Saturday, February 26, 2011


Ronald and Julie decided to come up last night.  They are going to go house hunting with us tomorrow!  We are going to show them "our favorite" and three we haven't seen yet.  I am so glad they were able to come take a look before we make a final decision.  Today we toured Preston's store, drove by a couple of houses that we have looked at, and then took the kiddos to the playground.  It's so time for bed!   


Thursday, February 24, 2011

A few more pics

Aside from some major painting, this house is ready for us to move into!  LOL!  There are 3 more I want to look at before we make a final decision and the fun begins!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our Favorite!!!

I haved searched and searched online and looked at what seems like every home for sale within 20 minutes of Commerce. Today we looked at our top 6 picks. Here are a few pics of our very favorite! It's a beautiful home and we are excited to go back and see it again.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

True Funny Story

I arrived at Brady's school a few minutes early today to pick him up so I waited outside with 5 or 6 others.  I was the first one in and we made our way out through a line of parents.  I sit down in the car and realize my pants are unzipped.  LOL!!!!  Yep, that happened to me...I will no longer be known as Brady's mom, but as the lady that picks up her kid with her pants unzipped.  I turned bright red, zipped up my pants, and then convinced myself that nobody even noticed because my shirt is long enough to cover it up.  Well, I tried to convince myself.  Oh well, funny things happen!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Weekend

The kiddos and I headed to my sisters for the weekend. Kiah is playing Upward basketball and I had to see a game before the season is over. She did so good! While I was there I got to meet Jerrett! He is a very sweet handsome and happy little boy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

House hunting news and a few pics!

We are going to start our home search next Wednesday!!! I am beyond excited! Hopefully after seeing a few I can narrow it down and share with you our favorites.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cloth Dino V-day Napkins

I am supposed to bring the paper goods for Brady's V-day party next week. We are using glass plates and glasses for an "elegant" party so I needed cloth napkins. I found some cheap plain white ones at WalMart and got to work. I will show a pic of the girl napkins tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Say Cheese!

I have been busy working on some Valentine cuteness! What have you been up to?

Friday, February 4, 2011

It took 3 years...

but we finally did it!  Today we are officially 100% debt free!!!!!!!!!!!  We are too excited not share the good news!  In January 2008 we read The Total Money Makeover and started our "baby steps".  We cut up all our credit cards, made a budget each month, and started using cash.  In my opinion, using cash is the simplest yet best change we made.  I always know how much money I have and when it's gone, it's gone.  No more car payments!  No more school loan payments!  No more credit card payments!  Our next "step" is to build up our savings a little, which we plan to do, but saving for a home and home "stuff" is definitely on our minds right now!  I guess we won't be debt free for long.

***A random picture today of my favorite shoes Maddie has worn.  She wore them a lot...without socks!  Oh the smell!!!  Preston HATED them, but I LOVED she wore them.  We could smell her coming.  Can I find the exact pair in a bigger size?  Well, I'm going to try! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thinking warm thoughts

I can't wait for spring...for some warmth, sun, and fishing!
I took these pics last April at a little lake outside of town.

This picture kinda (maybe just a little) makes me wish I could sneak up behind them and give a gentle nudge.  That's bad...I'm bad...but just a little.