Monday, December 29, 2008

What was I supposed to be?

Though I do not agree with Ray Boltz's recent confession of being gay, I do love this song and this video. I do not see how anyone could abort a precious gift from God. I was a young teenage mother and yet I survived. If there is no way you can raise a baby at least give it a chance, there are plenty of people out there that would take care of a baby that can not have one.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Update and Break!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but I have been hit hard by Morning sickness. It has not been easy. I am very tired all the time. I am going to take a break for a while. I go back to the doctor next Tuesday. Maybe I will update at the beginning of the new year with pictures, that is just next week. This year has flown by. Everyone have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It has started!

The nausea has officially started. It doesn't seem to be as bad as it was with Haley. With Hannah I didn't have any, I didn't even know I was pregnant until 6 months. With Bryson it came and went, and only certain smells would make me vomit. With Haley it was non stop every day until I had her. Even though I don't like it, it is a sign that everything is okay. Fudge Popsicles seem to help, I haven't vomited yet and I hope I don't, that is the worse part. I have also had a lot of heartburn. The 6th week is behind me and I am in my 7th, it so crazy I found out I was pregnant so soon. I guess somethings you just know. I bought a fetal Doppler off eBay but it is still too early to hear anything. I will try every week until I do. We have had a lot going on with Holidays and will be going to my Mom's house Friday in South Carolina. I hope everyone has a great Day.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New update!!!

Well today was the big day. It has been a long week. At so many times I have had so much doubt. I was so scared. As I waited in the waiting room I was so nervous. My heart was pounding and my hands were sweaty. The called my name and we(dh and children) all went back. She tried to see on my belly and thought she saw a heartbeat, but said we had to do it trans vaginal. As soon as she inserted it, I saw my precious blessing. It's heart was beating 124 beats per minute. I am 6 weeks and 1 day, so my due date is July 27. This is so surreal. After, I talked to one of the midwives and my progesterone level has gone up to 21.47, Praise the lord, and my hcg is over 7700. They said "It looks to be a viable pregnancy, but you are not are out the woods yet." I do not believe that I AM GOING TO HAVE A BABY IN JULY. Thank you so much for your prayers and please continue to pray. I have to go next week for an early glucose test, I am guessing because of my weight. I go December 30 for my next OB appointment. Here is our precious little baby. (sorry for the quality.)

















Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New pregnancy update!!!

They just called and my hcg levels are at 1345 but my progesterone levels went down to 8.2. That is quiet concerning. However I did start my progesterone supplements yesterday. They 100 mg and I have to take 2 a day. I go back in Monday for another blood retest and Tuesday for the Ultrasound. They should know by then if it is ectopic or not. I don't care what they may believe or what they are saying about my blood levels God is in control. Please pray for me, I will be glad when I know every thing is okay. By Monday my Hcg levels should be at around 10,000 and even if my progesterone just goes up a little that is a good sign. I hope everyone has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING, and I will update Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gatlinburg!!

A couple a weeks ago my sister came up and we went to Gatlinburg for the day. Here are just a few pictures.




I love the ones of Ethan. I was wearing him on a sling. He is so sweet. I can't believe He will be a year old in a month.

PREGNNACY UPDATE!!!!!!!

My hcg levels did double like they were supposed to. However my progesterone levels went down to 9.9 and they like it to be above 10. I am about to go right now for another set of blood work. Please pray for me. I need my levels to go up. She is putting me on a progesterone pill. I am believing that everything will be okay.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Meet my new Nephews!!!!!!!!!!


Here is Nina and Karl before her C-section.


