Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blessed with the Best Family!!

Well it looks like neither Kristi nor I have posted lately. I guess when life gets busy the blog gets left behind. With kristi working 4 nights a week, my internship in full speed, and general craziness we are b-u-s-y but blessed!

So for the past few months so many awesome things have happened. Let me just say that our family is awesome. Between building play houses, throwing birthday parties, paying for swim lessons and spoiling our beautiful babies, wow, just awesome. They have been doing things for us that at this point in our lives we could not afford to do for the girls. Its pretty awesome to have such a loving supportive family, best grandparents in the world on both sides!!

We love you and appreciate everything!!

In other news as of today 6/23/2011 we have less than $3,700 left to pay off, down from $34,000 last April. What a year it has been, working hard, studying hard, spending less, being content with what we have, thank you Lord for guiding us in this endeavor. It has not been easy, but it has been worth it. The burden is lifting slowly off of my shoulders :). 5 more weeks of being in debt and we are done forever (besides the house).

Ok, back to the internship work!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Fiesta!!

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Happy Fiesta San Antonio!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nothing Since Christmas?

Where have the Cordeau's gone?
Well let me tell you...
No where! We are still here. Brian is working hard. He had his intership approved and will start in May and hopefully finish up his Masters Degree in December. Im so very proud of him.
Im on target to lose 100lbs in 2011. January I lost 10.4 lbs and February I lost 3.4lbs.
February was kind of a rough month all the way around. I was sick and when I wasnt sick one of the girls were.
And then I worked A WHOLE LOT for me. But everything in our house was breaking down.
First: An after hours plumbing call that put us back $350.00
Then: A faulty transmission in our washing machine. After an $80 service call for him to tell me that it was more expensive to fix then to buy a new one. So off to Lowes we go. A nice new washing machine $550.00
And to finish out the month of hemorrhaging money, our garbage disposal done disposing, and there is water backing up in the sick. GROSS! Eventually it got fixed... approximate cost $250.00 and way to much time and stress.
So with my optional nursing job, when they called, I went. Lots of long nights with some super crazy people. Not a whole lot of sleep. But its good I was sick for a week with bronchitis, bc that really was a chance for me to pay it forward to the sleep fairy.
But its all good. You have Let Go and Let God!
We have a goal to pay off the last 9k of our debt asap! So along with all the stuff we had to fix, we still managed to pay about $1300 to my bff sallie mae! Dave would be so proud!
The girls are great! I cant believe I have almost 3 year old twins! WHAT?
I promise I am going to be better about posting more, so that you dont have to read an entire two months worth of info in one ginormous post!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas 2010

I know that Christmas is not about the gifts that are given or received. But I was to tell you about a few of the gifts that the girls received.
The girls enjoyed an amazing Christmas this year. And it was so much fun watching them. This was the first time that they were able to have fun with the wrapping paper and the toys and all that good stuff. It was awesome. They got all things Dora, a doll house, new tricylcles, and helmets. Brian and I made out pretty good also! But of all the gifts that they were given on Christmas day, the most perfect gift came a few days later in the mail.
Each daughter received a card in the mail from Ft. Davis. Little did I know that when I opened the card I would be nearly brought to tears by what was inside it. My brother Cleat and his family made a gift in honor of each girl to Heifer International. This gift is literally a gift that will keep on giving for a struggling family. What an amazing opportunity to change a family for generations to come. If you dont know anything about Heifer International-google them.
We so greatly appreciate all the gifts the girls received this year. And they have enjoyed playing with them.

the doll house

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The Aftermath

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This was approximately 10 minutes after the girls realized that those gifts were for them and they could tear the paper to shreds.


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This was the gifts all nice and neat on Christmas morning.

Fellowship Team

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Brian and I have been hosting a fellowship team at our house on Tuesday Nights for the last 11 months. This has been a rewarding and challenging experience all at the same time. Rewarding because we have grown closer to the people that you see in this picture and we have had the privilege of watching them grow closer to God and deeper in their Faith. Which is amazing!! Challenging because we have times were we wonder if we are the right people for this job. If God was sure what he was doing when he entrusted us with the group of people. At the end of the day we are reminded that this and everything we do is in His divine plan.
This was our White Elephant Christmas party. We ate a Riley's BBQ in Blanco and then drove on to Johnson City to see Christmas lights. This group of people are the ones that we do life together with. We are there for each other, we have honest, loving relationships, even when the truth is not what we always want to hear. This is our family and we look forward to another great year of spiritual growth, deeper relationships with each other and LOTS of fun in 2011