Tag Archives: Seattle Trip

Interest Free Loans

8 Jul

I’m really frustrated right now.

Aaron has been working major overtime the past few weeks. It’s been a struggle for the whole family but I’ve kept soldiering forward because of the end goals: chipping away at debt and visiting my family in the Seattle, WA area. Today, we discovered that neither of those things will be happening.

Evidently, we jumped a tax bracket and over a thousand dollars will be going to the government as an interest free loan until tax season next year. In situations like these, I wish Aaron was comfortable with changing the withholdings from his paycheck. I understand his reasonings, but it doesn’t make things any easier to swallow right now.

Thankfully, what was left to us will completely cover our travel and food expenses to take Ella to her Chicago appointment next month. That is a blessing and I am grateful for that. God does provide what we need.

Until we can see family again, I’ll have to appease myself by looking at photos from our last visit during Thanksgiving 2009.


Wiggle Your Nose!

24 Nov

We’re leaving my family’s house today and trekking to my Aunt and Uncle’s place in Eastern Washington to spend Thanksgiving with them. I’m hoping we survive the 3 hour drive (one way) with our collective sanity in one piece as Miles has not yet made friends with his car seat.

So to start our day out with a smile, we’ll wiggle our nose like a waaaaaabit.

Heading Out

23 Nov

We’re all going to Seattle, Washington to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with my side of the family. My parents were gracious enough to fly all four of us out for the week of Thanksgiving. Aaron will be returning the Saturday after the holiday and the kids and I will be flying back the second week of December. THAT will be an adventure — flying with two children by myself. woohoo

The last time my family saw Ella, she looked like this:

Not impressed with the rain
My solemn eight month old

Now she’s my spunky 2 yr old girl:


And they haven’t even met Miles yet!

While I’m sure the travel will be something nightmares are made of (3 hour trip to the airport then hours in the airplane), it’ll be worth it.


Just as an FYI, Mrs. Soup is babysitting my blog while I’m without internet this week. We’re spending the week of Thanksgiving with extended family in Eastern Washington and I’m not counting on having internet access out there.

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