Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Between the bales, Oklahoma series

Williams family update

Not much new going on here. Just getting ready for all the holiday hustle and bustle, plus trying to find decent parking at the malls already! ha!

Hannah's still enjoying third grade and as much as she learned in second grade, I think she's learning triple that amount in third! It's so much fun to see her learn and grow. I love to hear about her schooldays. I always ask her "what was your most favorite part of the day?" Of course, she doesn't really need any prompting! She's happy to share what's on her mind, for which I'm glad.

John's semester at SWAU (where he teaches two classes) is winding down. He's not on schedule to teach this coming spring, but is actually taking on even more responsibility with his job at Dogster. We will miss that SWAU extra paycheck, but I know God will provide our needs.

We've really had to claim His promises of meeting our needs, especially this fall. We've taken a financial seminar, Financial Peace University, with Dave Ramsey, and learned a lot about our finances and budgeting and being honest about what we can truly afford and not. We weren't crazy spenders before, but we used credit cards like other people.

Now we are totally off credit cards. Still will be paying off a couple of balances for credit cards for a bit, but feel better to be on a cash-only basis. Much more simple, and God-based as well. Took me 34 years to get there, but better late than never. And John and I have drawn closer to each other as a couple AND to God in learning to lean on Him each day for our "daily bread."

I guess that's all for now. TW