Right after the babies were born



I am not sure who is who!! James is 5lbs 11ozs and 19 1/4 inches long. Benjamin is 6lbs 8ozs and 18 34 inches long. That is pretty big for twins considering they were 5 weeks early. It is funny Nina and my husband even though they are 4 years apart could pass for twins. These boys look more like my husband than my kids do.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Islam is the light doll"

So I was Wal-mart looking at the toys for Christmas. I come across this "cute" little mommy doll for $19.99. I called my sister to tell her it would be a cute present for Haley. She said "no", that doll is evil. It says "Islam is the Light", I about passed out when I went and played that doll. Wal-mart refuses to take it off the shelf because the manufacture has not recalled it. What is this world coming to? If that doll would have said "Jesus is the light" the wicked world would have recalled it immediately. I encourage everyone to call the Fisher Price and demand them to recall this item or refuse to buy anything else from them. We have got to stand up for Christ. The number is 1-800-524-8697 and the doll is "Little Mommy™ Real Loving Baby™ Cuddle & Coo™ Doll" Product#: M0847. Thank you so much. Here is a video of the doll

Monday, November 17, 2008

HCG Levels, and twins on the way!!! *update*

Not me, I am not having twins that I know of. My mother-in-law called me to tell me that my sister-in-law is in the hospital having her twins. She is only 34 weeks so keep her in your prayers. The midwife called me and told me my hcg level is 31.5 which is 3-5 weeks pregnant and my progesterone level is 11.6 which she said is normal. I am starting to feel really queasy and nauseous( which is good). I go back Thursday for more blood work and my hcg level should be around 260(give or take a little). I know it will be!!!!!

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The twins have arrived. Benjamin and James are here and healthy. One weighs almost 7 pounds and the other almost 6. They are doing well and we hope to go visit them in Mississippi this weekend.

FAITH!!!

Over the weekend I have struggled with so much doubt, about this pregnancy. I trust in the Lord but I have been through so much loss over the past 2 years, I am scared. Saturday night I was reading my bible and came across this:

22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mark 11;22-24

With that being said, I pray and claim that everything is going to be okay and in July I am going to have a strong, healthy baby. I know I will feel better once I see that baby on the ultrasound screen or I hear his/her heartbeat for the first time. But I gave it all(doubt worry, ect.) to Jesus. I have Faith in God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

First Appointment!!!

Today I went to Orientation at the Birthing Center that I have chosen to use. I have always wanted to have a water birth and I finally get an opportunity, because in Georgia, where I lived there was no where to have a water birth except home. Home Births are great, but I don't think I am ready for that yet. While I was there they were able to work me in for my first appointment. Everything looks good so far. Then she scheduled me for an ultrasound. So I met my dh at Olive Garden we had lunch and went back to the center. She could not see the baby which means I am really early. I figured as much because I usually know when I am pregnant pretty early. I would say that I am 3-4 weeks and if that is the case they should be able to see the baby within another 3-4 weeks. Needless to say I am exhausted after running around all day. I was at the center 3 times. But I am enjoying every minute of it. I love being pregnant and am so thankful God has given me another chance. Monday they are supposed to call me with my hcg level and it should give an "estimate" of how far along I am. Have a blessed day!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I am PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Those words seem so foreign but so right. This morning I took another test with my first morning urine. It was a ept digital and after the longest 3 minutes, it said pregnant. I then took the other one that was in the pack later in the day and it said pregnant as well. Then I went to the health Department and took another one and it was positive. So after 7 tests, I AM PREGNANT!!!!!! Yeah, I am so excited, there are just no words. I feel in my heart this is right. In the morning I am going to a Birthing Center for orientation, and my first appointment will be 11/25/08 unless they can get me one earlier. They will do an ultrasound to confirm that it is not ectopic, and I am believing and praying that it is not. I do not have a due date but my guess is mid July. My children are so excited. It is so funny the other day Hannah said "Mommy are we ever going to have another baby" I told her we could pray. So this is how it went. I said "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this day and the time we have together, Hannah and I agree and claim in Jesus name, that we will be blessed with a baby, if it is your will. In fact we will be happy with twins" and she said " We will take triplets", I had to control my self from laughing. But you see with all seriousness, I believe that God has given me another chance to be a mommy again. So many times when I was pregnant with the other 3 I took advantage of being pregnant and not enjoying it. I was young and naive and listened to everyone else telling me it is not normal to want a big family. But now I will not listen to anyone telling me different that what I feel in my heart is right. GOD is in control of everything in my life and I give it all to him. Thank you for letting me vent. I hope everyone has a blessed week!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More................

