I've experimented with posting a few pictures, so lets hope they turned out!
The past few days haven't been very exciting around here. Yesterday was a few mystery shops, which just seemed to take over the entire day. On top of that we had to return Phil's tux (which was way out of the way) and the shops were no where near that. But, on a positive note, I got a new pair of jeans at Gap Outlet for a super good price and I got a cute sweater too. Plus we got free dinner and free lunch! However, it is nice to have our normal life back. Everything got so crazy during the wedding and Charlotte is finally settling down.
A couple days ago we bought a deep freeze! We were getting really sick of balancing everything in our freezer (it doesn't have a shelf and about 1/2 of the freezer is taken up by an ice maker). We got an amazing deal! We found a 7 sq. ft. freezer by GE for $205. So its about 1/2 the size of a normal one, but we don't need a huge one. Now I can stock up on things when they are on sale! So our laundry room is even more crowded... but its worth it. Thanks to Christmas money and a little saving, we got it! Here's a picture of it below :).
Charlotte has learned a new "trick." She can hold on to the side of the couch and stand all by herself! And she can do this for minutes... not just 10 seconds. She's also sitting more reliably, but I don't think she likes it. Its pretty obvious that she topples herself over on purpose. We just let her do it since its on carpet and she doesn't mind. She has a doctors appointment on Wednesday! I can't wait to see how much she's grown. The next one after that is at 9 months, so they're beginning to get further apart. She's growing up so quickly! Here's a picture I took of her yesterday:
For those of you who didn't know, Phil and I are doing the "Dave Ramsey Plan." We took the class this fall and have started budgeting! We just paid for our wedding... in cash... so that was awesome! And we haven't used a credit card since before Charlotte was born. Now we're ready to pay off Phil's first student loan for $1500... even before it started accumulating interest! We're both super excited about it, because we can officially start our "debt snowball." We started to do the "debt snowball" first instead of a honeymoon. We both decided we would feel bad going on a trip with loans to pay off... hopefully in a few years we can take an awesome honeymoon and then a great family vacation!