This is what life is about!

Last week’s events are a picture of what life is all about!

Monday – Thursday
I was able to spend three days in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beautiful! I was able to night ski at Brighton Ski Resort. They had 122″ (that is 10′ 2″) of snow! If you have not skied in big mountains – you have not skied! It is awesome! I was also able to go snow-tubing on 1000′ groomed runs at Gorgoza Park in Park City! We went down the runs with up to 14 people at once. Very cool. Two 5-mile runs and a game of basketball were also enjoyed.

While in SLC, I was also able to conduct training on some key business tools, and others were able to teach me some new tools. These tools will make me more effective at what I do.

Thursday
I am happy to report that my twin brother and his wife are the proud parents of their firstborn – a son!

On Thursday, I also received a phone call from a close friend who is challenging me to take another huge step in life. I love being challenged!!! Keep pressing!

Friday
I am also happy to report that my close childhood friends, Jamie and Tina, are the proud parents of their secondborn – a son!

On Friday morning, I was able to travel with my family to Pittsburgh, PA to hold our new little nephew! This is what life is all about!!!

Saturday
We enjoyed Melea’s basketball game (she scored another basket!), time with Jenn’s mother and brother, and ended the day with a Bunco (sp?) party with our friends.

Sunday
To end the weekend, we were able to attend morning worship services and spend time with Jenn’s mother, brother, sister, and brother-in-law. We enjoyed a fine family meal, a Sunday afternoon nap, another family meal, and a nice drive home.

Conclusion
What does this have to do with personal finances? Actually, very little. Do you know why? We implemented a plan over three years ago that makes it possible for our personal finances to not be a huge pressing issue for us. If we need to travel to hold a brand new nephew – we can just go do it. If we want to spend time with family and not work overtime, we can do just that. Finances should not be an overwhelming part of one’s life. Finances are important, but they should not be controlling.

If you need help with your personal finances, I strongly recommend you take Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class. It is the material that Dave teaches that completely changed our family’s approach to personal finances. You can have the same happen for you!

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