Wednesday, April 27, 2011


When Frank and I started going to The Rock (one year this last weekend!) there were two things we really wanted to do. Attend the weekend marriage retreat and take the Rock Financial Life (RFL) class. Well we we weren't able to do either. Poo! So last month when I saw that they would be offering the RFL class again for the last time this year I of course jumped on that and signed up.

 It's a 6 week course that they only do a few times a year. And about two nights before the first class I decided to move. I have great timing! ha. I was able to attend the first two classes and man am I glad I made it to them at least. This is a class for EVERYONE! If you have money, or don't have it. Know how to budget it, or don't know how.. it's amazing and every person should take it. This is my new favorite saying "Live Today For THAT Day" yes this is nothing new, it's just not one I had heard before. I was sad that I wouldn't be able to finish the class out, but this is why I love our church. They have the whole class on DVD :] YAY.

At some point I'll buy it and share it with others, pair it with Dave Ramsey (who they actually quote in the work book!) and talk about being financially set and smart. I can't wait till next year when Frank is back and we can take the class together! Hey maybe we'll even make it to the marriage retreat next year!? ha.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The rundown

Sorry for randomly going MIA. Lots have been going on. My parents come down next week for my birthday, then once they leave I will be following. Yup I'll be making a big move up to Washington. This all came about less than a week ago, and I will be kicking and screaming the whole way. I'll be moving home so we can get our debt paid off once and for all! Now a little explaining...

So for a long time Frank had been talking about going IA for the money, so once GTMO came up he was all over it. It was also one that I agreed to. Frank volunteered and pushed this through because he was willing to sacrifice more than a year away to help us out financially.

Almost a year ago is when we started following Dave Ramsey and decided that we would give up a few years of  "fun" so that we can enjoy the rest of our lives with no worries over money. So making sacrifices is something we're okay with. Frank made his, so what was mine? Well I didn't do much, but I don't anyways so it wasn't much of a sacrifice. The other day it just hit me that I needed to go home. It was like I had finally put my stubbornness aside and listened to what God wanted me to do. This is a HUGE test for me! I don't do well at home for long periods of time. 3 weeks was too much back in November. So 9 months is.. well it's going to be interesting.

I had spent almost an entire day praying about this and asking God for any big clear signs since it felt like I was subconsciously ignoring Him. And of course they were all over the place. So with my parents coming down it made for perfect timing, we'll drop my mom off at the airport then pack up the explorer and head north. Thankfully our apartment is month to month so I didn't have to worry about paying to get out of a lease, I will have to pay for all of May though since I wasn't able to give a 30 days notice. Everything has already been canceled and I have a storage unit up at Miramar that is half packed already. The only thing left is to switch over my insurance and have all my mail forwarded. This is the easiest move I've ever done!! I want everything done before my parents get here so that we can enjoy San Diego on there vacation.

So that's the low down on everything going on in my life right now. It's going to be hard still even with all the money we're saving, but we can and WILL do it. When Frank gets back we WILL be debt free :]

Monday, April 11, 2011

Getting to know ME

1. do you watch/read the news?
I read my news apps every day first thing in the morning then randomly through out the day. If I had cable then I'd for sure have the 5:00 news on. I blame my dad ha. (I really hope my mom reads this one!)
2. how would you describe your "look"?
BLAH! I have a very boring "look". Somebody needs to come dress me :]
3. did you play sports in high school or college?
That would be a no.
4. would you rather give up lipstick/gloss or high heels?
I could easily give up both. I don't even own a pair of heels, and I only really wear chap stick. The lip gloss comes out if I'm feeling spunky ha.
5. what's your favorite show to watch on TV?
Top Gear (both versions [we watch online]) and Friends (we of course have the whole series on DVD!) are staples in our home!
6. would you rather bake or cook?
Oh wow that's a tough one.... baking is much more fun so I guess it'd be that.
7. shorts or skirts?
Shorts! I have not owned a skirt since I was a kid. You will never see me in shorty shorts though. Even though my thighs are nice and toned now thanks to Advocare, I still won't wear them.
8. what's your favorite scary movie?
NO SCARY MOVIES FOR ME!!!!!! That's how much I do NOT like them.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Proud to present...

I'd like to introduce you all to our newest nephew Mr. Zaedan Mitchell!

He was born April 2 at 8:10 PM. 7 lbs 15 oz 21 1/4 inches long.

Frank's brother is a huge soccer fan and has played for years, as to why there is a soccer ball. They're getting Zae started early ; ]

Family picture...

With Elvis stuck in the middle. Congrats CJ and Melanie!!

Welcome to the family Zaedan, we can't wait to meet you this summer!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Getting to know ME

1. do you weigh yourself?

Every few weeks just to see where I'm at. I'm more focused on the body fat than the weight.

2. what's the nastiest thing you've ever eaten?

Hummm.... I had some nasty sushi at this Chinese buffet once.
3. snail mail or email?

Snail mail is fun, but I like being able to get replies instantly with email. I hate waiting :]

4. do you have any irrational fears...what are they?

leaving my blinds open at night, I'm always afraid someone is going to be looking in my windows.

5. do you play an instrument?

Just my iPhone ; ]

6. would you rather be bitten by a snake or attacked by a bear?

Bitten by a snake!

7. do you ever go braless in public?

Only if I'm wearing a baggy sweatshirt!! I don't do it very often though, I feels weird.

8. today i am thankful for........................?

The amazing blessings God has given me lately!!