One way our family has opted to keep our Christmas budget under control, especially since adopting all the boys, is to do the 4-Gift Christmas Challenge. The Challenge is simple…for each child, we purchase something they Want, something they Need, something to Wear and something to Read. It has been such a cost saver for us and each child gets a mix of presents we can feel good about giving.
In October, my husband and I took our very first international trip to Greece. It was the trip of a lifetime – and that is really an understatement – but as you can imagine, it was also expensive. I am happy to report, though expensive, it did not break our bank account. In fact, we […]
In case anyone is misled by pictures of smiling children in the most adorable Halloween costumes – but seriously, those are the cutest, right? I have to let you all in on something – our life is not all roses. Whoever (or is it whomever? I never get that right) thought up that phrase forgot, roses have thorns. Today was a particularly thorny day. And, I am not talking a little prick on the finger thorny. I am talking those big huge vines of thorns that sprung up in Sleeping Beauty. Massive – huge – black – ugly – thorns.