I was reading the Grace Church, Ramona California announcements that the secretary Jessica sent us and we saw that On Monday, October 7th, at 7:00pm, The Jost Family http://www.josties.com/ will be performing at Grace Church. This is a free event. Invite family and friends for a great night of musical fun and worship. For more information on this talented musical family check out their website.
I thought this song was really sweet.
Our last Sunday in Virginia was spent at the Spanish speaking church. It was extra special because we sang songs we knew and the pastor spoke Castilian Spanish …music to our ears!! Interesting that he was actually Korean and a missionary to Spain. He had a very good message and excellent Spanish.
We are having such a great time with the folks!! We’re building memories as we “hang-out” with them as they get to visit and better know their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Lord has blessed our family with lots of fun times this summer.
This month we are starting with $13.61 for the month of August. I see no reason why I can’t stay within that limit. Read here the deals from July. With the free or reduced offers available, it’s pretty easy to get a good deal. I keep an envelope with cash in my wallet + any coupons I find.
If I have any extra at the end of the month, I will add that to our vacation fund. Having a small limit helps us appreciate every blessing & treat we have.
Don Schumacher’s Favorite Cookies
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup peanut butter
½ teasp. vanilla
Mix together and add:
1 cup flour
½ cup oatmeal
1 teasp. soda
¼ teasp. salt
6 ounces chocolate chips
½ cup nuts
Here is what we have have spent so far in July:
Starting with $20.00
$1.58- Movie rental @ RedBox (for John & me)
$2.99- Movie rental at Amazon.com (evening with some daughters)
$3.50- pizza & hot dog at SAM’s (while shopping)
$1.50-Burger King ice cream cones with granddaughters
$1.60- soft drink @ Target ( should have brought a water bottle)
What I have left: $8.83 for July. Any funds leftover will be put in a vacation fund.
I spent $15.22 for chinese food at the mall with our daughter Anita, leaving me $13.61 for the month of August for entertainment. That still gives me a lot of options!
I also had a coupon that was a gift from another daughter that I cashed in for Taco Bell that John and I enjoyed. I had a free REDBOX code for a movie so you can see we are doing quite a lot on just $20 a month!!
What a special treat to be able to visit with our friends Bob & Faith. When we were in training with Wyciffe many years ago, they tutored our daughters Anita & Jerusha while we were in classes. They have blessed us much over the years. I meant to take a photo of them but we were so engaged in good conversation that I forgot! Instead, here is a photo of the blueberries that they freshly picked this morning. Faith says that they last a good 10 days in the fridge and can be frozen. This is a very nice blessing for us as well as the Taco Bell lunch they treated us to. What a good day so far!
Fathers Day photos! We have enjoyed every minute with our family. Here we share our day with you:
What fun it’s been to be around some of the grands. They’re growing and we’re starting to feel like ‘normal’ grandparents. Here are a few photos:
John and I ordered on-line a large pizza with 1 topping from Pizza Hut for $5.55 + tax ($5.83 total price paid) and got a free movie rental at REDBOX using a coupon code I got from a blog I follow about saving money.
We’ve also used coupons saved for us by our kids Jesseka & Greg for a buy one, get one free Whopper at Burger King.
The hot dogs at SAM’s club also have helped stretch our entertainment budget.
We now realize that we have to hold our treats (eating out) to about once a week to maintain our budget and our waistlines.
We’ve never eaten out so much! It’s kinda fun…
WOW, what a treat to be able to see our kids and grandkids! Now we know what fun we’ve been missing.
I’ll be posting photos of some of these great kids as I have time but for now, take a look at the hot, humid and GREEN Virginia!