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Prepping for Walt Disney World trip in June – part 3 – What to do

Prepping for Walt Disney World trip in June – part 3 – What to do

Plan ahead!! Make dining reservations as soon as you have dates of travel. You don’t need tickets or lodging to make dinning reservations. Go to https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/login/ and create an account or log in to...

Day one recap – 3 hours of crying

Day one recap – 3 hours of crying

I’m not kidding. I got 30 minutes in the morning from Ariel, then a smattering of crying from each throughout the day and the marathon 1 hour 10 minutes from Ariel followed by 50...

Prepping for Walt Disney World trip in June – part 2 – How to eat

Prepping for Walt Disney World trip in June – part 2 – How to eat

So we are 20 days and some change from leaving for Walt Disney World (WDW)! How did I come to the conclusion that the meal plan was a good value? A lot of reading...

Prepping for Walt Disney World trip in June – part 1 – Where to stay

Prepping for Walt Disney World trip in June – part 1 – Where to stay

We are all very excited to visit Walt Disney World (WDW) in Orlando this summer. It is a 8 day 7 night trip. I spent a lot of time (over 100 hours) planning this...

no matter what

no matter what

So i’m at the Refresh confrence in Redmond WA and the kids are at home. For several months i have been battleing minor depression and after 2 days away i’m feeling chill and somewhat...

Please read this post written by Marisa

Please read this post written by Marisa

http://marisaala.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/ariels-story/

Different but not unique

Different but not unique

So our family dynamic is different form a “normal” family but not unique amongst families with difficult kids. In fact we are somewhere in the middle of that group. If you have a normal...

Family of 4

Family of 4

We are officially a family of 4. My wife did a great job recounting the day so read her post here http://marisaala.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/ariel-hanna-ala-adopted-july-12-2013/ I am so happy to have a daughter and that my daughter is...

How do we handle non-monthly recurring payments in our budget?

How do we handle non-monthly recurring payments in our budget?

I get this question a lot when leading FPU or in one-on-one financial counseling. I have questions about the one (or twice) a year payments. How do you put it in the budget monthly but then...