Friday, May 29, 2009

First Dentist Visit

Wyatt did so good at his dentist appt. I will admit I was a little worried he doesn't like many new things, but did so awesome. I also had such a bad experience when my oldest, Colton, was Wyatt's age and went to the dentist for the first time. EEEEK I could have just cried it went so bad. It took a few times, but once Wyatt got the hang of it he really liked when the sucker sucked his cheeks in when he closer his mouth around the vacuum.
Dr.Dance countin teeth and checkin for cavities. woohoo no cavities.

Zoo Layout

So these pics are from last summer, but I could never think how to scrap them until I saw this paper from Sassafras lass.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Are you a maneater?

So my sisters, ok the whole family, and I are really big TV movie buffs and I found this one that looks really cute airing on Saturday and Sunday at 9pm on Lifetime, Maneater.

'Beautiful, fashionable and fun, Clarissa Alpert (Sarah Chalke)
is a shallow socialite whose speed dial is a veritable Rolodex
of Hollywood power players. Staring her 32nd birthday
directly in the eyes — though she will admit only to being 28 —
the spoiled daddy’s girl is in a panic because she is still single.
Clarissa, though, always gets what she wants —
even if he’s Aaron Mason (Philip Winchester),
the hottest new producer in town. With the help
of her family and friends, Clarissa sets into motion an
elaborate plan to lasso the dashing filmmaker who will,
she hopes, be the man to put a ring on her finger. '
-from Lifetime website

Click on the pic above to go to the movies website and see trailers.

New BBQ Rules

(*thought this was super funny so had to share.)

New Standard Operating Procedures released today please learn BBQ RULES We are about to enter the BBQ season.

Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity .

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

(1) The woman buys the food.

(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.

(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.

(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.

Here comes the important part:

More routine...
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat

Important again:

More routine...
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.

(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:

(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed 'her night off ', and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Paxil/Potty Update, Shopping Trip

So Wyatt has been basically going on the potty since Friday morning. It has gone pretty well the first several days were hard. Friday we had 4 wet pants, Saturday 2 and then Sunday just 1, no more since then and he has had a dry diaper every night. He is still not going poop in the potty yet we have had an accident everyday, but he really wants that $5 CASH so he is really trying.

All is going well with me. Sat. we had a BBQ and that went well we had 2 families with kids(10 total including us) over for that part, but then at 6pm when the UFC fight was about to start we had 10 more people show up, then a little later 6 more people showed up. So that is 26 people in my small 900 sq ft house. I had a really tough time with this, I basically stayed in my room the whole time when I did come out to get food or clean up a mess on my floor Igot really agitated and felt like I was going to cry, throw up and explode all at the same time. When I was in my room my sister, Kim, was nice enough to sit and text with me to help calm me down.
At one point in the night, 11 pm, when most of the people left after the fight we had 6 stragglers stay behind and drink with my DH. I put Wyatt to bed and the guys wen toutside to talk becuse they were to loud inside. So I sat in the kitchen talking with my friend Ester and she said she could see my body shaking,
So other than that night I have been doing OK with a few light headed days, some ear wind.


So I had 9 Albies Doubles, so i had to make three trips today to Albies, but I got some great deals so it was worth walking out to my car and going back in.

I spent $13.86 OOP, for all 3 transactions
I saved $50.35

So with coupons and the doublers, I basically only paid for-
meat, grapes, flat out bread, salad and frozen peas

Not to bad I got lots of free stuff today, and yes that is more BBQ sauce but I figure I have given 3 away so far and will probably give about 10 more away to family and friends.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Everything I am cooking with for this week is stuff we have that I have gotten free or really cheap. I will need to by some more salad and beef for the stir fry, but that should be it for the week.

Beef Stir fry w/ veggies, brown rice (we had lots of veggies left here from BBQ)

Chicken Roll ups, salad, side dish

Chili Dogs

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, sweet potato fries

Friday- Pizza night (homemade or costco bought)

Redneck Yaught Club

Dixie wasn't to sure about the water.You see that , no diapers, Wyatt is wearing underwear and he learned to pee off the boat. It was to cold in water for him to get in and try to go in the water. He is doing awesome with the potty training, but we still need to work on the pooping in the underwear.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Building a Potty

So this is Wyatt Wyatt said we were going to do when we got home, 'Let's go build a Potty'.
We hung up a bulletin board in his room to put his potty chart on, every time he goes he gets a star sticker and after a certain amount of stars he will get money or as he likes to call it cash. He has gotten on the potty several times and we have read books, run the water and even gave him a drink, but i am not sure if he is actually going. He says he goes, but I just don't know I think he is afriad to go into the potty, like he can't relax enough to go.
We have had tiny wet spots on the underwear. He can stop it from coming out and then he yells he has to go so we run to the bathroom and he just doesn't go. We will keep trying though the day is still early and he had 2 glasses of juice so he will have to go sometime today, LOL.
The above stool was to high so we went with the one we already had and will return the others to my mom's and just use it there.Wyatt helping daddy hang his new bulletin board.

