Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back to School

FYI: My computer is not behaving. For some unknown reason to me my drives are no longer recognized by my computer so I haven't been able to retrieve any pictures from my camera. I'm going crazy. Luckily I have been able to use some of my good friends and neighbors working computers to snatch my pictures. So on with the post.


I just want to start off by saying that I did NOT cry this year and I still can't believe that 50% of my children our old enough to go to school.
Sadie started school a week before Jessica did which was kind of nice for our family. It gave Jessica a little more time to get ready. Sadie did awesome!!! Her teacher, Mrs. Heaton, was Sadie's music teacher last year and Sadie loves her. It was really nice to have someone who Sadie already knew for the transition of kindergarten to 1st grade. I think she is going to have a lot of fun this year.

Jessica's first day of school was a bit different that Sadie's. There was a Safety assembly scheduled on the first day of Kindergarten this year which made for a little disorganization. We went to school and straight to that school yard for the assembly. We all kind of stood around and waited for it to start. Right afterwards we took Jess to her class and said goodbye. We each had a big hug goodbye from Jess and off she went. Luckily she has about 6 kids from the ward in her class, including Emily Bond. Jess and Emily just stuck together and helped each other out.

Jessica was able to get evaluated for speech during the first week back to school (the week that Sadie started) and is ready to start speech this week. I am very grateful that we got things going early.

Carpooling worked out for the best. I am taking my two kids and two other kids from our neighborhood every morning to school. This will make me wake up early and get ready to go before my kids wake up. I am actually grateful for this because I need this in my life to keep me organized as sane. It actually works out great for me because the parents of the other two kids pick up Sadie & Jessica from school. Now I can let Easton nap when he needs to. A huge blessing in my life.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Last Week

Last week I packed up the van and four kids and drove to my parents house to spend some time with them. Kurt was able to join us Friday evening after he got off work. We did it all: searched for golf balls, drove through Yellowstone National Park, went fishing, went golfing, watched the rodeo, rode the rides at the carnival and most important of all...relaxed.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just A Reminder

Just a reminder about the coupon party I'm hosting tomorrow night at my house @ 6pm. I really am excited to have someone teach everyone about coupon shopping because it is the funnest way to shop. I have never spent so little and gotten so much. I have a stocked pantry and I've been able to try foods that I would usually never buy. So now onto my steal of a deal. I have to start out apologizing for blogging about another one of my shopping steals but this one was sooooo good that I had to share it. I promise that this one will be the last shopping post I will ever make, well maybe. I had my first money maker today and I can hardly contain myself, so that's why I'm posting and I hope this does not come across as bragging I just truly am so excited that I have to show ya all.

Rite Aid

Buy 3 Air Wick Freshmatic Ultra i-Motion Starter Kit on Sale %50 for $6.99

Use 3 $6/1 (9-20-09) SS-8/9

Buy 2 Scotch Magic Tape 3 pack on Sale for 2/$3

Use 2 .50/1 (11-30-09) RP-8/9 or (8-31-09) RP-6/28

Buy 1 Scotch Pop-Up Tape Deskgrip Dispenser on Sale for $2.49

Use 1 $2/1 MFC found @

Plus submit for SCR for additional $2.49

Use a $5/$25 coupon before any other coupons are used

Total OOP = $1.18

After SCR = -$1.31

Can you believe that, I made $1.31 off of that purchase.

Monday, August 3, 2009

She Finally Lost It!!!

"I have the MOST EXCITING NEWS for you..." is what Sadie said to almost everyone she called the second after she lost her first tooth. It was a long battle. After convincing herself that her tooth was loose for almost a year, it actually started to wiggle about two months ago. Finally, she could join the toothless grin club, which she so desparetly wanted to be a part of, since all her friends were long time members. Then it happened, she finally lost it. I'll never forget how excited she was, running down the stairs holding her prized possession in hand and shouting that she lost her tooth.