I took 3 more tests, and all of them had very faint lines. They are not evaporation lines because they show up in 3 minutes. My last cycle was Sep 15, but I do not believe I got pregnant 14 days after that. I know my body and this makes my 8th pregnancy, so pretty early I know the signs. My breasts have been really sore, and for the last 4 nights I have been getting up at least twice to go to the restroom(sorry if I am too graphic). I have also been feeling extremely tired. This all has been going on since early last week. I have waited so long for this, and do not mind any symptoms in fact I am enjoying them. I just pray I do not get hit with nausea. I will hopefully be going to the doctor in the next week or so. Please Keep me in your prayers.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Miracle!!!

Let me first say I am so grateful for all I have and especially for Jesus who loves me no matter what. After two years of trying to have a baby, this morning I took a pregnancy test and got a faint line. I have prayed about this so much and know that is a miracle. My cycles have not been normal since I had Haley in January 2005. I am not confirming anything right now but I believe in my heart God is finally allowing me to be a mommy again. I have but all in God's hand. Everything is up to him. I am so excited and will keep you all informed. I really need everyone's prayers right now. Blessings, Delilah

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Goodness Time Flies!!!


I have been so busy lately that I have not had time to blog. First off I am very upset about the recent election. But God is still in control!!! I did my part and voted and that is all I can do. God is still on the throne and I do believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back for his people very soon. Second I am also upset because one of my favorite magazines has come to an end. Hidden Wisdom was a very inspiring magazine, and I sure will miss reading it. Speaking of Which, Tanya who has a blog called Beautiful Calling was on the front page of the Last HW magazine, along with Shelby who has a blog as well. We are very busy these days getting ready for the upcoming holidays, but through it ALL I will keep my focus on the Lord.
I love this picture of Jesus, and it reminds me that we should all have a servants heart like our Saviour Jesus.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hannah singing Redeemer

Hannah is singing Redeemer, she loves to sing!!! Make sure you pause the music on the sidebar. This is not the best video because it was recorded on my camera. Sorry it is so loud, but Hannah has a very strong voice and I was sitting right by the speaker. video

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A lot going on!!!

The last few days have been so busy. Hannah has been complaining of headaches lately and it has had me worried to death. I told my mother in law and she said when she was Hannah's age, she had headaches and needed glasses. Then I told my grandmother and she said the same thing. Friday I took Hannah to the op and sure enough she needs glasses(reading or computer). When she was a baby, they said she had a lazy eye, but it should go away, well it never did. I asked the doctor when should I bring the other 2 in. He said children should be seen at 3 months, at 1 year, and then every year after that. Monday I took the other two. Bryson has a little astigmatism, but he is okay. Haley supposedly has a hard time focusing, base on the test they gave. She has to wear glasses for 6 months then go to a follow up appointment. I don't know how that is going to work. I can not even keep a hair bow in her hair. I will post pictures when their glasses come in.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Great Target Deals!!!

Over at Money Saving Mom, Crystal always has really good deals listed. Today I went over there and decided to try out Target deals for the first time and boy did I come across some deals.

6 Johnson Buddy bar soaps @ .99 each I had 2 $3/3 Free plus overage
3 Glade plugin @$3.94 each I had 3 $4 coupons Free plus overage
1 electrasol 20ct gel packs @2.79 2.25 coupon .54
1 All and Mighty travel size .99 $1 coupon Free plus overage
1 Tide travel size .99 .35 paid .64
4 easy macs @.77 2 $1/2 paid $1.08
3 clean and clear morning burst trial size @.99 each used 3 $1 coupons Free plus overage
4 slim twin Schick Razors on clearance for .68 each had 2 $2/1 coupons Free plus overage
My total after coupons was $.31 but I had to pay taxes and they are high in Tennessee and the were $2.85 so my total was $3.16 out of pocket. I still saved $31.00.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CVS!!! Saved $154.43!!!:)




I went to CVS this week and it has been a while, my stockpile was low. I didn't get the best deals but still saved a lot of money.

