Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!!!!
Here is Brynn as Clifford the Big Red Dog:
And another one:

Seriously, this was the only good picture that came out.
Here is Sadie as a bumblebee:

And the family picture:

Sorry for the lack of posting! We (Chick-fil-A) are sponsoring the Abilene High vs Cooper football game this week so I haven't been around much lately. This game will consist of 15,000 people and I am getting stressed to my gills. The cheerleaders came and decorated the store for both schools and Circuit City came out and set up gaming stations, so it has been pretty darn festive around there. Here is a peek into how things have been this week:

MADHOUSE! I am really having a good time and so far (fingers crossed) things have gone relatively smooth! I will post stories later on.
Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Weekend, coupons, Roseola, etc.

This was a whirlwind of a weekend for us! We were actually kid-free the whole weekend! We sure did enjoy the peace and quiet. We got to spend the whole weekend hanging out with our friends and not changing one, single diaper! (that's exciting in our world)

I have been wanting to share this website for awhile, but always kept forgetting. I randomly found it and I check it every week for good buys.

They share a lot of good info and offers for everyone.

On a different note, we are battling a fun case of roseola with BOTH girls. They both are running fever, a little whiny, but overall look a lot worse then they seem to feel. Any ideas and suggestions would be peachy!

Have a great Monday!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Since Everyone Else is Doing It........


1. Who is your man? Jusin

2. How long have you been married? 3 years

3. How long did you date? 2 years

4. How old is he? 24 - yes I robbed the cradle (he was 19 and I was 23 when we first started dating)

5. Who eats more? Him-I am not much of a 'snacky' person

6. Who said "I love you" first? Him

7. Who is taller? Him

8. Who sings better? That's a toss-up because both of us are not the best

9. Who is smarter? book smart (useless knowledge)-ME mechanical and 'fix-it' smart-HIM

10. Whose temper is worse? Him but I am a VERY close second

11. Who does the laundry? Are you kidding.....ME

12. Who takes out the garbage? I carry it to the garage and he takes it from there to the dumpster

13. Who pays the bills? Me

14. Who is better on the computer? Me

15. Who mows the lawn? This is actually a toss-up because I really do not mind mowing and since I get off work earlier than him, I feel that I should do that to help him out. I guess this year it would be ME

16. Who cooks dinner? Me or a fast food joint

17. Who drives when you are together? Him-he is very OCD about this and MUST drive

18. Who pays when you go out? Me

19. Who is most stubborn? We are equal

20. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Neither one of us

21. Whose parents do you see the most? Mine

22. Who kissed who first? He kissed me first but it took FOREVER for him to get the guts to do it

23. Who asked who out? He asked me

24. Who proposed? He did and might I add it was the most beautiful thing (we have it all on video)

25. Who is more sensitive? Him (don't laugh)

26. Who has more friends? Probably me-I am MUCH more social than he is

27. Who has more siblings? Me-one brother (he is an only child)

28. Who wears the pants in the family? comment (as I am mouthing the word "ME" to all of you!!)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Scratch and Dent-Part Two

Yes, I did the layout and banner. I am so glad it all showed up!

Now Part Two....

We are super-pumped about our great deal so we come home and Justin grabs his truck and heads up there to pick everything up. I am home getting everything cleaned up and ready for the new stuff. Justin gets back and we get the washer installed and running-no problem. He brings the fridge into the garage to plug in and let it start cooling. I really begin to think that the fridge is way too big for our "fridge space" in our kitchen. (I had mentioned this once already at Lowes but he assured me it was just fine). It just looked so much bigger once we got home! I ask Justin about it and he rolls his eyes and says it is fine.

ME: "Babe are you sure it isn't going to be too big. Maybe you should go measure just in case."
J: "Leave me alone. I know it is going to fit. Would you get off my case if I went in there and measured right this second."
ME: "Yes!"

I wait........and wait.........and wait.........

A little while later he comes out with this embarrassing grin.

J:"I think it is going to be too big!"

I begin to freak out but Justin assures me that no matter what, he will make it work. He begins to disassemble our counter and cabinets. He literally had to move everything over an inch for this massive thing to fit.

So now we have this overly-giant fridge in my itty-bitty kitchen. Don't get me wrong, I am not griping nor would I ever change it. It does look kind of out of place though and it is hard to get into the freezer because the door really can't open entirely, but we don't have to use ice trays anymore. YIPPEE!

Also, please note that I posted EVERY DAY this week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Just Checking

Is the new background and banner showing up for everyone?

S&D Part Two Coming Soon......

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Scratch and Dent-Part One

We are still undecided on the costume vote, but I will keep ya posted!

Last week I was spending a normal day doing laundry and what do ya know, my washer quits. Mid-load (full of towels might I add).......done. We get everything out and start bucketing water out.........not a fun job! Justin completely dismantles the washer and we cannot get it to start working. So, Saturday we're off to every store Abilene hoping we can find a plain-jane washer that will be cheap. We weren't really having any luck so we head across town to this new Lowe's they built. We are big fans of the "scratch and dent" section. Pretty much every store has this area and we are huge supporters of this sale. They will mark stuff down by $100-$150 just becuase it has a little ding in the side. My philosophy is, I really don't care if it has a minor scratch in it because my kids will do much worse to it within one week. This is always the first area we go to whenever we are in Lowes or Home Depot.

Anyways........I find this plain, basic washer on clearance for $250 because it had a dent in the side (which will be against a wall in my laundry room). I am talking to Justin about it and the manager comes out and starts talking to us about the "S&D" section. He proceeds to tell us that we thinks it looks trashy when all of that stuff is laying out so he prices it as low as he can so that it will sell that day. SCORE! He sees that I am looking at the washer and says, "I'll give it to you for $150 if you take it today." SOLD! I am so excited about the great deal and we finish chatting for a little while and as we were getting ready to leave, I see Justin with his eye on this HUGE fridge.

This fridge is massive, nice, side-by-side, ice/water in the door, etc. (Yes we still use old-school ice trays). We talk with the manager about the fridge and how nice it was (HINT, HINT) but it was originally $900 and was marked down to $810 (out of our price range-considering we don't even need a new fridge). It had a quarter-sized dent on one of the sides down towards the bottom.

We decide to go and I turn to him and ask, "Just for grins, what are you going to mark that fridge down to?"

He grins for a minute and says, "Would you take it right now for $450?"

In shock I reply, "Load it on up!"

It gets better!

We get to the cashier and I see a sign that says they honor Home Depot coupons. Lucky for us, I am the coupon-queen and I have a 10% off coupon from Home Depot!!

So, we walked out of Lowes with a brand new washer and a brand new fridge for $585! Can't beat that kind of deal!

Part two coming soon.........

Monday, October 08, 2007

Costume Vote

At what age do you let their child pick their own costume out? I mean, technically, she changes her mind every day so should I really take her seriously?

Here's the story:
Yesterday I find this really cute Clifford costume on Ebay and I am totally pumped knowing Brynn is going to LOVE it. See!

We decided and agreed on Clifford but then......STUPID ME.......starts playing around on Ebay and Brynn sees a costume for Jessie the Cowgirl from Toy Story 2:

She was sold on it the second she saw it. I mean, it is a really cute costume but I just really like the Clifford one. So, today we talked about it and she wants to be both. I told her that wasn't possible and now I am undecided. Any opinions?

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Bear with me

I haven't forgotten about both you of (my only two faithful blog readers left). I have nothing too interesting to say and I have no pics (and let's face it, posts suck with no pictures). I will try to get a creative bug soon, I promise. Hang in there!