We spent our Thanksgiving Day thanking God for the incredible blessing of family. Last night we had a fun Mario Kart tournament. The laughter of our children and the joy on their faces was priceless...nothing can top it.
This morning we slept in...until 6:00 (which was late for us). Preston and I did p90X yoga and just had a wonderful family morning together. Late morning we headed to Preston's Mom's house to celebrate Paw Paw Bill's birthday and spend another great day with family...enjoying yummy food, playing outside and watching football. The family time again was priceless.
It was so relaxing to not look at a single sale add, rush out the door on Thanksgiving Day, stand in line for hours, stay up all night or shop for hours. There was nothing I needed that Wal-Mart, Target, Bath and Body Works, or any other retailer can provide. So, what savings did I gain out of today? The savings of every dollar I would have spent on items retailers are convincing me I need. All of these savings and all our savings for the next year are directed to bringing home our daughter who is sitting in a Ukraine orphanage right now waiting for her parents.