Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another Successful Shopping Trip!

These posts are probably so boring for people that look at my blog, but for me it's very Exciting! Today I went to Smith's and I spent $45.81 on 43 items and saved $34.82....and acutally they forgot to give me 5$ off instantly on both of my transactions (i did two transactions), so really I would have spent $35.81 and saved $44.82!! WaHOO!
Also just a side note, this is all from just printing coupons off the internet, I don't have any newspaper coupons saved up yet, but when I do I'll be able to save even more!!
Anyway, I'm totally addicted! I'll try not to post anymore grocery pictures for awhile =)

Thursday, August 27, 2009


So I have joined the coupon force! I only say that because it seems like every LDS Mom in Utah County is doing it, and now I am one of them!! My neighbor Heidi recently taught me how to do "couponing" and it's actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. Today was my second time, and I spent $37.16 and saved $50.75!!! On top of that, I also got a $10 dollar coupon towards my next shopping order because I spent $25 dollars on participating sale items.
I think it's a great way to build up your food storage. There is obviously things on my "regular" shopping list that I can't get this good of deals on, but you can still save a ton of money. I am happy with my new found hobby and look forward to saving more and more money!


Last weekend I went boating at the cystal clear waters of Utah Lake! Ha..right, we all know that it's totally gross, but I don't care it was so much fun! I was a little nervous I wasn't going to get up because it's been like 3 years since I've gone. BUT, I'm proud to say that I got up first time on skiing, I slolamed, wakeboarded and keeboarded just fine all while getting a nice tan! It was funny, because we were right behind my neighborhood the whole time-I could almost see my own house! Thanks Ryan & Amber for the fun trip, and thanks Mom for watching the grandkids.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

We had family pictures done again this year and they turned out pretty good! I have a hard time narrowing them down to just a few, so I just decided to post A LOT of my favorites! We took these at the International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake. I had never been there before, but it was really pretty. These pictures were taken by Mindy Black Photography, she did a great job!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

22 Months

Alli turned 22 months today! She will soon be TWO years old, wow! She is getting so smart and is quite the crack up. I can see the terrible two's starting to come out in her occasionally...she's had a few meltdowns. I guess we all have to go through that stage sometime right? She is very smart and is starting to talk up a storm. She can say so many words now! Her favorite snack right now is string cheese. She LOVES it, but then again she's always loved cheese. She loves to watch Barney and play outside. She is such a happy little girl. Here's a sample of just some of words she can say. She's such a smarty!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Slowly Learning...

How to make Headers!! See my cute header? Well, sort of cute header?! I made it myself and I'm so proud! I know it's kind of boring and plain, but hey it's my first one! I made it on Scrapblog, and I also got tips from this blog. Now that I'm a blog genius, hopefully I can get better and make them a lot cuter with pictures and stuff. I'm just excited that I could even do what I did =) So now that you know all my tricks, it's your turn to give it a try!

{Oh and yes, as you can see I finally learned how to make my fonts bigger/smaller and change the color in my posts. It was all just a matter of changing the settings in my blog...duh!}

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lollipop Lollipop...

I went to this cute candy store in Alpine with my sister and they had these cute little lollipop's so of course I bought one for Alli and she LOVED it. She was a sticky mess, but I just love that little sticky face so much!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I am proud to say that I just finished getting my Paralegal Certificate! Back in May I enrolled in a 14 week Paralegal program through Weber State that is 100% online. My certificate will be mailed to me in a few weeks. I've always had an interest in this field, so that's why I decided to do it. It was a little challenging at times, but I got it done and that's what counts! It will be nice not to have to worry about it anymore. I'm not sure exactly when, where or if I'll use it, but I think it will be good to have on top of my Bachelor's degree.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy 3 Years!!!

Today marks our three year Anniversary! It has been a great three years and has gone by so fast!

Three things I love about Josh are:

1. He is outgoing and confident
2. He compliments me- makes me feel loved and beautiful
3. I always have fun with him- it doesn't matter what we're doing, I'm always having fun

Thanks for being a wonderful husband and Father Josh. I LOVE YOU and I'm looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to us!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Alli loves to do somersault's lately. She does at least 15 a day. She even has a little carpet rash on the back of her neck from doing them so much! I so want to put her in gymnastics or dancing when she's a little older, she would love it! She loves, jumping, hopping, dancing, everything. Here's a short video of the little gymnast in action!