Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Old Lady Alert!!

Lately I've picked up a couple of new hobbies that probably label me as an "old lady"!
Couponing! What is that you say? Coupons, that's right.... it's probably not really a "hobby" but with the amount of time it consumes it may as well be. We have been spending WAY too much money on groceries, and household stuff, so I decided to give this couponing thing a try and it is so much fun. I know that sounds crazy, but it really is. I mean who doesn't like to save money?
With the help of I organized my very own coupon book.
It took a little time to make, but once I got it all organinzed it's been really easy to keep up with.
Then I got to shopping, I have a new love for grocery stores.
I've seen the shows where people go to the store and get buggies full of stuff for free, and I always thought it was impossible to do, but it's not.
Today I went to Kroger and got all this stuff for.... drum roll please... $1.52.
I know!! Crazy right?!? The milk was $1.99 (I didn't have a coupon for that) so basically I got everything else for free. We have no excuse for anyone in this house to smell bad, and we're stocked up on hygiene stuff for a while.
My other latest hobby is learning how to sew. I'd been wanting to learn how for a while, so my mom bought me a sewing machine for Christmas and taught me the basics.
My first project was a valance for Carson's room.
Then I made curtains for Avery's room.
My sewing machine has lots of fun stitching options.
I did a swirly one for A's curtains.
If these things haven't already earned me the "old lady" label, then the quilting class I'm planning on taking definately will. I'm hoping (depending on Shane's work schedule...we are going on week #4 of him being out of town) to take a 4 week quilting class at the end of the month. Going from only sewing a straight line to quilting may be a big step, but the class isn't called "pre-school quilting" for nothing I guess!
Anyways, that's it. I'm going to get my cane and reading glasses and get back to work :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fun Times!

Last week, Carson, Avery and I got together with my childhood best friends. We haven't all been together in six years, so we had a lot of catching up to do!
Katie, Andrea, Jenni and I all grew up together in the same neighborhood.
So many of my childhood memories involve these three girls!
Here's a little flash back to the late 80's/early 90's.
(we are the three in the back and the front far left)
So many halloween's spent together!
We had such a great week together, laughing, reminiscing, playing games, watching old home vidoes, shopping, eating, and watching our babies play together. It was so much fun!
Here we are 6 years (and 6 kids) since the last time we were together.
Katie, Andrea, Jenni, Me
Jenni's girls:
and Nataley.
Andrea's baby:
Katies baby:
MicahWe took all of the kids to the zoo one day (except for Aubrey, who was in school)
This is my attempt to get a picture of the kids together, didn't work out so well.
The giraffe's were so cool!
I love that you can see them face to face.
Carson waving bye-bye to the giraffes.
Carson and Avery enjoyed the zoo so much this time, it was fun to watch them get excited when they recognized animals.
And they had their first ride on a carousel. Carson was so tired, he had to bring his paci and blanket with him. Avery was scared when the animals started moving, but loved it after a minute or so. When it was over, MiMi told her it was time to get off and she shook her head, said "no no" and clung onto the giraffe pole for dear life. Guess she likes carousels!
We had such a fun day at the zoo!
Our week together went by way too fast.
I love these girls, and their babies, and I hope it's not another six years before we get together again. Imagine how big of a table we will need by then!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Goodbye Rat Tail

It was beyond time to cut Carson's little tail.
I still had a hard time cutting that sweet baby hair.
Just one little snip for now. I have to work my way up to a real hair cut.