Tuesday, March 24, 2009

All Over The Place

Tonight I'll be celebrating Tabitha's 26th birthday! She got a bunch of her girlfriends to get together for dinner & a movie. I haven't been out with a bunch of girls in a really long time and I'm so excited! I'm so thankful for Tabitha, her love for God and her family. She makes me want to become that much closer to God. Happy Birthday Tabitha!

I have 2 prayer requests that I can't tell you about right now. But please just be in prayer for my family.

My oldest brother Jeremy just got engaged to Amie on Thursday night! How exciting! I don't think a date has been set yet...

Also, I want to ask you to pray for Stellan. He's the sweet son of MckMama and he's back in the hospital with SVT- a very fast heartbeat. Please pray the MckMama and her family will be at peace with whatever happens. We saw a miracle when Stellan was born without any sign of heart failure so please just pray that God will heal him once more. You can also follow MckMama on twitter to get the latest updates.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I honestly cannot believe it's Monday! Now that I've lived through this past week it's time to confess what I did not do!

Tabitha did not convince me to join the gym with her & her 3 boys last Monday. If you were at the gym you would have noticed me there everyday only on Thursday. I was not on the stationary bike and did not bike 5 miles. It was not me who was sweating my face off. And if it was me who you saw on that bike you would have seen the proud look on my face that was so excited/amazed that I made it 5 miles. Nope! Not Me!

This is not the week that I'm watching Tabitha's 10 month old son by myself. I have not taken half days Thursday-Monday because my work just would not let me do it. I also do not have my parents 30th wedding anniversary party this Saturday and I have no clue how I'm going to juggle a baby, bake a cake, make the food, and play with my sweet niece Haley all at the same time. I think I may just lose my mind! Nope! Not Me!

I am not trying to get over this cold that I've had for 2 weeks now. My voice is still a little scratchy and I have not been so exhausted lately. I do not need a serious vacation to fully get better. Nope! Not Me!

What did you not do this past week but actually lived to tell about it? Be honest it's great therapy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kendall's turning 1

Saturday I had the opportunity to take pictures with Kendall. She is the daughter or Richard & Jennifer- the lady that I've been staying with during the week while her husband is in Tampa for work. At first Kendall wanted nothing to do with taking pictures because the grass was really sharp and pricking her sweet little legs. So we ended up putting a red sleeping bag down and that did the trick! Here's a preview of her photo session that her mom is using for her invitations.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


During these tough economic times I never thought I would have gotten my raise that I've asked for since about 3 months into my job. Yesterday, the VP of the company made his way down to the beach to have a meeting (like he does every month) with my manager. Well I got a raise!!! But I only get the raise when I sell an estimate that I set up or sell a pest control. It's an extra $5 for selling a pest control and $6 for setting up an estimate that sells. Not too bad since the technicans I work with are always calling in estimates when they are out in the field.

Today has started out AMAZING!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Once again it's Monday morning and I'm not even ready to confess what I didn't do this past week. Not much has really been going on and if it really did happen do you think I would confess to all of y'all?


I did not get my tax return on Friday right after I went to Old Navy and got a bunch of cute spring clothes! I only spent $90.00 that I couldn't afford this month until I got home and saw my tax return sitting on the counter. I did not think twice about going back to the mall and buy more cute clothes. Fortunately for me I did resist not going back to the mall.

This past week I did not get 2 migraines 1 day apart. Ughh what is up with me? I did not have to cancel a date with BM because I know how my migraines get. I did get to go out on Saturday with him though :)

Haley did not come into town on Friday and stayed with us until Sunday. She did not get to go to Chuck E Cheese on Saturday, Feed and ducks on Sunday and also play at the park. I did not get the cutest pictures of her having an amazing time with Enna and Gammie.

I did not tell my friend Tabitha that I would watch her 10 month old son while her and her husband goes on a cruie next week. I would never dare say I would keep him for 5 day! Yes I said FIVE5FIVE!

I also have not forgotten about BECOME DEBT-FREE and I promise I will post the next homework assignment that you need to do it you're wanting to become debt-free...what for it.....

Well what did you not do this week?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Becoming Debt-Free

You didn't think I wouldn't share how I'm getting out of debt, did you? I'll explain the best way I can and hope it helps you too become debt-free! My brother, Josh takes a financial class every Tuesday so I only have week 1 of what to do. I guess that means that every Tuesday or Wednesday when he calls me to update me on what to do next then y'all will hear it too from me! So let's continue this giving trend and pass it on to others!

