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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring in Utah

Thursday we had a snow storm and Eric was home in the morning so he made a snowman with the boys.
It was actually a snowgirl once Eric put the finishing touches on. The boys really liked her.


Can you see why she is a girl? Tate ate the grape that I sent out for an eye. I gave him a replacement grape for the eye and he ate it again so this is what she ended up looking like, "One eyed Jilly."



All that work and 4 hours later she looked like this...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What do fresh breath, chap stick & shaved legs have in common?

I don't know what they have in common but I do know I like them all. I know that it is lame to take pictures of all of my good deals but for some reason, I have too! I am not the only one who does it. I have been following many blogs of people who not only love to take pictures of their good deals but also love to clip coupons. I don't really like clipping coupons but I love getting a good deal. I got the all of the above items for $7. The gum was free, the Burt's Bee's was $2.49 and I paid about $4.50 for the razors, razor refills and the toothpaste. WOW!
I got all of my Easter candy (4 bags) for $6 shown above. I spent $13.40 on everything and saved $27.38. Walgreen's is my new favorite place thanks to my coupon clipping.

At what point can I call myself a farmers wife?

...or at least say I live in a petting zoo? I have pictures posted of our fish Oscar but we also have 2 other fish. This is our dog Bleu. He is four and we bought him from the Humane Society. He is a good dog.
These are our new chicks. They are very cute but the fun wore off after one day. Grandpa Austin bought them for the boys last week at IFA. Ashton named his Carribeaner and Tate named his Yucky. We ended up with another chick (Carly) when one of my brothers two chicks died. If they end up being roosters then we will be having chicken dinner later this year. So far, they have kept me awake 2 nights because I can hear them pecking at the cardboard box or chirping in the middle of the night. Since it appears that winter is back temporarily, Bleu, Carribeaner, Yucky and Carly all sleep in our laundry room. The chicks are in the cardboard box of course.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Snack Time!




I gave Ashton & Tate their morning snack and a little later when I went to check on them I saw them feeding the farm animals. I had to take a picture because I thought it was so sweet and funny.

Meet Oscar




This is Oscar. He came with my husband as part of the "I do" deal. He used to live in this ugly octagon tank in our kitchen and I was so ambarrassed about this ugly fish and his ugly tank. A few tanks later and our 5 year anniversary approaching, we still have this big ugly fish. He now lives in a rectangle tank in our office. A few weeks ago Eric went downstairs to feed the fish and noticed that Oscar had laid eggs. He had me come check it out and we were exctied to show the boys in the morning because he had never done this before. The next morning all of the eggs were gone and were probably eaten by "Parona" our small yellow fish that Ashton named. Well if that isn't enough to make you dry heave, a few weeks later, he did it again. Eric took a picture of all of the eggs so we would have something to show the boys. Sure enough, the eggs were eaten by morning again but we got this picture as proof. The good news about this story is that Eric did some research on the internet to see why Oscar was all of the sudden laying eggs. He told me that the life expectancy of an Oscar fish is 10 to 12 years. Looks like he will be around for a few more years. I think I can handle that. ;)


I used to boycott Walgreen's because they put Riverton Drug out of business!



That's right. I always said I will never shop at Walgreen's because they put Riverton Drug out of business. It bothered me that Walgreen's started popping up on every corner. I never thought I would see the day that I would appreciate a Walgreen's on every corner. I saw that Walgreen's had there Huggies Diapers on sale for $10 a bag. I have 3 kid's in diapers so I am always looking for a good deal. $10 is about average but Walgreen's was offering a $10 register reward for every $25 spent on participating products. Apparently I wasn't the only one who saw how good this deal was and Walgreen's ran out of the diapers early on in the week. They were getting another shipment in on Friday so Court, my mom and I spent half our day trying to get to a Walgreen's when the truck came in. Court called me because Riverton's Walgreen's had a bunch. I loaded up all 4 of my kids and my nephew Kaden into the car in record time and raced to the store.
Now the $10 Walgreen's gift card was a good deal but what made the deal even sweeter was that I had $5 off almost every bag of Huggies that I bought that I found at coupons.com.

