What's the Worst That Could Happen?
"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break." -Chinese Proverb
We wanted more children so we waited, unlucky, decided to adopt, we finished the paperwork, we're paper pregnant, and SURPRISE - we're also expecting biological twins. This blog is our life with three tots the same age and an older brother.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Another trip (okay....3)
I sent Tony with three envelopes today to Bloom labled... 1. Free or Overage 2. Good Deals 3. Not sure but check the price. His trips to three Bloom's came to out-of-pocket amount of $20.40. All of this totaled $173.02 before savings and coupons. We are for sure stocked with toilet paper, drinks and cereal. The kids were very excited to see the cereal boxes and even "helped" take out of grocery bags and put everything up.
Why I Spend So Much Time Sorting Thru Coupons and Sales
Groceries and Toiletries are EXPENSIVE for a family of six. One income, three kids still wearing pull-ups and sometimes diapers, medical bills, utilities, home, etc makes for a tight budget so I made it my job to "Save" the money Tony brings home. Today is another Bloom Triple Coupon day and I have hit up three Bloom's and plan on more trips all weekend. Here's what I have bought so far for a total of $11.87. Without coupons I would have spent $195.95. Did we need 11 boxes of cereal, 11 Welch's juice, 6 Diet Dr. Pepper's, etc? Not immediately but it's called Stockpile. Get it while it's cheap, or in some cases, FREE. Notice there's even a gallon of milk in there. That's the only item I didn't have a coupon for and alone that is about $3 right now so I got the rest just slightly over $8.
I also contribute to Charity too. This week Logan's school is having a Canned Food drive so he was very happy to take some of our stockpile in and he was rewared at school for that.
Gotta sort through more "q's" today for more trips!!!!
Friday, March 06, 2009
And Last Year
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Little late posting but Tuesday was Nathaniel and Andrew's 3rd birthday. We're waiting until later for a big birthday party to share with Madelyn but we did have cake, and more cake, candles in morning muffins plus let them open their big present on their special day. The workbench was a HUGE hit. They have fixed (or as Andrew would say FIC-IT) everything. Andrew asked for party hats so I gave them the big green straw hats I had picked up last summer to play dress-up with. Their party will be at a gym later on this month and they have chosen a Mickey theme.
Monday, March 02, 2009
We don't get much snow here so what little we get it's exciting!!! This sled was bought when Logan was a baby and I think finally it got used for the first time today for the purpose it was bought for. We couldn't find all 8 little gloves so Andrew and Madelyn are wearing socks on their hands. Underneath the twins pants I put girl tights on. They didn't know it b/c they were watching tv while I was putting clothes on them. They realized they had girl clothes on when they stripped down afterwards, and Nate was VERY upset he was wearing girl clothes. It kept him warm so I didn't care. We took the sled up to the school yard where there was a bank and slid down the hill. Andrew would go by himself but not the others. The funniest part was watching them step on ice. I probably said a million times "walk on the snow" but they wouldn't listen. I don't know how many times they bust their butts on the ice. No one was injured but I got some good laughs out of it.