Tuesday, August 4, 2009

School shopping...

School shopping. You know you like it. You know you do! :) Russell and I had been talking about ways to help the boys with budgeting money. We gave each of the 4 boys $150. We helped them go through the clothes they already had to see what was still decent for school.

Then we helped them write down what they needed. I am very proud to say they each did very well. We told them if there was any money left over - it would be their's to keep and do with what they liked. They made sure to have new shoes, socks, underwear, some needed extra shirts, sweatshirts and jeans. They all needed new belts. Nephi will need a new winter coat - so we are waiting for those to show up in the store and THEN go on sale. :)

Never pay for anything full price. That's my motto and I'm sticking to it.

2 comments:

Erica said...

I have the same motto--must be on SALE/Clearance and must be CHEAP! Went to the outlet mall today to find such items: nothing! Totally disappointed!

Sharon said...

Way to teach the boys how to budget. Their wives will love them even more. But, back on to all of your awards at the FAIR!! CONGRATULATIONS CANDACE!!! I'm so jealous that someone got to taste the freezer jams!! :) Hugs,

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!