This past week we celebrated our 9th anniversary. I have mixed feelings about our marriage getting so close to its pre-teens. We’re definitely in a very comfortable stage of our relationship, secure and maybe sometimes a little too lazy… I don’t want to admit how close we came to not doing really anything on our [...]
Early last year I somehow became part of a Quitter group on Facebook. I believe I heard about it via Twitter – my social network of choice. The funny thing is, I hadn’t even read Jon Acuff’s book by that name, or barely read his blog. We had just heard of him in relation to [...]
As a busy, work from home mom, fashion is something I don’t really have time to stay on top of at all. If I had a second to browse Pinterest or one of my favorite fashion blogs, I could get a little wistful remembering my younger days of getting ready to go out and actually feeling put together.
2.5 years ago we started a journey of faith, cutting David’s day job down to part time. (for 5 years before that we were living more in hope, preparation, and survival mode…) Then 1 year ago we made a decision that we knew would catapult us into a leap of faith which we definitely didn’t feel at all ready for.
As a self-employed family we are always looking for the best ways to maximize our budget. Because we also homeschool, that often means we want the gifts we give our kids to be educational as well as fun.
We started out using the cash envelope budgeting system when we went through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes 4 months after we were married in 2004. We were hard and fast believers in the concepts he teaches, but we could never quite jibe with the cash thing. We found it to be just [...]
as I mentioned, our monthaversary was on Saturday. I’ve always tried to keep at least notes of the main details of all of our monthaversaries, but I can’t say that I haven’t missed a few in the past 102 months. I think I started out with a Word document and now I have a note [...]