budget, what budget

My plan for $30 a week is not working out; it's shocking, I know. It will though. I am determined. Quite determined. However, it will be after the New Year when it works out because last week my sister was visiting and this week, well I really haven't bought anything yet, so maybe this week I can meet that goal! At the end of next week my family comes. New Year, new goals, right? Isn't that what everyone does??

In the meantime, I've been loading pictures like crazy onto my computer tonight so a few to leave you with on this lovely winter evening just days before Christmas.

Tommy was baptized on Sunday and it was awesome!!

We had a Christmas party to wrap up Wednesday youth time. Family Feud was involved.

Tommy, little cousin Joseph, brother Bradley. Ice skating in Tennessee at Thanksgiving.

Family picture December 2010. It was really hard getting a picture with dogs participating. Eli had to be bribed with my water bottle. I can't imagine how difficult it will be with kids!

And my sister was in town for 10 days. I didn't get a single picture of her sadly but only have this picture of the aftermath. The dogs got really used to playing all day and being around people, so when we left them alone on Monday to go to work, we came home to a chewed up step. Their talent is unbelievable sometimes.