Finish Year Update: Mid-September

Brennan and Lesa:

  • Finish one book a month (minimum)

Brennan: Reading another book about Tim Tebow currently…

Lesa: Finished “To Heaven and Back” and “One Call Away”

  • Finish paying off credit cards by December 2012

We have paid off 98% of our credit card debt! We will have it paid off by October! Praise God! We will then start paying off our student loans in a couple of months after taking a short break to build up our savings account and travel fund.

  • Finish using all Groupons/gift certificates

make a list and schedule on calendar as “date nights”

We have 3 Groupons left to use. We started with 12 Groupons and 4 gift cards, and we’ve bought some since we started this.

Lesa:

  • Finish losing 30 pounds and keep it off permanently

I have lost 8 lbs… 🙂

  • Finish YouVersion Bible reading plan
  • Send 30 thank you notes this year; finish sending wedding thank you notes

I have sent 12 thank you notes this year…that’s it.

  • Finish purchasing “secret sister” gifts

  • Finish organizing attic and put everything in plastic containers for protection from mice/temperatures

  • Finish protecting important documents by purchasing a “fire safe”
  • Finish funding emergency fund ($1,000)
    Open new savings account specifically for the emergency fund
  • Finish organizing clothes in bedroom (i.e. figure out solution with tiny closet)

Finish Year Update: August

A little behind on this…

July was an incredibly busy month, but we did make some progress!

Brennan and Lesa:

  • Finish one book a month (minimum)

Brennan: Finished a book about Tim Tebow…

Lesa: Finished “Faith and Other Flat Tires”

  • Finish paying off credit cards by December 2012

We have paid off 76% of our credit card debt!

  • Finish using all Groupons/gift certificates

make a list and schedule on calendar as “date nights”

We have 3 Groupons left to use. We started with 12 Groupons and 4 gift cards, and we’ve bought some since we started this.

Lesa:

  • Finish losing 30 pounds and keep it off permanently

I have lost 8 lbs… 🙂

  • Finish YouVersion Bible reading plan

 

  • Send 30 thank you notes this year; finish sending wedding thank you notes

I have sent 12 thank you notes this year…that’s it.

  • Finish purchasing “secret sister” gifts

  • Finish organizing attic and put everything in plastic containers for protection from mice/temperatures

  • Finish protecting important documents by purchasing a “fire safe”
  • Finish funding emergency fund ($1,000)
    Open new savings account specifically for the emergency fund
  • Finish organizing clothes in bedroom (i.e. figure out solution with tiny closet)

Finish Year Update: July

July was an incredibly busy month, but we did make some progress!

Brennan and Lesa:

  • Finish one book a month (minimum)

Brennan: Finished “Wyatt Earp”…

Lesa: I am SO far behind on my reading.

Finish paying off credit cards by December 2012

We have paid off 74.49% of our credit card debt and are down to ONE CARD!

  • Finish using all Groupons/gift certificates

make a list and schedule on calendar as “date nights”

We have 6 Groupons left to use. Making progress!

We started with 12 Groupons and 4 gift cards, and we’ve bought some since we started this.

Lesa:

  • Finish losing 30 pounds and keep it off permanently

I really need to work on this…we’re going to start going to the gym in the morning soon!

  • Finish YouVersion Bible reading plan

  • Send 30 thank you notes this year; finish sending wedding thank you notes

I have sent 12 thank you notes this year!

  • Finish purchasing “secret sister” gifts

  • Finish organizing attic and put everything in plastic containers for protection from mice/temperatures

  • Finish protecting important documents by purchasing a “fire safe”
  • Finish funding emergency fund ($1,000)
    Open new savings account specifically for the emergency fund
  • Finish organizing clothes in bedroom (i.e. figure out solution with tiny closet)

Finish Year Update: June

June was an incredibly busy month, and because of that we did not reach some of our goals for the first time. Neither of us finished a book, but given the amount of books that we’ve already read this year, we’re okay with that. 

Brennan and Lesa:

  • Finish one book a month (minimum)

Brennan:  Reading “Wyatt Earp” (which is a lot longer than we realized) on the Kindle…

Lesa: Reading a few books at the moment…haven’t finished one yet.

Finish paying off credit cards by December 2012

We have paid off 71.82% of our credit card debt! We are going to pay our second-to-last card off in July!

  • Finish using all Groupons/gift certificates

make a list and schedule on calendar as “date nights”

We have 6 Groupons left to use. Making progress!

We started with 12 Groupons and 4 gift cards, and we’ve bought some since we started this.

Lesa:

  • Finish losing 30 pounds and keep it off permanently

I really need to work on this…we’re going to start going to the gym in the morning soon!