Transaction 1:
4 Similac Advanced 32oz ready to feed 2@10.99 $21.98 Had $20 Similac check spent $1.98
3 Pert Plus 13.5 oz @2.50 each 7.50 3 $2.00 coupons $.50 each spent $1.50
Excedrin $3.99
Pantene Shampoo and conditioner 25.4 ozs each 2/11 used $1 off 2 spent $10
Taxes in Tennessee are 9.25% and 7.75%(for food) Taxes for this order $3.78
Total: $21.25 I used $3 in ecbs
total spent $17.97 and I got back $5.99(3.99for Excedrin, and $2 for pantene)
total saved $34.93

Transaction 2:
2 Cover Girl lipsticks on Sale for 5.99, $11.98 b1g1 free coupon spent $5.99
3 Motrin for children @ 5.99 each $17.97 $3 off 3 spent $14.97
1 Tylenol rapid release gels 40 ct $6.49 $2 coupon spent $4.49
1 Revlon face powder 9.99 $2 coupon spent $7.99
total: $33.34 taxes: $3.56 Grand total= $37.00
Used $7.99 in Ecbs
Spent $29.01 Got back $13( $3 cover girl, $3 Motrin, $2 Tylenol, $5 Revlon)
Total Saved $37.48

Transaction 3:
2 Lipton 100 bags $3 each $6 used 2 $.60 coupon spent $4.80
2 Ragu spaghetti sauce @$1.66 each $3.32 use $.50 off 2 spent $2.82
2 Skippy peanut butter @1.66 each $3.32 use 1 $.50 coupon spent $2.82
1 Hershey's Kisses 12 oz bag $2.50 use $2.00 cvs coupon spent $.50
3 Purex laundry detergent @2.99 each $1/2 and .50/1 coupons spent $7.47
6 Jolt gums @.99 each $5.94 3 $1/2 coupons spent $2.94
Fudge Graham cookies marked down to $.89
Total $22.24 Taxes $1.27 Grand total $23.51
Used $13 in ecbs
Spent $10.51 Got back $6($1 for each purex and $3 for lipton, Ragu, Skippy deal)
Total saved $46.96


Transaction 4:
1 Lubriderm $6.99 $1 coupon spent $5.99
4 Glade air fresheners @.99 $3.96 used b1g1 free spent $1.98
4 Revlon nail polishes @$4.99 each $19.96 on sale B1G1 free total $9.98 used 2 $2 coupons spent $5.98
2 Revlon nail clippers @2.99 each $5.98 on sale b1g1 50% off $4.48 used2 $2.00 coupons spent $2.48
Total $16.43 taxes: 1.80 Grand total $18.23
Used $6.00 in ecbs, should have been $12.23 but my total was only $8.23( I don't know where the other $4.00 came off at)
I also got $1 back in ecb from the lubriderm
Total saved 35.06

Total day Spent:
$65.72
Total Saved: 154.43
Basically I got $220.15 for $65.72

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pictures

I wanted to share a couple of pictures, from the past few weeks!!!

My little kitchen helpers!!!








Here is Bryson, I got the guitar for $10, and the dinosaur set for .25 at Goodwill


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

BREAKTHROUGH!!!!

Today, after weeks of patience, my sweet little boy has had a breakthrough in Reading. I remember last year getting so frustrated and impatient with him. I was ready to give up homeschooling all together. Thanks to The Maxwells and Teri's Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit, and of course the Lord God, I feel that I am doing the right thing. A lot of the times it is not the children but our won attitudes as to why we get so frustrated. I remember the second day of school this year, I got so frustrated with Bryson that I raised my voice and he started balling. Then I started crying, I had to apologize to him and to God for my attitude. He is just a little boy. I am still new at this and have a lot to learn. We just started homeschooling last year and Hannah was in the 3rd grade, so she already knew how to read and her basic math. But I know through the grace of God, I can do this. Children are such little gifts from God and I could not see me doing anything else except being here with these children all day teaching and learning from them about how great our Saviour is. I just thought I would share this. Here is the picture of my proud little boy and the first book he read, "Tip" by A beka Books k4 program.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Laborious

How long were your labors?
Hannah 12 hours
Bryson 6 hours
Haley 3 hours

How did you know you were in labor?
I was induced with all three.

Where did you deliver?
All three at the hospital, hopefully if I have another I would love to have a homebirth.

