Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Wow.  It's October 1st today.  Where has the time gone?  We are eagerly looking forward to the cooler weather, and today feels glorious outside.  It's finally feeling like football season!  (Or hunting season, as Mr. Smith would say.) 

We're starting October having reached two important financial goals, which you know excited my little nerd heart.  As of today, October 1st, ladies and gentlemen.... the Smith's are credit card debt free.  Yep, each of our credit cards has a zero balance, including our Sam's Club Card.  (We don't really have store cards, just one main credit card each & the Sam's Club card...)

We also reachd our Savings account goal recently, which was a joyous occasion.

It really doesn't take a whole lot to please me, now that I'm thinking about it. 

Next stop?  Paying off my car loan.  Hoping to do that by the year's end or shortly thereafter.  I would love to start 2011 completely debt-free (which the exception of our student loans).  Fingers crossed!

October is going to be a busy month for us!  Of course there's our beloved Crimson Tide's schedule (priorities people!), but we're celebrating Cooper's first birthday next week with a little party.  Yes, roll your eyes, go ahead.  I'm planning on making him a doggie-friendly birthday cake, so we'll see how that goes.  Mr. Smith also purchased him a brand new doggie bed as his birthday present. 

The Soon-to-be-Searson's will be the actual Now-We-are-Wedded-Searson's, which we are really looking forward to celebrating at the end of the month!  These two are very special friends, and we can't wait to initiate them into newlywed bliss.  I also can't wait to slip on my cute bridesmaid dress that Miss Wolfe picked out from J Crew!

Here's hoping everyone has a fabulous Fall weekend!  We will be in T-Town cheering on our #1 Team (not just in our hearts... in the country, you know) to defeat the Florida Gators.  After last week's Arkansas nail-biter, I'm already a nervous wreck. 

Roll Tide Folks!


  1. OMG. This is FABULOUS!!! Get it budget buddy! Let's celebrate with some delicious food soon. I'll even eat carbs. Just for you.

  2. Yay on the money goal achievements! Not that I doubted you. Dave Ramsey would be so proud! Now if you could bottle that ability to save and budget, I'd be first in line to buy it.