Birthday Gifts and Anniversary Gifts

So many people think having a wedding band is important. To be honest I’ve went through 3 bands since we finally got married almost 9 years ago (July). Usually I lose them at work when my hands sweat and I take off rubber gloves I don’t notice that it is gone till the trash is taken out and sorry not sorry I’m not dumpster diving in a fast food restaurant…And my husband has swelling problems in his hands.

So when an article popped up on Facebook about couples tattoos I fell in love with the idea of wedding band tatt’s…Years ago we wanted to do but a shop refused then he went to prison…So after saving up the money, we got them done and since his birthday is Saturday and mine is in June, our anniversary follows in July we did a combination gift.

It took maybe 20 minutes for both and no it didn’t really hurt to bad and I”m in love with our new set and don’t have to worry about loosing it.


Date Night

You will read in a lot of advice columns that date night is important, and I agree couples need some time to themselves and time to chill. What do you guys do on your date nights?

Heres an example of most of ours date nights. We don’t really go out, we have to take our budget into consideration.

So me and my husband ¬†have the opportunity for a date night. He got off work before midnight and due to Dr excuse I am off work this entire weekend (ugh labyrinthitis). The kids are at Nanny and Pa-paw’s (my parents)….and what do we spend it doing.

I spend it Facebook stalking the people with kids old enough to go to prom, like our oldest, but she chose not to so and taking dumb Facebook ¬†quizzes. Jody is playing Final Fantasy X 12 or 13…ah 13 I had to check.

Later we will probably finish the second season of Dexter. (I hope so he can catch up with me)

Yep we are getting old. But there is no one I would rather grow old with.


Intro Post

So just a quick intro, I actually ran a blog in the past about being married to someone in prison and it quickly turned into a facebook support group. But now with my husband finally home after 8 long years, I thought I would start a new family / lifestyle blog up. Mostly so our extended family’s can keep up with us. But also as a form of entertainment for me.

So quick background me and Jody are almost at 9 years of marriage, but met when we were 13 and had our first daughter when we were 18. We have two wonderful girls, Eden 17 and Lily 8. He did do a long prison sentence but is doing great since being released. We have 2 cats (noodle and black cat) a hamster (gussy) and we get to get our puppy Monday (Dexter). We both work outside the home, but I’m wanting to transition eventually to work at home.

The basic overall plan for my blog family updates (including our furry babies), rants and ramblings, work at home things, probably coupons and money saving tips eventually. I want to atleast update 4 times a week, until I complete my transition and then it will be daily.