Thursday, October 9, 2008

Nothing new....

Nothing new is happening around here...There is something great happening though. I finally after 9 weeks of school, feel like we are getting in a routine. Praise the Lord! Or maybe I decided to not be so hard on myself. I haven't decided which it is. Oh well, I just glad it is happening!

I have a question for all of you.....Have you changed anything or doing something different is regard to the current economic situation? We (as a family) have really been thinking about making some changes, I wondered if maybe you were too. Do you have any grocery tips or frugal things that help your family out? I am looking forward to your replies!

Love to you all!



Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

Hey! The money situation has been on our minds. We haven't made any permanent decisions yet, but our brains are grinding some ideas. Also, Aaron really wants to quit or cut way back on his insurance job by January, so that means less money coming in. I have started my grocery shopping a little differently. I no longer take the bank card. I take cash only with me. Then I use the calculator the entire time. That has cut back on the wanted but not needed items making it into the cart. Then if there is any left over. It is used for gas. Gas prices are an issue for us right now. We drive 78 miles a day just going back and forth to school. When I go back to teaching, which may have to be sooner rather than later, it will improve, b/c we will only be making the trip once a day rather than twice. Right now we are really discussing Christmas. It will probably be next to nothing this year. We have are already preparing the kids. I am considering homemade gifts to all-like the good old fashioned days. We haven't made a final decision yet.

Shane & Kristy Davis said...

Hello Miranda,
Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. Sorry... in my slow reply. Life has been crazy lately! It was so good to hear from you. I have enjoyed reading you blog and catching up. Your kids are so cute.

Things are REALLY expensive up here in Canada. For example: 5 chicken breast-$20 Kraft grated cheese-$8 flour-$12
Some tips that I have for here is to make all you can from scratch-which takes more time and effort. Shred my own cheese. Make my own bread in a bread machine. Make soups and casseroles-you can use less meat. Eat what's on sale.
And... trust the Lord.
I'll enjoy keeping up with each other.