Nov 22 2011

So thankful…and what I’m up to lately

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Last year, I was largely pregnant with Vivienne. Our Thanksgiving plans were to have a nice, simple meal with our then family of 3. I ordered a heat & eat dinner from a restaurant in Mt. Lebanon, PA (Atria’s, for you locals). I simply had no energy or interest to cook a meal. It was tasty and did the trick.

This year, we will enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner with Shane’s extended family. We’ll drive down the day of, and spend a little more than an hour in the van each way. That’s it. Such a change from last year and years before!

We are so incredibly blessed and thankful for all He has given us. I can’t even list it all here, it would be too much.


I haven’t forgotten about the retirement topic that we had been discussing here on the blog in recent weeks. I’m working on a (free) eBook type of guide since I didn’t think many of you would be interested in a huge series on the topic. This way, if you are interested, you can download it and read at your leisure. I hope to have it completed soon (whatever that means).


There are a number of home-improvement type projects that I’d like to tackle this winter, including some painting, the laundry/mud room overhaul and … more painting, probably. We need to make some lists and decide exactly what we want to accomplish and figure out the order of the projects. Looking forward to sharing the before & after pictures here.


Vivienne will turn 1 on Dec. 17, and Jonathan will turn 3 on Dec. 20. Weeee! We’re having a combined party for them, just a little family thing. I’m doing a theme in the way of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thank you, Pinterest, for lots of great ideas in that regard.

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Hey! I'm Kacie, wife to Shane and mother to Jonathan (7), Vivienne (5) and Amelia (2) . I write about my family's finance: how we save money, improve our spending, and plan for the future.

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