I went and met up with September at the park today to eat lunch and let the boys run around. It was so nice today...like 80 degrees. We got to talking about our lives and things that are important and priorities and I decided it is really time for us (me) to make some changes in our lives. Aside from the normal goals of trying to get to the temple more often or working on our food storage or all the little things like reading our scriptures together as a family and all that, I sat back and decided that I really need to evaluate my spending habits. I admit it...I really like to shop. I love buying new clothes for myself and the boys and when it comes down to it I really don't need all that....and neither do the boys. I really think that I need to be ok with what I have....I don't need to follow every trend....my boys don't need a million pairs of shoes....and neither do I. I just think that even though we really don't have any debt that we could be saving so much more if I really cut back on what I spend. So September and I put each other up for a challenge....we decided it is always easier to do something if you have someone that is doing it with you....you know someone that you have to report to. So here it goes....we are going to allow ourselves 50 dollars a month to spend on anything extra that we want. That means if I want a new shirt it comes out of that budget....or if I want to go out to eat for lunch it comes out of that....or if I think the boys need some new clothes....it comes out of that. I am talking any extras at all. That way I will really be aware of what I am spending my money on, and I won't be so quick to buy when all I have is that 50 dollars for the whole month. I think this is really going to make a difference in our lives. I think there are so many things that are way more important than having the cutest, newest clothes....don't get me wrong....I think this is going to be really hard for me....but I think if I can be successful and really stick to it...I think it will change my life. So wish me luck.
P.S. Oh and I almost forgot....Brandon and Jenny told us that they are pregnant with twins! Jenny is 10 weeks and she is due November 27th on Tayden's birthday....obviously she won't go that long. I think this time around they did artificial insemination instead of just the fertility drugs and.....both eggs took! Crazy....I would be freaking out.
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