Thursday, November 17, 2011

Money Saving Mom

I follow Crystal at Money Saving Mom in my Google Reader and she has SO many great tips, links and stuff on her site.  I am constantly either saving money or getting freebies in the mail because of her.  She also posts info on deals at CVS/Walgreens/Rite Aid and other stores that will save money in a big way by stacking deals and coupons together.  It's a GREAT blog to follow.

Now she has written a book!  The book is called The Money Saving Mom's Budget and it's a book that I'm definitely looking forward to.  Money is tight around here with two kids in college and working on a pastor's salary and I'm sure there will be so many great tips and info in this book.  In addition, she also has a freezer book which I am really looking forward to getting now that I have a freezer again!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Winter seems to be coming fast!

Wow.  What a fall we've had!!  It's been beautiful weather but we've already had snow and that happened before Halloween!!  But now it's getting cool, I'd say that we're past peak on the leaves and we're quickly approaching Thanksgiving which OH so quickly leads to Christmas in these parts.

Things have been going well.  Lauren is healthy as can be and is doing great.  She's due for another CT scan and we'll see how she's doing where we can't see but I trust that all is fine in there.  It's hard to believe it's been 6 months already!!

Nicole is going to be in our church musical with a main role with a lot of singing.  Her voice is really maturing and getting stronger as she has been singing so much and I can't wait to see her in her debut!!  :)  She's been leading worship at church many Sundays but now everyone else can get to hear her!

The new church campus is going along well but we're not growing right now.  We're all praying for how we can best reach our community to let them know we are there and how we can make an impact for Jesus Christ in Holtsville.  Please pray with us that all of those who have not heard the Gospel will hear it somehow through us or the other evangelical churches in the area.

Other than that, we're just going along with life.  Still homeschooling, still working at church, still riding, still loving my life.  I'm really feeling so greatly blessed right now and it's even hard to express how at peace I am - even though not everything is perfect.  God is good and He's on the throne.  Amen!

Oh - and for your viewing pleasure, I present you our little friend who I found in our yard today.  I have to say that announcing at 7 am "There is a young buck in our yard" really is a GREAT way to get everyone out of bed!  LOL