Friday, January 8, 2010

Denting the Debt in 2010 and Other Things On My Mind

2010 is here! That means that this year marks several milestones in my life.
1) Ian and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year!
2)Brennan is going to be 9 this year and Jaxon will be 4!
3) We will have been in Utah 5 years this June.
4)It has been 1 year since I fully and completely gave my whole life to Christ (including my will I fought that one for many many years!

I also realized that I actually kept my very first New Years Resolution! Christmas time 2008 I decided that I would make the commitment to be in church every Sunday given there were no communicable illnesses in our family! On the first Sunday of January, I was sitting next to my friend Brenda in church and one of our pastors was preaching on "A New Year's Resolution You Can Keep" and I leaned over and said I actually kept my resolution this year and God met me where I was and brought me here! She and I slapped high 5s and continued listening to the sermon. This year has not been an easy one and there were many many days that I didn't want to get out of bed let alone go to church or any where else for that matter, but God is so faithful. He met me right there in my bedroom every morning and got me out of bed and facing the day. My faith and my relationship has grown abundantly over the last year and I can clearly see that. Without that I don't think I would have gotten through those spinal taps or the craziness of my childrens heart stopping stunts.

I've thought long and hard about what I want to "resolve" to do in 2010 and I've come to the conclusion that I'd really like to make some headway getting out of debt. Now granted I did not get here by myself. I prayed about this hard and once again God has met me right where I am. He has given me a wonderful job (and no it's not dental assisting at the moment! I know shock right!) where I can take Jaxon or even Brennan with me every day. It's been a huge blessing. He also provided an answer to prayer~ Ian's Tech Stripes. Which if you are military you all know that's a substantial raise. Another thing God has provided is coupons and the wonderful blogging world of women who are teaching me how to stretch our families dollars so far that I know that we are going to dent the debt. These ladies have no idea the impact they have on me or my family because they have not a clue who I am but I thank God for them and the time they take to help us find the best deals for our families. Ian is so impressed with the "savings" on our groceries this month that he texted his friends to tell them about my deals. I was pretty excited that he did that. So I'm going to try to begin posting the steals and deals I get on my shopping trips and helping anyone I know along the way. I want to pass the blessings on to other people too. I feel it's one way I can personally praise and woship such an amazing and providing God!

So what are you planning to do in 2010? I'd love to know!

PS I'm going to be adding buttons for the blogs that I get the deals, couponing info from. They are great resources! :)

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