First things first:

-Put $1,000 in an EMERGENCY account and DO NOT USE IT!

-Go back 3 months (excluding Christmas gifts) and figure out how much you spend and what you spent that money on. (example: clothes, gas, food, etc.)

-tithe to your church or a christian charity

-keep 10% of your MONTHLY income for yourself

Now here's the most rewarding part. These numbers are based on my car and credit card payments. If you owe on your car you should pay off that debt first.

*Car payment: monthly $317 owe: $4250.99
If I continue to pay the minimum monthly payment of $317 if will take me 13 months to pay my car off. But if I add $200 extra a month and pay $517 it will take me 8 months!
Since I only have a phone bill, car, credit card payment and I live at home I'm able to do this!

*Credit Card: monthly $124 owe: $6185.16
Once I pay my car off if I add that $517 that I will already to used to paying every month and add it to my credit card bill and the minimum payment I will be debt free from the credit card in 10 months instead of 5 years!

Therefore I will be debt-free in 18 months! I'm super excited about this plan as long as I can stick to it! I'm hoping to settle down in the near future and the only thing want to be in debt with is a house. So we'll see if God brings my future husband into my life!:)

Stay tuned because class is TONIGHT and I'll be getting a phone call tomorrow for more ways to become debt-free!

Monday, March 9, 2009


Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not ask my mom today if she wanted to go on the MckCruise with me since I have no one to go with. She was not so excited and told me that she would think about it considering she has her own business and might not be able to take off. I reminded her that she's the boss so she can take a week off to come cruising with me and all my blog friends! We are not excited one bit! Nope! Not Me!

I would never soak off my beautiful pink and white gel nails on Thursday night. I can't believe I am now adjusting to life without acrylic nails. It has not been the hardest thing to do in my life so far! I haven't had acrylic nails since middle school and my nails are not as brittle as I thought they would be! I do not have the cutest hot pink finger nails right now! Nope! Not Me!

I am not trying to save money so that I can be out of debt in 18 months. My brother Josh is taking a financial class and he is not telling me how I can pay off debt that should take me 5 years to pay off! I am not totally flabbergasted that if I stick to what he tells me then I will be debt-free in less that 2 years! Nope! Not Me!

I also am not happy about my school loan being paid off this month! YAY! Nope Not Me!

And I did not spend the weekend with my favorite little girl! I took the cutest pictures with my new Canon Rebel! Nope! Not Me!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

How I Spent My Weekend

This is how I spent my weekend! My sister, Jamie & her husband Joe were part of the production crew for The Strawberry Pageant in Starke,FL. so I ended up playing with Haley Saturday and Sunday! The first thing Haley said when she saw me was, "IT'S MY ENNA!" then she came running into my arms for a big hug and kiss. She's such a sweet girl. We went back to her house to take a nap while her mommy & daddy finished getting everything getting for the pageant that night at 7. So Haley already had a busy day with her Grandma that by the time we got to her house she fell asleep. I cleaned and baked cookies for her so she could have a treat when she woke up. About an hour later she was wide awake and ready to play. She took a bubble bath with her princess bubbles and we got ready for the pageant. Half way through the pageant she started to get restless so I picked her up and rocked her then she almost fell asleep on my shoulder while patting my back. See I told you she's a sweet girl. Haley picked up that her mommy calls me "Jen" that Haley now calls me "En''! So all of Saturday night I called her "Hay" which made her crack up.

So now just call me "En" and her "Hay"

Monday, March 2, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.


This week I have not decided that I was going to stop getting my nails pampered. It will save me about $70 a month. I've had my nails done since middle school. SO about 10 years or so. I can't believe I'm going to not have beautiful nails just so I can save up for the MckCruise in 2010! Maybe once the cruise is paid for I'll start to get them pampered again. Nope! Not me....

I also have not offered to stay at a friends house this week while her husband is away for business. I do not have so much on my plate right now that I don't have time for quality time for myself. Nope! Not Me...

I don't have to be at work at the crack of dawn tomorrow since it's my managers birthday. Nope! Not me...

I did not go on a motorcycle ride to Savannah on Saturday and have my bum killing me 1/4 of a way there. I did not fall asleep on the motorcycle too while my dad was driving. I did not catch my head from falling because I was so exhausted! Nope Not Me because that is not safe!
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