Wordless Wednesday: The Best Tax Day Ever!

Welcome, sweet baby boy!

Colin Troy Francis finally arrived at 1:16 a.m., weighing 7 lb. 12 oz., 19 1/4″ long. Mommy and baby are doing great!


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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. Tia @ Tia Saving Cents says:

    Congratulations Alyssa and Family!! He is precious!!!

  2. Joanna J. says:

    Congratulations! What a sweet boy!

  3. Frugal Felicia says:

    Congrats! He is so sweet!

  4. Meagan B. says:

    He is absolutely precious! Congrats!

  5. My Front Porch says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Alyssa! Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations He is Beautiful

  8. Penny Pinching Parent says:

    He is absolutely beautiful! I know you are so happy! Congratulations!

  9. Crystal's Coupon Cupboard says:

    He is so dbeautiful!Congrats and take a nice break!

  10. Crystal's Coupon Cupboard says:

    He is so dbeautiful!Congrats and take a nice break!

  11. Crystal's Coupon Cupboard says:

    He is so dbeautiful!Congrats and take a nice break!

  12. Crystal's Coupon Cupboard says:

    He is so dbeautiful!Congrats and take a nice break!

  13. one frugal lady says:

    Congrats- You both look so beautiful!!

  14. Corrie at "Cents"able Momma says:

    I already posted a congrats on Twitter…but congratulations again! He’s a sweetie and you look great!

  15. Kristi_runwatch says:

    He is a beautiful baby!! Congratulations!

  16. Thrifty Living Mom says:

    Oh he is just beautiful! Praise God for a good delivery and healthy baby! Make sure you get your rest, Mama. Congratulations again!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!! He is beautiful!!

  18. spoodles says:

    Yay! Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  19. Jennifer, The Lady Riposter says:

    What a precious little gift! Ccngratulations! I can’t wait to see more pictures.

  20. The Happy Housewife says:

    Congratulations! He is a cutie!
    Take it easy momma!

  21. Nicki at Domestic Cents says:

    Nice!!! Congratulations! :)

  22. Dana @ Frugal in Virginia says:

    Congrats! What wonderful news. I love his name!

  23. A Joyful Chaos says:

    He is absolutely adorable. Congratulations!

  24. Tara @ Deal Seeking Mom says:

    Congrats again, Lyss!!! Can’t wait to squeeze and love on that sweet little boy.

  25. Yea! What a precious little man! I wanna snuggle him so bad :)

    Congrats, sweetie!

  26. Terre@savingyourgreen.blogspot.com says:

    Congrats, what a wonderful blessing!

  27. Congrats! I’m glad everything went well!

  28. Congratulations! he looks perfect!

  29. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful and you are one beautifully radiant momma!

  30. Nancy M. says:

    He is so precious! Congratulations!!!

  31. Never commented but a big follower. Such a God-honoring blog you have. We praise the Lord with you for the safe arrival of your precious boy!! Looks like he came about the same time-10days or so early- as your girls. May the Lord bless your family!

  32. starlightmommy says:

    My older brother is a tax day baby…only he turns 33 today
    Congrats on Colin he is one handsome little man

  33. Congratulations! What a blessing!

  34. Donnetta says:

    A gift indeed! CONGRATULATIONS!!

  35. You look beautiful, and the little guy is absolutely adorable! It just makes me want to smell that precious new baby smell!
    I was praying for you last night – the Lord knew it would be the time. So happy that you are both safe and healthy.

  36. thenewfrugalmom.com says:

    SO glad he is here, healthy and happy! You look great, too!

    LOL – I’m seeing some interesting birthday party themes in his future…!

  37. So great!!! Congrats! What a beautiful baby boy!

  38. Congratulations! I am praising the Lord for you! Thank-you for your blog!

  39. Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) says:

    He’s precious! And you look so happy! Thanks for posting photos. :)

  40. Congratulations! What a sweet little boy!

  41. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  42. Hooray! You both look great!

  43. The Stilwells says:


  44. He is soo cute!

  45. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    So sweet! Congratulations!!

  46. Congratulations! What a little prince!

  47. I’m so happy for your family, I’m glad that you were able to meet Colin early as you wished too! Congratulations!

  48. He is a beautiful little boy! Congratulations to you & yours!

  49. Congratulations! What a blessing! He is absolutely gorgeous. My twins were born on tax day, too! :)

  50. ydelauder says:

    Congrats!! What a beautiful baby! I wish you and your family well! Blessings and take care:o)

  51. Yay! I’m so happy for you and your family!! Get some rest – we’ll be here cheering you on!
    (“Children are an heritage from the Lord”)

  52. Clippergirl56 says:

    Congrats! He is beautiful.

  53. FrugalFairhope says:


  54. Oh congratulations!!!! He is so cute!!!!

  55. HeatherMama says:


  56. TinkBrown says:

    He’s so handsome!!

  57. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations!!! I am a big fan although I don’t leave posts too often, but you’re in an inspiration to help me on my road to Financial Freedom (MTMM). The baby is adorable…God bless all of you!

  58. Laura Shepherd says:

    What a blessing straight from heaven! Congratulations on your new angel. He is precious and you look great. Take care and enjoy some priceless time with your new baby. Blessings – Laura

  59. reikiyes says:

    Blessings! MUCH congratulations on Colin Troy! What a handsome lil guy & look you beautiful! So glad he is here for you to hold & cuddle. I will anxiously await the post about his first CVS'ing trip! lol…I am so happy for you, Alyssa! HUGS, Sam

  60. Angie Marion says:

    Congratulations! He’s Precious!

  61. soncrazed says:

    Congrats on your new baby boy!!

  62. He’s so gorgeous and you look absolutely radiant. Thank you for sharing these pictures; I got chills just looking at them. The look on your face it priceless. Get some rest and smooches to the new little one.

  63. Felicia Eis says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is just beautiful!!!!

  64. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

  65. Congratulations! What a sweet, sweet gift from above.

  66. He is beautiful!

  67. Congratulations! He’s so precious :) .

  68. Congratulations! I know he wonderful!

  69. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  70. Great job. What a gift!!!

  71. AWWWW….. He is ADORABLE! I’ve been checking your blog often, waiting to hear! Congrats! You are a true blogger at heart… pics posted the same day! You go girl! May God richly bless you all!

  72. Colin is beautiful! Congratulations. You and your family are in my prayers.

  73. Liz@Hoosier Homemade says:

    How precious! Congratulations!

  74. Congratulations!!! What a Gorgeous Baby! I was praying for and praying for a Healthy Baby! What a GEM!!! Praise God!!!

  75. He is beautiful! Congratulations!!

  76. Sarah @ Fiddledeedee says:

    Oh my goodness, he is adorable :) Congratulations Alyssa!!!

  77. Anonymous says:

    Blessings to the birth of another miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. Anonymous says:

    oh goodnes honey!! congratulations he is BEAUTIFUl!!


  79. Biggest congrats! He’s so cute!
    He also shares a birthday with my little boy.

  80. Congratulations!!! He is so sweet!!! He was born only 2 days after my little guy.. well 2 days and 2 years ago! This brings back so many memories!!!!!!

  81. Congratulations Alyssa!

  82. Anonymous says:

    Whoo Hoo! Congrats…he sure is beautiful.

  83. Tanyetta says:

    So sweet! Congrats :)

  84. oh amanda says:

    I just saw one of your tweets and realized I missed his birth! How exciting. He is adorable. I hope you’re resting (ha!) and enjoying these first few weeks!



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