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Financial Peace

Who wants financial peace, who needs financial peace? Almost everyone…how does it happen, how do you wake up one day and realize your dreams are a thousand miles away because although you’ve been working your behind off, you have nothing to show for it but a huge pile of debt.

What are your dreams: a bigger house; a new car; another baby; not having to check the price tags on clothes for yourself or children; a vacation?  How do you achieve your dreams when you have a mountain of debt and you feel like you dreams are lost?

My church is running a course on how to get out of debt and save money to reach financial freedom.  It’s called “Financial Peace University” and it’s run by a man named Dave Ramsey.  I am so happy with this course has come along and just at the right time.  I started this year knowing that I had to make changes in my life and one area where I had to make changes was in our finances.  So I was ready, I was sick and tired, literally, of being in debt and not having the peace that comes from financial freedom, just having to not worry about debt anymore.

Financial Peace University makes sense, it’s simple, Dave makes it simple, easy to follow steps, he breaks it down to the last penny, every dollar is spoken for before you even get paid, and he makes it fun.  You don’t feel like you have to give up anything, like quality make-up, getting you hair done in a quality salon, mani-pedis, everything you need to be happy whatever that is.  It’s like the perfect weight-loss program; no rules, no giving anything up, the things you love and make you happy.

So, if you’re in debt and ready to have peace in your finances, take a look at Dave Ramsey’s website daveramsey.com and take a look at Financial Peace University.  It will be the best decision of your life and I forgot to add that it will also help your marriage because you won’t be fighting over money anymore.

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Sometimes I wonder how much more tired can I possibly get? My son has had a horrible cough for about four weeks now, to the point where he isn’t falling asleep until twelve one o’clock in the morning. I took him to the doctor with my daughter because she had also been sick, which turned out to be bronchial asthma, and our family doctor told me that their lungs were clear and they both had a cold.

My husband and I had purchased a humidifier for our daughter on the advice from the emergency doctor when I had taken her in and it did wonders for her but our son was still coughing. I was still sending him to school because I believed all he had was a cold and it would run it’s course and he would be fine. Well by this past Tuesday he was still coughing terribly even with the humidifier and his inhalers because he has asthma, so I called our family doctor and I got him an appointment for Wednesday afternoon although I kept him home from school on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our doctor told me he had bronchitis and put him on antibiotics, which was great because at least now we knew what was going on and how to deal with it. So I kept him home from school Thursday and Friday because it takes 24 to 48 hours for the antibiotics to start working. In the meantime I’m not sleeping because everytime he coughs I wake up and I can’t fall asleep because he’s coughing uncontrollably. I also moved into his room, we have a spare bed in there, in case he couldn’t breathe and I had to rush him to emergency.

I don’t think I have ever been this tired but until he is better I can’t and won’t rest. Until he sleeps through the night, I’ll be awake and on the ready to care for him. When you have a child with health issues and special needs, he is autistic which adds a whole other dimension to caring for him, you do what ever you have to do to make sure that they are healthy and give whatever care you have to get them better. Even if it means giving up your comfort to move into their room and sit by their bedside until they fall asleep, just so they feel safe and loved.

Children are a gift and a blessing and I’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that they know that. Enjoy them.

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Amazing Burger

I know that all of my posts so far seem to be about me and my family and that’s part of what I want to do with this.  But I also have other topics to discuss and I am working on one now, but I had to write about this burger place my husband took our children and me to tonight.

It is called 5 Guys burgers and if you live in the Surrey, Langley, Delta area and you love a really good burger you have to go to 5 Guys.  They are located at the strip mall off of 24th Avenue by the Super WalMart  and in the same parking lot as Future Shop.  The decor is very plain; red and white but the ambience more than makes up for it.

They have their “small” burger which is one patty and their “large” which has, you guessed it, two patties.  You have to pay a little more for a cheeseburger and a little more than that for bacon, but all the toppings are included in the price of the burger.  It’s a little more expensive than say Burger King, but you get what you pay for.  A small fries fed our daughter, my husband and myself with some left over.  They don’t have milkshakes, but the refills on pop is free.

They hand make the patties and hand press the fries, the kitchen space is wide open so you watch them fry your patty on a grill, fresh.  The eating area is again wide open with very basic tables and chairs but it fits in with the whole feel of the eating experience.  It is bar none the best burger and fries I have ever had.  I would go there again and again and I hope that you all will give them a try too.   And I will tell everyone I know about 5 Guys burger joint.

Enjoy!!!!!!

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