December 26, 2008

The end...

I'm ending this blog. I'm just not interesting enough.

Happy New Year!!

December 21, 2008

It's my birthday!!

I'm sitting here enjoying the last 30 mins of my birthday! Everyone is asleep, the oven is self-cleaning itself, the dryer is drying some much needed towels and I'm drinking some apple cider. Yum!

I'm not believing that its soo cold. We started out on Friday at 70 and now its 30 degrees as of my last check. Brr! I'm not loving it. Never fear though right cause in two days the weather will be something totally different. Gotta love Alabama! I did however get some warm pjs from my mom today so I'm all polka dotted and warm tonight. I got some other "pjs" that Ricky likes but its too cold and well I'm kinda embarrased my mom bought it.

A must have for every person in the world is... a digital picture frame. Mom got me one and I have sat for hours watching the pictures. I know every picture that is on it but its still fun to see them appear. ( Little does she know but we got her one for Christmas this year!)

We went this morning to see Ricky's pawpaw in a play in church. It was sooooo hot in there most of the members are older and they had on their jackets but us "young" people had the fans going. It could have been the middle of July during a heat wave. Woo! Those poor people need to get them some blood. Even Regan was fanning himself. Which brings me to a question.....
********* Do you put your children in Christmas sweaters???**********
Ricky about died that I put one on Regan. He says its dorky but I think its cute on kids his age. At 10 no probably not but at 3 YES!! I don't want to be dorkin my kid up so let me know....

I'm off to bed, I hope~ Night!

December 15, 2008

Happy Birthday...

That's right today my sweet honey turns 27!!! Myspace Layouts, Glitters & More!

To celebrate his birthday here are 27 reasons why I love him

  1. He rubs my feet
  2. He rubs my back every night
  3. He makes awesome grilled cheese sandwiches
  4. He doesn't mind doing the dishes
  5. He fills my gas tank up so I don't have to get out in the cold
  6. He held my hand as we found out about our little one passing away
  7. He doesn't mind when I lose things~which is a daily event
  8. He helps me find my shoes when they go missing
  9. He works so that I can stay home
  10. He never questioned my want to be a stay at home
  11. He teaches me about football without acting like I'm stupid
  12. He doesn't complain when supper isn't cooked rather offers to go make something
  13. He thinks it good that I dye my hair so often ~a new woman every 4-6 weeks
  14. He has always made me laugh~ almost 11 years
  15. He loves me when I have nothing to wear
  16. He doesn't mind that I love to go shopping
  17. He takes out the trash
  18. He brings me blankets when I'm cold
  19. He actually started watching House because I loved it
  20. He lets me sleep in on Saturday if he doesn't have to work
  21. He never complains about my cooking mishap
  22. He was the glue that held me together when we first found out about Regan
  23. He won't wear an Alabama shirt if I beg alot
  24. He is an amazing dad to Regan~
  25. He never wakes up in a bad mood
  26. He kisses me before work every morning
  27. He is my best friend

Have a great day!!

December 13, 2008

This is what I'm doing today...

Today I am this......
So I'm drinking this.....

Taking this.....

And of course watching this....

December 12, 2008

Christmas cookies

Just wanted to show off my little cutie making cookies with Nana.

Money Talk..

Times are tough in America and all over the world for that matter. I'm so tired of hearing about stock market, recessions, failing credit markets and all that other stuff. I'm not sure what I think about the bailouts for the banks or the bailouts for the car companies. All that money could have been used for something that would help keep Americans in their homes, right? Helped people who are without jobs, we are at the highest jobless rate in 27 years. That's as long as I've been alive.

This isn't a blog about how to save the world of economic crisis its just about what we are doing as a family to hopefully make it through. Ricky's overtime has been cut drastically. He was working all the overtime he wanted and now in the last two week he has begged and been able to work 4 hours. Yippee! Getting these new paychecks has been a shocker. My mom always told me not to live on the OT pay but base pay. SHE WAS RIGHT.

~Coupons~ yep, I'm a coupon cutter/down loader. How great is it that you can down load coupons now! I get some great coupons out of the P&G coupon book for things like toothpaste, cleaning supplies.

~Shopping CVS and Walgreens~ CVS especially have the bonus bucks, when you use the bonus bucks from buying something and then add the coupons you can get stuff CHEAP! Like some swimmers diapers for .17! That's my favorite deal of the fall.

Samples~ has a section of free samples. I order all of them even if I don't need them. Some of the samples have been toothpaste, feminine products (great for the car, coffee, diapers,laundry detergent,makeup and cat and dog food samples and coupons for free stuff! I went to Mobile last month with my mom and had samples of body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, lotion so that saved having to buy those trial sizes or pack the big stuff.

Cooking at home~ Oh, How I hate to eat at home every night. Our eating out was costing us 500 dollars a month. Now we spend about 100 a month. Pull out the old recipe books and be creative. Kraft foods is one of my favorite places for recipes.If you must go out just order two appetizers. Cost less and you can share. Ricky and I do this alot and walk out full on 15.00.

Our biggest blessing has been that we saved. Not alot but if we do get into a pinch we will somehow make it. I have a online savings account with ING direct which has been great for us. It takes about 2 days for the money to be transferred back into a checking account so we don't just dip into it when money gets tight. It was earning really good interest but now its only about 2%. Better than nothing!

I'm glad sells are so popular right now. Most places even have their Christmas decorations half off already. We have picked up some good deals off of amazon and ebay this year. Be creative with your gift giving! I love getting a recipe and the ingredients to make it or when you get a basket full of cleaning supplies and paper towels. But I am a little strange!!

Times are tough and will probably not be better right away. Maybe the financial problems of the world are a way of getting back to the simply things in life. Have a Merry Christmas!