Monday, March 21, 2011

Eating an Elephant - Part 3

Our monthly debt update looks like this.  I get more and more excited every month!

We have paid off $8,700.07 in debt!

August 1, 2010 Total Debt
(excluding the house)

February 28, 2011 Total Debt
(excluding the house)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another Year

Yesterday was my birthday, but I'm not telling how many this makes.  Ok, well 33.

My sweet  husband, friends and family made it really special.  I am truly blessed far beyond what I deserve.

First, Tommy got up early and headed to my office.  When I arrived, he had balloons, birthday banners, and lots of St. Patrick's Day fun stuff.  Yes, I know I'm lucky to have such a sweet man.

Then, he gave me this little goodie.  I died!

Between the calls, texts, 50+ messages on Facebook and the other happies I received, I really felt special yesterday.  It's good to be loved!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Noah's First Play - "The Dining Room"

Last weekend, Noah performed in his first high school production called "The Dining Room" written by A.R. Gurney.  Noah played three parts in the play which all took place in a dining room, of course!  The play centered around the dying culture of dinner in the dining room and the upper middle class.  Noah's first part was as a pre-teen boy, Michael, who was sad because his nanny/maid/friend was leaving to get married.  His second part was as a carpenter, Paul, who had been hired to fix the aging table and is oblivious to the flirtations of the newly single lady of the house.  The last part is was the son of the family patriarch, Dick, who is trying to avoid his father's requests to talk about his funeral wishes. 

I am SO proud of Noah for actually getting up on stage in front of everyone and really getting into character.  He has always been my more introverted child and it was nice to see him emerge from his shell and really shine.

You can read the article from our local newspaper here.  "The Dining Room" ran February 24-26, 2011.

Noah, in costume and being silly, with my sweet grandparents.