Friday, January 31, 2014

New Health "Insurance"

It's no secret that we love "our" company and job with Dairy One.  They have been an awesome company to work for and Doug loves what he does.  They are good him and the people that work there, so many of them have their own relationship with the Lord.  The only thing that we struggled with was the Health Insurance.  All insurance today is expensive, and I'm sure we weren't paying the most that you can pay out there, but for what we were getting, we felt that we could be better stewards of our money.  At one of my homeschool meetings, the mom's got talking about Christian Health Care options.  At first I was doing the whole, "Yeah, ok!" deal, but then I started really listening and decided to come home and do my own research.  After spending a bunch of time online and over the phone with different companies, we took the plunge and went with Medi-Share.  For us, they fit our needs the best.  The people there have been great to deal with and really make you feel more like a part of a family than a part of an insurance scam.  I feel like my money is being used wisely and not on things that I don't want my money spent on.  Want to learn more about it and see if it would be a good option for you?  Click on Medi-Share and learn more!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thankful Thursday

God is good!  But I don't need to tell you that do I! :)  He continually shows us that He cares.  Saturday night, I ordered some stuff we needed for the camper and a couple early birthday gifts for the girls.  When I was checking out on Amazon, before finalizing the order, I double checked on something and then went back to finalize it.  I didn't realize before I hit the final order button, but Amazon had changed my free shipping to 2 day shipping.  Sunday morning I woke up, checked my email and realized the mistake I had made.  We now had almost $19 worth of shipping charges that I didn't need to spend.  Now we have the money for it, but I just felt like it was a waste and a irresponsible thing to do.  It really bummed me out.  Monday I woke up and checked my email again and there was an email from Amazon.  Now I order from there quite often and I have NEVER gotten an email like this.  It stated that the items I had ordered and asked for 2 day shipping were unable to be shipped in that time frame.  Therefore, they were refunding my shipping expenses for the entire order :)  God did that!  He didn't have to, it wasn't a huge deal, but He did, just for me!  
Thank you God!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Our big news :)

After years of waiting and saving, we made the move and got ourselves a camper :)  We have looked at this thing every year, at least once, for the past 5ish years.  This year, we sold our boiler and changed around our health insurance to save some money and decided it was time to make the move.  We are super excited about the family time that this is going to give us.  When Doug is in Ithaca all week, we know ahead of time, and if we aren't needed here, we can pull it down and stay with him.   The girls are beyond excited!  Can't wait to make our first trip with it!

They wanted their individual pictures taken too ;)

I left the inside pictures off for now.  I promise I'll show them later :) 
 I want to show my Mom and Dad in person and not on here ;)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Church Skating Party!

First off, I'm sorry this blog is a little late this morning!  My goal was to have it up normal time, but that obviously didn't happen!  :/  
Anyway....a couple Saturday's ago, the a bunch of church families met at the Lowville Ice Skating rink for some fun :)  We had a pretty good turn out!  We didn't have the rink to ourselves, but we sure had fun!  Please excuse some of the pictures, I learned that its very difficult to take accurate pictures of ice skating!  LOL

The teens were so helpful with the younger kids who were trying their first time on skates.

Once she figured out the "walker", she was pretty much unstoppable!

Working hard

Too cute!

Go Marissa, Go!  She did sooo good :)

One of her many times on the ground!  She did awesome, but would go so fast and then wipe out.  I'm not sure how she was even walking the next day!


Now she is moving!

Look Mom, no hands!

So cute


 A good share of the group just before we left :)
For anyone in the area looking for a fun activity to do with your kids, skating is free at the Lowville Fair Grounds and they even offer free rentals!  It doesn't get better than that!