Friday, April 5, 2013

7 Quick Takes

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So...today's the day!  Following the fantastic plan of Mr. Dave Ramsey, forgoing Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos and living on a strict budget has finally paid off. We have paid off my student loans from Franciscan University of Steubenville!!!!  OH MY GOSH!!!  I have a lot to say on the subject, I will be saying it in the future.  And, the husband has even promised a guest post (we'll see, he has been makin' those promises for months now).  But for now, 'Damn, it feels good to be debt free' (to the tune of, 'Damn it feels good to be a gangsta').  I just swore, which is not cool, but when I tried to change it to 'darn' it didn't have the same effect, and I am student loan free, so I am lettin' it fly.

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Ladies and Gents, my kid (lil' A) plays with cars and trucks like it's nobody's business. I am not kidding when I tell you it is one of the cutest things in the world.  The kid spends HOURS!!! Just saying, 'vroom vroom' and then moving them from location to location.  Oh, and mr. 'slow to talk' also has put together his first real combination word.  Curious as to what it is?!?!!?  'MONSTER TRUCK' of course.
One Track Mind boy went straight for the 'Cars' toy.
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I am feeling very appreciative for good, long-lasting friendships this week.  On Easter Sunday, we hosted a brunch here, and had both family and some friends over.  It was lovely to see how family/friendship blends together.  Then, to make awesome circumstances even awesom-er, some of our best friends asked me to be the Godmother to their son this week.  1/2 of the couple is a dear friend from highschool/college named Jay and I will be sharing God-parenting duty with one of my other best friends from college, Mike.  It's so cool to see the strength of good friendship that are founded on faith.  God rocks!

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So, yesterday, we had the brilliant idea to go to the zoo.  Note to self: During the first nice day of Public School's Spring break, everyone in the Detroit Metro Area will think the zoo is a good idea.  The people we were going with couldn't even get in because there was zero parking, so they had to turn around and go home.  My thoughts on the zoo with an almost 2 year old and 9 month old?  I called it an 'epic fail'.  Lil' A's favorite part was the ducks.  Go figure!

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Begin Rant:  Note to everyone and their mom...Same Sex Marriage and Interracial Marriage is NOT the same thing.  'Gay Rights' and the 'Civil Right Movement' are NOT the same thing.  Stop saying they are.  End Rant.

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Um, OH MY GOSH!  As I was writing my Quick Takes, the husband just walked in with a VENTI CARAMEL MACCHIOTO and told me he will be working from home today to celebrate the Student Loan Pay off.  I was a HUGE brat this morning, complaining that he didn't do anything to make the day special, when it was a super special day.  He told me to stop being a brat, packed his lunch and left for 'work'.  THEN, about three minutes ago, walked back in the house with the fancy drink and a huge smile on his face.  OH MY GOSH. I am entirely too blessed!
Gratuitous picture of the husband and son

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  1. Yay!! COngrats on being debt free! Great feeling. And #5-YES THANK YOU. I have been ranting about this for weeks. Glad I'm not the only one. Have a happy weekend!

  2. You are having one PHAT week! I'd say I'm jealous, but we're about to move into our new house, and that is pretty cool too! So, winning for both of us!

  3. Buhbye debt! Your husband is so sweet!! I think you need to order in dinner tonight to make it at least a little more special!!

  4. YAY!!!! Love it! Debt free is sooooo awesome! I agree with Colleen . . . enjoy the Caramel Mochiattio (or however it is spelled!) and GO OUT TO DINNER!! Wahoo!

    We stayed away from all the tourist things here too this week because all the schools are out. I really wanted to go see the Cherry Blossoms in bloom, but will wait until next week when everyone else is back in school.

  5. I love your husband. He's pretty darn ok. :) oh, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! As for the zoo, now I know why the exit was backed up on 696. It warned me, but I couldn't figure out why Thursday was a hot zoo day. Enjoy that macchiato!

  6. OH!!! And Amen to #5. I sometimes forget that I fall in the IR marriage category. My nickname from my cousins was little white girl - I guess I took it to heart. Our situation is still very different from yours sadly.

  7. I am SOOO happy for you!!!!! Freedom!!!

    I completely admit that one of the best perks of homeschooling is that you can go to the zoo and on vacation or other such places and have the whole place practically to yourself. It is awesome. We've been staying in this week avoiding all the crowds!

    So funny that my boys as of yet have never been into cars. Love how kids are so different and have their own things!

  8. How much does it kill you that we live in a world where you have to write #5?

    On a happier note....CONGRATS! Sally Mae is out of your life for-evah!