Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mom, I am in my house reading my books. Don’t let the dog come in.”

Oh ya. And she is ready for the snow, rain and bedtime. 

 She dressed herself today and wanted to go play in the snow sooooo bad.  She cleaned out the closet with all the snow gear in it. Put on a hat, a raincoat and then snuggled up inside the closet and was reading books she found in her church backpack.  She looked so cute I HAD to take pictures.

The best part is she piled everything up outside the closet so the dog couldn’t get in to bug her!

Friday, February 24, 2012

My savings....

                    So its been a LONG time since I posted 1 of my shopping trips.  I have been in LOVE with WALGREENS lately.  They have had some AWESOME deals.  Here is a trip I made a couple of weeks ago.

I got ALL this for the LOW price of….  Drumroll….. $1.40

  I saved $50.45  PLUS I got a $2.00 register reward back.  I had Register rewards to use from the week before. So  I basically they PAID me to take the stuff!

My 2nd transaction was
my total was .99. I saved $14.85 plus I got a Register Reward back of $8.00 from the eyedrops.

I love weeks like this and all the FREE stuff you can get by playing the coupon GAME! Thanks for letting me share :)


My baby girl… is brilliant!  Yes I am prejudice, but I am aloud to be, I am her mom!  

 The other day as I was cooking dinner she was drawing on the wipe off board on the fridge.  Here is her artwork.

She told me that this

Is a picture of her.

And this 

Is a picture of her big sister Kelsee.

She amazes me everyday with how smart she is. For just being 3 years old. 

What's been going on.....

I have been SUPER busy lately.  I feel like I can’t even keep up with my “normal” everyday things.  Dishes and laundry have taken over my life!  Not really but some days, I sure feel like that.

I have been STRESSING OUT for the last 3 weeks over NEW BEGINNINGS (if you wanna learn more about New Beginnings check  this out)  Our Young Womens president had assigned 1 young woman, a Mia Maid, to PLAN New Beginnings ON HER OWN (basically)! For one of her 10 hour projects. In doing this she has pretty much left me and the 2nd Counselor out in the planning and preparation and we had NO IDEA what was going on. I had issue with this from the beginning, but every time I said anything to the Pres. All I got in response was “everything will work out fine. It will be great” (NOT TO TOOT MY OWN HORN, BUT) I decided to go behind the Pres. back and, Well let’s just say that I am the one who took all the decorations to the church. I am the one who put together the little bags of treats and the bookmarks for the girls. I am also the one who did chocolate dipped pretzels, oreos, a rainbow fruit tray, rainbow cupcakes, and brought Hawaiian punch for part of the refreshments. I took all the tablecloths and paper goods. If it wasn’t for all the prep that I put in, New Beginnings would’ve been a flop COMPLETELY!  But instead it was only the program that flopped! 

 The young woman, showed up to CONDUCT the meeting at 615 (when the meeting was supposed to start at 630) wearing sweats! She had NOTHING for decorations,  she had not even printed out programs for anyone. PLUS 2 of the young woman who were SUPPOSED to be a part of the program were sick. So of course last minute changes and all. We started 20 minutes late. The program was RIDICULOUS!  We have 3 girls coming into Young Womens this year.  1 of them being my #2 daughter.  I was COMPETELY embarrassed and wanted to hide my head during the whole program, that lasted all of about 35 minutes.  I don’t think that the program prepared these girls to know what young womens IS or what all it entails. I definitely didn’t get a “spiritual” message out of the night.  Which makes me sad.  The whole point is to get the girls excited about coming into Young womens and being a part of such an AWESOME organization!

The theme for our New Beginnings was (supposed to be) A Rainbow of Values… Taste the Rainbow.  I got the idea off Pinterest.  At least the d├ęcor and the refreshments were rainbow themed...

Here are a few pictures from the SET UP of the night. My camera battery died and so this is all I got to take.

 Oreos dipped in colored chocolate YUM!

 (these were the little treat bags we gave to the girls)

This is my #2 daughter before we started... Young womens tshirt and all (thanks Gramma)
 Sorry for the gripe.  I will get off my high horse now and be more positive!

Friday, February 3, 2012


 Oh how I LOVE Valentine’s Day!  I must say that ever since I was little and my parents celebrated VALENTINE’S MONTH  (YES you read that right, I said MONTH))I have LOVED Valentine’s .  I am a hopeless romantic.  I think it drives my husband nuts! He is so completely opposite from me.  I remember how things USED to be. The hand holding, the snuggling, the little gifts here and there.  I LOVED that.  Where has that all gone? Well, we have 4 girls now and busy lives and I guess we have just lost that.  I WISH with everything in me that I could just snuggle on the couch and watch tv. But instead, my husband is in his recliner and me across the room on the couch. I guess after 20 years of being together we have just gotten used to each other and in a rut.  I wish I could find SOMETHING to jump start that passion again. Is it possible?  I know it CAN be.  My parents have been married for 40 years now and they act like newlyweds. 

  So my question is would celebrating VALENTINE’S MONTH help?  Doing something EVERYDAY in Feb. to show my husband how much I LOVE him.  Things as simple as a card or as extravagant as filling his truck with balloons. 

When I was younger, we (as kids) spent MANY days in Feb. throughout the years HEART ATTACKING cars, decorating the house, filling cars with balloons and so many other FUN ideas. 

To this day my parents have a heart shape on the ceiling in their room- made out of yarn- done by my husband 20 years ago. Just simple little things like that.  I THINK we bring back that SPARK!  I miss that. I don’t EVER want to get COMFORTABLE in our marriage.  That is when TROUBLE happens!

So this month I am going to TRY to put forth MORE effort to show my husband how much I LOVE and appreciate him. 

Happy Valentine’s MONTH everyone!