Friday, February 13, 2009

The Verdict! (Thats what she said!)

SOOO....Matt interview went swimmingly!! :) I'm not sure if that's a real word, but I'm using it anyway! You'll have to ask Matt in person to get the full story but I know lots of people (well the four people that read my blog) are interested to know how it went!

The owner met with Matt and told him several times that he really liked him and could tell that he really loved what he did. He went ON and ON about how much he liked Matt's print work. The problem is that they need a web designer, and Matt has only worked 2 websites. (Although they are GREAT!) He's done the Pawnshop's and Darren and Katie's Bagz website

Sidenote: Devin I need you to show me how to hyperlink words. All I can do is type out the whole website!

He said that he is going to try and crunch the numbers and see if they can take on another print designer. BUT (I know I'm not supposed to start a sentence with BUT :) ) no matter what happens, he still wants to contract out some work to Matt (like free lance stuff). Matt was REALLY excited and encouraged when he got done with the interview. Hopefully it will develop into a job!!!

Babe! I'm so proud of you!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Job Interview!

So Matt just called...he's on his way to Champaign... for an INTERVIEW!! Woo Hoo!

Matt LOVES his job at the Pawnshop and loves being a part of "the family", but he's been hoping for a graphic design job since he graduated college. He is SOOO talented too! He and his brother 'amped' up their resumes and sent them out everywhere. Before, their resumes were plain and standard and now they look all designy. Is that a word? :)

Anyhow...A guy that he met at church posted his Resume on some type of network and sent Matt a job posting. And the owner emailed him! The art director for the company apparently graduated from Olivet! What a small world?! They set up the interview for today at 10:00. That's right NOW! I know Matt is prepared and SUPER excited!

I'm sure Matt would really appreciate a little prayer! :) He doesn't have a TON of experience in web design, but hopefully the employers will see his potential! I've been praying that if this is what God wants him to do, then please let everything work out!

I guess I better get going so I can keep praying! I will upload some of his work so everyone can see how talented he is!


Monday, February 9, 2009

I don't have kids yet, so this is my entertainment! be honest, I wanted my first blog to be about something REALLY amazing! Like Matt and I getting approved for our first home loan and pictures of our (soon-to-be) AWESOME house :) or Matt getting an awesome Graphic Design job, or something like that....

BUT....I couldn't pass this up...

Those of you who know my dad, know that he is VERY intelligent and pretty serious most of the time (Although he has a HYSTERICAL sense of humor). He has always been fairly slow to speak, and you can actually see him thinking about what he is going to say before he says it. I've always admired that about him, b/c sometimes I just blurt things out without thinking! Anyhow...for this reason my dad doesn't usually say silly things...

Except on Friday.... :)

We were sitting at Dinner at Pizza Inn on Friday Night, just having random conversations. My dad asked Matt how his day at work was and he started talking about some guy who has a LOT of stuff in Pawn.

So I started in on how this guy had a Hummer, and a chopper, and another car in pawn along with a TON of other stuff. I kept going and my dad says.....

Whoa! This guys has a helicopter in pawn!?!?

No Dad....that would be a COPTER....not a CHOPPER.

I DIED laughing!!!!! I still laugh out loud when I think about it!