Three Year Run

Charlie is paranoid of bugs. He thinks he sees them everywhere. Which results in a lot of pouncing on nothing. And running quickly back and forth chasing the “offender”. Every once in awhile he actually gets one, which makes me happy. It’s a perfect set up – he stays occupied for a good part of the day and I get a bug-free household!

After long talks and lots of prayer, we have set up a 3 year plan for our little family.

YEAR ONE: I get to start teaching first grade! :) Connor will continue working full time at Dicks, potentially moving up in the sporting goods world. GOAL: Live below our means. Our purpose in this is to begin making huge payments on our (actually, it’s mostly mine) student loans, while at the same time building our savings account (for future babieees!). Our biggest challenge in this will be to stay within our food budget. We love food a shameful lot. Meal planning, coupon clipping, and monitored restaurant outings are in our future.

YEAR TWO: Continue work schedules of year one. Our lease will be up so we will begin looking on either a cheaper apartment for the next year or an affordable house, depending on how much we’ve been able to save in year one.

YEAR THREE: Sometime during year 3, we will have our student loans paid off in their entirety. BOOM! …I hate waiting. In this case, however, I think it is entirely worth it. If we have been in an apartment up until this point, our next step is to finally get that pretty little house with a pretty little yard.

Connor and I do not want a life dictated by where spent money years ago. We want to be able to always move forward and look forward, together serving Christ.

“… since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1

Side note: I found this darling blog via pinterest today: http://www.domesticimperfection.com/

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