Saturday, February 7, 2009

What did you do with your Tax Return?

I have been thinking alot about Tax Returns lately...tis the season...and I was wondering what you are doing with yours. Chris and I usually get a pretty good return and this was no exception...but as usual, our list of "things" we want to do with it is longer than a roll of toilet paper...so, we narrowed it down to these few items...


1. Braces for this guy...Look at those pearly whites...


2. A new washer...it was inevitable and had to be done...and I am not complaining at all!


3. This little thing...who knew they would cost so much when you don't have insurance...Oh wait...I do...
I am 8 weeks and the little one is due Sept. 18!
disclaimer: not my actual sono but this one looks just like the one he took!

So, please do tell...What did you do with your Tax Return?

23 comments:

Brooke said...

WHAT?!!! Are you announcing something??? Congratulations. I would for sure save up for that little one. Awesome.

Mike and Alleen said...

Congrats!!!! That's a great thing to do with your tax return! We usually just stick ours towards whatever debt we have accrued with at least one fun purchase. The hubby said the fun purchase this year is car mats--oh joy! Congrats again!

Rob and Jill said...

Congratulations! (was that convincing as me being surprised? Hee hee)
Yeah a new washer, and a nice one too!
Since we're self employed, we get to write a big tax check, instead of getting a tax return. If I got a return, it would go towards our upcoming addition.

Lara said...

That is awesome! Congratulations!!! Maybe you will get one on your birthday. Wouldn't that be fun? I was born on my grandma's birthday and it has always been kind of fun. As for where to spend the money, I don't know what to say. I keep hearing about everyone getting their tax returns and I am a little jealous. Last year we owed. I am scared about this year.

Nicholai said...

Congrats! And who knew that Rhett had such a hairy arm too?

Kyle and Lesley said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting...

Sarah said...

Congrats! As for my tax return, We will need to finish paying off the unexpected early delivery of our latest addition, Shane.

Brenda said...

Congrats! Since you probably get a tax return because of the number of kids you have, I would vote for the third option. Maybe I ought to consider having more kids. To late for this year though. :(

Michelle D said...

Way to go!!! I figured it was going to happen soon with your prior post about "should you/shouldn't you." My thought was "Of COURSE!!!"

Congrats!!!

Ryan and Amber said...

No THAT was clever! You are amazing! Congratulations!

pullinforfun said...

well our tax returns aren't going to anything so great! Congratulations! That's awesome, we (I should say me) are still on the fence about having another one, I am still just a bit nervous about trying again. So I will just have to enjoy my tax return in another way.

Carrie and Jon said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you. I'll keep you posted on what we're doing with our tax return...

Erika said...

Hooray!!! I'm so excited for you guys. How are you feeling? Oh and btw, no, I wasn't announcing anything in my last post. No bun in the oven here! :)

Kendra said...

Amy! I'm so happy for you guys!! I guess this means where doing another family shoot soon :) hey thanks for jean smith's web site. she's amazing! such great inspiration :)!

Skinner Family said...

congrats! As for us, tax refund is on its way. (Turbo Tax rocks!) Bills, Food Storage and clothes for the kids!

Heather said...

Congrats on the great news! Yeah for you! What a great thing to do with tax returns...We spent ours on appliances for the house, can't see the logic in paying for something for 30 years that will only work for 10 if we are lucky...

Jones Family said...

Wow Amy Congratulations!! I am way happy for you! What a cute post! We are using our return to buy baby furniture etc.

Forbes Clan of Five said...

congratulations! I am eith weeks along to. Looks like we are in it together. We are adding to bedrooms downstairs and a 1/2 bath so our two little ones can have their own rooms.

Dogs by the pond said...

Amy,
Congratulations on your little one!! You must have prayed:)
Taxes, well I am sure it will go towards some cement for our yard.. it is usally not fun stuff I guess that is why I have not been in a hurry to get it back..

Tami said...

Congrats! I'm excited for the next new Barton to arrive! Braces and washers...not as exciting- but still good!

nalani said...

Congrats! That's so exciting. I don't know that I could even handle two kids and you're having #5--dang! Obviously you're much more righteous than me!

Ashlee said...

That was a fun way of announcing! Congratulations!! Seems like everyone is pregnant...except me that is. And Casey wants to finish the basement with our return. I'm very excited about that.

Lisa said...

Holy crap!!! I have one little surgery and don't check your blog for a week and look what happens!!! ; )
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm so dang excited for you guys! It totally made my day hearing that!
And as for tax returns... we should own major stock in Tanner Clinic as well... : ) I told Rick we should at least spend some of it on something fun, but we're waiting to see how much the 'latest' medical bill is. Yeah. That's called fun.