Saturday, May 30, 2009

Let's just say that after I give these two a bath...I definitely don't need one.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I FINALLY have a camera again so I can shoot some fantastic photos of my cute little baby like these:

Here's one of Fischer enjoying his first popsicle of the summer season:

I have been extremely busy these days. I have been gardening and planting. My dad helped me build a garden.

This is my first attempt at the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter. It's doing great!!
My lettuce continues to grow...doesn't it look yummy?...I just want to pick it right now...but it wouldn't make a very big salad.

This is my "side of the house, grass wouldn't grow there anyway" garden. I planted peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, grape tomatoes and canteloupe.

I have also been busy working on the Sam Thomsen Memorial Concert which you can read about here: and here:

I am so grateful that everything is coming together and that God has provided every step of the way. Today I received a phone call from a lady that works at the church where the concert will be held. She had just read Sam's sermon( http://http// and was greatly moved. She was crying and telling me how Sam must have been such a wonderful young man to have written such beautiful things. Sam's sermon is still blessing people.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lettuce and Lock Outs

This is Fischer after I locked him outside...before you go call Child Protective Services...know that this was a lesson in why you don't lock your mommy out of the house while it's raining. It was for pure punishment education purposes...and besides, doesn't he look just miserable?

Lettuce Update: It's still growing...and yes I realize that I planted WAY TOO MANY lettuce plants in a small area...but I just wanted to see how many I could grow. Hopefully I will have one big salad soon. My tomato plants are doing great too. I will post a picture of them soon...because I know you are just dying to see them.

This is Garrison's little jail. He sits there while I get ready in the morning. Fischer likes to join the fun too.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

You have until midnight tonight to print off these FREE Grilled Chicken Meals from KFC!!!
You can print up to 4 coupons! Enjoy!

Monday, May 04, 2009

I'm sure many of you have read MckMama's blog about her sick baby Stellan...who is home now!!

Anyway, I have decided to join her "Not Me!" series today and be brutally honest about my linen closet!

This is definitely NOT what my linen closet looks like:

Sunday, May 03, 2009

A Sweet Angel

Look at my sweet angel taking a nap this afternoon...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything...finding a quiet time is getting pretty hard around here especially since Garrison hasn't been sleeping well. He finally slept 11 hours last night...a continous 11 hours I might add. He has even had a decent nap today.

Since the popular thing to do right now is to change your blog(Franklin and Judy) I have decided I might take my blog in a somewhat new direction. Of course their will always be pictures of the boys and talk of our adventures...but I'm going to add my adventures at the grocery store. If any of you know me I am the price matching queen at Wal-Mart. I get all of the ads, write out a menu and list of what is on sale...and then take off to Wally World with coupons in hand. It's sort of like a treasure hunt...let's see what I can get for the least amount of money. And yes Laura, I am still making healthy balanced case you were wondering...did you notice the organic lettuce? :)

Today I got all of this for $54.00. I price matched most things..including the hamburger...which was $3.20lb but price matched at $1.77. I then had a coupon from the circular for $3.00 off ground beef. I purchased 5 pounds of ground beef for $4.96! I had some meat already, including chicken and steak so this helped a lot with the budget for the next two weeks! I got two pounds of strawberries, a cantaloupe, grapes, two dozen eggs, and two loaves of bread!

I also got two boxes of cereal, Raisin Bran and Shredded Mini Wheats for $1.43 each using a coupon found on and price matching them at $2.18 a box. I'm not an expert and there are plenty of people who are so much better at this than me...but it's a start and I really enjoy doing it.

Here is a pic of my grandio purchase(and some cute pics of the boys):

Oh yeah, and I planted some lettuce and it is actually growing!!

My view from the deck..Fischer playing with his friend Harrison

He's trouble alright :)