Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whats going on in YBP's world?

There are a lot of things going on but nothing I feel like separate posts about so here goes...


Wedding Photography update

We decided to go with the $3000 package instead of the $5000 package. It just is more feasible. Within the next couple of weeks we both are going to give $750 to the company, then we will probably pay of the rest in July or August.

When we get our disk of images we are just going to make our own albums for our parents instead of buying them already made from the photographer.

Emergency Fund

Last night at dinner we decided that our goal would be to have a $20000 emergency fund by the end of the year. This trumps the $10000 that I wanted and will be a fully funded emergency fund for us. Once this is complete I will mos definitely be sleeping a little lighter.

Moving

After the wedding we are going to be fixing up our house ( the small things that need to be done) and putting it up for rent. We are then planning on moving into an apartment for a year until we are prepared to buy our next house or rental property. The cash flow we would get from renting out our house is very good, so by the end of 2011 we will have a fully funded rental property account and significant savings to buy or next place.

Health and Fitness

I have been on the Atkins diet since April first. Thus today is equals 21 days on this new way of life and 11 pounds lost. My body and gluten products which are most carbs do not go well together. Because i have not eaten them in 3 weeks I feel like I just have more energy and am able to focus more.

Spiritual Life

I am getting closer to God. I have been waking up every morning to do my devotional and worship. Boobee and I have been going to bible study at his church for the past two weeks. I have been praying without ceasing and trusting in God. Even the disappointments that we have had in the past couple of weeks are just opportunities for God to show his glory.


Work

I have been applying for jobs in my school district. I don't want to teach any longer but instead move up into some type of administrative work. A position has become open in my actual school building. Today I am going to talk to my principal to what I can do to apply for it. Right now I am only teaching 90 minutes a day so I will essentially have the rest of the day to work with the person that is leaving so that I will be prepared for next year. I will let you know how it goes.

Wedding

Today is April 21, 2010. We have four months until we get married. I am so excited. I know our wedding is going to be a blast. We were thinking we were going to have about 40 people in Jamaica but now its looking at 25-30. 25 of our closest friends and family in Jamaica being pampered and just enjoying life.... I can not wait!

Christmas

Its never to early to be thinking about Christmas, and we decided that we are going to spend this Christmas somewhere warm, inexpensive, and outside of the US. I would love to go to some country in Africa, but Boobee wants to go to either Barbados ( the country my fam is from), the Dominican Republic ( where my biological father's family is from) or Brazil.

Oh where should we go?

until next time, think prosperous thoughts


YBP