Here is how we saved money/spent money wisely/made extra money this week:
- I had one Usborne party and Mark worked two nights at his part time job.
- I received my Ebates check for this quarter. As always, it was added to Owen's savings account.
- We spent Friday-Wednesday visiting my family in Evansville and Owensboro. Here is an over-view of the (mostly free!) fun we had:
Friday - The kids and I drove down after a doctor's appointment. We spent the afternoon playing in the backyard with Mama. My parents treated us to sushi dinner at Fujiyama (Annabeth's very favorite)
Wheelbarrow Rides from Grandpa after our sushi dinner
Saturday - We drove down to Owensboro to spend the day with Momaw. Annabeth enjoyed playing at the Owensboro library and the kids also enjoyed the playground and splash pad at Legion Park.
Sunday - After church, we headed to the mall to use free carousel ride coupons sent to us by a friend, and blog reader!, Miss Scarlett. While at the mall Annabeth got her ears pierced and we shopped three stores using coupons to save lots of money!
Monday - We drove to the Cache River State Natural Area (just outside Vienna, IL) to view Totality of the total eclipse. I will say that watching through the glasses was kind of "oh, okay..." but then Totality happened and it was just incredible! My Uncle John had suggested us going to this nature preserve and we were there with just around 100 people and it just went quiet. Everyone was literally awestruck. What an awesome moment - thank you God! We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the nature center and made two little stops on the way home to see some unique Illinois trees. Neither of the kids had been to Illinois and it was special to see such an incredible display of God's power with our family (we went with my parents, sister, and two of my uncles)
My dad captured this moment of Totality.
While I have seen many incredible pictures,
none have actually done it justice. God is so good!
Tuesday - We had a Transportation Field Trip Day. We started off the day at the Evansville Regional Airport. We looked at the ticket counters, baggage claim, and security. We were able to see one plane land and one take off. Then the kids had fun playing on an indoor play-gym on display. That night we went to Red Bank Library to enjoy a presentation by the Evansville Fire Department. Owen is REALLY into fire trucks so he was in heaven! He loved the truck!
Owen loved the fire truck! Much to his LEO Daddy's dismay he is a total fire kid!
We are back home and looking forward to a great weekend!
Happy Savings to All!