Sunday, May 31, 2009

37 Weeks!

We are in the safe zone.... Rinnah can make her appearance at any time and we are very excited. Although our house is a mess and nothing is ready in her room, I would welcome her at any time.

I have an appointment tomorrow with my doctor, so we will know more then and I will update afterwards.

Here is my 37 weeks belly picture, bigger and dropped a bit.
And I couldn't leave this post without mentioning and showing Selah in her first showing as a flower girl. Last night's wedding for our friends Jonathan and Bethany Ferguson was beautiful... and Selah did her best as the "perfect" flower girl. Before we left the house, she asked to look in the mirror and as she was looking at herself I asked her what she thought and she said "I'm perfect!"

She is perfect.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Visit Granny's blog to see her video and the information on her memorial service.
Thank you all for your prayers and support these past months.
Love and Blessings!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

This ones for you.....

I don't' have a picture, but just wanted to post about my shopping this week. I did it all last night, 4 stores- Kroger, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart. Correction from what I told you before, I spend 70% of this weeks budget... but the remainder gets saved for something special. That's going to help so much if I can do that for the next month or so.
Here are some of the great deals I got (at least in my opinion).
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet sticky things- 2/ .09 each.
2 Starbucks Truffles- FREE
Select Physician's Formula make-up- $2-3 each.
The new thing at Walgreens are these orange stickers.... just search up and down the aisles and check out the great deals! That's what all these were.

Mainly just fruit and basic groceries here but I did get the Garnier deal there.
Shampoo, conditioner, and 2 styling products- $4 all together!

I went here to get some FREE Vitamin Water (We aren't a big juice family, but sometimes I like to take something like this and water it down for some flavor... and it was FREE!!!) and also got Activia and Dannon for $1 each.

Small craker boxes for $1 each- 2 Wheat Thins, 2 Trisquit, 2 Ritz bits.

So that was my trip this week....
James is starting to get excited when I come home... first to see what all I got, and then to see what I saved!
So much FUN!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Selah's News!

Well, you heard it! Right now, as I type, she is in there going potty!
I am so proud of her for learning so quickly.
It all started last Thursday morning when she woke up with a dry diaper. I asked in a very excited voice if she wanted to go teetee on the potty.... no, of course she didn't. She threw a huge fit that I even asked her that question. I went on the tell her that we were almost out of diapers and they weren't going to make anymore for her, they had to save them for the babies. She told me that she would just wear panties then.... So she knows that panties are the next step.
Then I asked her where she would teetee if she was wearing panties.... "In the potty, Mommy" she answered very matter-of-factly.
She gets it, I thought to myself.
That day I was taking her to MDO, and taking a day off for myself. While there I asked some experienced mother's their opinion and told them my converstaion with Selah that morning. They told me I would be crazy to buy anymore diapers! She was playing me for a fool!
So, I didn't... well, I did buy some "night-time diapers" (regular diapers, we just told her they could only be worn when you sleep).
And since then she has been wearing panties all day except for nap and night!
The first few days were rough. There were many accidents, like 5 or 6. But by Monday she was going all day in the same panties, and this morning she has told me ever single time she had to go.
Oh, we also pbribe her with M&Ms for successful potty trips.

I have turned into the parent I always said I would never be.... I have lied to and bribed my child for the last 5 days.... but it works!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Great shopping week

So i had a pretty good week of saving... There was so much that we needed that I worked really hard to make it all worth the trip and money. I went to 4 stores: Albertsons, Kroger, Walgreens, and CVS. So the pictures are of all four trips together.
Here's the run-down:
BoGo Sale, but i mostly spent my money here on meat.
Pork Loin Chops- B1 G2 Free! Got 3 almost 3 pound packages for one price of $15.
Frosted Flakes- BoGo + Qs
Banana Nut Cereal- BoGo + Qs
Ground Turkey- $1.?? per ppound
Strawberries- BoGo.

Corn on Cob- 5/$1
Kroger Fajita meat- Get sour cream, pico, chips, shredded lettuce FREE
3 Pillsbury Brownie mixes Free- had a raincheck
I also bought my groceries for the week here.

2 packs of Huggies $20 + Qs + 2 Register Rewards= $15.??

Next transaction- Dove and Degree Deodorant $1.99 + 2RR from previous= $1.98

Crest paste and oral B brush- $1.99 + Qs + 2 EB
Schick Intuition $8.99 + 4 off Q +4 EB.
Benedryl and Zyrtec- Qs for each +10 EB.
Totaled 16 EB good until end of May.

Next Transaction- used 6 EB
Colgate brush and paste + free Wisp.

So I "bought" a lot of things that I can stock-pile, but also got things we needed.
My Totals for the week:
Spent- $148.54 ( this is more than my budget, but I used cash I had from a side job that I am allowed to use for whatever I choose).
Saved- $109.22
Wow, I saved almost what I spent!
While we're at it I added up me totals for the month of April (my month ended on April 26).
Spent- $105.53
Saved- $112.95

I am so pumped to get more for less this month!