Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blokus anyone?

So this past week our family activity was a game of Blokus. Luke received it for his birthday--mainly because I love playing it even if I am terrible. Well, at the end of the game Cory had one piece to few and insisted that Luke had lost a piece. Luke was adamant that he had not lost any pieces. So, Luke had to prove it. So, he sorted them. And guess what. Luke did not lose a piece. HHhhhmmmmm.....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today with the Knights of Freedom

For knights of freedom this week the boys read a rather difficult biography about Abraham Lincoln. It was very poeticaly written and above their little 1o year old heads. So kudos to them for sticking with it! Afterwards we had "Abe Lincoln" talk to the boys over at Ancestor Square. He knew everything about Abe Lincoln you could imagine and he did a very good job. The boys loved it! We had a great time!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More groceries

So its time for our weekly grocery adventure. This time we purchased
8 bags of cereal
8 jars of gourmet pace salsa (this one made me so excited! the price was regularly 3.99...but with it being on sale for $2 and having a $1 off coupon with the sale made it just $1!!! Chips and salsa for dinner tonight!)
48 cans of cream of chicken soup
26 cans of a variety of the chunky soup--those big cans that Cory
plus some crackers, mac and cheese, and such
my total was $201
After sales and coupons my total was.....$62

Tomorrow a new sale starts....bwaa haa haaaaa

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ode to Ray

Well Ray....since you never read my blog, lol, I feel it necessary to give you a proper birthday blog post. :-) Since today you are turning 30!!!! Love you Ray!

Ray's first day home from the hospitol, can you believe how great my mom looks! And she just had a baby! My dad is cute too. :-D

Happy Birthday to the music maestro Dr. Brown
-- my favorite brother!!

I love apples!!

Lately we have been having an apple fest. Apples have been my ultimate craving during this pregnancy so I had an AWESOME friend pick up a couple boxes from the Red Barn when she was up north. We have been in Apple HEAVEN! These were the best Galas I've EVER had! I had to botttle a few to rationalize my apple frenzy, so it has been a fun day!The boys were great help! They peeled almost ALL of the apples for me. Yeah BOYS!!

This was the first time I tried Clear Gel. The bottles on the left was the Clear Gel, on the right cornstarch. I love the golden, clear color of the Clear Gel. I will probably use a lot more.

Oh the apples were good!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Grocery shopping adventures continue....

So we had a fun family activity tonight..we went and saw Kung Foo Panda, ate out at Fazoli's and got our new van registered!! YEAH!! It was a blast! Afterwards, I dragged everyone to Albertsons to get our weekly allotment of groceries (ok technically its last week's allotment since I wasn't able to go last week...I'm not sure if I reminded Cory of that or not....hhhhmmmm...) is some of what we bought....
10 boxes of Cheerios
12 boxes of Hot Pockets
9 boxes of Kellogs cereals (frosted flakes, corn flakes etc.. yeah we're set for cereal for a WHILE!)
20 cans of Chef Boyardee ravioli
10 boxes of Quaker instant oatmeal

plus some other things--keep in mind the goal is not to get the groceries that we will just be using this week...its to get the groceries at the best price to last until they are at the best price again...make sence?

Our total before the coupons was $213.27
After sales and coupons my total was $ 73.58
Happy Shopping Day!!
Thats a savings of $139.69

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Munchkin #4 is a ......

So today was our ultrasound. :-D What fun to go look at all of their fingers and toes. I am always facinated looking at their heart goes so fast! Babies are a miraculous event!And to everyone who was SURE it was a girl........
It was so very clear it is a BOY! God must want us to raise missionaries.
And NOBODY better say that they are sorry that we are having another boy! :-D

Monday, September 8, 2008

Its almost fall!

No we aren't putting up the pumpkins this offended to many people last time we put them up. But they still make me laugh.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Grocery Shopping day...

So today was the first day of playing the grocery store shopping game. I saved coupons from Sunday's paper and played them against the sales. I bought enchilada sauce, cinnamon rolls, hamburger helper, cookie dough, chex mix and a ton of other things that we use a lot. The total before coupons was $152.19...and then after coupons is was $52.57. That was a savings of $99.42.
Happy Shopping Day!!!

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