Friday, April 30, 2010

nan - days

When Nan got here, the first thing she did was make a schedule. It included dinner menus, whose house she was staying at, and what was going on during the day. Monday through Thursday it said "Parks with the littles." So that's what we did. While the big girls were at school we took the little boys (and Kodi) to a different park every day. They loved it! It is kind of hard to get good pictures of little boys at parks. They are just too excited and too fast! I did manage get a few fun ones.

Friday, April 23, 2010

How I "Coupon"

Okay, this post is for Letti. It will probably be boring for everyone else, so feel free to skip this one.

This is my coupon binder. I got it at Target. I think it was $9.99. I really like this one because of all the extra features. You are definitely going to need one that zips close. Otherwise, all your coupons are going to slide right out if you set it down wrong.

I had a couple of helpers today. :) Miles is showing you the cool accordion file. I like to use this for my different store ad fliers. It is also good for the different coupons that you can pick up while you are out shopping. (blinkies, tear pads, little coupon booklets) I just stick them in there and then sort them into the different sections when I get home.

Miles, move your head please.

Thank you.
This is really nice at the front of the binder. There is a place for my pens, a pair of scissors, and room for the store cards. There's also a place for my cell phone and a pocket to put my money in. That way I don't need to bring my purse in. One less thing I have to worry about leaving in the cart is always good!

I have these plastic dividers, which I also got at Target. I like the pockets they have. I use these for my Internet coupons(they don't fit well in the holders), and also for coupons that are expiring within the week. Oh, and I use baseball card holders to hold all my coupons. I bet you know where I got those too. :)
I really like the front pocket too. That is where I put my shopping list, and all of the coupons I'm using. I just check my list, then go through and find my coupon, and then put it right into the pocket. Then, when I check out, all of my coupons are already stacked together,
and I just hand 'em over.
I will say that sometimes it is a pain to do all this stuff. Clipping....sorting....removing the expired ones.... checking ads from different stores. But then I see how much money I am saving.... It's worth it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

nan - day one

Nan got here on Sunday, which was Degan's 3rd birthday, so we decided to have a combined family b-day party for Liv and Degan. Cousin Kellie made really yummy fresh strawberry cupcakes.
They were really yummy!
Tiffany and Bobby brought a super fun Transformer pinata. (Degan's favorite)
That was Nan's favorite too!
Then Degan showed us all how to transform. This was so cute. We need to get him on video. He even does sound effects.

Happy birthday to my favorite little Decepticon!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So Super Cute!

Aunt Lestie made some invites for Livee's b-day party. She is so amazing! She just sat down and drew it all out real quick. I just gave her the theme and she came up with this. Isn't it so super cute?!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

8 IS Great!

Happy Birthday Livee!

Oh my goodness, Livee had such a fun day today. She woke up to hot, homemade doughnuts. Then, we surprised her at school with goodies for her class, and took her home early. Craig and I asked her what she wanted for lunch, and she wanted baked potatoes. So, we went to Jason's Deli. Yum! After that, she got to go shopping with her own money, and of course picked out a couple new dresses. When we got home, there was a package waiting for her with new shoes inside. This girl loves her dresses and skirts and pretty shoes. But, while she is wearing all her girly stuff, she is acting totally tomboy. I guess it's a good mix. :) One of her gifts was a giant stuffed animal from us this morning, and her 3 favorite things in life right now are pretty much shoes, dresses and stuffed animals. So I think she was happy! Carys spent the rest of the day with her and there was lots of twirling, and running and jumping going on, so I got lots of fun pictures.

{Livee & one of her bff's}
{let the twirling begin}

{silly girls at the creek}

{it wouldn't be a day with Livee without a little bit of this}

We love you Livee, and are so glad that you had such a great "8" day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010


This girl is the newest member of the Panther Girls Soccer Team!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Eggs

Our day at the park.

In Grapevine yesterday, we discovered a fun new park. Well, new to us at least. It has a really cool spider-webby climbing thing that the kids loved. It is also part of a beautiful botanical garden. It was so fun and it is a great place for some great photo shoots. We got a few good pictures and the kids played for a little while. Then, Livee's asthma started acting up, so our trip got cut a little short. We are going to go back soon for sure!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Look at that smile!

Notice anything?