Monday, February 16, 2009

Can't Buy Me Love

I posted about our new family budget. The first holiday, Valentines Day, came and I did not have the money to get Big D a card or a bottle of wine. I had some spending money left over and went to the drug store and purchased .99 cent candy for the kids, Big D got some fruit twizzlers, and I bought myself a box of chocolates, handed them to Big D when I got home to hand back to me.

Big D put on some Tony Bennett and made his famous spaghetti, good and cheap.
We ate dinner together as a family while the crooners crooned in the background. We then watched some T.V. said the rosary as a family and called it a night.

Our first budget holiday was wonderful. The kids got a treat; we ate a good meal, spent time together, and I was able to have my chocolate when everyone went to bed.

It was a nice Valentines day, love was in the air and money was still in the bank.


Christine said...

We gottcha on the dh and I always make our cards. It has to be homemade. Nothing fancy with paper or stamps. Just some goofy drawings and special words.

We are frugal and love it. You will too!

Katie said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me :)

Soul Pockets said...
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Soul Pockets said...

Christine, my husband made me a card one time for our anniversary. He is some what of an artist. Anyway it was the most precious card I have ever received. Homemade cards are the best.

It was pretty perfect Katie!

Chris said...

Sounds like a great day to me.

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Cathy Adamkiewicz said...

I am so proud of you! It's sooo not easy to do this, but once you get rolling it can actually be more fun!