So on a side note- I have switched my anxiety pills, Paxil, down to 10 mg from 20 mg nd I feel pretty good today, hope this keeps up I just know getting off can be hard so keep those prayers coming. Probably not the best time to potty train, but it all just worked out this way so I have trust that it will all work out.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Time to quit

*edited- I fixed the website address

No I don't smoke or drink so I'm not quiting that I am going to get off Paxil.

I have been on it this time since before I met my husband. I got on it over 6 years ago after a bad break up with an ex and before that I was on it for postpartum depression when I had my now 11 yr old.

So I know what it will be like to get off it and I am not looking forward to it. Some side effects while getting off are nausea, light headedness, headaches, almost like ZAPS to your brain, loss of appetite; hypersensitivity to motion, sounds and smells, dizziness, of course the emotional stuff too, etc. Seriously the list goes on, but I know it is time to get off, I am tired of not wanting sex with my husband. (That is one of the side effects to being on it.) And I would just like to try life without it now, we are in a great place in our life and deal with problems together so well so I think it should be good.

So please say a prayer for me this next two weeks or so are going to be hard on me and my family. I found this site and am going to get Derek to read through it so he will understand that I can not control how I feel at this time. I went through this with my ex, Jason, when I had postpartum also. I just don't think guys get the emotional and body stuff women go through.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Good Morning Tuesday!

This is a pic of Wyatt from a BDay party from last Sat.
So yesterday was not a productive day so most of yesterday's ToDos will be on todays, all the inside house stuff got done just not the errands.
I just couldn't see running errands when I already had to be out today.


Wyatt School
Mom-take coupons over & book, print more BBQ coupons
Return Video
Game Stop-pick up new UFC game
KFCU-pay car payment
Dinner in Crockpot-Strogonaff

So last nights dinner was yummy and has been in my family for a long time, one of those recipes to feed 5 hungry children for cheap. So I thought I'd share.

CowBoy Casserole

1 or 2 lbs Hamburger
1 or 2 Cans Pork and Beans
1 Large minced Onion
1 or 2 Packets Taco Mixes

If you use 1 lb Hamburger use 1 of each of the Beans and Taco Mixes, use 2 lbs. Hamburgers use 2 of the others, etc.
Brown Hamburger and onion in large saucepan. When fully cooked add beans and taco mix, let heat through. Place Friots to bottom of bowl, scoop on the casserole and enjoy, I like to mix mine all up personally.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Anytime is a Good Time...

For a nap, even if it is at 5 at night. I knew I should have made him take a nap today. Seems like he needs one every two weeks or so.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


So here is my menu for the week and my To Do for Monday.
What are you up to, would love to see (Beth, Dani, Jen, Kim- this means you. LOL).
For more menu ideas check out Laura's site at Orj. Junkie.


Soy Marinated Flank Steak, Salad, brocolli

Sausage Pancakes, eggs

Cowboy Casserole w/ fritos, salad

Wed- Sliders (mini burgers), Yam fries (The people over to play new UFC game)

Stroganoff, salad

Sat- UFC fight night

Dessert this week- Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies


Haircut (11am)
Weed gardens

Saturday, May 16, 2009

When will they learn

So Colton decided last Friday night he was going to stay up all night and play the Xbox Live. He says he just couldn't sleep, sure. So we went to Wyatt's party and he was one grumpy guss and this video is from us driving home afterwards. He just couldn't stay awake, he tried but finally feel asleep. It was so funny you can hear me laughing in the background.
Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

Friday, May 15, 2009

A new layout

This is the layout I did for Wyatt's Bday. I used the new Extra Giga punch, it is 3 1/2 in diameter and I love it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lots O' Savings 76%

Total before coupons=$104.09
Savings, coupons used= $79.26
My out of Pocket cost= $24.83

That is a 76% savings, woohoo

Wyatt wanted to be in the pic.
So this is What I got-

Tran #1
10- Hunt's pudding snacks
8- Hunt's Petite diced tomatoes
2- Rotel tomatoes
Total price=39.60
-$2 OYNP coupon
=$18.00 OOP, plus got $5 OYNP(off your next purchase)

