Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Only One More To Go

We paid off another student loan!!! It's been along time coming, so I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! This means we have 1 more student loan to pay off and then our car is next! We finally hit our stride again and our goal is to be completely debt free (except for the house) in 12 months!

debt snowball pay off

I also have a little confession to make. We have been working Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps, but we have made some mistakes along the way. There have been times when we were going strong paying things off and sticking to our budget, but there have been other times that we bought things we didn't need (right then) and gotten into more debt. I say that because this month we also paid off a mattress that we financed. It wasn't part of our original debt and we got 36 month no interest when we bought it. However, this month we also paid it off 2 years early.

I want this confession to encourage you if you are on the journey to be debt free. It is a journey, and sometimes you slip back into your old habits and get a little off track. But that doesn't mean you stop!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bluebonnets 2014

I knew from before I had kids, that taking bluebonnet pictures was going to be a tradition for my family. What I didn't expect was that we would go to the car show every year and take blue bonnet pictures afterward. (At least that is what we have done the last 2 years). I guess when you have a husband that loves cars it only makes sense.

Did you know, its a myth that it's illegal to pick bluebonnets? I guess our little guy won't have the police after him.

Nonna was in town this year, so she had to get a few with her grand baby.

The difference a year makes.

Last year we went to the same bluebonnet patch. While I was taking pictures our lens cap fell out of the pocket and we lost it. We looked everywhere, but never found it. As we were getting out of the car this year I was telling my MIL about it and putting my cap in the car (so it wouldn't happen again).

As we are walking Joel say "Carissa, your never going to believe this", I turn around and look at what he's holding!! We thought for sure the lawn mowers would mess it up, but it was in great condition (just a little dirty)!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Practice Easter Egg Hunt

Last Saturday (while Nonna was here) we decided to have a practice run of Easter egg hunting. That way when we try this week he will know what he is doing.

He caught on VERY quickly and had tons of fun!

When he was finished dumped them all out and wanted to go again!

It made for a really cute photo op though.

I think we're ready for tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blogging Funk

In case you haven't noticed, I have been in a funk lately when it comes to blogging. I am determined to get some post written over the next few days because let's face it... I can not getting any further behind.

We have had lots going on in our house. The closet reveal is one of those things I need to post! But God has also been working on my heart and I want to share that with you as well.

So stay tuned!