Category Archives: Learning along the way

How to plan a vacation and stay on budget….

Step 1 – Do the exact opposite of everything we did on our most recent vacation.  Hopefully, it won’t actually be that bad but I haven’t taken full stock of everything since we got back.  I *think* we went over budget … Continue reading

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Lessons in how we spend our money….

This is one of those hard lessons where you learn that you don’t always get to spend your money like you want to spend your money. Meet Jo Jo. Jo Jo is the product of a broken relationship.  Yesterday,  Jo Jo … Continue reading

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Lessons from Murphy…

I decided long ago that we would never be fully done with this journey until we had learned everything we were supposed to while we were on it.   God showed us from the very beginning that we had plenty to learn and … Continue reading

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What we’re reading these days…

I’ll admit that despite my intense desire to be debt free, I still occasionally get the urge for a little retail therapy (and one of those urges presented itself the other day when I found that sweet Lala needed glasses … Continue reading

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Giving the kids a little ownership in the dream…

A big change has happened in this house since hubby and I officially decided that we were close enough to being debt free to start planning to build the home we have dreamed of for years (and years and years and … Continue reading

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