Thursday, November 12, 2009

and the andersons will be moving to...


New York City, baby!


craig has accepted an offer for a position as an investment banker for bank of america in new york city! we are very excited and i am over the top proud of craig...he has worked so hard to land one of these coveted investment banking jobs.

while i am extremely excited about this new adventure, it is a bit bittersweet. goldman sachs in san francisco had craig in a wait list type situation. they didn't tell him no---but they didn't give him a yes either. if they had given him an offer craig would have snatched it up immediately. plus, my sister lives out in the bay area and it would have been our every dream come true to live near each other and have our kids grow up together. the bank of america offer expired today, and with no offers coming from goldman---craig accepted it.

so i have some mixed emotions...happy and excited on one side, and sad and a little depressed on the other. we were so close to making goldman sachs and the bay area work but it just didn't happen.

we will not be moving until june-ish so we have a while to sort out where we will be living.

oh, and the best part is that he will be going to work everyday in a suit and tie...and that's hot.

anyone want to come and visit??

21 comments:

Kristi said...

Congratulations to Craig...sounds like a very impressive position. I am very impressed at how supportive you are to up and move....not sure I could be that flexible. I wish you were going to be near Susan but I know that the Andersons will do well wherever they are.

Julie said...

Yes, congratulations ! I've always thought the East Coast would be a neat place to live - and on the bright side, this way you & Susan will have to visit back & forth NY/SF - how very cosmopolitan !

Sophia said...

Oh.....I couldn't be happier!!! Knowing you guys will be just less than two hours away makes me giddy!
Can't wait!!!

Puck said...

oh. snap.
if you build it, they will come.
sarah and i head to NY area probably once every few months, so it looks like we're gonna have to bump it up to higher frequency now! :)
alright, so now half of my siblings will live within a few hours of each other. this is AWEsome!
congrats craig and anne! you're both gonna love NYC!

the andersons said...

Congrats guys... how exciting and what a fun adventure ahead of you!

Katie Goulding Sierer said...

Yea!!! Congratulations! What an exciting adventure! We will definitely have to come for a visit!

Frost Fam said...

Congrats to Craig! That's an awesome offer, especially in this economic climate. You're going to love it!

Kricket said...

I am SO excited for you guys. Garrett told me about this and we just don't think it could have happened to more deserving people. We think the world of you guys and wish you the ultimate best in ALL that you have in your future.

Sabrina said...

OMG!!! This is so exciting. It was always my dream to move to NY. Sister O'Malley will have to check out all the cool places to go during Thanksgiving and then send the list to you since you'll be living there.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic (though I was rooting for SF, too). Bagels and pizza are delicious. And a suit every day? Start tie shopping!

shay said...

boo hoo for me, but SO exciting! you'll be such a hottie new yorker wife! congrats to you and craig for all his hard work!

Jill said...

wow, that is exciting news. i'm sad for you and susan, but this will be a great adventure. will you live in the city?!

Sandee said...

Hey Anne, it's Sandee from Spark! Yep, that's my Sydnee {the one with the brown hair in the pic.s with her friend}.

So you're going to be moving to New York!!! What an adventure, I would miss my family for sure but I think I would l-o-v-e living in a gorgeous little town back east.. my husband would have to commute because I like to visit the big city but I'm a country girl at heart. I would love to live where there is one of those old covered bridges with lots of trees to turn vibrant colors in the Fall. Good luck!!! ...and YES I would love to come visit, not that you know me all that well, but still we're both Spark girls right!

Okay, sorry for the big novel of a comment! LOL But I still have to mention that I love the way your beaded organza flower turned out, and that ruffly flower you put on your fabric bracelet. So cute!!!

Nataluscious said...

Do I want to come visit? Do you even have to ask? I'll book my plane ticket for July 1st!!! LOL. Congrats - I think investment banking in general is hot, suit and tie and all ;).

Kate Hansen said...

That's fantastic! Can hardly wait to come for a visit!!! Good luck with the preparations :)

susan said...

Oh, the pain and excitement of it all!! So Happy for you all and so sad for us all:) But enough drama- can't believe you will all be moving to NY- you are so adventurous and spontaneous- it will be quite the amazing experience for everyone!!

Rhonna Farrer said...

holy cow, Anne!
what a fabulous experience!!!!
congrats!
UT will miss you...so happy we got to Spark it up!
love you!
xox
R

BIGSKYBLAST said...

Yikes....trips "back East" are going to have to be LONG......

Margo said...

I am so excited for you guys. What a huge adventure for your family. If you guys by chance drive through and want to stop in Ohio, our door is always open. I can't wait to hear about your NY experience.

Alicia said...

Congratulations! That is quite the job. :) We hope you guys enjoy the east coast!

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! My best friend from high school Karly just moved back from out there. They did a year in Brooklyn and ultimately LOVED living in New Jersey. Her husband commuted into the city. Let me know if you would like their contact info. They know a ton of people/great places to live.