Friday night's "Family Party" at Noah's school was very nice. Mom came in Jamie's place since Jamie was at Agape. The table had placemats which Noah had drawn, a book by Noah about our family, and a potted flower we got to bring home. We had some sandwiches and cake and watched the kids sing a few songs. The kids all got to bring home baseball caps with the school's name on them, and we made a couple of crafts also. Very cute.

Got up early Sat. morning for organizational band contests. We got a first!!! I never know what kind of scores to expect at these things, even if we are super prepared. So, I was extremely pleased. It was a good morning all around. The kids were super well behaved and everything just went really smoothly. Yay!

Made my weekly CVS trip Sunday. I bought 6 12-packs of Coke products, a case of bottled water, 3 boxes of cereal, and a newspaper. I spent $11 out of pocket, and got $16 Extra Care Bucks back. My goal is to spend nothing or almost nothing out of pocket, but I don't feel too bad because I got grocery items, not toiletries, and got good deals on them, too. The soda came out to less than $2 a 12-pack, and the cereal was about .67 a box. Woohoo!

In other news, I had some bloodwork done last week and found out I have an underactive thyroid. I haven't been back to the dr. yet, but she did start me on some meds. I have been on them since last Tues. and can really tell a difference in my energy level and hunger level. I really feel good today-well rested, energized, etc. I am not glad that I have this condition, but I praise God that it was found and is being treated! I will continue to post on how this is going.