What I learned was, there are actually a TON of ways to save money and STILL get to do the things you really want to do! Below, I'll mention what we have found works for US, and even share ideas of what we plan to look into for next time! (Yes, next time, because we drank the Disney Kool Aid and now we're *Captain* hooked!)
Girl, listen up: your last name was always meant to be yours, and your call to be your husband's biggest supporter, cheerleader, confidant, lover, and friend was always the plan. God had been doing work behind the scenes long before today to be sure that YOU were the one sitting on the bleachers every week and that YOU were the one caring for those babies while their Daddy worked late. YOU were the one God meant for your husband to come home to to debrief and rest and sleep beside. YOU were always the plan.
To set an example of what it means to be an employee, a leader, a married couple, a follower of Jesus. To show kids and staff firsthand what it is to have integrity, by making the right choices again and again even when it seems no one's looking.
This was the point of it all, anyway. So why does it have to be so hard?