Monday, August 31, 2009
The first day, Friday, we were here we got to hang out with Derek's sister, her husband and son (Marylee was with us too). She took us to Hatfield and McCoys and really southern restaurant were they both actually used to work. We chowed down on fried pickles, hush puppies and catfish, yum. We all then hung out at her house and she gave me a bunch of Micheal's old clothes that he had grown out of. The kid has a whole new wardrobe now. (thanks Amy) Then people came over later that night to say Hi and visit.
Saturday we hung out at the house, but people came over here to visit us. Jen (one of Ben's daughters) and her kids and Josh (Ben's son). But before that Derek and I had a blow out, but it was good I think we made a big step in our relationship and I understand him a little better and him me. So even though it was a tough hour it all worked out great. Come on though what is a vacation without at least one fight, lol. So anyway they all came to say Hi, we visited and then made plans to meet up for dinner. Wyatt even went home with Jenni and her kids cause they all didn't want to stop playing.
Dinner was super yummy we went to Macaroni Grill and it was the best pasta ever. I have only been there twice and it has been so long so I wasn't sure what to have and Amy suggested the Penne Rustica- holy moly is all I can say. This dish was so rich and I litterly could have taken a bath in it it was so good. It has Shrimp, Chicken and Prosciutto in a creamy Parmesan sauce. Derek and Wyatt both had pizza.
After dinner we came back to the house and we ordered the UFC fight.
Sunday was church and then we took Wyatt to ride the Little Steam trains. (see post below for pics) When we got back Marylee cooked up a storm and we had a Mexican Buffet. All of Ben's kids came over (Jen, Shannon and Josh and the families) and Marylee's family (Amy and Derek and families) were her too. This is the first time the two families have all been together. It was alot of fun and it was a house full.
Ben couldn't be with us though, he is still down with his parents taking care of them. They aren't doing so well so please say a prayer for them and keep them in your heart. thanks
Today not much is going on, we are just hanging out at the house. Marylee and I might go get pedi's (this will be my first ever) I usually just do my own, hopefully I won't get hooked on someone doing it for me. I might go to the Hobby Lobby too, play some Wii and just relax.
It has been a great trip so far and we have alot planned for the rest of the time.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
This was the rocks we had to climb done to get to the river. Wyatt loved it.
I loved this poor loney tree growing out of the rock.
Wyatt testing the waters.Wyatt cooking his dinner.Wyatt loves playing games on my Ipod, so before he went to bed I let him play a few games in the tent.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Colton is here and has been here for a few weeks and will leave this monday. All he has been doing is chores we tell him to do to earn hours to be able to play the Xbox live and playing the Xbox live. The life of a teenager, so hard.
Wyatt is really excited to go to Missouri this next week. Since I bought the tickets 3 weeks ago he has asked every day "How many weeks till we go to Bassouri." Yes that is what he calls. Wyatt can't wait for school to start either he asks about it all the time, he will be in preschool again and will go on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this year. We have done several playdates and things with cousins this summer and he say he has 20,000 friends.
Let's see Derek has gotten a new tattoo, a grenade, and will be getting another this next Tuesday, stars on his elbow. Other than that he has been sleeping, working out and working. He is working nights now 6pm to 4 am, Monday to Thursday so he sleeps during the day. He trys to spend as much time with us as he can in the spare time and at least he has three day weekends that has been nice. Other than that is is usual with him.
Now for me not much going on cleaning, gardening, couponing, but no scrapbooking. eek so bad I know. I really miss it but in a way I don't. I am just trying to get through the day and get everything I need or want to get done, done.
I signed Wyatt up for soccer for the fall last Thursday and still haven't heard anything from anyone which is really irritating. How hard is it to email people and say hey we got your registration but haven't gotten another team started so it may take a while, something people really.
My garden is doing well. I have like 6 small zucchini's started and lots of almost ripe tomatoes. It will suck when I am gone on vacation though I hope I don't lose anything. I will have to have my mom come and check on it every so often. I am going to borrow a timer from my dad to water it while we are gone so that is good.
Ok not sure what else to say so I will say 'Good Bye"
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Today until Saturday, you will receive a $5 RR for every $25 you spend! The RR you receive will expire on 8/31. This is before coupons and register rewards. So you can get free or cheap items.
Here is what I did.
