Monday, February 23, 2009

I Couldn't Get Enough of A Good Deal.

I had to go back to Albertsons. I went again with my friend Liz after we put the kids to bed. 5 transactions, and $50 later...this is what I came home with. My pantry is now stocked. In the front...I also picked up some good Valentine's stuff for next year (90% off). Total savings = $179.73. Overall between the two shopping trips, I spent $60.69 and saved over $250. There's still tomorrow for anyone that wants a good deal. I live for these kind of deals. Score!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Great Deals at Albertsons!

Yesterday I went to Albertsons and with my coupons and their in-store specials, I got all of this for $10.69!
(12) cans of Progresso soup

(5) Betty Crocker cake mixes

(2) Betty Crocker brownie mixes

(1) Betty Crocker cookie mix

(1) tub of Betty Crocker frosting

(2) Pillsbury Grands biscuits

(1) Pillsbury cinnamon rolls

(1) Pillsbury crescent rolls

(2) boxes of Fruit Roll-Ups

(1) bag of Cheerios snack mix

(1) box of Chex mix snack bars

(1) loaf of Grandma Sycamore's wheat bread

(3) Roma tomatoes

(1) package of Huggies Pull-Ups

I was a little shocked when I walked out of the store. I love good deals! These are going on through Tuesday, February 24th if anyone's interested, and I'd be happy to explain how to get this. I'll probably go back on Monday to get more.

Silly Girls!

Audrey - The other night when Ty was at Bishopric meeting I let the girls stay up a little late. We were watching Toy Story and Madelyn wanted her slinky out when she saw the slinky dog on the show. Audrey got a hold of it a little while later, and I had to grab my camera. She was going crazy with that thing. Silly Audrey, we love you.

Madelyn - After church today, Madelyn was playing in her kitchen. She had set up all the stuffed animals and dolls in her strollers and shopping cart in front of the kitchen, singing, "He knows the way." Then I overheard her saying to them, "Elmo's the prophet so he gets a drink first. Here Elmo.", and handed Elmo a cup. Apparently they were singing the song "Follow the Prophet" in nursery today. Kids say the silliest things. I guess we need to have a lesson on the prophet tomorrow night for FHE.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a great Valentine's Day this year. Being on a Saturday, we had the whole day to spend together as a family. We started off by having waffles, eggs, bacon, and juice for breakfast. Then we cleaned the house along with our normal Saturday routines. We made little treat bags for friends and neighbors that we delivered. Then that night we had planned a dinner with our friends, the Finlinsons and the Petersons. Liz had set it up so great, with a candlight dinner and all (She's always got it so put together, I'm a little envious.) She even set up a little table for the girls to sit at. We had pork tenderloin, with a honey dijon sauce, red potatoes, asparagus, and salad. Then we played the Newlywed Game while the girls bounced in Peterson's bounce house full of balloons. I had also made some simple, little Valentine crafts for the girls to do. We ended the night with a delicious desert that Liz had made...Chocolate Molten Cake. We put our girls in their jammies, and they were sound asleep by the time we drove down Peterson's street. It was a great day, and well spent with the ones that I love!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Minivan for Me?

With all the road trips we've been taking lately, we've decided that we need a little more space, so Ty and I test drove a Honda Odyssey the other day. I loved it and he is still not sure if he can be a miniman, although he says it will be my car. I reassured him that I won't think any less of his manhood. When I got behind the wheel I felt like such a mom (PTA, soccer games, dance lessons, grocery shopping, here we come!), but it has a lot of convenient features for kids...automatic doors, lots of cargo space, DVD player, seating for eight...hee/hee. Anyway, looks like we'll probably be getting a minivan soon. It's kinda funny to me, but I'm also super excited!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Madelyn's First Date

Madelyn has been having a hard time sleeping lately. We were having to lay down with her until she was asleep, and then she was coming out in the night and trying to get in our bed. Well we were getting pretty tired and exhausted of the little routine, so...we started a bedtime chart. If she will "go to bed like a big girl without crying" and stay there all night without coming out until morning she gets a little sticker on her chart. After 5 stickers, then she gets a prize. After earning her first prize, it was working really well. She's been sleeping through the night and staying in her bed until morning. Ty told her that for her next prize, he would take her on a date. So she earned her next 5 stickers on Saturday morning and she chose to go to Cabela's with dad. So Ty took her to get a Frosty at Wendy's. Then they went and watched the horses in Alpine at a favorite little spot they have, then ended up at Cabelas's to see the fish and the wildlife animals. They both had a really good time, and it was a nice break for me.

Ty and Madelyn headed on their date.

Madelyn's bedtime chart.