Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oh, give me a home

It has taken me a month to realize it, but we're not in the big city. When we were moving up here it seemed to us that a DC suburb would be "big city" like. But after a month of being here, I feel more like we live in the country. I love the landscape and the fact that there are NO billboards anywhere, including the interstate. And I love all the big parks and local farms, trees and wildlife (lots of dead ones too) everywhere. But I sure do miss my super Targets and, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I miss super Wal-Mart too :o) I heard its a 30 minute drive to the closest one. I enjoy a good deal, and the Money Saving Mom blog fills me in on all I'm now missing at Target and Wal-Mart. A small price to pay for being where God wants us :o)

I was just entering my grocery receipts and checking my monthly budget to see how I'm doing in this supposedly more expensive area. I'm more below our Orlando budget than I ever was when we lived there! Praise God! I think the well stocked pantry helped a lot, but I was fully expecting to at least come in around my normal $20 over. I am so grateful to God for giving us a home here despite a lack of superstores with great deals, and how well He provides everything we need when we need it!


  1. "He provides everything we need when we need it!"
    How true that is and such a comfort. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Oh I understand! One of the first things I realized after being here was how convenient Arizona is! You are right though, a small thing to give up in comparison!

  3. Living in Houston we can drive for miles and miles. We have found groceries more expensive here but saved a bundle on gas. We too are rejoicing with you on God's blessing and bounty! Thanks for sharing and encouraging.