Friday, June 22, 2012

Time for a Check-In

Its been a while since I posted last.
Honestly, sometimes life just gets in the way!

We have been busy since we moved to New Hampshire, mom and I have been planting gardens, and tending the yard harder than I thought possible. Between getting the vegetable garden going, and putting in two new gardens (one for pumpkins and one for flowers).  And I have been enjoying every minute of it.

Now, getting down to the "Personal" finance aspects of things.

I am up to 32 hours a week at work! FULL TIME BABY. It happened much, much quicker than I had anticipated. In two and a half more months I will be eligible for company health, dental, and vision insurance, and I have to be honest, I could not be happier about it. As of right now, I am accruing my PTO. I also get PAID holidays. Never in my wildest dreams, did I think that I would be receiving Money, to sit at home and enjoy the fireworks on the fourth of July. On top of it all I Love My Job. 
Not that it's not tough. I work with disabled adults, so it has its challenges, but at the end of the day, I feel like I have accomplished something really meaningful.

I also have Money in Savings!... Not much, and most of it will be depleted shortly, when Auston goes back to Florida to get his car. But still, we steadily add to it each week. And that is something I have never been able to do before. So I am proud.

We are also sound enough to take $50 out of each paycheck (every two weeks) and put it towards a date night. So we get to go out and do something small every weekend, which is lovely.
I got the idea after seeing my grandmother go out every Friday night with Grampy.

We take $100 every two weeks and go grocery shopping, so the food has been good! In Florida we went maybe once a month, and food in the house was scarce to say the least. And we definitely didn't have Snacks. So that has me stoked too, we hardly actually spend the $100, so leftovers gets put aside for later.

All in all, things are looking up. Its still tight for us, and we are about to enter into some more bills as we take over the house this month, but we are making it. We have room to move too, I can cut back on things if I have to, like date night, so I'm not to panicked.

Now, A briefing on my up and coming wedding! AHHHH.
We set the date for June 23rd, 2013.

A few weeks ago I bought my dress. And my Veil. And a beautiful necklace made with crystals and pearls. And my Sexy Undergarments. All for $1,085. Can you Say heck yea?!
The dress is truly beautiful, and I couldn't be happier with it.
The best part is that they are letting us make payments. We put $100 down and my mom and I are splitting the cost, so I pay $60 a month, it will be paid off by January. Which is awesome.

We are going simple for the wedding, we are having in the yard. And paying for things as we go throughout the year. That way the financial toll won't be too bad.

And there you have it! I will try and update more often. Shame on me :)