Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hello Wednesday!

Well, I was hoping to have something up today that we have been having fun with this week, but Eric wouldn't help me last night. I needed a password on our computer, and he wouldn't give it to me. I can't imagine why not. I only tried waking him up in the middle of the night to get it. :)

So yeah...

Have I told you lately how much I love this kid?



He's never getting married, cause he's mine all mine. Haha. I'm really grateful for the gift of a son. It's not a better or worse kind of love, but it is different. I can't even explain it, because I don't get it myself! My girls were delicate flowers and had their daddy wrapped around their fingers. Reagan was my handsome buddy from day one. We definitely have typical daddy's girls and a mama's boy!

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To completely shift gears, I guess I should probably say something here about one of my blog posts the other day to clear the air. Because if one person had a problem with it, I'm sure I've made others feel the same at one point or another.

I've always said that Eric and I are easy to dislike, because our favorite things to talk about are everything you're not supposed to discuss at the dinner table and in mixed company: faith, politics, and personal finances. :) So here's the deal. When I make comments about how "easy" it's going to be for us to pay off $12,000 by the end of the year...I'm being sarcastic. Haha.

Seems that it rubs some people the wrong way when I start talking about money, and I suppose I understand that, especially if it's a sore issue for some. But here's the thing, and I'll keep it brief. My husband works THREE jobs so that I can stay home with our kids. Eric works six days a week which means I'm on my own for all of that time as well. We've had three kids in four years and a crapload of doctor's and hospital bills. We don't own a home, we don't drive new cars, and we don't take big family vacations. Practically everything in our house is a hand-me-down. Slip covers are our best friends.

It's true that we are blessed, and we've never wanted for anything, but that's because we've budgeted for that and sacrificed in other areas to make sure we're covered when emergencies come up. And that's it. I'm not here to judge how anyone else handles their money, but we do like helping others to enjoy the same financial peace that we have found. It's fun! When we get excited for reaching a goal that we've worked so hard for, it isn't fair to ask us not to share it. Especially, you know...on our own blog. Baha.

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I'm really excited for this evening. The sun is shining (wahoo!), we'll be going to my parent's house a bit later, and then I'm actually getting my HAIR DONE. Ah, I haven't done anything to my hair since before Thanksgiving, and it's long overdue! If you're a girl, you know what I mean. My quality of life is about to jump up about 100 points. :)

I hope you all have a great Wednesday! My friends are always so encouraging to me, and I hope that tomorrow we can pay it forward. Stay tuned!

5 comments:

Heather said...

I love it when you share how you have obtained your near freedom from debt. Gives me something to look forward knowing that it's not impossible!

Adrien said...

I am confident that you can do it, Heather!

April Robert said...

He's a handsome fella. Adrien I just want to encourage you. I am really happy and proud of you both for how close you are to being debt free! That is no easy accomplishment. You both are hard workers. You're doing great!

Adrien said...

Thank you, April. :) The girls really miss you guys!

Cassie said...

remember the ones who makes the bad comments are nothing but jealous. keep doing what you're doing. it works and it looks good on you!

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