Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thirty One

I turned 31 on the 19th and had a really good birthday weekend.  Joe and Brandt made this wonderfully pink cake for me.  When I asked B if Lily helped make the cake he said, "No, she doesn't know how to make cake."  Good point. 

I also treated myself to a *new* bedroom with new bedding and wall accessories.  I got the bedding & wall art at Kohl's at an amazing price.  Somehow the three wall pieces were on a special markdown, because after the discounts and my 30% off coupon, they were $8.50 each.  Crazy deal and I'm thrilled with the results.

The decorative vase on the nightstand was another super deal I found at Ross.  It had been marked down several times and when I looked at the final price sticker I knew I had to take it home with me.  You can't beat 99 cents.

I've been working at Tucson Federal Credit Union and I absolutely love my job.  I will be working more the next few days because one of my coworkers will be out last minute due to a family emergency, so I will be almost full time this week.  That will be hard to balance home & work, but I will appreciate the extra money and I know it won't be permanent.

Joe and I are also considering getting a new car, probably some sort of minivan.  We're debating between the Chrylser products (either the Town & Country or the Grand Caravan) or a Kia Sedona.  Ideally, we'd love a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna, but they are probably out of our price range.  I'm hoping we make a purchase soon ... It will be nice to have the extra space & storage in a vehicle.

So far 2011 has been immensely better than 2010, so I'm hoping for continued health, happieness, and security.  Our family is in a good place right now and it feels perfect.

1 comment:

Short and Sweet said...

I'm so happy that everything is working out. I, too, wish you continued happiness and security.