2 Kleenex 1.98
2 Lindsay olives 1.98
2 trident gum BOGO 1.29
2 Starbucks Frapps 1.98
6 Perfect Zone bars 6.00
1 Neosporian Oint. 4.99
1 Band Aid w/oint. 3.99
1 Garnier Fruit. Hair treatment 3.99
Use one .50/1 Zone coupon from the Walgreens Back-2-School coupon (will deduct $3)
.50 Kleenex when you buy 2
1.00 off Neosporian
1.00 off Trident Gum when you buy 2
.75 off Garnier Fructis
$1.00 off Lindsay Olives
used two $1 Starbucks coupon
Finally used a $4 RR I had from earlier this week
Paid $14.76 OOP w/tax
but I got a $5 RR for spending $25, $4 RR for getting the bandaids/Neosp., and $2 RR for Garnier
Final cost $ 3.76 for all the above
Venus Razor 11.49
Venus Cartridge 14.49
Trident Gum BOGO 1.29
$2 off Venus Embrace razor
$3 off Venus Embrace Cartridge
$1 Trident Gum
$4 RR from Soft Soap from before
$3 Walgreen's Dollars from Pharmacy
$2 RR from Garnier from before
$4 RR from Band aid/Neosp. from before
Will be $8.27 after coupons
but I will get $5 RR for spending $25 and the $6 RR for buying the razor and cartridge
So you will make about $2 on the deal
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tombstone Pizza x 7, 3/$11
Get back $5.00 catalina coupon (for buying 6+)
Get back a $5.00 catalina coupon + a $20.00 Mail-in Rebate for Kraft Promo.
Mail-in for $5.00 Utility Rebate (taken off your bill-I dont think its a direct check to you)
Some things to keep in mind: You can only do the Kraft rebate once per household, so if you've already done the Kraft promo, this won't work for you.
Also, the Tombstone Pizzas are not shown on the Albertsons ad, but it is on the list from Kraft (Maybe print this out & take it with you in case there are any problems getting it to print).
You CAN submit for both rebates:
Kraft Rebate requires receipt, but not UPC's
Utility rebate requires UPC's, but not receipt
All this pizza will come in handy when our husbands start watching Football all the time again this month!! :D
Target has Dove Visibly Smooth Deodorant priced at $3.29. Use the $2/1 manufacturer's coupon here paired with the $1/1 Target coupon here to get these for $0.29 each.
Even if you don't have a Target $2 off isn't bad.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Enter the It Pays to Eat Pasta Sweepstakes and you'll be able to print 2 coupons after entering: $1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta and $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta.
(After you hit the button to print hit your back button until you see that it is printing again.)
I don't know about you, but I love pasta and it can be so expensive so these coupons are great to save for when they go on sale. It can make them pretty cheap.
Thanks, Money Saving Mom!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
remember not to use a RR you got from one product on the same product on the next transaction, you will not get another one.
Trident Gum--on sale Buy One, Get One Free (2 for $1.29)
Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable coupon
$0.15 each after coupon and sale (i got 2)
Lindsay Olives--$0.99 each after in-ad coupon
Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable coupon
$0.50 each after coupons (i got 2)
Buy 1 SoftSoap Nutro Serum at $3.99,
Get $3.99 Register Rewards
Free after Register Rewards
Plus I used a RR from last week
Friday, August 14, 2009
But I made a $5 OYNO cpn and I will send in the Kraft $20 rebate
Kraft Foods has teamed up with the Supervalu supermarket chain to help you save $25 on groceries. Just spend $25 in a single transaction on participating Kraft products by 8/23 and you’ll receive a $5 Catalina coupon good on your next shopping trip, as well as a $20 mail-in rebate form, both of which will print out at the cash register.
Stores in the Supervalu chain include ACME, Albertsons, Bigg’s, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Save-A-Lot, Shaw’s, Shop ‘n Save and Shoppers. Quick note that Albertsons stores in Arizona, Denver, Dallas and Florida are not participating in this promotion.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I won this great line, Fish Tales (by Moxxie) from Megan over at Scrapping the Outdoors. Seriously if your scrap outdoorsy things this is the site to check out, she has some great layouts and also will post your stuff if you send it to her. It is just a great place to share your scrapbook pages about the great outdoors!
On a scrappin note I really need to find some energy or mojo or something to start scrappin again. I have wanted something to do but just can't get myself to sit and scrap. Any ideas would to get going again would be ice, Please?
Monday, August 10, 2009
One of the big things that needed to be done was we redid the laundry room. Derek built me a high table to use for laundry and shelving and he got it done. So now the laundry room is a little more organized and less messy. I will post pics tomorrow of the laundry room, it turned out so nice.
Put away laundry
Vacuum bedroom and window sills
Long term To Dos
Walgreens(more free stuff)
Scrub kitchen floor
Clean bathroom- counters, toilet,
Shampoo carpets-Wyatt's room, hallway
Need to find a place to get my haircut
Sunday, August 09, 2009
My usual- 6 in Spicy Italian on Italian herbs & cheese bread. no cheese. with lettuce, cucumber, pickles, olives, tomatoes. Salt & Pepper, mayo, mustard, oil and vinegar
The breakdown-690 Calories and 44.5 grams of fat eek that is alot of fat
New Sub- 6 in Chicken breast on wheat bread. still no cheese. Spinach, cucumbers, olives, pickles, tomatoes. Salt & Pepper, Fat free Italian dressing.
