How We Wrote Our Will for $50 (And Why You Should, Too!)


Do you have a Last Will and Testament? Kind of a morbid question, but an important one! Since we're expecting a baby sometime this month, Jacob and I decided it was time to get serious and write a will. So, we took our laptop and went on a nice little date to Panera to work on the project. We chose to use this Last Will & Testament kit from Dave Ramsey. It's only $24.95, but you need one for you and your spouse. Getting a will created for $50 is a pretty good deal! :) Having a will professionally created by a lawyer might make some people feel safer. In some situations, it may ... [ Read More ]

What I’ve Been Up To This Year – Goals Update

2015 Goals

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about a few goals for 2015 I had. Just thought I'd do a little update on how those goals are coming! 1. Crochet a Baby Blanket Yep! This one is finished! :D 2. Read at Least 12 Books This one is finished, too! What is a Healthy Church Member? A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World Maniac Magee The Matchlock Gun Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French ... [ Read More ]

Yard Sale Finds – 9.19.15

yard sale

My husband and I love to yard sale on Saturday mornings. It's almost the end of yard sale season, and of course the bright idea just now dawned on me that I should post about the good deals we find. Anyhow, here's our finds from this morning! Yard Sale #1: Clothes! We find LOTS of sales with girl clothes, but for some reason it's much harder to find boy clothes . . . especially boy clothes that are in good condition. We're always excited when we find a sale with high quality boy clothes for good prices. Carter's 2T fireman rain coat. Perfect condition. So cute . . . my favorite piece of ... [ Read More ]

Friday Favorites – 9.11.2015

In My Seat I love this powerful video from a pilot who was supposed to fly on September 11th. Take some time to watch it today! To the Parents Who Let Their Children Play on Their iPad During Church Such great thoughts! I'm thankful my parents expected me to participate in the worship service and listen to sermon even when I was little. Organizing Cans in a Pantry These storage boxes look like such a great idea for organizing cans in a pantry! This metal one looks a little sturdier, though. What do you do to keep your cans organizer? Right now most of mine are in my ... [ Read More ]

Life Update – September 7th 2015

House - 9.4.15

Well there, a lot has been going on the last few weeks! Baby: 35 weeks! The baby is 35 weeks! Just 2 more weeks until he's full-term. So far, everything is looking good and both the the baby and I are healthy. I definitely get worn out faster when I'm trying to do things, but I'm trying to stay as active as possible. Jacob and I are currently half way through a 4 part birth class. (Um, the matching in this picture was not intentional). House Our house is making progress, but the date for completion keeps getting pushed back. It was October 27th the other week, and now it's October ... [ Read More ]

Friday Favorites – 9.4.15

Wow, I've been so absent from the blog lately! I totally missed posting last Friday, due to an unexpected trip to Florida for my husband's grandpa's memorial service. I'll post more about all of that in a life update soon. But for today, a few Friday Favorites! 1. Compulsory Kindergarten: Still a bad idea As a teacher, I found this article interesting. And I agree . . . I am against compulsory kindergarten. What are your thoughts? 2. Ten Proposed Commandments for Christian Parenting My husband and I are just around the corner from becoming parents, so I'm soaking in all I can on ... [ Read More ]