. You would be really close to Disney World and Bush Gardens AND they give Florida residents pretty good prices!

But I totally understand about the Hawaii love!

I'll pray for you.......what a hard decision to have to make!
GOOD LUCK!!

Megan and Keli'i said...

Those are some major decisions, Mol. Good luck! We love and support you guys no matter what you choose!...but of course we hope you stay here:).

liko said...

exciting times in the tanuvasa casa!!!

Lindsay said...

So hard. You probably are spending a lot of time thinking about how this will effect everyone, and my only advice to you is to only worry about the 6 people in your family. You, Sa, the kids, and that's it. Everyone loves you regardless, and you have to do whats best for you. I'll tell you this, us picking up and moving away from Utah to Arizona where we did not know a SINGLE person seemed kinda scary and sad at the time, but it has definitely been the best decision for our family and although we miss our family back in Utah, we have not regretted the move a single day in nearly two years. There's something about just starting all over all fresh in a new place that is both exciting and scary, but I don't have to tell you that. You moved a ton growing up. Good luck!

iMaLLheaRt said...

Those are super hard decisions! But like everyone else is saying, the Lord is truly blessing your family! I know you'll make the best decision for your family. *hugs*

Jamie J Stansfield said...

It's true I am so excited and anxious to hear what you guys decide! What decisions! Hmmmm...well I think we'd take the job and the new life. But it would be hard now that we know what it is like to have family around. But in VA we learned that when your actual blood is not around you make your friends fill in the gaps...they become family. But family is family after all. Lol...i know nothing I am saying is 'helping'. Good luck with the decision! Either way so exciting! Owning a home is so much fun! Crazy and hard but fun! Good luck and keep us posted! We'll be prayin for ya!