Since the time change (ugh) I have been blessed with some beautiful mornings while driving the kids to school this week. I would drive towards the school and watch the moon set while in my rear view mirror I could see the start of the sun rising. On my way back home I would see the sun start rising over the "mountains". It really has been a pleasant surprise to me since I now have to force myself awake in the mornings. It really has been my reward for waking in the morning (I know I would have to but I am trying to look at the positive instead of whining about how the alarm screeches and startles me out of my dreams...lol)
We paid off our car! It's officially ours - well it will be when we get the title at the end of the month. I am super excited! we will be saving a little over $300 a month because we got it paid off early! We are slowly but surely getting our debt paid off so we can start saving up for a house. We are hoping that by the end of the year we will have everything paid off!! I am excited to think of that possibility of no more payments except for the basic stuff (rent, utilities & food). We want to save for a year before we start looking for a house, so by 2011 we should be homeowners! At least that is the plan.
Have I mentioned that within the next few months we will be actively trying for baby number 4? I have decided that I am still going to work on my weight but I also don't want start having a baby after I turn 30. (not that having a baby after 30 is bad, it's not. I just want to be done by the time I am 30 - being preggers that is).
Life is getting exciting - don't you think? I know I think it is - even with all the stress of the retirement non-sense that we are dealing with and the banks being silly about other things - I just have no control over their hang-ups and just have to stay positive about the things that matter. Yes, I do get stressed with all the non-sense and ridiculousness that I am currently facing but I am trying to just let it go (note I used trying, today I am succeeding but yesterday I failed. One day at a time, right?)
The blogs I read on a daily basis really have helped me keep my perspective and help me focus on the good things in my life. When I look back, our life has been blessed and I know the Lord is here with us. Sometimes, when I am in the thick of it I don't see it right away, but he truly is here, and that is a great blessing - just knowing he cares and loves us - guiding our way.
I hope you see the blessings he has given you. I know I see them when I read your blogs. Thank you all for inspiring me to be a better person and see him in my own life on a daily basis.