Drugs?
With Hannah I had the works, pitocin, epidural that did not take, and everything else.
Bryson just the pitocin no pain medicine
Haley just the pitocin and no pain medication.

C-section?
Up until 37 weeks Hannah was bottom first, but thankfully at the last minute she was head down. My babies came to fast to even think about a c-section, thank God!!!

Who delivered?
Dr. Bradshaw with Hannah,he was okay. But Dr. Brogden with Bryson and Haley, I love her so much. She is a Christian and now she is all of my family's ob.

To join visit here.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bloggy Winner!!!

The winner of the $10 Gift Card to Wal-mart is Annabelle. Thank you Everyone for all your comments. I read and visited everyone's blog(that have one). I hope you stop by again. Also Happy 26th birthday to my husband.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Photo Contest!!!



I am entering in this Photo Contest at 5minutesformom. Summer would not be summer without water!! There is a water park near our house and my husband took the children there one day and he took 150 photos. I thought this was the best one, it really shows the girls having fun with the water squirting up. We have since went back 3 more times. The children are always begging to go. I think this picture really shows the spirit of Summer.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Welcome Nathaniel Derrick!!!

My nephew was born last Wednesday. I haven't got to see him yet, and I hope to get to go in the next few weeks. My sister lives 4 hours away. I can't believe my baby sister is a mommy. I remember the day my mom brought her home from the hospital. Time flies.


Jason, Desi and little Nathan


He was 7 lbs even



He is so little


My baby sister is a mommy


He is so cute


Look at all that hair, and it is blonde



My two nephews


My mom and Nathan


I haven't got to see him and I love him already

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway!!! $10 wal-mart gift card


I am giving away a $10 Wal-mart gift card that can be used on line as well as in the store for the Bloggy Giveaway. I love to blog. I do not get to write too often but I love reading other blog's. To enter this giveaway leave a comment about one unique thing about yourself. Make sure you leave me your e-mail address or link to your blog. I will randomly select a winner on August 11, which is my husband's birthday.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

EXCITING NEWS!!!

Today my baby sister had her little boy. He weighed 7 pounds and 20 1/4 inches long. His name is Nathaniel(after my cousin who went to be with Jesus at 17 months) Derrick(my mother's maiden name). I was suppose to be there but they live is South Carolina. I went there last Thursday night(false labor) and stayed until Sunday, but I had to come home because dh had to go to work and Bryson was here with him. I am so excited to be an aunt again. Speaking of being an aunt again, my sister-in-law(husband's sister), went to find out the sex of her baby today. I was in shock, they are having identical twin boys. They will be first set of twins in our family. Sometimes hearing all the baby news, I have to go pray because I feel a little jealous. But I know when God is ready to bless me with another child, I will have one. There is a reason far beyond my understanding why I have not got pregnant again, but God always keeps his word.
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

These are my two favorite scriptures and I know that the Lord is good and I am already blessed with a wonderful family. I hope everyone is having a blessed week.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More on sewing!!

Last night Hannah and I went to wal-mart and got some more sewing supplies. I found this Dora fabric and decided to get a yard of it, a yard of dinosaur fabric, and some other that was on sale. Haley loves Dora and her favorite color is purple, so I decide to sew her up another pillowcase dress. This one is much better, but I still have a lot of work to do. I think for Bryson I am going to try to make him some pajama pants. I have taught Hannah as much as I have learned so far, and she is doing wonderful. It is actually kind of fun learning together. Hannah helped me with this dress and she also took the pictures of Haley modeling the dress.




Monday, July 21, 2008

Making Your Home a Haven: Take time to beautify!


Today Crystal wants us to beautify our homes. Take an area and decorate it with a picture or some fresh flowers. I will post pictures later on in the evening.

Now for Day 2 in 31 Days with God for Mothers:
Worrywarts-" Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better and it will be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42

I believe all mothers worry at one point or another. When your pregnant, or when your child is not with you. When I feel overwhelmed, I have to wake up and realize that is here and will protect my children and take care of any situation that is needed.God doesn't expect mothers to have all the answers, but He does expect us to go to Him for the answers. He not only has the answers, He is the answer! (Materials taken from :31 Days with God for Mothers, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc Used with permission")


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I didn't get to take a picture because I had an unexpected event come up, but I had the table all nice and set when my Honey came home. I had fresh flowers and made the cloth napkins into the shape of flowers. I hope everyone had a great day Making their home a Haven!! Blessings Delilah

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sewing!!!

