on monday we enjoyed the zoo with some friends who had the ever so coveted deluxe deluxe pass. you know, the one that gets you on EVERY ride! the one that makes coming to the zoo the next time a possible nightmare because mommy is now cheap. we've taken up a few budget/money rehab habits lately, and as owen clearly announced to daddy yesterday, "mommy and i are not spending money," i think it is catching hold. we are doing ALL free things and the goal is to make it to the first of the year with only spending money on the essentials. join me and encourage me!