Friday, December 18, 2009

Head Start Dinner & Santa!

Brittley's preschool holds an annual Winter Festival dinner. We ate a turkey dinner and then the kids sang songs and then santa came to give them gifts!

After each song Tate would start clapping and yelling "yeah!" and after the last song he ran right up to Brittley and said, "Yeah Brittley you did it!"

Brittley with Santa.....she told him she wanted a Cinderella Barbie..hmmm maybe santa will bring it?? Tate cried and when Santa tried to give him his bells to play with he threw them at him. I wonder what Santa will bring him????

Brittley's present from Santa!

Christmas Recital

It has been a while and I need to update majorly! Brittley's dance recital was December 7th she did such a good job, but she was a little distracted because she couldn't find us in the audience. She waves a bunch of times, but she has no idea where we are sitting and it is too cute! Thank you to all who came to support her! Good Job Brittley!

Grandma giving Brittley roses!
This is last year's recital pictures!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Albie's Doublers

Super Saver today!
3 Oscar Meyer Bacon
4 Kraft Shredded Cheese
4 I can't believe it's not butter
1 Can Libby's Pumpkin
1 Nestle Chocolate Milk
after doublers/coupons/catalinas
+ I left with a $2 Catalina....figure that in I got it all for $3.02! Not too shabby!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Some November Things

So much has gone on since I last blogged! I haven't been doing too many couponing deals lately just because I'm trying to save for Black Friday! I did get 2 packs of 72 count Chinet paper plates for $2.50 @ Target and a 24 Pack of Angle Soft Bath Tissue & an 8 count Sparkle Paper Towel pack @ Albertson's for $5.50! And so far those have been my best coupon deals because I have been slacking! But for family news there are lots of updates!

I took pictures of the kids right before we left for Zion's and they turned out amazing....well amazing for me I guess. Just cute fall pictures! These are the pictures I took for our Christmas cards because I want to get those finished and out of the way! And I ordered them last night so hopefully I ordered enough! I've been super busy with cheerleading and Clay's been super busy with work (hanging Christmas lights!) A busy November and an even busier December, but we are loving this unusual warm weather and looking forward to Thanksgiving and Holiday things!

We bought Brittley a new chair before our trip and she's had her eye on this pink and green chair for forever and so she was super excited to open this present!

In the first week of November we went to Zion's National Park for a family reunion with the Stanger's & we told Brittley the place was called Zion's National because she'll always repeat websites if she hears them on TV! Like she'll say, "Mom I want to watch," or my parents print off Disney Princess Coloring Sheets from the internet and she'll say, "Mom I want to color Sleeping Beauty. Just go to," and the funny thing about it is we don't let her on the computer, (she is only 4, but still a terror @ time and we don't trust her with the computer yet!) So she knows all these website names from TV crazy huh?
But Anyways we went to Zion's National and it was beautiful! I love how everything smells so fresh and clean, and the locals in that area make a lot of money off their souvenier shops and restaurants because it is so remote that all the prices are outrageous because they can be and then they close them up during the winter. What a life huh?

Hike to the lower Emerald Pools

On this hike we were about a 1/2 mile in and Brittley had to go to the bathroom really bad and so we finally had her go on the side of the trail, and of course somebody walked by while she was going......good thing she is 4! I had already been carrying her on my shoulders most of the time anyways, but she peed all over her I had to take her shoes & socks off and carry her on my shoulders. Well then I had to go to the bathroom REALLY bad so I was like we are heading back. So I walked about a mile with Brittley on my shoulders the whole time and half of it feeling like I was going to pee my pants! And the funny thing was Brittley was like, "Mom why don't you just go in the trees?" and I said, "Because mommy is bigger and would probably scare everyone if they came around the corner to find me peeing!" I burned probably a million calories this day but hey it was worth it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Albertson's Deal

