Sunday, June 29, 2008

We're Back!

We are home! Had so much fun, but it's nice to be back! Still resting and working on getting all of our pictures uploaded so I can share 'em! Keep checking is a preview!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Welcome Baby!!

We are still on vacation, having a blast!!
I wanted to post some pictures of my nephew!

Corbin Lee was born Tuesday, June 24 and weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 21 in. long! He is sooo cute! I can't wait to get home to see him!

Stay tuned for more pictures of the baby and the kids having so much fun in Orlando!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I MUST be crazy!

This week is extremely busy already! School, tests, Ethan's 2nd birthday party on Friday, and Saturday morning we leave for DISNEY!!!! All while I am handling the swelling and pains of being 27 weeks pregnant! I pray for strength to get me through this week and the next 7 days at Disney with 4 children!!!

But, the kids are excited and have been asking everyday if we are leaving today! They are going to have a blast this year! Maybe I will post some pictures while we are gone...if not I will see everyone when we get back!!

As Promised...

Here is the sonogram picture I promised! I turned it sideways so you could get a good look at her face! She is so cute!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

98 turns into 91

Doctor's visit was yesterday! She is doing great! We did another sonogram...I promise to get the pictures uploaded!! We have a few great ones of her face!

The doctor did move the due date up to September 12...7 days earlier! She weighs around 2 pounds 1 ounce!! AND she is breech right now! Actually she is sitting straight up and down and facing foward! So I have to go back in 3 weeks for another sonogram and the "yummy" glucose test!! The doctor didn't seem too alarmed that she was breech, but none of the others were ever sitting this way so it kinda freaks me out! Hopefuly she will turn on her own!

Wow...things seem to be flying by...only 91 days to go!

Monday, June 9, 2008


Ok, I have had 3 children, 1 more on the way and I have NEVER EVER seen anything like this before!!!! This has to be the weirdest thing ever! I thought Ethan kicked and flipped alot, but this baby has NOTHING on him!! Check this video out!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Free Stuff by Mail

I love getting FREE stuff in the mail! I am constanly signing up for stuff and a few weeks later I get samples in the mail AND there is usually a coupon along with it!! I will start posting links to what I find so you can take advantage of it, too!! Here are a few of the ones I have done recently!

Free Playtex Drop-In Bottle (coupon for the liners inside!)
Get 3 free On the Go Water samples (coupon, too!)
Free monthly spice blend sample
Free bottle of Uncle Bob's Sauce
Get a free Charmin Roll Extender
Free Pregnancy WristBands
Free Escada Moon Sparkle Fragrance
Free Emergen-C sample (click on "share the good")
Free DVD*R 10 Pack from Office Depot (coupon via e-mail, just go by and pick them up at the store)
Free True Lemon sample (coupon, too!)
Free Alaway Eye Drops (coupn, too!)
Free Parents Choice Formula sample
Free American Baby Subscription
Free Sippy Cup from Juicy Juice
Get 3 free Dove Hair/Body samples

Print Gerber Coupons

CVS Deals: 6/8-6/15

Not too much going on at CVS this week. Here are a few deals that I plan on getting. I have $8.00 in ECBs to start with this week:

Buy $10 in select Dove products, receive $3 in ECBs (Limit 5)
*Possible Deal*
Dove Skinvitalizer: $9.99
Dove Body Wash: $3.99
Dove Body Wash: $3.99
Dove Beauty Bar: $2.50
Pre-Total: $20.47
$4/$20 Coupon
$3.50 off Skin Vitalizer here
(2) $2.00 off Dove Body Wash here
$.75 off Dove Beauty Bar (in 6/8 paper)
Total: $8.22
Use $6.00 ECBs
$2.22 after coupons and ECBs
Earn $6.00 in ECBs

Buy $20 in select General Mills Cereals (3/$10) or Folgers Coffee ($10), receive $10 in ECBs (Limit 1)
*Possible Deal*
(2) Boxes of Lucky Charms
(1) Box of Honey Nut Cheerios
(1) Box of Cheerios
(2) Boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Pre-Total: $20.00
$4/$20 Coupon
(1) $.60 Coupon on Honey Nut Cheerios (cereal coupons from here or here)
(1) $1.50 Coupon on Cheerios (found in specially marked Pampers bags)
(1) $1.00/2 Coupon on Lucky Charms (from 6/8 paper)
(2) $.55 Coupons on Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Total: $11.80
Use $8.00 ECBs
$3.80 after coupons and ECBs
Earn $10.00 in ECBs

**If cheerios are part of this deal, for those of you who bought Pampers last week, there is a $1.50 coupon in each pack!!! If this works, price would be much less**

**Update: Cheerios ARE on the list, so the $1.50 coupon will work in this deal. I updated my deal to work this in**

There is also a deal on cokes this week. Not a great deal. I may do this, but that would only leave me with $3 ECBs. I know I can earn more eventually and we need can drinks to take on vacation with us... Plus, $1.00 for 4-12 packs isn't bad...Maybe I should see what I haven't bought for the monthly deals and see if I can build my ECBs back up before I let too many go for this deal!!

