Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello my patient readers. It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. This year, the hubs and I will be taking his mom to dinner and to see our friend in a production of Spam-A-Lot. Yes, we are spending the evening with my MIL, but I love her, so it’s OK. I figure, so long as she’s not sleeping at our house, which she won’t be, we can still have a romantic Valentine’s evening after the show. It should be fun all around, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to take her to Ghyslain (Pronounced G-sleigh), where I can get an amazing dessert that’s both gorgeous and heavenly tasting. These are the things that matter people.

Update from the festivities of the holidays: Wicked was AMAZING! Duh! (Why hello 8th grade Natalie, nice of you to pop in.) Thanksgiving went off without a hitch. Yeah, for finally getting to use my great-great-grandmother’s china! And Christmas was so lovely. I highly recommend seeing Disney at the holidays, however, I don’t recommend going during the actual holiday. While the crowds at the rest of the parks were manageable, the crowd at the Magic Kingdom itself was a nightmare!!! If you don’t have kids, I’d suggest only doing the Magic Kingdom from the fireworks on, not during the day. That’s how the hubs and I got to ride most of the rides. We had a “magical” date night on Christmas Eve (see what I did there). We spent the day with the family, but when dinner time came we parted ways and went to Epcot. There we had dinner in Japan, drinks in England, dessert in Italy, and watch the fireworks in America. We then took the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, and while everyone else was on a mass exodus to get leave we got in quickly and were able to ride 6 or more rides, some multiple times, in the final hours the park was open, and never had to wait more than 20-30 mins. It was so much fun!!

Since my last post there have been some changes in our life. No, not that… If only. However, for Christmas we did receive a kit and membership to Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. First, let me say, if you’re going to give this as a gift, do it privately and with a sweet note explaining how the program changed your life and now you’re hoping it can change the recipient’s life too. Instead, we received it from my mother and her partner, who weren't even in FL for Christmas with us, and not know what it was we opened it in front of everyone, only to find out from my sister that they had given the same thing to everyone after going to some seminar about it. Needless to say, it’s pretty embarrassing to open a present like that in front of everyone, especially knowing that the giver wasn't even practicing the teachings yet. That being said, after some discussion back at home we decided to give it a try, and we’re in love! We have one more lesson to do and then I’ll be doing a post about our experience and how FPU has changed our plans and our relationship. It’s truly something special, and I highly recommend it!

Has anyone else actually done FPU? I’d love to know if you’re still sticking with it and how it helped or even didn't help you. 

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope your hearts are filled with love and joy this weekend as you celebrate.

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