It is very important to start one's year off right. This year Brad & I have taken some very significant steps towards doing just that! Step one, we joined FPU (Financial Peace University) through our church, HDC that begans Jan 24, 2011 Our plan is to become credit card debt free by June of this year and get some work done on my car that we've been putting off. In fact, without the help of FPU we paid off our two highest balance credit cards already (one in April of 2010 and the last payment went out Dec 2010 on the second) a combined total of nearly $10,000.00!
In addition to that, Brad has continued to join the boys and me at church regularly and I'm back in TLBS as of Jan 25, 2011 The Lord has done such wonders in our lives these last few years, and that's an understatement if I ever heard one! My prayer for this year is that we stay on the right track and continue to follow God's will for our lives as I'm facing a major transition with Tristen leaving elementary school this Summer only to become a Jr. High student in the Fall, as well as Hayden becoming a full-time student in the Fall at Discovery as a Kindergartener. As for Brad, he hasn't cracked under the pressure (although Lord knows they sure are piling it on high) at work. He remains steady and confident in his abilities, he's a survivor for sure, always making sacrifices to provide for us.
-Photography by Bonnie Crankshaw-