I have wanted to sew ever since I was a little girl, but my mother didn't know how. For the past 2 years I have wanted a sewing machine, but didn't want to invest in something I didn't know how to do. So I prayed about it and asked God if he wanted me to learn, to give me the opportunity. We bought our house in May, and the lady who owned it asked me if I wanted a sewing machine. Of course, I did even if it wasn't the best I could give sewing a try. But the sewing machine she gave me is awesome. It can't be older than 5 years. It looks practically new, it is a Kenmore. Not only did she give me the sewing machine, but a huge bag of fabric and box of all kinds of needles, straight pins, buttons, zippers, etc. I have been so busy unpacking I kind of forgot about it. Friday night I started thinking about it and did some research about sewing. I have learned terms, how to thread it and all the basics. I have even made a few items. I have a lot to learn and I have to work on sewing straight lines, but I know with God's help I can do anything. I have sewn a pin cushion, it is okay but you can definitely see the flaws. Tonight I did a pillow case dress for Haley. I made the pillow case from scratch. By all means, it is not perfect but I think I am getting better. Haley was in the bed when I finished it, but I was so excited I woke her up to try it on. Here are the pictures:


Friday, July 18, 2008

Super Savings Saturday

I have joined Money Saving Mom aka Crystal this week for Super Saving Saturday. This week I went to Kroger and this is what I got:
2 32 oz powerades @$1.00 each used 2 $1.00 of coupons FREE
1 Suave body wash @$1.69 used $.50 coupon that doubles to $1.00 Final price $.69
6 Herbal Essence Shampoo and Conditioner on sale 2/$5 used 3 $3/2 got $6.00 off at register for Proctor and Gamble deal final price: FREE
6 Met RX Big 100 Individual Nutrition Bars on sale for 6/$10 used 3 $2/2 Final price: .66 each(total $3.96)
2 French's Classic Yellow on sale $.99 each used 2 $.50 coupons that doubles to $1.00 Final cost: FREE
2 Turkey Hill teas on sale $1.00 each had 2 $1.00 coupons Final cost: FREE
I also had 1 $3 and 1 $1 off your next shopping order coupon

TOTAL BEFORE COUPONS: $32.67
Total AFTER COUPONS W/TAX: $.72

I LOVE COUPONS

Thursday, July 17, 2008

FRUGAL FRIDAY



I have joined Crystal again for Frugal Friday. The best way I have saved money is buy selling one of our cars. I know what some of you may be thinking but just bare with me. When my husband got his promotion he was supposed to get a company car, well that has been 4 months and he still has not got a car. But before we knew that, we already sold his car. Sometimes it is hard not having a car to be free to go when and where I want but it has saved us so much money. With gas prices as high as they are, I just need to stay home. But not just the gas. Think about it, usually for just a standard oil change it is around $20. Minimum a year you will need is 4 once every 3 months but usually more(who doesn't use the miles up before the time). So that is around $80 a year. Next there is insurance, for us it is about $400 a year full coverage. Next is the tag, well say $80(more or less depending on the age and kind of vehicle). Then there is maintenance, that can average so I will just say $250 a year. Add all that up and that is $800 a year not to mention a car payment if you have that debt. So that is and extra $65 a month that could be put into savings. Now of course once my husband does get his company car we are not going to sell our van, but the good news is I have got accustomed to staying home, so hopefully I will not feel the need to go out as much. I know some families, for medical reasons or any other reason, has to have a second car, but I believe most families could make it on just one vehicle. Besides even if I wanted to get rid of my van, we couldn't because I am not allowed to drive his company car. I hope everyone has a blessed weekend.

Fun on the Moon walk!!!

We bought this moonwalk 3 years ago for Hannah's birthday party. The kids love it so much. My husband usually goes out on the front porch and plays the guitar while they play.




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