10 Ways I Love On My Husband – After 24 Years

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This post was originally published back in 2014 when we had been married 21 years.  Yesterday however, marked our 24th wedding anniversary.  It was a simple celebration at home with one of our kiddos.  As important as anniversaries are, we consider ever day together to be a gift. Life is not always easy, in fact, life is hard.  But I would not want to do this life without my man (commonly known here at Saving 4 Six as “My Better Half). {Read More}

Graduation Party Ideas

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Last June, we celebrated my first born son’s high school graduation with a party for him.  The day was supposed to be dreary and rainy, but turned out to be one of the most gorgeous days of the summer.  The sun shone beautifully and over 150 people came out to demonstrate their love for our family.  It was a perfect, memorable day.   We are so blessed to live in the area we do (despite the ridiculous winters we have).  We have {Read More}

This Old House Magazine Feature

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A few months ago, I was reading through my e-mail and came across this one:     ” Hi Carrie,      Hope you’re doing well! I’m writing because we’d love to feature your closet-office in the August issue of This Old House Magazine, in our Budget Redo column. In this column we highlight awesome money-saving projects, with credit to the homeowners who took them on. We also credit the homeowner’s blog within the magazine.      Would you have {Read More}

Our Big Day

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Today’s a big day…a Big, BIG day.  Today, my 14 year old, Jared, gets an insulin pump.  An insulin pump?  Yes, an insulin pump.  I am expert on insulin pumps and  yet, the only one we’ve ever had, has been sitting in a box in my hallway for almost three weeks, waiting for today.  Like I said, today is a big day…today is insulin pump day.  I had never heard of an insulin pump 4 months ago.  I didn’t know {Read More}

His Ways Are Not Our Ways

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Constant thirst, frequent trips to the bathroom, and rapid weight loss are three of the main symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes in children.  I am FAR from an expert, but these are the things we were noticing in my 13 year old over the past couple of months.  A finger prick on Sunday showed his blood glucose level to be 488.  This prompted us to take him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  This means {Read More}

Ten Ways I Love On My Husband (after 20 years)

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This month my husband and I will celebrate 21 years of marriage. They have been precious years and continue to get more special as the days go by.  Now, if you are a regular reader of Saving4Six, you may be wondering what this has to do with the typical content of my blog.  Well, if you need justification… This is about Saving…saving my marriage. I’m going to share with you ten ways that I love on my husband and I {Read More}

My Daughter’s Sacrificial Gift – Donating Her Hair

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My Princess is a sweetie (I’m not biased or anything, wink wink).  She has been through a lot this year and last.  In September, completely out of the blue, she started having seizures.  She has gone through many tests and medications and is dealing with the new “normal” which has been diagnosed as a “common garden variety” Epilepsy.  I believe that through all her struggles, God has worked on her heart and made her even more compassionate than she was {Read More}

Seizures, Failures, and Breakages

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Oh, what a week the family behind Saving4Six has had and I think I need to share or vent…which ever is more fitting for a blog post. Seizures – To make a LONG store short, last Sunday night My Princess, my eight year old daughter had two seizures and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.  It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed in my life!  My Princess is typically very healthy and we have no previous history {Read More}

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