Thursday, March 26, 2009

WE DID IT!!!


We survived on what we have in the house for 10 days! The only things we had to buy were breads, milk and eggs plus bottled water we normally slowly stock up on for the summer. Albertson's were selling 6-packs for 50 cents each! For not spending outside of what we needed, we actually saved over $100!!! With me in school, I've made mistakes of doubling on certain things. The cut off was today, at 5PM, so to announce our victory, Charlie and I treated the kids to their favorite Italian restaurant. No, not expensive at all. A big portion of Chicken Parmesan is only $5.99!

THINGS WE LEARNED:
1. We didn't mind not having TV for 10-days at a time; Ian said, "I like not having TV, we talk more."
2. We didn't miss looking through clearance bins as much as we thought.
3. We became closer, because we played, sang and talked more;
4. We truly love each other and enjoy being together. One visitor said, "your family looks very together". I thank her for seeing that. Jasmine and I love doing tablescapes and Lisa loved coming home knowing there's food in the house. Her friends constantly murmured about not having anything in their house to eat, so they hang out at their friends' instead. She tells them, "I don't have that problem at my house; Daniel pipes in, "She's telling the truth; I love going to her house, her mom makes good food and make it look good, too!"
5. We are truly humbled to know we can be Together Forever and belong to the Lord's true church.

CHARLIE, LISA, JASMINE AND IAN. I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR GOING THROUGH LIFE WITH ME...

(Now, Charlie's thinking we should go for a whole month! Yikes!)
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Day 31
Love and Marriage

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
Genesis 2:24 KJV


DARE:
Is there a “leaving” issue you haven’t been brave enough to conquer yet? Confess it to your spouse today, and resolve to make it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependent upon it. Follow this with a commitment to your spouse and to God to make your marriage the top priority over every other human relationship.


What I Did:
I can honestly say that Charlie and I constantly refresh our togetherness by talking about how good we are for each other, and we are very grateful for that fact.

6 comments:

Hansonpatch said...

Congratulations on your very awesome accomplishment! You have a very tender and sincere heart. Your new music makes me cry, but in a very good way! I think that if you don't stop feeding Daniel, Lisa may have found her eternal companion ;-) That is so cool that Jasmine likes to do tablescaping with you!

Chandy said...

Anne, I know... Ian told us at dinner one time, "Mommy,Daddy,wouldn't it be cool if Daniel is also LDS?"
He's not quite yet, but he loves going to the church dances, because he's also not impressed with regular school dances.

Jasmine is so cool about the tables I do, which is so amazing about her; she's so full of ideas!

Thanks! The music makes me cry too!

MnM said...

YOu are such a great mother and wife! COngratulations on all the awesome things you're accomplishing.

Steph B said...

That's a cool challenge. I'm glad you made it through and had fun doing it!

Chandy said...

Thanks, Melissa! The brood deserves nothing but the best of me, you know? :-)

Chandy said...

Stephanie, I know! I was more surprised that we didn't miss much in the way of spending. So cool! But, we also found things that we needed to take care of since we were committed to making things work. I'll post about it later... :-)