Sunday, July 20, 2008

Goodbye Pfizer!

Friday was my last day at Pfizer. What a strange day that was. I got hardly any sleep the night before and my stomach was doing gymnastics. Not fun.

Most of the day had people coming by to see me or answering calls from people calling me to say goodbye. Near the end of the day, I went around the office to give hugs and say "see ya later" because I just did not want to say goodbye. I was fine at first, but the more people I talked to, the harder it got. Near the end I was biting my lower lip to keep it from quivering. When it was time to say goodbye to my coworkers and boss, I started to break down. I did NOT want to cry in front of anyone!

I said goodbye to my boss and as the elevator doors closed, I finally let it all go. Then here I was, walking out of the building carrying my last box of things and crying. How cliche was that? I was just hoping that no one saw me like that. Silly, isn't it? Then I called Jason and just boo-hooed. He handled me well, just letting me cry and talk. I got home and found a bouquet of flowers that one of my favorite Regional Managers sent me.

It still feels weird, after almost 11 years knowing that I won't be going back to work there. I truly loved it there, loved my job, loved my company, loved my coworkers and boss. So now I will experiencing my next phase in life: being a stay at home mom for a few months and then working some place new. Jason keeps reminding me that I will make new friends wherever I go, which I know. But it's one thing to choose to leave a company and it's another to be told you are leaving. Not a fun place to be, even when you know the decision to have me go makes sense.

Thank you to all of my incredible friends for being there for me to listen to be cry, yell, and just talk. I am lucky to have you!

Below are some pictures from a going away party my team threw for Danny and I. It was so fun! The first one is of me and Danny. I am going to miss him being my boss!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

June Pics

I know I have been behind on posting pics, so here are some of my favorite from June. My camera isn't acting right, so some are foggy looking. I am still searching for the right camera, and YES, I am being picky!
Two kids in a laundry basket....if Joshua sees a laundry basket, you can bet that he will dump whatever is in it so that he can play with it.

Sammi and her cousin Kate playing with her fairytale playset...don't you just love the attire they are in while they play?

Sammi's school had professional face-painters come to, you guessed it, paint their face! :) You can't tell by this picture, but her face is painted like a horse. She insisted on leaving it on when she went to gymnastics that night. You can imagine the comments she got!
This picture was taken on Mother's Day after Joshua fell and just about bled to death...ok, that is being dramatic, but he bled a lot and scared me! His bandaid is at the top of his forehead, right in the middle.


Dr. Joshua B. Cantrell He loves his doctor kit, especially the glasses. If he has on the stethescope, he will go up to everyone and put it to their chest then his and says "my heart"

Sammi was not thrilled to see Joshua wearing HER sunglasses. As she said, "he is going to break them!" Ah, she knows him well.

Don't you just love his blue mustache?
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!