Monday, March 14, 2011

Kamber is 2!

We did a few different celebrations for Kamber this year. On Saturday we went out to dinner with Grandpa and Grammie Lefler.

Got the girls Nails done. (it was Neals idea, seriously hes the best daddy)

Met some friends at the theater to see TANGLED! (Kamber couldn't really stay still, and Sophee was so sad that they cut off Rapunzels hair)

Then on Sunday we had cake and ice cream and opened up presents.

She got a baby stroller, doodlepad....

and a fake puppy dog that walks (which Sophee is having a really hard time with. Doesn't want to admit that it was Kambers birthday and not her own) from Mom and dad and sophee,

but some of her favorite presents were her wallet and beautiful blue hand made dress from Grammie and Grandpa.
We love you Kamber! Happy Birthday.

Friday, March 11, 2011

I did it!

So I was watching a show about couponers doing there thing and really saving. Some people do it too excessively in my opinion, but hey, it is a way of providing for their family, so who am I to say anything. I know a little bit about how it works but get pretty confused when it comes to actually going to the store. But today I found some good deals through the blogs that I have on my own blog and came out pretty good.
Because I am very new to this I would be so grateful to anyone that gave me some advice via commenting. I don't plan on going wild, but if theres a great or free deal, Im al over it.

Here is what I got:
2 -31 count huggies diapers
1- Soft Scrub bathroom cleaner
4- boxes of Pedia care children's medicine
2- boxes lucky charms
2- boxes original cheerios
2- boxes honey nut cheerios
2- boxes reeses puffs

Total before savings = $73.33
Total after savings=$25.63
(plus I got another coupon for pedicare and a $3 register reward for Giant Eagle)
So technically I only spent $22.63

Here are a few important things I learned today-
1- Walgreens was a little tricky for me today. I went in with a four manufacturer coupons, the kind you get in the mail or print out online, and one in-store coupon for the same item. I grabbed four boxes of Pedia Care medicine that were on sale for $6.99. The in-store coupon was a $5 off each box and then the four $2 coupons I had should have made all four of them free. However when i checked out the cashier said a had a balance of $1.98. After questioning this she said that because the last coupon ($2) she was trying to scan was exceeding the balance ($1.98) I had left, it would not take the coupon. After asking if that was all I could do I paid the $1.98 for four boxes of medicine (which is awesome) but called a friend who told me this. You have to give the cashier the manufacturers coupon first and then the walgreens in-store coupon. I haven't tried it yet, but I am hoping it works. If you are reading this and have a solution to the problem please let me know.
2- When I went to Giant Eagle, my local grocery store, I went in with the intent of getting all me coupons doubled, since the store doubles coupons up to $.99. To me I thought this meant if I had a coupon for $1.25 they would double it with $.99. NOPE. They will only double coupons that are labeled for $.99 or less. LAME_O! What can ya do. So I was hoping to get a smoking hot deal with everything I got today, but ended up doing pretty good.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4th Anniversary!

Heres a few pictures of our Anniversary date. With babysitting provided by the in-laws we went to Olive Garden, bowling, and to two movies.

I can't believe that it has been 4 years already. I feel like we have been so busy.
-Married Feb 07
-Moved April 07
-Baby #1 Oct 07
-Moved June 08
-Baby #2 March 09
-Moved March 10
-Moved March 11
These are just the big things. There have been so many fun and exciting little things that have happened and we will never forget.
I love my best friend/husband. Never have I been open with anyone else, and never will be. He makes it so easy for me to share how I am feeling and what I am thinking. Can't wait for the next 4.