Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm one of them now...

I have always considered myself pretty good at finding good deals while shopping, but I would always get frustrated when I was behind someone in line that had dozens of coupons or was price matching every single item in their 3 carts worth of stuff...I always thought those coupon people were just kinda weird. I've "used" coupons before but didn't really think it was worth the extra time and effort to save a few cents here and there so I really never got into it until recently. Thanks to Utah Deal Diva and several other couponing blogs/websites, I have finally started to learn the tricks and have been saving a lot of money. I'm nowhere near as good at all of this as many others are but yesterday I went to Target and bought nearly $80 worth of stuff for only $26! I'm sure there are alot of people out there who could do even better but I was pretty proud of myself and am hoping to continue to save even more money in the future. Spending money on stuff you eat has always been kind of depressing-I would much rather have that money to spend on something more fun, so the more money I can save grocery shopping the better. So now I'm one of those weird coupon people....but I'm proud of it!

Monday, May 11, 2009

St. George!

For Bubba's birthday a few weeks ago, I gave him tickets to Brian Regan and the show was this weekend down in St. George so we got to go down there for a quick trip! It was only for 2 days, but we had such a good time-especially since he had been out of town for almost 3 weeks prior to that for work! My parents watched our kids so it was just the 2 of us and it was so nice to have a little break-we got a couples massage, saw Brian Regan (for those of you who don't know who he is, he is a comedian who is hilarious and his jokes are all completely clean too which is rare these days), went bowling, watched a couple of movies, slept in, ate out, and enjoyed not having anything we had to do! Well, sort of...Bubba was on the phone for a lot of the time, especially during our drive there and back, but for the most part it was very relaxing and so fun just to be alone together! Bubba will be gone for a big chunk of the summer due to work, so any time I get to have him around is very much appreciated!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Belated Easter!

I know Easter was several weeks ago, but I'm just now getting around to showing off the pics of my cute girls. On the Saturday before Easter we went to the big community egg hunt and it started raining just a few minutes before the actual hunt started and it was freezing, but luckily the girls got a few eggs and the whole thing was over within a few minutes! Later that day we had another hunt with some friends...also in the rain! We also hid a few eggs around our house Easter morning and then we had one final hunt at my parents' house later that afternoon-that is a lot of candy-luckily I was able to sneak most of it away and the kids don't even realize that all of their candy disappeared!
Sorry for all the pics, but there were quite a few to choose from and they are all so cute. Savannah really doesn't like getting her picture taken these days, and both girls were less than happy about getting photographed before church on Easter Sunday, but we got a few decent shots in!

Princess Party!

A few weeks ago, I took Savannah and her friend Ruby to a princess party up in Provo and she was in heaven! They got to attend a tea party where they learned all about manners, they made wands and hats, and got to get makeovers as well...Savannah is usually somewhat timid about stuff like this but she even talked to the girls who were volunteering there and she didn't seem nervous at all even when they put eyeshadow on her! It was really cute to see so many little girls all dressed up and Savannah keeps asking me when we can go to another princess party!