Monday, February 16, 2009

Has it been a year yet???

um ok...time to post...especially if I plan to link this blog to my facebook page. Yikes. I looked back at the last time I blogged and I was still recovering from surgery. Wow, how depressing.

Let's see, what's new?

Kai's sniffling on the other side of the bonus room. He's five and will not blow his nose unless reminded. GROSS.

Xochitl is obnoxiously chewing on a bone like she hasn't eaten in a year and yet we know that can't be right because the vet said she gained five pounds at her annual check up. She's never gained weight. It might be time for ME to get some exercise!

Diego is laying in front of MY space heater absorbing ALL of the heat. He also has gained weight, but that's to be expected, he's my cat and well....I don't take him on walks either :)

Xavier is making the most of this precious "stay home day" and sleeping in.

We've made a commitment to follow Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover and eliminate all debt from our lives. Ok, we'll start with the credit card debt and see how we feel after that, the mortgage might take a while! We're regularly attending Summit Christian Church and have found a home there. Which is AWESOME because this time last year we didn't have a church. And, we're looking into International Adoption in Ethiopia. That's the biggie! The challenge is that we both feel called to make this a priority and know that there is financial assistance from the government and Henry Schein in the form of Tax Credits and Grants respectively, but how will we come up with the funds for the adoption in the first place? And how will we pay for MORE daycare? DOUBLE YIKES!! And all when we're supposed to be paying everything off, not spending more.

So, I'm making the moves to gather the paperwork. There is a LOT of paperwork. I can't have all of the answers. I'm not spending money frivolously anymore. I'm following my commitment to pay down my credit debt and God will have to point me in the right direction to help everything else fall into place. It's so much bigger than I can figure out right now. I'm just not equipped.

Stay tuned and I will try to share how the story unfolds.

1 comment:

The Kahumokus said...

I hope that blogging once a year won't be a regular thing! I love hearing your thoughts and I'm right on board with the get out of debt thing. I need to hear from Mr. Ramsey for some how-to.