We had an awesome weekend, how about you? On Friday, Allen turned double digits and had his 10th birthday. I look at him and wonder where the time went! It’s a tradition in our family that the birthday boy (or girl), gets to choose their birthday dinner. Allen decided we’d all make our own pizzas! What fun…everyone got a chance to put their own toppings on a pita and we baked them in the oven. It was a big hit. He chose strawberry cheesecake for his cake (he takes after his mama!)
Sunday, we went to the apple orchard. We found a place with a hay jump, corn maze and play area that had free entry. The kids had a blast playing and running around and then we went and picked some Empires for eating and Courtlands for baking. We got a ton of pictures, here’s my favourite, Charlotte in the Pumpkin Patch:
I baked an apple crisp for dessert on Sunday, and now have to start perusing the net for some more tasty apple dishes. If anyone has anything to share, please leave the recipe.
You’ll see there on our side bar that we have listed our current consumer debt load. Last year at this time, it was around $49,000…we’ve cleared $20,000! According to my calculations, we should be debt free by January 2013, that’s 27 months from now. This is taking into account current salaries and current payments. It doesn’t take into account tax returns and other sources of income, so it could feasibly be shorter than that. I can’t wait to see it keep going down, down, down!
Here’s our weekly menu:
Sunday ~ Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Garlic bread, apple crisp
Monday ~ Mushroom hamburger gravy over rice with peas
Tuesday ~ Oktoberfest Sausage Soup and homemade bread
Wednesday ~ baked chicken, potatoes, veggies
Thursday ~ Veggie casserole
Friday ~ Meatloaf, Rice, Veggies
Saturday ~ ??? Haven’t decided yet
Sunday ~ Thanksgiving dinner…turkey with all the trimmings