I thought I maybe try and post our "goals" for the month as a new feature. And also let you know how the previous month went.
April was our first month to try the envelope system. I've gotta say, I really liked it, thought it was kinda liberating. We got buy with $200 for groceries without much of a problem. Eating out was a little more tricky, but fortunately we found a little wiggle room.
Tommy and I decided to each pick three books to read this summer. I know many of you read three books a week, and hopefully we'll read more than that, but I thought three was a reasonable place to start. I'm not sure what his three are, but mine are:
Shepherding a Child's Heart
Love Your God with all Your Mind
Because I'm half way through with one of these, and one is less than 50 pages, I've decided to read the Twilight Series as well, 2560 pages according to Amazon.
Holidays, birthdays and special occasions are always tricky on the pocket book. Especially when you live away from family. We have to either find extra money for gas to drive down, or for postage to ship something. This month my sister-in-law is getting married, so we will be down twice, once for the shower and once for the wedding. Fortunately school will be finished so Tommy will be working more and I won't be driving 150 miles to and from school a week; I suppose it will all come out in the wash. We might have to impose a "no eating on the road" rule to help things out!
What are you reading? What do you do for family that lives out of town? Or family that lives in town?
And for those of you only interested in the baby:
He liked my chocolate popsicle
His first tooth. He's modest about it, doesn't want to show it off.