Friday, October 31, 2008


What I DID do:

1. Excerised with a girlfriend
2. Took the gang to the park, and even gave a few pushes on the swings!
3. Did 3 loads of laundry (washed, dried, folded, put away!)
4. Gave Mr. Wonderful a big hug and kiss before work!
5. Put Blondie in time-out once and Linc down for a nap twice
6. Fed all the munchkins and even got lunch myself!

What I WILL do:

1. Make a million spiral curls in the girls hair for their big Halloween night debut
2. Let them pick whichever lipstick their little hearts desire for the big night
3. Take a bunch of pictures of the princesses and little buddy
4. Take the gang trick-or-treating until exhaustion sets in
5. Haul them home, baths, kisses, prayers, bed
5. Read my scriptures, say my prayers and then...
6. Snuggle with Mr. Wonderful on the couch!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sticky, sticky...

Tonight for FHE we went to our friends and had some fun. We had hot dogs (oh yes, what better dinner for a crowd?). Then the Dad's carved the pumpkins (the vegetables, not the kids). The kids were running around with slimy hands. I am so glad that I have Mr.Wonderful to do the pumpkin carving...I don't have the slightest inclination to get in on that! Then we made Caramel Apples and let the kids decorate them with sprinkles, m&ms, chocolate chips, etc... The kids were SO STICKY by the end of the evening...I had to really let go of my desire to take them outside and hose them off. They had such a good time!

I forgot my camera, so here is a random pic of them before church a few weeks back!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CouponSense success...

So recently I took the plunge and joined couponsense (my sister-in-law has been doing it for a while and I was getting envious of all of her good deals!). For those of you who aren't familiar with it, CouponSense is a service that tells you how to use your coupons. They do all the research for you and have a great website, so that when you go shopping you end up buying things for much cheaper than you would normally pay. They also help you get multiple Sunday papers (I get 3) so that when there IS a good deal, you get a lot of it! I have been doing it for 3 weeks now and have had fun shopping, stocking up, and getting things for FREE (or nearly free). Here is what I did today!

What I got:
4 boxes of cereal- FREE
5 small chocolate milks- FREE
4 packs frozen veggies- FREE
2 packs TP- FREE
3 cartons Blue Bunny ice cream- 85 cents each
3 childrens cold/allergy medicine- FREE (actually, I made $4!!)

Call me crazy, but it is fun to save money!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Apparently we aren't the crazy ones....

Not at the fair anyways! We went to $1 day at the fair last night. It took a lot of planning to leave as soon as Randy finished work, to bring all of our baby/kid gear and to feed everyone BEFORE going in. I have a love/hate relationship with the fair. Let me share it with you.

Reasons NOT to go to the fair:
1. Every freaky person in Arizona is there in full freakiness
2. Parking is either expensive, or far away, or expensive and far away.
3. Trying to keep 3 little kids together at one time is next to impossible, avoid this at all times
4. Fair workers are oddballs
5. Too many people in too small of spaces
6. Everything is overpriced...before you realize it all of your grocery money is spent on 2 fry-breads and a funnel cake!

Reasons TO GO to the fair:
1. The smile on my kids faces when they go on a ride
2. The smile on my kids faces when they see the stinky cows/bunnies/hamsters/chicks/horses/goats
3. The smile on my kids faces when it is dark outside and all of the "cool" lights are lit up
4. The way my kids talked about it all day today, and will be talking about it for months to come.

The joys of being a mother!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Busy, Fun, Crazy!!

We have just been crazy busy with all sorts of good things. Conference weekend was great, we enjoyed all of the talks. Our kids had fun bumming around the house. A family in our ward gave us a bag of dress up clothes for the girls, so that was very exciting! Even Linc got in on the action...

Barbie's 12 dancing princess's...being a little shy

Giselle from Enchanted...lovely

Purple Princess-boy

Cinderella's wedding gown...strutting his stuff!

We were suprised that he had such a great time dressing up. We will definetly have to invest in some BOY dress up clothes for the next time around. Randy, I promise I will never show these pictures of our little dude again!

Today I tried to get a few projects finished. While I was doing things, Hallie stayed busy with her Dora cards.

Here is what I did this morning:

Made 2 new pillows for my red couch (I am getting tired of that couch, but right now all I can do is add pillows!!)

Learned to etch glass. It was SO easy!

Yesterday we had Anna's first Parent-Teacher Conference. She is doing great in school academically and has great behavior. I am so proud of felt good to know that she is doing so well. Yay Anna! Hopefully all of the conferences for the next 12 years go so well!

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Phoenix, Arizona
I am a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful, energetic children. Anna is 6, Hallie is 5, Linc is 3 and Port is our newest addition. Randy and I have been married for 8 years and love every minute that we get together.