What we are Reading- August 2018

Summer can't be over yet! August, my birth month, is always a sad time for me. It was always a sign of the end of summer and the beginning of school. I'm way past school age, but now as a parent, I realize that August will be the beginning of school again.

August directs people to improving their habits and routine and I'm no different. I have re-evaluated my life over the past few weeks and changed the way I eat, how I work out, and even applied to new jobs during this month. Check me out on Instagram to see what I've been getting myself into lately.

In the mean time, I have cracked open two book this month.

This Christian book contain 60 short stories about the ups and downs of being a mother. Each story has a dose of humor and a eye widening realization. Each day I am reading 2 or 3 inserts from this book. The key is being able to read this book in the bath tub. Then I'll have it made!

Where do I begin with this book? I received this book free from someone that…

July- What are We Reading

Welcome to Summer!

The lazy days of summer began this week. School is officially out! Students, teachers and staff are home and sleeping in.

We have all our large summer plans laid out on the calendar. We will be taking a trip to the desert and the beach! We are so excited to see and learn something new.

We camp every summer. We are still making plans for a camp trip. It seems daunting to camp with a baby especially since our little guy is trying to walk and is still in the oral stage.

We make small summer plans each summer. They are activities that mark summer and allow us to be outdoors during our short summertime. This year includes making ice cream, having picnics and reading books by the lake. Once again we are making sure that Baby E enjoys some picture books as well as his evening story book.

Baby E

He loves sound effects right now. We are reading books that have a focus on sound effects from trucks, trains and animals. We are also using the following book, First 100 Words, as …

Half Year Check in

Half of 2018 is over!
Did you accomplish anything from your resolution list from January? Are you working towards your annual goals both at home and work?

I couldn't believe my eyes as I filled in my month budget. The year is half way over and all I could think about where did the time go! I revisited my resolution list and hoped that I didn't get too far off course. I also had to remind myself some things that I might have forgotten to work on. My lists usually are on my cork board, but I moved it. Out of sight is out of mind! 

The Self Improvement
Drop 30 lbs!
I'm happy to report that I have lost 14 lbs so far! It is amazing how quickly the weight fell off. I have not done Whole 30 yet. I actually got in the floor and did some exercises and yoga. I pushed myself to the limit a few times a week and I saw results. I believe I will hit this goal.
The Family
Explore with the babySpend time with aging grandparentsThis summer I will be able to explore the beach and two major cities w…

Debt Update

If you have been following us for a while, you might be wondering, what happened with our debt. Our last update was March 2017. Well we have been super busy!

From April 2016 - March 2017, we were very busy. We worked two jobs a piece and busted our butts to pay off debt. We wanted to clear everything before we got to the monster student loans. We paid off the following (most of these were not apart of our first list):

Forgotten Medical Bill: $1,141
Surgery Bills Total: $1,618
IUI Medical Bill: $1730
Private Student Loan: $5,273.53
Car Loan: $11,818.01
We've Dissed another $21,581 Worth of Debt in 11 months!!!After we paid off our car in early 2017, life happened. We adopted a baby! Now that we are on the other side of all that work, I have noticed how much disposable income we had in the household. If someone would have told me to come up with $20,000 dollars by the end of the year, I would have just laughed. 

The day we started dissing debt in 2015, we had about $1000 in savings and live…