Thursday, September 15, 2016

Some Things

I have to say it does feel good to be back blogging! Here are some other happenings in our neck of the woods.

*I received my books for my next set of grad school classes! I start back on October 3rd and I cannot wait. I really never thought I would miss going to school. I know it's going to be a little bit more challenging now but I am ready for it, and still look forward to graduating in May.

*Kyle is running a mud run 5k this weekend and I'm super jealous haha, however I will be walking/jogging a 5k on the 24th and I can't wait. I won't be cleared to get back to my full running routine for a few more weeks but it will still be nice to get some physical activity happening.

*I have been working diligently on our budget and it really is starting to pay off (pun intended lol). We are focusing our efforts on making principle payments on my car and paying off our credit card plus still having regular deposits into savings and E's college account. I am hoping we will have my car paid off 2-3 years early. Being debt free in a few years is my goal!

*Kyle is home on paternity leave until the 22nd which is really nice, however, we both will be looking forward to getting back into a routine. 

*I am FINALLY getting my hair done on the 19th, I had planned to get it cut before E was born but quickly nixed the idea. I am now ready for a new short cut and darker color.

*Today, I'm getting back into my routine of eating in moderation and getting rid of all the junk. I had a serious craving for Dr. Pepper (I have not had soda in 3 years), so all that is leaving the house. I know I just had a baby and need to give myself time but I'm anxious to get the process started.

I hope you all have an awesome Thursday!

27 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to the clean eating. I ate whole30 during my pregnancy with Odette, and after I gave myself a little break to indulge, but I felt so crappy. So I jumped right back into it and felt so much better. It wasn't to lose the baby weight, just to feel good. It sounds like everything is going so great!! So happy for you guys :)

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  2. I had the biggest sweet tooth after Savannah was born, but it was because of breast feeding! I luckily got that under control, lol. We don't have any credit card debt, but put a huge amount towards my student loans and Savannah's college fund and we unfortunately have a car payment now- it was so nice not having one! But we will put more money that need be towards the payment each month to get it paid off early like you guys as well. So proud of you for finishing your Master's so soon!

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  3. Super props to you guys for decided to really get your finances going! I can't wait to hear about when you're debt free!

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  4. Girl. Have a Dr. Pepper every once in awhile. Moms deserve it! Have you seen Bad Moms? So funny!

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  5. We're also focusing on our finances this quarter. We don't have any debt but we don't really have any investments or anything either, and I think we'll need to get on that infernal property ladder fairly soon. So we need to save madly for a deposit. Healthy eating needs to start happening soon, as well! But healthy and cheap...

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  6. So excited to see your new hair. Glad everything is going well at home with the new addition! It feels like a weight off your shoulders when finances are in order! Get it, girl!

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  7. My books for my class came in yesterday and I'm so excited! I am DYING to pay off our debt ASAP... I want us to be debt free before I turn 27.

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  8. Good luck with going back to school!

    I need to get my hair done, big time.

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  9. Jen!! I am so happy to be following your blog again :) I am amazed by all that you do. Grad school, plus wife and mother and all the other things you do. That's nice kyle has been off for paternity. I hear ya though, always nice to get back in to routine. www.isaaccrew.com

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    1. I am sooo happy you are blogging again!!!

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  10. I'd be excited about school too! It was always so fun to start new college classes...and I'm glad you can do yours while at home with the little one!

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  11. I loved having my car paid off. Such a relief. Then I got stuck with a 4k dental bill... I can never win.

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    1. We have one paid off car and it's so nice!!! Ugh boo to the dental bill.

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  12. Look at you go mama. It will happen in time! You are a very special lady!

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  13. So incredibly happy to see baby girl!!!

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  14. Your back into the swing of things...slowly. Excited that your close to your grad goal!! I want our credit cards paid off in a few years. Cannot believe I'm old enough to fully retire in 5 years? I don't that old but will provably work anyway for awhile. Enjoy your sweet baby and time with Kyle. God bless you all!

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  15. I can't believe you're starting school again so soon! Amazing, you are seriously a rock star!! I have to get back on the clean eating bandwagon (as I just demolished a pizza!). I don't drink sodas, only once in a blue moon!! Enjoy the last few days of Kyle being around!! ;)

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  16. I love budgeting and working on our debt. It always makes me feel better! Enjoy your time while Kyle's home!

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  17. So happy to read that your first few weeks of motherhood have been exactly what you wished for! :)

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  18. What'd ya take a break for?? Oh wait, I suspect I know. :) Totally more important than blogging time, you have some pretty important things going on over there. :)

    LOL on the Dr. Pepper. I haven't had it in years, but my youngest son likes it sometimes.

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  19. I need to get back into a good eating routine too! Too many work trips lead to eating out and eating lots of junk food!! Enjoy your time home together! :)

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  20. Paternity leave was the best, especially since we didn't have any family around to help out. I hope you enjoy your last days together!

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  21. I'm so glad they increased paternity leave to 15 days! Of course by day 5, I'm always anxious to get into the "no husband home routine" but it's still appreciated.

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