Albertson's Deal November 4, 2009!
Before Savings.....137.40
After Savings..............................................$33.34
1st Transaction:
2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch
2 Golden Grahams
3 Progresso Soups
1 Skippy Peanut Butter
3 Chex Mix
3 Kleenex
3 YoPlait Delights
Coupons I used:
(2) $1.00/2 General Mills Cereal
(1) $1.10/3 Progresso Soup
(1) Albertson's $2/1 Skippy Peanut Butter
(3) .50/1 Chex Mix
(1) .50/3 Kleenex
(2) 1.25/1 YoPlait Delight
(1) 1.00/1 YoPlait Delight
OOP: $16.30
$15 Catalina Back
2nd Transaction:
3 Lipton Onion Soup Mix
2 Wishbone Dressings
3 Progresso Soups
2 BC Frosting
4 BC Cookie Mix
3 YoPlait Plus
Coupons Used:
(2) .75/1 Wishbone Dressing
(1) 1.10/3 Progresso Soup
(2) .50/1 BC Frosting
(4) .40/1 BC Cookie Mix
(3) YoPlait Plus
$15 Catalina
OOP: $10.38
$15 Catalina
Last Transaction(non-coupon items)
3 Lays Chips
2 Oatmeals
1 Bacon Package
8 Propel Bottles
1 Bottle of Egg Nog
Used $15 Catalina
OOP: $6.66!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Great Shopping Day!

Shopping trip on October 30, 2009
1st Stop: Old Navy
In this picture there are:
7 pairs of shorts for me
3 pairs of shorts for Brittley
1 pair of shoes for Tate
We hit a lucky day at Old Navy everything was marked an additional 50% off on the clearance I got all of this for $8.52!!
The shorts were 50 cents a piece! A miracle huh?!

2nd Stop: Target

9 packages of Keeble cookies
1 coffee mate (hot chocolate friend!)
(not pictured:a pair of tights for Halloween)
This would have cost me $17.69
After coupons and a left over gift card I pair
I got all 9 cookies for $1.00! And the coffee mate for 46 cents! Great day @ Target!

3rd Stop: Albertson's

This is my favorite one because of the AWESOME deal I got on Dr. Pepper! Diet Dr. Pepper is my absolute favorite and whenever I can get a deal I take it!
Before savings this would of costed me $35.02.....
after savings:
The Dr. Pepper was on sale for buy 2 get 2 free making it like $10.58 well if you bought 4 it would print a 5 catalina....making it $5.58, the propel was 4 for a $1....and I had a $3 catalina from a previous shopping trip! So halleujua for Dr.Pepper!

Last Stop: Smiths

2 bags of Lays Potato Chips
2 Tombstone Pizzas
2 Boxes of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate
2 Dreyers Dibs
4 Cans of Carnation Evaporated Milk
4 Bags of Ricola Cough Drops
4 containers of Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softner
Before savings $67.62.............I paid
The coolest thing about this transaction was I got the snuggle for FREE!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

4 Years

4 Years ago today we were here.......

1 year later

2 Years

3 Years

4 Years together

4 years has gone by so fast, and it just keeps getting better. I'm glad we found each other and were married because I love each moment with you! Love you, Happy Anniversary!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Clay!

Happy Birthday Clay! You are 27 today!
A little wiser (hopefully)
a little taller (not likely)
But to a great dad
who always makes us glad
we hope this day
brightens your way.
Happy Birthday Clay!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


My first stop was to Target, these boxes are $4.50 a piece, they were clearanced out for $3.81...and I paid $0.81 a box!

And this was my 2nd stop and boy do I love Albertson's! I have in this picture:
12 cans of Pilsbury Grands
3 cans of Pilsbury Cinnamon Rolls
4 packages of Pilsbury ready to bake cookies
4 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
2 5lb bags of Flour
1 package of Betty Crocker cookie mix
2 Boxes of Nature Valley Granola Bars
4 4-packs of YoPlait Plus Yogurt
3 cans of Progresso Soup
3 Chex mix bags
2 1/2 lbs of hamburger meat
2 Bertolli Pasta Dinners
1 Package of fresh Salmon
I paid $37.91!!!!!!!!!!

Snow in October!

So we woke up on conference morning and there was snow on the ground! and not just a little, but A LOT! Crazy huh? Snow in October and yet lately the days have been almost as warm as spring????!! Here is Brittley making a snowman at Grandma & Grandpa Hall's house!