Monday, November 17, 2008

G5 Weekend Report


It was a nice relaxing weekend. Mark and I went on our first date in almost 5 MONTHS!! Yep, it had been that long :( We enjoyed a nice trip to Outback Steak house, courtesy of SAIC. Mark saved them about 50-70k earlier this year. They thought they would give him a $75 expensed dinner anywhere. Whoop-a-dee-do!!! Hey, but it's better than nothing ;) Some stock or a bonus on top of that would have been nicer. We did enjoy our steak and martini's and it was nice to be out with out the kiddos!! Thanks to Jamie Poppins, our Wednesday helper. She is a godsend. She feels more like a friend, than a respite person. We adore her.

Saturday, we met some of Ethan's friends for breakfast at the Hamburger Factory and a play date at the train park. We had a lot of fun, but it was a pretty hot day, so they kids were not really in the mood to run around on the playground after riding on the train.

This pic is our friend Tyler from Ethan's class last year. Down in the pic below is Ethan and our friend Ben from Ethan's class this year.  Kaylee and I are in the background.




Saturday afternoon we just relaxed.  I went to Target with Kaylee and picked up some needs.  My feet were starting to look like Fred Flintstone's so, I decided to give myself a pedicure. Kaylee, being my little girly girl, wanted to have her toes painted too. So I just took a plain paint brush and "painted" her toes with out any paint. I knew she wouldn't hold still for the drying process, so this was much better for my little princess. She was sooo cute. She wants to be just like mommy!! See her with my phone, car keys and sunglasses. We took this pic just before we left for Target. Mark did snap some pedicure pics, but they were too dark to post.


Sunday was a lazy Sunday, but we did get a few things done around the house.  I paid bills and organized some of my finances.  We are using a new system and we are trying to eliminate our credit card debt and just buy things in cash from now on.  We just want to reserve the credit cards for emergency purposes only.  We'd like to have little to no credit card debt by this time next year.  That would be nice!!  I just closed a credit account yesterday and I am getting ready to close another next month.  Mark just eliminated his school loan and I am almost finished with mine!  Yay!  It does feel nice to get rid of some bills.  I am using a program called Pennies on my iPhone to keep track of everything I spend.  It's quick and easy and I categorize all my spending.



Mark and I also played a little wii while the kids were napping. We hadn't busted out the wii fit in a while, so we decided to do a body test. I was sooooo proud of Mark to see what a difference he has made in just a few months. Here are the results of his portion control, more water intake and less junk! Keep up the good work daddy!! You are on your way to getting healthy!

4 comments:

baby trevor's mommy said...

Not that you need convincing...but all your kiddos are adorable. But today's pic was definately Kay! Looking all big-girl-ish! She's so cute Shan!

I'm so happy you & Mark got some time alone! My mom has been good about letting J & I get out every other week...and it's just nice to reconnect w/o speaking over little voices! ha! btw...we're Texas RoadHouse junkies!

...danielle

JSmith5780 said...

Oh sure, just BRAG about how hot it is there while us little people (me and D) shiver up north. We are supposed to hit a high of 36 today!

Love the pics andyay on the new words!

winspears said...

What a fun filled weekend! Love the pics!

~Mama Skates~ said...

we're getting snow & it's too hot to play outside where u r! so weird!

glad u guys got out for date nite...we're texas roadhouse junkies here to danielle! ;0)

that pic of kaylee is sooo darn cute! she's definitely mama's girl!