Tran #2
3-Yoplait Yo plus
2-Best foods Mayo canola
1-Fiber one toaster pastry
2-Philly Cream cheeses
2-American Kraft singles
-$5 OYNP, Philly Coupon, Kraft Coupon, Albertsons coupons, Yoplait Yo plus coupons, Fiber One coupon
=$3.28 OOP (Out of Pocket)
Next trip to other Albies
Tran #1
4- Kraft BBQ
Push pop for wyatt
-BBQ Coupons, plus got $2 OYNP
=1.79 OOP
Tran #2
4- Yoplait Yo pLus
2- Canola Best Foods May
-$2 OYNP, Yo Plait coupons, Albies coupons For Mayo
=1.76 OOP

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Recipe-Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe is soooo yummy. I did double this sauce recipe cause well we like sauce and this is so much better then the jar stuff, heck I don't even by the jar stuff.
We had shrimp leftover from their catch so I used shrimp this time, but chicken is yummy too.

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

2 Tbsp. butter
2 garlic gloves
1/2 onion chopped
2 Tbsp and 2 tsp. flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 Tbsp. parsley
1 1/2 C milk
1/2 C half and half
1/2 C fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 C shredded COlby-Jack cheese
Shrimp or Chicken

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook to package directions.

Shrimp or chicken- In pan saute garlic and meat in a little butter until cooked through. Remove from pan and cook sauce in same pan.

Sauce- melt 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet. Saute onion, 2 Tbsp. garlic, until onions are tansparent. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook 2 min. Slowly add milk and half and half, stirring until smooth and creamy. Add parsley, and cheeses; stir until cheese is nice and melted. I cook it till it is nice thick and creamy.

I just serve the shrimp right on top of noodles then add sauce, so the sauce wouldn't get a fishy taste.

Monday, May 11, 2009

A few layouts.

I did this one of my little guy from his Field trip back in December.And I did this one for my sister, Kim of her sweet littel girl, Joey.

I got the idea from this layout. So very cute, just feel bad cause I can't remember where or who I got it from.

Menu Plan Monday

Fish, salad, side, corn

Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo, salad

Sliders, Fries, Rootbeer Floats


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Post #2

So this one should really be second but I didn't think of that till after I did the last post. So look at the next one first, hehe.
So later that night we went to my parents house. We had a BBQ qwith the family and Nana and Papa gave wyatt his gift, a bowling game.And Derek and I gave him our gift. We just thought it was to big to try to give him at Chuck E Cheese. I have lots of other pics to share, but I think I will wait till tomorrow.

Lots of Pics

So yesterday we had Wyatt's birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. He has been wanting this party since last year, so I was happy to pass off all the work to them for a year.

They have it pretty well set up, first you get there and you get your tokens for the kids and they let you play for about 30min. That also gave time for the late arrivals too.

This is the cake we made. Rebekah and Glory were over on Friday so they actually helped Wyatt make it and then Zach, Wyatt and I decorated it later that night.

After play time they bring out the pizzas and have everyone comes back over to the table and eats. After the kids eat they keep them there and teach them the Birthday song and we wait for the mouse.We then sing Happy Birthday and the kids eat cake. Here is Wyatt blowing out his candles.Wyatt got to get his picture taken with the mouse. He wasn't to sure about this.

They then get to play again for awhile. You only get the table for 1 1/2 hrs,but we got lucky and no one was coming in behind us so we actually had the tables for a couple hours. After they played some more Wyatt opened up his gifts.
Ester, Tom and Ginny got him lots of train tracks.
It was pretty sweet, Zach and Ryan both bought Wyatt a gift. Zach got him a video and made this card that he is reading so intensely.And Ryan got him a circus train. Summer got him Thomas sunglasses and the Memory game.Troy and Charity got him a frisbe and a Cars thing, not sure what it was called, but it is kind of like a mister potatoe head. Wyatt loves it.
Jenefer and the girls got him a bouncy ball. This ball is so awesome it has a bunch of glitter in the middle. Pretty cool.He also got-
Connor got him swim trunks, flip flops, water guns and goggles.
Elijah got him walkie talkies.
Seth got him legos.

Everyone had a great time.

We also want to say thanks to-

Papa and Te Tah sent him money and he picked out a car, Train Pjs and a Thomas video with it. The rest of the money went to help buy some summer clothes.

Aunt Amy, Uncle Mike and Micheal sent him some money and he got a train. PS. He loves the lous Fire Engine Card.

And Grandma Marylee and Grandpa Ben sent him a box with several outfits (St.Louis Cardinals and Cars) and some cars.

All in All I think Wyatt had a great birthday.