Coke 12-Packs 4/$11, receive $3 in ECBs (Limit 1)

There are a few more good deals that I'm gonna pass on this week, but you can check them out at MoneySavingMom or here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

More CVS Deals!!

Ok, I am officially addicted to CVS!!! I went back today just to buy more chex mix...yeah, like that really happened!!! I was able to print 6 more coupons for the chex mix (on sale for $1.00, used $1.00 coupon making it FREE!!) and I wanted to use one of the new $3 off $15 coupons that don't expire until 6/14 (found it courtesy of MoneySavingMom, Thanks!!), so I added a few more June Deals to my transaction. Well...I noticed that the Listerine and Oral-B Toothbrushes, which had a limit of 2 that I reached yesterday, magically didn't say it anymore!!! So, needless to say I had to make another trip, which lead to TWO more transactions, LOL, because the limit for me was 4, not 2 and the Aquafresh Deal from May was still active with a limit of 3!! Today's buys were UNBELIEVABLE!! HUGE savings....Check it out:

Transaction #1

6 Chex Mix: $6.00
Aquafresh Extreme Clean: $2.99
Cotton Swabs: $3.19
Brut Deodorant: $3.39

Pre-Total: $15.57
$6.00 Chex Coupons
$2.00 Aquafresh Coupon (printed on receipt yesterday)
$3 off $15 Coupon
$7.00 ECBs

Total OOP: $.57 ($1.03 w/tax)
ECBs Earned: $7.99: $2.99 (Aquafresh), $2.00 (Cotton Swabs), $3.00 (Brut)

Transaction #2

2 Dawn Dish Soaps: $2.00
Listerine: $3.49
Oral-B Toothbrushes: $6.99
Brut: $3.39

Pre-Total: $15.87
$1.00 Listerine Coupon
$3 off $15 Coupon
$10.99 ECBs

Total OOP: $.88 ($1.01 w/tax)
ECBs Earned: $14.48: $1.00 (Dawn), $3.49 (Listerine) $6.99 (Oral-B), $3.00 (Brut)

Transaction #3

2 Dawn Dish Soaps: $2.00
Aquafresh ExtremeClean: $2.99
Listerine: $3.49
Oral-B: $6.99

Pre-Total: $15.57
$3 off $15 Coupon
$12.47 ECBs

Total OOP: $0
ECBs Earned: $14.47: $1.00 (Dawn), $2.99 (ExtremeClean), $3.49 (Listerine), $6.99 (Oral-B)

Wow, total OOP for today was only $2.04 for $59.21 worth of stuff...and I have $18.47 in ECBs!!! I still have the Bounty/Charmin deal to do...Buy $20, earn $10 ECBs. Hopefully that transaction will go like this:

Bounty: $5.99
Bounty: $5.99
Charmin: $4.99
Charmin: $4.99

Pre-Total: $21.96
$4 off $20
(2) $.25 Bounty Coupons from 6/1 paper
(2) $.25 Charmin Coupons from 6/1 paper
$16.47 ECBs

Total OOP: $.49 ($.52 w/tax)
ECBs Earned: $10.00

And I will have $12.00 ECBs to start of next week with!!! WOW, what a week!! Toilet paper, Paper Towels, Diapers, Wipes...Oh, CVS, you knew EXACTLY what I needed this week!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

More Babies!!!

My younger sister, Farren, is also having a baby! She is due June 25, which happens to be Ethan's birthday!! It's a Boy!! They have decided on the name Corbin Lee. Her baby shower was this past Saturday and they received so much! I think the only thing they need now is the baby!!
We can't wait for Corbin to get here!
Farren, 36 weeks

Farren and Tai opening the gifts

Farren and my Mom

My niece, Katelyn, 5 Months Old...She is so sweet!

