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Friday, August 30, 2013

Kick Ball!

Kira is playing kickball right now and is having a blast! Andy and I tried to get her signed up a while ago but the teams were all full. I got a call last week from a friend who works at Providence city asking if we were still interested and I said yes. I got the info and we had Kira signed up that day. She's playing on a team with two other kids that I know, MaKinley and Kayson. I danced with MaKinley's mom and both her and Kayson's mom are friends of Shayna's so it's been a fun night out at the ball park. Their husbands Tyler and Graeme are the coaches and they've been really good with Kira. Kira had a hard time with her visor the first game so her mom turned it upside down and now thats the only way she'll wear it. Kickball is really fun to watch. Kira is still getting the hang of kicking the ball but I'm sure she'll nail it by the end of the season. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Blast into the Past... a Step into the Future

Talking a look at my past with Hycomp has been a lot of fun. The pictures below just do not truly show what a grand time I've had working for an amazing company and with such high caliber of people. I started at Hycomp 9-1/2 years ago. I've held a vast number of positions there even though technically I've only had 3 distinct titles. I was hired in May 2004 as the Receptionist. I was employee number 7 at the time. Hycomp was a small company and it was such a tight knit group of individuals. Being so small we all wore Many hats. I answered phones, purchased parts, did receiving, inventory and shipping, facilities, running errands, moving tools, cleaning parts, entering paperwork, planning parties and more! A year or so into my employment I was moved into a new position for Hycomp called Document Control. Hycomp was in the process of writing a Quality Management System and I was chosen to head up overseeing the flow of documents as well as the main area of drawings. I was in the Document Control position (as well as answering phones, pulling inventory, purchasing etc) for nearly 5 years. I loved my job. My boss even offered me a raise to keep me at Hycomp when I graduated from Utah State in 2008. In August 2010, I was offered the position of the Operations Manager. I was nervous but excited. I had never managed people before and I really liked my job in Document Control. I took the job because of a few people. 1-my boss, 2- our Financial Manager and 3-my best friend. I am so glad I did. The last 3 years have been very rewarding but also the most stressful in my career.  I would like to say I know and at the time, knew, a lot about Hycomp. Part of that was because as a small company we all wore many hats so as we grew I still knew how to do everything (or most everything) even though I had other responsibilities. With Luck being on my side I have been very successful at Hycomp and I have really enjoyed the people, the environment and the company. I've met and worked with some really amazing people and I have friendships I'll cherish forever.

This coming Tuesday I take another step into my future and take on a new role at Hycomp. After 3 weeks of discussions on the new position and my boss finally saying Stac, I need an answer... I accepted a new position about a month ago. I have not yet started my new role because we had not yet replaced me. Hycomp hired a Director of Operations this week who will replace me as well as take on additional roles overseeing Production and Quality and he starts on Tuesday. Tuesday will be a new life for me at Hycomp. I'm excited but nervous for the change. I've always trusted Hycomp with my job and will continue to do that next week as their new Continual Improvement Manager. 
Trust...It's what Hycomp builds. 

Here is a look into my past at Hycomp. It's been a great ride and I look forward to many more great years to come.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Master bedroom / Bathroom Done!

After about 2-1/2 weeks of living in boxes we have finished our master bedroom and bathroom. Loving it!

Monday, August 19, 2013

New House!

Andy and I are officially home owners together! We are so excited about having a new house and have been loving every minute. We had been looking for about 6 months before we found this one. We had originally been looking at the north end of the valley since that is were we both work - HOWEVER the perfect home was found in Hyrum. While it's a longer drive, the house and SHOP make up for it. It has everything we asked for with room to upgrade a few items in the future. The neighborhood has been great so far and everyone is very friendly. I love the house and having a garage while Andy was immediately sold on the Shop. Here are some pictures - the Master Bedroom/Bathroom is under painting construction so it's not posted and the Shop is not posted. The Shop is much larger than the garage though so Andy is in heaven. I'm sure his next thought is he has to fill it with tools and equipment. I'm ecstatic to have a room for photography (also not shown) as well as lots of storage. 

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