  • Finish YouVersion Bible reading plan 

  • Send 30 thank you notes this year; finish sending wedding thank you notes

I have sent 12 thank you notes this year!

  • Finish purchasing “secret sister” gifts

  • Finish organizing attic and put everything in plastic containers for protection from mice/temperatures

  • Finish protecting important documents by purchasing a “fire safe”
  • Finish funding emergency fund ($1,000)
    Open new savings account specifically for the emergency fund
  • Finish organizing clothes in bedroom (i.e. figure out solution with tiny closet)

Finish Year Update: Mid-June

Brennan and Lesa:

  • Finish one book a month (minimum)

Brennan:  Reading “Wyatt Earp” (which is a lot longer than we realized) on the Kindle…

Lesa: Reading a few books at the moment…haven’t finished one yet.

Finish paying off credit cards by December 2012

We have paid off 70.88% of our credit card debt!

  • Finish using all Groupons/gift certificates

make a list and schedule on calendar as “date nights”

We have 4 Groupons and 1 gift card left to use (just bought one). Making progress!

We started with 12 Groupons and 4 gift cards.

Lesa:

  • Finish losing 30 pounds and keep it off permanently

I really need to work on this…

  • Finish YouVersion Bible reading plan 

  • Send 30 thank you notes this year; finish sending wedding thank you notes

I have sent 12 thank you notes this year!

  • Finish purchasing “secret sister” gifts

  • Finish organizing attic and put everything in plastic containers for protection from mice/temperatures

  • Finish protecting important documents by purchasing a “fire safe”
  • Finish funding emergency fund ($1,000)
    Open new savings account specifically for the emergency fund
  • Finish organizing clothes in bedroom (i.e. figure out solution with tiny closet)

Finish Year Update: May

Brennan and Lesa:

  • Finish one book a month (minimum)

Brennan:  Finished “Game Plan for Life” and “Date Your Wife“…and is reading “The Fourth Fisherman” currently.

Lesa: Finished “It Was Kitty’s Idea” by Joseph Brechbill, “Love Does” by Bob Goff, “My Big Bottom Blessing” by Teasi Cannon, “The Fourth Fisherman” by Joe Kissack, “By Faith, Not By Sight” by Scott MacIntyre, and “Winning Balance” by Shawn Johnson.

  • Finish paying off credit cards by December 2012

We have paid off 67% of our credit card debt!

  • Finish using all Groupons/gift certificates

make a list and schedule on calendar as “date nights”

We have 4 Groupons and 1 gift card left to use (just bought one). Making progress!

We started with 12 Groupons and 4 gift cards.

Lesa:

  • Finish losing 30 pounds and keep it off permanently

I have lost 8 lbs…still.

  • Finish YouVersion Bible reading plan

  • Send 30 thank you notes this year; finish sending wedding thank you notes

I have sent 12 thank you notes this year! I decided to adjust the goal down to 30 from 60.

  • Finish purchasing “secret sister” gifts

  • Finish organizing attic and put everything in plastic containers for protection from mice/temperatures

  • Finish protecting important documents by purchasing a “fire safe”
  • Finish funding emergency fund ($1,000)
    Open new savings account specifically for the emergency fund
  • Finish organizing clothes in bedroom (i.e. figure out solution with tiny closet)

Finish Year Update: Mid-May

Brennan and Lesa:

  • Finish one book a month (minimum)

Brennan:  Reading “Game Plan for Life” and “The Birth of the Republic”…

Lesa: Finished “It Was Kitty’s Idea” by Joseph Brechbill and “Love Does” by Bob Goff…

  • Finish paying off credit cards by December 2012

We have paid off 65.7% of our credit card debt!

  • Finish using all Groupons/gift certificates

make a list and schedule on calendar as “date nights”

We used a Groupon to the Challenge Family Fun Center in Middletown this past weekend to take some of our MHS boys miniature golfing. It’s a really fun and affordable place!

We have 4 Groupons and 1 gift card left to use (just bought one). Making progress!

We started with 12 Groupons and 4 gift cards.

Lesa:

  • Finish losing 30 pounds and keep it off permanently

I have lost 8 lbs…still.

  • Finish YouVersion Bible reading plan

  • Send 60 thank you notes this year (average of 5 per month); finish sending wedding thank you notes

I have sent 12 thank you notes this year (none in March, or April yet)…I’m behind! I might have to readjust this goal.

  • Finish purchasing “secret sister” gifts

  • Finish organizing attic and put everything in plastic containers for protection from mice/temperatures

  • Finish protecting important documents by purchasing a “fire safe”
  • Finish funding emergency fund ($1,000)
    Open new savings account specifically for the emergency fund
  • Finish organizing clothes in bedroom (i.e. figure out solution with tiny closet)