Monthly Archives: November 2011

You Spend How Much?

My husband and I recently decided we needed to start living on a budget. It has been our custom for him to pay all the bills and periodically we sit down together and review where we are. Because I am the spreadsheet queen in our house though, creating a budget fell to me. I LOVE…
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Fear of Commitment

Your ticket ma'am?My husband and I were at dinner last night at a loud, unusually warm, cheap pizza place. Actually our kids were there with their youth group and for transportation purposes we decided we would eat there too, but we sat at a table back out of the way so as not to "cramp…
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Today is the Day of Hope

First Sunday of AdventI did not grow up observing the "Christian calendar", even though I grew up in church. One of the things I love about the church I belong to now is the observance of more than Christmas and Easter. Today is the First Sunday in Advent, in fact it is the first Sunday…
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Deck the Halls

Last year's designNothing puts me into the Christmas mood quite like listening to my children design and execute the outside decoration theme for the year. An unexpected blessing that came out of my husband’s back problems two years ago was the handing over of the outdoor décor to our boys (who were 16 and 13…
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