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Friday, February 20, 2009

MMM...MMM...MMM...Tax Returns

Meagan and I have just recently come into some money. No, it's not a part of a bailout, we work for a living and pay our bills, so we don't get any free tax money...or do we. Now I will be the first to admit that I didn't pay a ton of taxes last year, but I was able to collect a nice return this year. Heavenly Father sure knew what he was doing when he sent Callie in December. We have been trying to figure out what to do with this sum of money. We kinda want to buy a bigger car, we don't quite have that much, at least a down payment. We also want to do some fixin' up around the house. We definitely cannot do both. So while we were contemplating what to do with our super mega jackpot, we went shopping. Meagan has been on a kick lately of food storage. We actually order something every month as part of a group at church. That way we get free shipping, which is good because our last order was 4 huge boxes, about 50 lbs each. That's a lotta free shipping cost and a lot of food, not all ours though. She has been on this kick, which is good because last year when I was laid off it was a bit of a shock, and we both panicked, but were not discouraged. Our goal was to be able to get to where we can survive if something like that happens again. I can safely say, we can survive. Today while we were at Sam's, we decided to take a little of that money and go crazy, on food storage. Last year, Meagan bought a food rotater, and our goal was to fill it up, and keep replacing food, and always keep it full. So, here in a Little corner of our kitchen is our collection of food storage and our sweet (we are so proud of it) food rotater. Now I feel like a little grocery store myself.



Pretty Sweet HUH?!


The bottom half
It's got a place for Number 10 cans so that is the option we got. I sorta kinda sometimes wish we got the one where the whole thing is smaller cans. But this has been pretty nice. I don't know how many # 10's we got, about 30 or so on those two shelves. It's pretty handy. Very sweet, pretty handy.

And of course my ever faithful helper...

6 comments:

Becky said...

Good for you Jordan - I wish I was that wise with how I spend my extra money- my biggest concern is if I can save enough money for all three of my upcoming vacations - I'm not so wise.

Alice Faye said...

Even though I would love to have your rotater, I would be glad to take the little helper off your hands.

Alice Wills Gold said...

Yeah!!! I love food storage. And I LOVE tax returns...and Carson looks so old!!!

Leah said...

Way to go Meagan!! Jordan you sure do have a smart wife. =) I think your food storage looks awesome. Great job you guys.

Where on earth did you get the can rotater??? We would love one of those....not sure where we would put it? (I say in Evan's man room)

This year we used our refund to payoff Noah. hee,hee He's ours!!

jordan said...

Meagan got it at a time out for women last year. It is from a company called shelf reliance. They are kind of expensive, I think around $700, but they had a special get two for the price of one, so her and her mom bought them. I know they have a dented and damaged area on their website where the products are damaged but less expensive.

Amy Niebuhr said...

I'm sure mom is so proud of you! It looks so nice and neat and organized. I love it!!