A little snow….nbd

Just like that, the snow is back–in full force! As much as I would love for spring and summer to come in full force, snow in the mountains is just so beautiful and Colorado definitely needs the moisture in the ground. All weekend I knew exactly what I was going to blog about today, because I was SO looking forward to today, but with some turn of events I feel the need to mention other events-so I apologize for the all-over-the-place blog.

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1st,

My heart, my thoughts and my prayers go out to all of those affected in Boston. What a sad and horrific tragedy to happen today. I just pray for all of those injured and killed in this horrific event. For such a dark cloud  to hover over one of the worlds most athletic events, instead of joy and happiness of achieving greatness.  For something like this to strike at an event that so many people  train so hard for, and celebrate in finishing….so sad…

2nd,

As mentioned in previous posts we are working on our financial freedom using Dave Ramsey.  Therefore, after much prayer and thought we decided to sell Nate’s 4runner. It’s his baby. It’s his love (I think sometimes more than me… j/k….well kinda 😉 ) He is feeling at peace about selling it, knowing our finances are in God’s hands and he will continue to bless us. We currently have a guy that is going to buy it, all the financing is taken care of, so we just need to close….we will continue to pray that it will close!

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Also, since we will be selling our 4runner, we will also be purchasing a car. We are searching for an older model, higher mileage vehicle that is reliable! We have a couple meetings set and are looking forward to deciding which car will be best for us! Any recomendations or personal experiences out there with a 2001 Toyota Highlander, 2004 Honda Pilot, or 2000’s Subaru Forester? I would love to hear your opinion!

3rd,

It was so snowy today! I was lucky to spend 4 hours at a spa! (see my next post all about the Woodhouse Spa in Denver). Nate picked me up from the spa so I didn’t have to drive home (he’s so sweet!). We were both pretty hungry and were craving some warm food. We have always driven past Da Kind Soups in Evergreen, but had never stopped. Tonight would be the perfect night—and boy it was!

First of all, I got a crazy look when I walked through the doors (flip-flops in a blizzard?!?!?–Yeah, I just got a pedicure!). There was a line of 10 soups, SO many flavors–the ones I remember…Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Chicken Chili, Beer Cheese, Potato Leek, Chili, Lentil something or other, and many others. I think Nate and I had samples of almost all the flavors! I decided on the Potato Leek soup with a bread bowl and Nate decided on the Chicken Chili. Both were delicious and inhaled upon arriving home! The first time will NOT be the last time!

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I hope you all had a great Monday and let’s continue to pray for those affected by today’s tragedy.

❤ God Bless

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Thank God for wonderful, amazing, honest people…..

Have you ever lost something that you knew you made the mistake in losing and didn’t know if you were going to find it again?

Nate and I went through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course last fall. I must say for two spenders, we are doing very well and we are very proud of it! Granted, sometimes its really hard. Like when I see the cutest shirt, or pair of shoes but I know we’ve already spent our clothing money, I have to wait until our next pay day and “budget meeting.” (make sure the wine bottle is near by) 😉 The cool thing about this however is that before if I saw something I liked or thought I liked, I bought it…and then it sits in my closet and I never wear it. Having only so much money to spend, allows me to go shopping and find things I LOVE and if I don’t love anything, then I go home empty handed and save the money so I have more to spend on the next shopping trip!

Here is the wonderful Dave Ramsey envelope system……

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I know it seems old school, but it works! At least for Nate and I. When you see the cash disappear between your fingers, it’s much harder to spend than swiping the debit card. We have different envelopes for Groceries, Telli, Clothing, Entertainment, Car Repair/Insurance and Home Repair. The last two categories are the big categories. We don’t use these often, but every pay day we are putting money into them, because car and home repairs cost a lot of money and the whole point is to be prepared for them, instead of being a surprise!

Anyway………

Nate called me on Thursday night at work and said, “have you seen the envelopes around?” I began to have doubt in my mind, because I knew he wouldn’t call me unless he really couldn’t find them….and I had no idea where they could be, and I knew there was a lot of money in there between the home repair and car repair envelopes.

I got home on Thursday and we picked our brain….when was the last time we took money out. Kohls!

We looked at our Kohls receipt to see when that was…..March 3rd!

Did we drive my car or Nates car to Kohls……My car! (crap…to make a long story short, I am provided with a  company car for work, but every couple nights it changes…)

March 3rd was the same day our good friends Andrea and Aaron came up to go ice skating on the lake and have a couple beers. Nate remembered making the comment, “hey look, you have twin Nissan Rogues!”

Ah-ha….I knew what car it was in, I just didn’t know where that car had gone….

After making a couple calls on Friday at work, a client had actually picked up that vehicle and when I called her, the envelopes were still in the glove box! I drove right down completely on the other side of Denver, to her house, picked up a bottle of wine and thank you card on the way and picked up my envelopes! She was such a sweet girl, loves the wine, and told me she was glad I called because if she had found that down the road and didn’t know who it belonged to, she would’ve freaked out not knowing what to do with it!

Thanks so much Ms….you were honest and amazing! I Thanked God many times on my drive home that sometimes we see so much bad in the world, that we forget there are many wonderful and honest people. I’m glad my envelopes were in the hands of an honest amazing woman!

Have you ever lost something, and recovered by a stranger?

God Bless ❤