Thursday, December 31, 2009

What a deal; or shall I say steal?

I bought this really great coat for Harrison at Old Navy yesterday. It was $40 with 60% off. Since I have a Gap card I get rewards back for money spent. I had a $20 reward to use and I got this coat for $.76! Can you even believe it?! It's super cute and warm. He loves it!

Lately, I have become *obsessed* with all of these frugal blogs. I've been saving money left and right. But then again I guess it's money I wouldn't have spent in the first place if I didn't learn about these deals on these blogs. SO.. am I really saving money? Check the sidebar for my favorite blogs. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The graffiti is gone.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas has been cancelled

So not really Christmas itself but Christmas dinner has been cancelled. In light of this recent event ( we cancelled dinner. Normally, we swap Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner with the Cudes. This year we swapped holidays and we even included others. Thanksgiving was wonderful and we enjoyed spending time with the Cudes, their friends and my mom too! For our dinner we decided to also include other friends. It was going to be the same crowd that was at our house a little over a week ago. But after having someone write all over our door with a marker I realized I didn't want 6 kids on the loose in my house again. So it's just the 3 of us this year. We're still trying to figure out what we're going to eat.
In the past we spent Christmas Eve at the Brandals home. We loved celebrating with their family. But then Hans and Cindi moved to Boston in February and we knew we'd be on our own this year. Until I got an email from their daughter, Amanda, a few days ago. We've been invited to spend the evening with them again this year sans Hans and Cindi. We're VERY excited to be included and can't wait for tomorrow!

Hans, Harrison, Cindi in August

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Here he comes...

Telling Santa what he wants.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Here is another reason I do not like kids. WTF? We had 6 kids over this weekend for a potluck and this is what I found this morning on the back of my door. Lets say I am less than pleased. These kids are all 3 1/2 and should know better so how did this happen? Harrison has NEVER written on a wall, door, floor... So now I can just add this to my long to-do list. Scrub the door, paint it?? Not happy.

One and done

This is the post you've all been waiting for. We are DONE - no more children - EVER. So please stop asking, hoping, wishing, praying or whatever it is that you do.

p.s. If you have a baby or are planning to in the future we're having a HUGE yard sale in the spring. We still have everything.