Morgan and Katelyn

Last Game & Party

Morgan played her last softball game on Thursday. She played so well this year! All of the girls on her team learned so much and came so far this season! They all hit from a pitch the last inning! No More Tee!!! Great Job girls!!
Last Hit for this season:

Her First Softball Trophy! She was so proud!!

24 Down, 16 To Go

Ok, I'm in week 24...over the half way mark! I am feeling the summer heat already and it's just June 1!! Emma Kate kicks and moves like crazy!! Especially when I lay down to go to bed! All is going well with the pregnancy minus the gallbladder problems, but I'm dealing with it! There is no way I can have my gallbladder removed right now because of possible pre-term labor. My doctor says the earliest he would do it would be 30 weeks but I wouldn't ever want to risk having her early just because I'm in a little pain. I will deal with it as long as possible to be sure she is perfect and healthy!

We have another sonogram on June 11! Hopefully we can get some good 4D pictures this time!

CVS Deals: 6/1-6/7

It's SUNDAY JUNE 1!!! Which means....Coupons, sale papers, and June ECB Deals!!! I had my scenarios ready this morning thanks to Money Saving Mom so I've done my shopping already! I was having withdrawals since I didn't shop ANY last week at CVS!!! We needed diapers this week so the Pampers deal came in handy. I normally don't buy Pampers (usually Huggies), but for these savings, I wasn't going to be picky! Here's what I ended up getting:
Transaction #1

Listerine SmartRinse: $3.49
Listerine SmartRinse: $3.49
Dawn Dish Soap: $1.00
Dawn Dish Soap: $1.00

Pre-Total: $8.98
$1.00 SmartRinse Coupon from here
$1.00 SmartRinse Coupon
$.25 Dawn Coupon from 6/1 paper
$.25 Dawn Coupon from 6/1 paper
$5.00 ECBs Used

Total OOP: $1.48

ECBs Earned: $7.98: $6.98 (SmartRinse) and $1.00 (Dawn)

Transaction #2

CVS 500 Ct. Cotton Swabs: $3.19
CVS 500 Ct. Cotton Swabs: $3.19
CVS 40 Ct. Bandages: $1.99
CVS 40 Ct. Bandages: $1.99
Dawn Dish Soap: $1.00
Dawn Dish Soap: $1.00
Brut Deodorant: $3.19

Pre-Total: $15.55
$3 Off $15 Coupon
$2 Off $10 CVS Coupon
$.25 Dawn Coupon from 6/1 paper
$.25 Dawn Coupon from 6/1 paper
$1.00 ECBs from Trans #1
$6.98 ECBs from Trans #1

Total OOP: $2.07

ECBs Earned: $11.98: $1.00 (Dawn), $3.00 (Brut), $3.98 (Bandages), and $4.00 (Cotton Swabs)

Transaction #3
Pampers Diapers: $7.99
Pampers Diapers: $7.99
Pampers Wipes: $2.99
Pampers Wipes: $2.99
Chex Mix: $1.00
Chex Mix: $1.00
CVS Antibacterial Wipes: $1.59
Johnson's Baby Shampoo: $.99
Johnson's Baby Shampoo: $.99
Tide Detergent: $1.99

Pre-Total: $29.52
$.35 Tide Coupon from 6/1 paper
$1.00 Johnson's Baby Shampoo Coupon from here
$1.00 Johnson's Baby Shampoo Coupon
$1.00 Chex Mix Coupon from here
$1.00 Chex Mix Coupon
$1.59 CVS Wipes Coupon (emailed from CVS this week)
$2.00/2 Pampers Coupon from 6/1 paper
$2.00/2 Pampers Coupon from 6/1 paper
$4 Off $20 Coupon
$3.00 ECBs from Trans #2
$4.00 ECBs from Trans #2
$3.98 ECBs from Trans #2
$1.00 ECBs from Trans #2

Total OOP: $3.62

ECBs Earned: $5.00 ($20 in Pampers)

So I ended up getting $107.37 worth of stuff for only $7.17 OOP and earned $5.00 ECBs for next week! WOW!!! That's less than 1 pack of Pampers!!! And the Cotton Swabs I found at my store had a free travel size attached to it!

BTW, the June ECB book says there is a limit of 2 on the CVS bandages, but at the end of my receipt it didn't say "Offer Limit Reached". Has anyone tried to purchase more than 2 and still received the ECBs back??? If so, I may go back and do the cotton swabs and bandages transaction again! My kids go through bandages so quick for all of those "BooBoos"!!! And as long as I don't stock anymore toothpaste or toothbrushes, my hubby won't care!!!