When I left work I went to CVS because they had a promotion going. If you spent $25 or more on certain proctor and gamble products you got the DVD for $3.99. I spent $33 and saved $28, it felt great. I have quit clipping coupons, but I really do need to start back up again soon! Saving money is so addictive and I love the feeling you get when you see that magic number that tells you how much you saved.
I wanted to plan a special night for Joseph and the kids. Joseph has been working so hard and is constantly on the go. I wanted to prepare a special meal for him. As you know we have started Apples of Gold on Monday nights. During our first meeting Janice taught us to make a wonderful meal. She also talked about making dinner time special by setting the table and making it look nice. I was really inspired by her and decided to "put that into practice". Joseph was running a little late so I went ahead and gave the kids their dinner and baths. On the menu...chicken pie, green beans, rolls and a salad. For desert we had peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. I set the table, turned up the music, lighted a candle and waited on my love. He was so surprised when he walked in the door and smelled dinner and saw the table.
Joseph and I ate dinner and the kids had vanilla ice cream. I wanted all of us to sit at the table together so I told the kids that they could have desert while mommy and daddy ate dinner.
When I picked the kids up from school I told them I had a special surprise for them. Josiah was so excited and ready. He kept asking for his "prise."
Waiting on their "surprise"
What's in the bag daddy??
(Disregard my "happy birthday" bag...it was the only thing I could find!)
What is it sissy??
Can we watch it???
Let the movie begin!
Unfortunately sissy didn't last too long. She was exhausted, so we paused the movie, prayed, and tucked her in. Little man made it almost to the end of the movie, but not quite...
My precious little man...he was so tired!
Okay so totally did not expect to cry during an animated movie. I absolutely loved the movie and yes I balled at the end. I kept picturing my little ones growing up and heading to college....ahhhh I need to stop don't want to start the waterworks again!!!!
It felt so good to prepare all of this for my family. I loved every minute of it! Everything seemed to go wrong at first, but I kept a positive attitude and didn't let the devil discourage me. I have been praying and asking God to give me a serving spirit and to help me be the Godly wife and mother that He wants me to be. I don't want this to be a "once every now and then moment". I want to make dinner special every night and have my husband and children look forward to it. I want them to remember our times at the dinner table for years to come! You may think "they don't notice," or "seriously...every night...go out of MY way to plan a special dinner for my family." Well let me tell you they DO notice and they DO remember it for years to come (just ask Janice!). And the more I dig into God's Word, the more He clarifies that my role as a wife and mother is to care for the needs of my husband and children. I am to be selfless and full of love for them. My needs should come after theirs... and by doing this God will take care of my needs.
I enjoyed serving my family and adding tonight to our "special memories bank."