Thursday, August 26, 2010
On another note, you will see on the sidebar that I've stolen another idea. This time from Today in Dietzville. She and I are both working (with our husbands' leading, obviously) on getting out of debt and she put up her debt owed and debt paid amounts...LOVE how bold that is. However, I also realize that several people will be encouraged by seeing that it CAN be done - SO, I've done the same!
As of today, we have $10,550 left in consumer debt and $44,000 left in Student Loan debt. Considering that we started with $32,746 in debt just over 15 months ago, I'm thinking we've done pretty well! At this rate, we'll be out of debt (not including student loans) by December or January...dependent upon a few circumstances! We'll tackle our student loans after that - SO, conceivably, we COULD be completely out of debt except for our house by the time we're 30!!! Thomas has done an incredible job of keeping us on track with spreadsheets/charts/graphs, etc. But, we don't spend a dime without the other knowing about it and we're using our envelope system to keep us accountable! It can be done - you CAN win with money!!!
Posted by Thomas and Jamie at 2:35 PM
Monday, August 16, 2010
After we ate our first meal in the windjammer and got all unpacked, it was time to chill out for a little while before dinner!! So, Daddy and Mali relaxed for a little while watching Little People!!
Mali decided he wanted to try on Lolli's hat before dinner and put it on all by himself. In fact, he wore it a LOT. (Only while we were in our rooms, of course! hahaha)
This was our first night right before dinner!
We woke up the next morning thinking it was early so we could get up and watch the sunrise. Well, it was 9:00a.m. SO, we got up, got our swimsuits on and headed down to breakfast. Malachi kept looking out the window saying "We Moving? We Moving?"
MMMM...breakfast! As you can see, it was deserted. NO ONE gets up that early on a cruise! So, we had a large majority of the area to ourselves!!
We climbed in the pool (seawater...yuck) and had the whole thing to ourselves!! No other kids, no teenagers...and it wasn't burning up either! BEAUTIFUL morning!
Posted by Thomas and Jamie at 1:02 PM
Monday, August 2, 2010
As many of you know, our family goes on a big family vacation every July to celebrate my brother, Logan and our Mom's birthdays!! We've gone to Dallas, Colorado, New Mexico and San Antonio...this year, Logan turned 21 and my beautiful mom turned 49 - SO, we HAD to do it up big!!! We began planning this vacation in January, paid it in cash (Go Gazelles!) and finally left July 21st for our voyage on the Grandeur of the Seas with Royal Caribbean!!!
Posted by Thomas and Jamie at 4:06 PM