Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A lot going on!!!

The last few days have been so busy. Hannah has been complaining of headaches lately and it has had me worried to death. I told my mother in law and she said when she was Hannah's age, she had headaches and needed glasses. Then I told my grandmother and she said the same thing. Friday I took Hannah to the op and sure enough she needs glasses(reading or computer). When she was a baby, they said she had a lazy eye, but it should go away, well it never did. I asked the doctor when should I bring the other 2 in. He said children should be seen at 3 months, at 1 year, and then every year after that. Monday I took the other two. Bryson has a little astigmatism, but he is okay. Haley supposedly has a hard time focusing, base on the test they gave. She has to wear glasses for 6 months then go to a follow up appointment. I don't know how that is going to work. I can not even keep a hair bow in her hair. I will post pictures when their glasses come in.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Great Target Deals!!!

Over at Money Saving Mom, Crystal always has really good deals listed. Today I went over there and decided to try out Target deals for the first time and boy did I come across some deals.

6 Johnson Buddy bar soaps @ .99 each I had 2 $3/3 Free plus overage
3 Glade plugin @$3.94 each I had 3 $4 coupons Free plus overage
1 electrasol 20ct gel packs @2.79 2.25 coupon .54
1 All and Mighty travel size .99 $1 coupon Free plus overage
1 Tide travel size .99 .35 paid .64
4 easy macs @.77 2 $1/2 paid $1.08
3 clean and clear morning burst trial size @.99 each used 3 $1 coupons Free plus overage
4 slim twin Schick Razors on clearance for .68 each had 2 $2/1 coupons Free plus overage
My total after coupons was $.31 but I had to pay taxes and they are high in Tennessee and the were $2.85 so my total was $3.16 out of pocket. I still saved $31.00.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CVS!!! Saved $154.43!!!:)

I went to CVS this week and it has been a while, my stockpile was low. I didn't get the best deals but still saved a lot of money.

Transaction 1:
4 Similac Advanced 32oz ready to feed 2@10.99 $21.98 Had $20 Similac check spent $1.98
3 Pert Plus 13.5 oz @2.50 each 7.50 3 $2.00 coupons $.50 each spent $1.50
Excedrin $3.99
Pantene Shampoo and conditioner 25.4 ozs each 2/11 used $1 off 2 spent $10
Taxes in Tennessee are 9.25% and 7.75%(for food) Taxes for this order $3.78
Total: $21.25 I used $3 in ecbs
total spent $17.97 and I got back $5.99(3.99for Excedrin, and $2 for pantene)
total saved $34.93

Transaction 2:
2 Cover Girl lipsticks on Sale for 5.99, $11.98 b1g1 free coupon spent $5.99
3 Motrin for children @ 5.99 each $17.97 $3 off 3 spent $14.97
1 Tylenol rapid release gels 40 ct $6.49 $2 coupon spent $4.49
1 Revlon face powder 9.99 $2 coupon spent $7.99
total: $33.34 taxes: $3.56 Grand total= $37.00
Used $7.99 in Ecbs
Spent $29.01 Got back $13( $3 cover girl, $3 Motrin, $2 Tylenol, $5 Revlon)
Total Saved $37.48

Transaction 3:
2 Lipton 100 bags $3 each $6 used 2 $.60 coupon spent $4.80
2 Ragu spaghetti sauce @$1.66 each $3.32 use $.50 off 2 spent $2.82
2 Skippy peanut butter @1.66 each $3.32 use 1 $.50 coupon spent $2.82
1 Hershey's Kisses 12 oz bag $2.50 use $2.00 cvs coupon spent $.50
3 Purex laundry detergent @2.99 each $1/2 and .50/1 coupons spent $7.47
6 Jolt gums @.99 each $5.94 3 $1/2 coupons spent $2.94
Fudge Graham cookies marked down to $.89
Total $22.24 Taxes $1.27 Grand total $23.51
Used $13 in ecbs
Spent $10.51 Got back $6($1 for each purex and $3 for lipton, Ragu, Skippy deal)
Total saved $46.96

Transaction 4:
1 Lubriderm $6.99 $1 coupon spent $5.99
4 Glade air fresheners @.99 $3.96 used b1g1 free spent $1.98
4 Revlon nail polishes @$4.99 each $19.96 on sale B1G1 free total $9.98 used 2 $2 coupons spent $5.98
2 Revlon nail clippers @2.99 each $5.98 on sale b1g1 50% off $4.48 used2 $2.00 coupons spent $2.48
Total $16.43 taxes: 1.80 Grand total $18.23
Used $6.00 in ecbs, should have been $12.23 but my total was only $8.23( I don't know where the other $4.00 came off at)
I also got $1 back in ecb from the lubriderm
Total saved 35.06

Total day Spent:
Total Saved: 154.43
Basically I got $220.15 for $65.72

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I wanted to share a couple of pictures, from the past few weeks!!!

My little kitchen helpers!!!

Here is Bryson, I got the guitar for $10, and the dinosaur set for .25 at Goodwill

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Today, after weeks of patience, my sweet little boy has had a breakthrough in Reading. I remember last year getting so frustrated and impatient with him. I was ready to give up homeschooling all together. Thanks to The Maxwells and Teri's Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit, and of course the Lord God, I feel that I am doing the right thing. A lot of the times it is not the children but our won attitudes as to why we get so frustrated. I remember the second day of school this year, I got so frustrated with Bryson that I raised my voice and he started balling. Then I started crying, I had to apologize to him and to God for my attitude. He is just a little boy. I am still new at this and have a lot to learn. We just started homeschooling last year and Hannah was in the 3rd grade, so she already knew how to read and her basic math. But I know through the grace of God, I can do this. Children are such little gifts from God and I could not see me doing anything else except being here with these children all day teaching and learning from them about how great our Saviour is. I just thought I would share this. Here is the picture of my proud little boy and the first book he read, "Tip" by A beka Books k4 program.

Monday, September 1, 2008


How long were your labors?
Hannah 12 hours
Bryson 6 hours
Haley 3 hours

How did you know you were in labor?
I was induced with all three.

Where did you deliver?
All three at the hospital, hopefully if I have another I would love to have a homebirth.

With Hannah I had the works, pitocin, epidural that did not take, and everything else.
Bryson just the pitocin no pain medicine
Haley just the pitocin and no pain medication.

Up until 37 weeks Hannah was bottom first, but thankfully at the last minute she was head down. My babies came to fast to even think about a c-section, thank God!!!

Who delivered?
Dr. Bradshaw with Hannah,he was okay. But Dr. Brogden with Bryson and Haley, I love her so much. She is a Christian and now she is all of my family's ob.

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