Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Tis the last days of summer

What craziness that summer is almost over and yet in some ways I am looking forward to Fall with cooler weather,school starting and all sort of adventures around the corner.
School starts for me on Monday which I am VERY excited and only a tad nervous about.I have wanted to go to school for some time now and it feels great to be moving forward and not just talking about it. I really owe a lot to Chris who encourages me and believes in me when I do not believe in myself. I have always been a bit of a dreamer but Chris helps me to act on those dreams and not let fear get in the way,he is a such a big support and that along with many other reasons is what makes me love him so much.:)

I have been have almost too much fun with couponing and watching deals.On our date day yesterday Chris was a perfect angel and went to CVS and Walgreens with me twice so we could get those great deals in the picture.I spent $10.13,saved $44.11 and on average spent .78 cents on each item.Not too bad considering that we certainly use shampoo,conditioner,deodorant, razors and toothpaste.The candy we do not *need* but it was pretty cheap so it was hard to resist and Chris tore into it right away.:)
So I am officially addicted to couponing and saving money,it is great fun to see how much you can save and I am hoping to do my weekly CVS,Walgreens and Target once a week while Chris is at school.

Our date day yesterday was so much fun! We went out to eat at  Grunauer which is a Austrian restaurant that is fairly new to the area.It was super good and we had a grand time eating and talking.We then went to the Genealogy library and had fun looking up family.We have been going over family history since we started courting so thought this would be the perfect free date and it was! We are wanting to go back once we gather up more information on both sides of the family.

I have been checking into studying abroad,maybe it is just one of my many dreams but it is something I have always wanted to do and with both of us being in school at the same time it is a possibility. I was looking into scholarships and their are quite a few available so it has gotten my hopes up and even though I am trying to not dream too much it is exciting to think about.If we did do it we would probably go to either New Zealand or Australia as Chris would have a lot more to do in the Biology field plus I would love it.
Who knows what the future hold but it is exciting to think about!:) 


  1. Yay for you!! I love how you're getting such great deals. If we lived closer to town, we'd be able to take advantage of all that more often ;)

    Wow, studying abroad; how neat and exciting that would be! I hope you get the chance... and how awesome that Chris is encouraging you to go to school and follow your dreams. :)

  2. It looks to me like some of those candy packages are already empty! ;)

    I admire your couponing skills. I have friends who do this, and I'm a bargainer at heart, but I don't have the patience to figure all that stuff out.

  3. Oooh, sounds like a fun day and genealogy can be fascinating.
    You did good at CVS! We got some good deals at Walgreens yesterday.

  4. Thanks for being so transparent and honest in your post. I REALLY appreciate your brief profile statement at the bottom of the right column. God will honor you in your life as you seek to honor Him.

  5. NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right that's settled your coming here=)

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