The breakdown- 345 calories and 5 grams of fat
The plan for the next week is to add one day to walking. Start doing a few days of exercises videos too. More water. No snacking or dinners after 7 pm. and better choices if we eat out.
If you are just joining us or just starting late and wnat to know what the challenge is about or how to use Mr.Linky hop on over this blog post of mine from last Sunday.
$7.80 for coupons used- I had coupons for the Barilla pasta, cookie mix, knorr pasta, wishbone dressing, yogurt, cake mix, and Cookie mix
Subtotal $21.79, used the $15 OYNO from tran #1 & $1 cpn off Bounty
Paid $ 6.79 plus got $5 OYNO coupon
Friday, August 07, 2009
My eating was better yesterday, no snacking after 7pm yea. That is the hard thing for me not snacking while watching shows. And the dexitrim Max really helped with the snacking during the day too. For diner I only had 2 small steak burritos were normally i probably could have eaten 4.
So I am getting there with baby steps. I need to increase my exercise this next week add more walking or add one of my recorded workouts too.
It is now 8:48am on Friday morning Derek and Wyatt are still sleeping so I think I might go walk now before they get up and moving, come home take a shower and get this house clean. It is so hard to clean when Derek is around I just kind of lounge with him (they are in between jobs and have had the whole week off) So ready for him to go back to work and get things back to normal.
How are you doing on the SHC (Smokin Hot Challenge)?
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Day 2- Eating was a bust, but i did walk down and up my big big hill. It was only about a 15 min walk , but man did I feel it the next day. My poor shins.
Day 3- I started taking Dexatrim Max, this really actually helped with my eating. Being home all day I seem to tend to eat alot. I get bored and just snack which would be fine if it was healthy snacking. That is what I think I need to work on most.
And the whole family took a walk last night, that was nice. It was about 15-20 min. And tonight I will do it again, not sure if we will all go or not, but I will.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
We went to see if Derek could get a walk in tattoo yesterday at Lucky Boys. They said it would take to long to do, so I got to get in. Best part it was with Chris (he is usually pretty booked up, but finished early). So that is one more thing to add to my list that I got done.
Get tattoo Got Super Natural episode for IPod Fred Meyer- Shoes for all 3 of us
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
I have a huge list of stuff i really should get done this week and my wipe board is full so I really need more space for it all. I figure if I do it on here at least it can't get erased and it might make things a little easier if i can see it ALL.
Put away laundry
clean under kitchen sink
Call Terry and Danielle and set up play dates
Walgreens(more free stuff)
pick up perscription
For the week
Scrub kitchen floor
Clean up laundry room
Take down dog kennel
Scrub laundry room floor
Clean bathroom- counters, toilet, tub, floors
Clean carpets-Wyatt's room, hallway
Need to find a place to get my haircut
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Alright Ladies are you ready?
I hope I am.
So every Sunday will be our 'check in' post (could be Monday morning too). You can go over what you've been doing this past week, what things were hard to stick to, what you need to work on, what you want to accomplish the next week.
You could add in any weight lost or added, inches lost. Eating habits that you've changed or that need changing. Good recipe ideas you found. If you've noticed any changes in your mood or body during that week.
And then at the end we will do a before and after pic. It doesn't have to be in a bathing suit or any things. Even just shorts and a tank, so we can see the difference. So make sure you take a pic today so you can compare your end ones to it.
So for my week ahead-
Tomorrow I plan on going into the gym and sign up, yes yes I really am. I just need to keep telling myself this. I have this problem were I know I want and need to lose about 20-30 lbs, but I just get to this point where I really don't care. When I started being healthy at the beginning of the year I hadn't lost anything in the two months I ate better and worked out, but I felt better and i just need to keep reminding myself of that.
Now for the hard part giving up junk food again, that was the hardest part from last time. Ok actually working out too, I hate sweating, yuk.
So hear we go ladies, Start your engines....
Using Mr.Linky. Type your name in the name box, so we know who you are. When posting to the URL box link to your individual Smokin Hot Challenge (SHC) post instead of to your home page. (Have any questions about this let me know). That way if you have posted other things or people are late at looking they can find the SHC quicker.
Please mention this challenge in your post and link back to my weekly SHC post. Also please make sure you leave encouraging notes to each other this is the reason we started this so we could all encourage each other even if we aren't together.