💍🎉Ways We Keep Marriage FUN! 💏💞

💍🎉Ways We Keep Marriage FUN! 💏💞

My handsome husband and I have been married twelve and a half years now. In those years, we’ve survived the births of 4 children, 2 deployments, countless other military separations, 8 homes in 2 countries, and a million other ups and downs along the way! While we are not perfect — we certainly have our little spats here and there — we have managed to keep our marriage a place of respect, love, and FUN! Yes, even though we have the heavy responsibilities of raising and homeschooling these four miracles, pastoring one church, planting another, and running a ministry and a blog, we make time Read More

10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

2016 Challenge: February

  If you’ve been following my blog, you might know that this year I decided to do Twelve 30-day Challenges instead of a New Year’s Resolution. My reasons for doing this were numerous — but mostly I just feel like it’s an impossible and daunting task to try to be perfect at everything ALL the time. Doing small challenges allows each area of my life to get focused attention for a time. As February winds to a close, I wanted to share how things went. This month was Marriage Month. My focus was doing 30 little surprises, as well as 30 days of intimacy. This is a Read More

10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

Ten Years

Byron and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary yesterday. For those of you who follow me on facebook, you saw the pictures I posted throughout the day, highlighting some of the memories of our decade together. I decided to compile it all in a blog post, for my friends who are not on facebook. The grand total of our adventures equaled 4 children, 8 moves, 21 countries, 26 US states, and countless blessings. Who knew we would come full circle and end up in the very town where we started? I’m excited to see what God has in store for us for the next 10 Read More

10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

How this works for us

I have to say, the many money-saving strategies that work for my family won’t work for everyone. I know many people (married couples, mostly) that just can NOT save a penny, because one or both of the people in the relationship has the wrong attitude about finances. I am very blessed that my husband is my biggest supporter. In fact, he was the one who converted ME to a frugal lifestyle. When we first met, I went through money like it was water. I didn’t save anything, not a penny. I didn’t even have a clue how much was in my bank account. I had Read More