Sunday, September 4, 2011

7 year itch?

Wow I have been posting a lot lately! I've just got so much to catch up on I guess :)

Anyway, Ben and I are coming up on our 7 year anniversary in January. I know that seems like a while away, but I like to plan things a bit ahead of time, I'm sure you knew that already :)

But I'm beginning to wonder about the infamous "7 year itch". What is it exactly? Itching for what? Change? AHHH! Change scares me! Well, unplanned change anyway :)

Ben and I have been together a long time, a really long time. We have had some really tough times in our years together, and have made it out for the better. I happen to think that tough times make us stronger, and I feel like we are stronger than we have ever been right now. Like we could face anything together and we can make it through. That doesn't mean we are perfect, far from it actually. We fight, we argue, we make up. So this 7 year itch thing has me a little perplexed.

The only thing I am itching for is many more years with my hubby!

We really were made for each other, don't you agree!

Advantages of being a mommy!

There really are countless reasons why I love being a mommy, but one of my all time reasons is that I can do things with my boys that make me feel like a kid again. Like building a fort, or having dinner and a movie in the living room surrounded by pillows and blankets (which we did last night).

Our pile of pillows :)

Adam and I while watching Rango.

Wyatt loves to snuggle during movies

Silly faces and watchin the movie!

I seriously love my boys and love that I have the opportunity to do fun things like this with them. I just need to do them more often, for my sake as well as theirs! Love you boys!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's a bird, maybe a Cockatoo?

If you have seen any pics of Wyatt lately we have grown out his hair, and we LOVE it, but it's not just cute, it's fun to play with...

Cockatoo maybe? haha, he's going to kill me when he's older for posting this. You are welcome!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Extreme couponing? Not quite...

I'm not gonna lie, I get high. I get a huge high off of couponing. I get such a rush every time I go to check out, hand the cashier my coupons, and watch my total go




I don't claim to be an "extreme couponer" and actually I don't like the term. It makes saving money and providing for my family sound like a bad thing. I admit some (or most) of the people featured on TLC's show look like professional hoarders, but that's not the way I roll.
I only buy the things our family uses, I NEVER clear the shelves, and I only take what I need. But again, it's such a rush seeing savings upwards of 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, even 100% on my receipts. Here are some pictures of my recent savings:

Included in this (which I paid absolutely NOTHING for) is 4 2 pocket folders, 2 3subject notebooks, 1 ream of paper, lysol wipes, jif-to-go 8pk, 4 cascade complete 3pks, 2 dry erase marker 6pks, pink pearl erasers, and 11 bags of candy! Love getting school supplies for free and stuff to snack on. I also, not included in this picture, was able to get 4 boxes of crayola 24ct crayons and 2 8ct boxes of crayola markers for free as well this summer!

In this shopping trip I ended up paying $1 for each laundry detergent (almost $70 in savings) and got the cookies and breakfast snacks free! Not too shabby.

Couponing is a ton of work at first, but I have gotten the hang of it over the summer and LOVE it. Even Ben was pretty skeptical at first, but the more I do it I catch him bragging to his friends about all the money I am saving! Yep, I'm just awesome like that.