Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Matt!!!

In honor of your 28th birthday I have compiled a list of 28 reasons why I love you.

1. Your smile.
2. Your willingness to do anything for anyone.
3. You let me sleep in.
4. You’re a good cook.
5. You work hard to support our family.
6. You’re easy to talk to.
7. You make me laugh.
8. You are really talented.
9. Together we make some really good looking babies!
10. You are an amazing, hands on dad.
11. You are a worthy priesthood holder.
12. You have a warm, inviting personality.
13. The ‘shake’ you do when you get really excited.
14. Your 3rd nipple. :)
15. You never complain when the house gets dirty, you just help clean it.
16. You are sexy, sexy, sexy!!!
17. You’re thoughtful.
18. You always make me feel beautiful.
19. I know I can always count on you.
20. You make sure I get ‘me’ time.
21. You’re easy going.
22. You’re fun to be around.
23. You support me in everything I do.
24. You have such kissable lips!
25. I feel so safe and comfortable in your arms.
26. The way you look in a suit.
27. You are setting a great example for our sons.
28. You have really good taste, I mean you did pick me! :)

Happy Birthday sweetie!!! I hope you had a great day! See you in 3 days! I love you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Helpful Hubby!

While I’m out of town Matt volunteered to go grocery shopping, and I’m so glad he did! This was a great week at Publix!!! Combining sales and coupons we got $99 worth of groceries for $36! After making the grocery list I was a little jealous that Matt was getting to do the shopping. All my Daytona ladies who are interested in learning more about couponing come to Enrichment on June 18!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The rain came down and the flood came up!

It's been raining for 3 days straight here and the pond in the center of our complex has had all it can take! The forecast for the rest of the week is rain, rain, and more rain. I'm really hoping the meteorologist is wrong!

Our driveway is the empty one between the blue and grey cars.

The back of Matt's car and half our driveway.
Tyler playing in the driveway!

Matt is standing on the sidewalk that goes around the pond!

The trees aren't usually in the pond!

Our street.

The entrance to our complex.

The complex across the street also has a pond! This is a view from Tyler's bedroom window.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Some additional information!

I've been asked to share where I got my deals, so here it is:

Publix - I got the Green Giant veggies, the graham crackers and the Sara Lee desserts. These items were all on sale last week, and their sales change on Wednesdays so you'll have to check to find out what's on sale this week. If you go to they have all the buy one get one free sales listed, as well as where to find coupons that match.

Walmart - I got the toilet paper, the toothpaste, and the salad dressing. As of Friday (yesterday) these items were still on sale (for those of you who live in Daytona)! If you get the Sunday newspaper, and you haven't thrown away the coupons, you should have the Kraft coupon and the Colgate coupon. Here is a tip I got about buying the Sunday paper - on Tuesday morning they go on sale for .38 and you can buy as many as you want. You can get them at Publix, Food Lion and most gas stations, but you have to go in the store to get the discounted papers. The papers in the machines outside don't go down in price. Get one paper for each member of your family and you'll have multiples of the same coupon. This comes in handy when things are buy one get one free because you can use two coupons.

I hope this helps. Happy shopping ladies!

Like saving money?

I do! For everything pictured above I spent less than $8.00! I got some pretty great deals that I had to share! Here is the break down:
Cottonelle 4 pack - On sale for $1.00 + .75 off coupon = .25!
Honey Maid Graham Crackers - Buy one get one free + 2, $1.00 off coupons = $1.99 for 2 boxes.
Sara Lee Bites - 50% off + 4, $1.00 off coupons = .99 each!
Kraft Salad Dressing - On sale for $1.58 + $1.50 off coupon = .08 each!
Colgate toothpaste - On sale for $1.00 + 4, $1.00 off coupons = All FREE!
Jello Singles pack - $1.99 + $1.99 off coupon = FREE!
Green Giant Frozen Veggies - On sale for $1.00 + .50 off coupon = .50!
Sara Lee Cake - 50% off + $1.00 off coupon = .69!
Everything plus tax made the grand total $7.62!
If you shop at Publix, Food Lion, Winn Dixie, Kroger, Walgreens, or CVS go to to learn how to save money just like this! I just got started with couponing, and after one week I'm hooked!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Our little helper.

Tyler is a great helper! Here are a few examples...

I don't know why, but he loves to help me clean the toilets!

Helping daddy change the oil in my car.

Helping me shred zucchini for bread.

Helping daddy make salad.

Hopefully he continues to enjoy helping us as he gets older!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My mom.

Dear Mom,

There are so many things I want to thank you for! Throughout my life you have always been there for me. You have been my biggest cheerleader and have always believed that I could do anything. You have helped me make good decisions in life. I never wanted to go to Ricks my freshman year of college, but you insisted I attend a church school and thought I would really like it there. And you were right, I loved the two years I spent at Ricks, and I made some life long friends there! After I graduated from Ricks and I was looking into schools to attend to finish my bachelors I wasn’t going to apply to BYU Hawaii because I didn’t think I would get in. You knew I’d always wanted to go there so you gently pushed me to apply. I will always treasure the time I spent in Hawaii! Every time I’ve moved to a new place you’ve been there to help me pack and made sure I had everything I needed. You made the 16 hour drive to Miami with me for the biggest job interview of my life! Then you helped me move down to Miami when I got the job! You trusted my judgment when I told you I wanted to marry a guy after only dating him for 4 months. You were there when I went through the temple for the first time, and you were with me in the bride’s room on one of the biggest days of my life. Then a little less than a year later you were with me when I became a mother. I was so nervous to be on my own with Tyler after you left, but I knew you were only a phone call away. Everything I know about being a mother I learned from you. As grateful as I am to have you as my mother, I am even more grateful that you are my children’s granny. Tyler loves his granny more than words can describe! I know that Riley will be the same as he gets older. Thank you for always being there for me and for loving me so much! I hope I can be as good a mother to my kids as you are to me. I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!

Monday, May 4, 2009


I meant to post these pictures right after I posted the video of Tyler dancing, but I didn't have time then. Better late than never I suppose!

Riley and I with the two Shilos.