So, James recently came up with an idea that I really like, and we put it into action for the first time tonight. We decided that when we save up to buy things that are sort of frivolous, or fun, or basically just things we don't actually need, we will save up an extra 25% of the cost of that thing and spend it to help someone else somehow.
So, this weekend, being the undying BYU fans that we are, we bought the horrendously more-expensive-than-last-year All Sports Passes, even with the annoying extra fees. So, we spent a proportionate amount of money buying school supplies for children in an orphanage in Mexico.
We decided to make an FHE activity of it, and we walked down to K-mart (about 20 minutes from our house) and just grabbed a cart and went crazy. Let me just say that throwing school supplies willy nilly into a shopping cart is lots of fun. We went a bit over our budget, but it was totally worth it. I would recommend it to anyone.
And the bonus to it all, I think taking walks with my husband is one of my favorite things that we do together (you know, besides spending money). We have some of the best discussions. Like today, we planned what we would do with a billion dollars. Good news for all of you, if you're related to us you get a million even. If we like you, you might get a couple thousand. And if you make me cupcakes, I will buy you a house.
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