I ended up with ALL of the following products for $102.43. I saved $150.89!!! I used coupons on most of the products that I bought with my $40 in Walgreen's gift cards.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I want to be a "Coupon Mom"

I love saving money and its like a natural high when I get a good deal. I have been inspired to work on my food storage by looking at http://www.myfoodstoragedeals.com/
This girls food storage room is fantastic. She doesn't use coupons but I want to. I have been looking into all sorts of websites and my favorites are all linked on my "blog list". Anyway, I went to Walgreen's last night with Eric because I have read that you can get stuff there for practically free. I went for diapers because they are on sale and I have a slew of coupons but they were out of diapers...of course! I ended up with 2 bottles of Garnier shampoo, 2 bottles of Garnier conditioner, 3 bottles of Lysoel wipes, 4 tubes of Colgate Toothpaste and a bottle of Axe Shampoo for Eric. The grand total came to $19.12 but Walgreen's will be sending ME a check back for $7 which means I got all that stuff for $12 averaging a $1 an item. WOW! And I didn't clip a single coupon because they did it for me at the register. I always read about people getting good deals and now its going to be me. :) Now if anyone knows where I can get baby food coupons please tell. I will report back tomorrow on my shopping experience with the "Grocery Guru". Good old Ken is going to take me and some ladies from the ward to Smith's and show us how he get's 15 meals for around $30. It better not be Captain Crunch around the clock.

IMC NICU Reunion 2010

Spike it out the get these girls!

Hansen Planitarium at Gateway

I am thankful for...

Since it's that time of year, I wanted to list the things I am grateful for.
-our little miracle babies
-6 hours of sleep at night
-afternoon naps
-52 ounce Diet Dr. Pepper with 4 shots of vanilla from Holiday Oil.
-family
-friends
-my testimony and my eternal family
-food on the table
-a home to live in
-days when Eric has a job
-a loving husband
-and last but not least...$32 dollars to fill my SUV!!! YEAH!!!

More like the terrible three's!!!

Ashton turned 3 on October 5th.  He wanted a dragon, a real fork lift from Home Depot, etc.  We couldn't afford most the items on his birthday wish list so he ended up with a little four wheeler (thanks to some help from both grandparents).  He loves it and Tate can go for rides with him so its even better.  I thought he was a stinker at 2 years old but it seems that 3 is even worse.  He keeps us on our toes! We sure love our little Ashton.

Ali

Ali
4 days old

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Can you tell which are our babies legs and which are Eric's fingers?

Our new family car...what do you think?

Eric was coming home on Aug. 7th after a play with his family at Desert Star Play house.  He had just gone to visit the girls and fill up the car with gas before heading home.  He was turning into our neighborhood and he slowed to let 2 cars pass in the opposite direction.  The women behind him was obviously not paying attention and crashed right into the back of him.  He is doing well and just has a little tingling in his arm and a sore back.  We are so glad that he is alright and that our boys and new babies were not in the car!

Ashton's funny comment about daddies car accident

Ashton asked what happened to our car because Eric was trying to explain to him about the car accident.  Eric said, "I got in a accident in the car."  Ashton said, "oh, you peed in the car?"  He thinks an accident is peeing or pooing.

New to blogging

I figured since I am on bedrest and always looking for something to do, I would start our family blog.  I think it's supposed to get easier with time but as for now our site is looking pretty bland.  Don't let that fool you though because we are a very fun family! :)  I think this will be a good way to keep everyone updated on the twins upcoming delivery, the boys and our family.

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!

Ladies, these boys are spoken for!
Days of 47 Rodeo
While I laid in bed, Eric took the boys to the Rodeo all by himself.  That is something that I would never attempt. He did meet Beau, Cavin and Sawyer there.  Ashton got new cowboy boots the night before so all my boys wore their boots.  Eric wore his big "E" belt.  Ashton loved the rodeo and can't stop talking about the clown who showed everyone his bum.  Tate couldn't sit still so he kept poking the people in front of him and spilling cousin Cavin's popcorn.  Maybe next year will be better.

14 days of bedrest and counting

14 days of bedrest and counting
31 weeks
Today is July 26th which means 18 days on bedrest.  Some people might think it would be nice to spend a few days in bed but after day one I was already going nuts.  I can only get up to eat or use the bathroom.  Needless to say, I get up to eat a lot because its one of two reasons to get a break from my bed.  So far, the girls are good.  I will be 32 weeks on the 29th.  My doctor is saying that is a much better place to be then when I went into preterm labor at 29 weeks and spent 4 days in the hospital.  I am dilated to a 2+ and 60% effaced but so far the bedrest and Nifedipine have minimized the contractions.  The average cm growth of a singleton pregnancy is 35 cm and I am measuring 40 cm and still growing.  The babies are extremely wiggly and between the two babies, I am getting kicked and stretched around the clock.  I can't wait to see what they look like but hopefully its not for about 3 or 4 more weeks.  Stay tuned and hopefully I can keep the blog current enough to keep you updated.  

31 Weeks

31 Weeks
40 cm...there are 2 in there!

4th of July

4th of July

Sparklers Anyone?

Sparklers Anyone?

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!

I can see the parade but I can't hear it!
Riverton Days Parade

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Day Cousins at the Zoo

Wilkinson Cousins

Wilkinson Cousins

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...

Always trying to fill our daddies shoes...