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Friday, August 2, 2013

Thankful Thursday: Birthday Money, Growth & Nearby Family

Hey everybody! It was Thankful Thursday yesterday! Haha! I have gotten my days completely mixed up and turned around. I worked 7 days in a row, had a day off and worked another 3. I completely didn't realize it was Thursday yesterday. So, I'll do my Thankful Thursday today! Every week, Monica and I like to take time to acknowledge things we're thankful for in our lives. We all have so much we can be thankful for! Here's our lists! What are you thankful for today?!

Monica's List:

I'm thankful for a lot of spending money! I got a lot of money for my birthday and have been a shopping maniac lately! It's so nice to have money to spend on myself. I don't shop for myself much so it's been nice. I've found a lot of really good deals at Express and have all kinds of new clothes to wear!

I'm thankful I have a friend who is an awesome hair stylist! She has been cutting and styling my hair for years now. She did my hair for my wedding, my sister's wedding and has been cutting it for years. She is great at it! I love that I have someone I can completely trust with my hair and who always knows what I like and makes my hair look great!

I'm thankful for family that lives near-by with schedules that allow them to come by at the drop of a hat! This week I had a day where the boys were extremely fussy and I couldn't make either of them happy. They kept going and going and going. At one point I went in the kitchen and poured myself a glass of tea while they screamed away in the nursery. I was texting Jeremy at the time and he got ahold of his dad who came over to help. He's come over a lot during the day to watch the boys (and sometimes nap with the boys :) ) while I get stuff around the house done. It's really nice having my in-laws close enough that they can be here pretty quick and are able to help out at almost any time. I'm very thankful for them!

Jeremy's List:

I'm thankful for a growing youth group! I was a youth leader (I prefer not to use the word pastor as I am not formally educated and have no degree or papers) at our church for several years, 4 or 5 if my memory serves me correct. I stepped down for a couple years and took back over the youth group at our church again a year and a half ago. We actually had no youth when I took over and didn't for quite a while. The church decided to change the age of the youth group to start at 11 years old instead of 13. Which has posed it's own challenge. I'm used to dealing with high school kids, not 6th graders. Completely different maturity level and attention span, lol! The first time I was the leader of the youth group we had close to 20 teens at times and would get close to 30 at special events. Any who, we had two and have gradually grown over the past 7 months. I had 10 kids there on Wednesday night! It's very exciting (although slightly nerve-racking) and I'm thankful for it!

I'm thankful for full paychecks again! I have been back to work long enough to have gotten a full 80 hour paycheck. It's nice seeing money in our bank account! I only got paid for 3 weeks of the 10 I took off for paternity leave. Money was beginning to get tight, lol. We're back on track now and can get back to our Debt Snowball again in full force!!

So what are you thankful for?!


  1. Not to be a total creeper, but I stumbled across your blog when I was researching ivf info, and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your story. We were ttc for several years and just a few months ago found out that my husband is a CF carrier and as a result has cbavd. He haa few months ago and now we're gearing up for ivf later this month.

    I cried like a baby when I watched your journey video and I am so glad everything worked out so beautifully for you guys. Your kiddos are beautiful. I just so appreciate hearing other stories similar to ours - it gives me hope when things get a little overwhelming.

  2. Had Mesa a few months ago * silly iphone