Friday, February 29, 2008

One Year.




This week (the 24th to be exact) officially marks Jared's 1st year of being home from the deployment. I can't believe it has already been a year.... I am so thankful everyday that I have my husband home now and when I think about it I don't know how I got through that 18 months. In honor of his one year mark Jared had his mom watch the boys for us and we went to dinner just the two of us. It was nice to be able to sit and talk and have NO interruptions. It's those times that help us remember why we are together....we can connect and talk on a totally different level than when we have the kids with us. I love those times...and it was really nice just to have a little time alone. We came back after dinner and brought Jared's parents some dinner and then they stayed and watched a movie with us.
Anyway this year marks some big changes for us.....we have had another sweet little boy. Jared (basically) graduated, and we officially this week payed off all of our debt with our tax returns. No car payments, no students loans, no credits cards, and no more medical bills. It is such a great feeling. We have been working really hard since Jared was deployed to reach this point and it just feels like a really big accomplishment for us. Now we just want to try and keep it that way....we really want to work on our savings and just be smart with how with spend.
Jared wanted to post some pictures from his time in Afghanistan so those will follow shortly.

11 comments:

tamiearl said...

Just had to give a big congrats on your money skills. To have that figured out by this time in your adult lives will make life so much nicer. I'm proud of you both! Love to your sweet family. Aunt Tami

Marcie, Erik, Baby Brooklyn and ... said...

Wow, I just have to say, THANK GOODNESS for our troops!! I totally teared up seeing all those pictures. God bless America! : )

Mandi said...

Wow, I can NOT believe it has been a year! So crazy. We are so proud of you Jared. And I second what Tami said...pretty amazing to be at that point financially right now. We will be forever paying back student loans! We love you guys... hope things work out with Powell.

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

Wow one year! That must be such an amazing feeling! I still don't know how you did it Myca. You two are a pretty incredible. Selfless and debt free. that's a great place to be in. Congrats! The pictures were really humbling.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

man those pictures made me cry. Especially the top one where you are hugging jared, oh man I don't know how you did it, I could barely handle two weeks. And congrats on being debt free, that must feel really GREAT!!

Tom said...

Could not be more proud........

Kimmy said...

Hooray for tax returns! Congrats!

Samantha said...

yay on the money situation! And man jared must've been so excited to see and remember what a beautiful wife he had when he got home!

deatherages said...

Myca, the picture of you hugging Jared made me a little teary eyed!

mumovearls said...

I can't believe it has been one year already, I am happy that he is back also thinks are way fun when he is around! We love Jared and love having as part of our family, we are so glad that you chose him! -Love you both-n

camillian said...

It really hits close to home seeing those pictures and knowing the person in those pictures. Thanks for all you do for our country Jared! I love your little family. Myca, you are such a strong wife and I really admire waht you must have gone through being alone with just you and your little guy. It sounds like you 4 are in a great place in your life right now, especially with getting all that debt off your shoulders. Great job!