Sunday, April 25, 2010

My girls are growing like weeds but I'm soaking up every milestone we meet!
I LOVE my Triple A TEAM!

(soccer Spring 08)

(Addie in Kindergarten)

(Avery-(4)-fun at Chuck-E-Cheese)

(my devilish angel)

(Fun in the playroom)

(Addie graduates Pre-K)

(Annalise age 2)

(Triple A Team)

Monday, April 19, 2010

37 Years!!

Its way past due but never to late to tell my wonderful parents a very Happy 37th Anniversary! After spending another fun weekend full of precious time with them, I am reminded how grateful I am for such loving, caring parents who pour so much life into my girls! We are all blessed by their lives.
Happy Anniversary to an amazing mom and dad! aka....grammy and granpa. :)
We love you~


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Financial Resources

Staying home the past 8 years have been a HUGE sacrifice at least in the financial world that is! It seems that after 12 years in our marriage now, we finally are breathing and it feels good! :) Not good, like I can just go blow money, or now money is an idol in my life, etc... but a good sigh of relief that we actually have a decent amount of money after each pay period!
This semester I decided to keep a precious baby girl who now I'll claim as my own, but keeping her has been a blessing financially to our family. I get paid weekly and we have used it for some stuff around the house, for the girls, a trip to Sea World, and well, just life like paying for pre-K for Annalise. I am thankful for the financial resources that have come our way lately. Ryan spoke at a parent/D-Now weekend and received a big pay check, plus, we found out we are getting some money back from taxes! That's always nice! :)
So once again,I find myself thanking God for speaking engagements, my availability to work, and a new start to save!
I decided to start working 2 days a week starting next school year because there is still so much I want to do and daily life needs that need to be met. For example...
WANTS
Disney Vacation
House stuff (wood floors, tile)
Put the girls in activities(dance, basketball)
NEEDS
Savings (moving, or planting a church)
Dentist visits
Car
College Funds

I could list many more but at least you understand that as my girls are growing up super fast, many things are shifting and taking place within our house. I am actually ready to work a little. I have stayed home for 8 years now and its been amazing and I am grateful for this time. I have wonderful memories that flood my heart with joy!
So, this is a random post of my financial journey and this new season of life I find myself in. Its exciting, adventurous, helpful, and I am thanking my God for allowing these financial resources to help our family.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter



Easter Celebration


Happy Easter Everyone! The greatest gift of salvation and the greatest victory won known to man kind! He conquered the grave-He is no longer dead, HE is ALIVE!

Matthew 28:5-7

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him.

He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!