Friday, November 14, 2008

My new addictions

I guess I have an addictive personality . . . I have two new addictions. One is FACEBOOK. I am having so much fun connecting with friends! If you haven't signed up already, you need to!

The second addiction is COUPONS. I have cut our family's grocery bill significantly. The least I ever save now is 20%, and more often I save 50%. Last weekend however I took advantage of triple coupons at Bloom and I bought $360 worth of groceries for $101!! The amazing part was how many things I got FREE! All my Tuesday night scrapbook buddies are "coupon-ing" with me and each week we swap coupons and stories. With my weekend savings I was dubbed the Coupon Queen. It's funny, but very handy in these hard times!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

another shoot

just sharing a few

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Family Shoot

As you can see the fall leaves are gorgeous here right now. Can you believe these were taken in my back yard? They decided to do the whole shoot here. I was sweating bullets the whole time, but we made it through!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Playing Catch Up

Sorry I've been MIA! Last Tuesday I picked up my 83yo Aunt Nena from the hospital and brought her home to my house for a little R&R. She kept me busy to say the least. I'm just so grateful to have a guest room on the main floor for her convenience. I took her to an appointment and dropped her off at home yesterday, and we all miss her already.

Thought I'd post a Halloween pic of my brood. Kyle is missing from this one, he has officially outgrown trick-or-treating, and preferred to hang out with his friend. No worries, I had him covered, we had plenty of candy left over, including his favorite (and mine!) Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Yummmmm.

As you can see, Cass was a hippie, Jordan a football player, Alex and Nate were knights. Ken and I dressed in theme with the boys, so I was (and am!) a queen, and Ken was my Knight in Shining Tinfoil! Seriously, I told him about 2pm on Halloween that I wanted him to make a costume out of cardboard, and cover it with tin foil, and the man came through! I just wish we had photos of me taping him into his costume, lol!!

We trick-or-treated around the neighborhood and all came home by 8:30. We hosted a post-trick-or-treating Halloween party for some friends (adults upstairs, kids downstairs) from 9:30-midnight which was a blast. We went til 2am, and I want you to know Aunt Nena hung in there the whole time, not willing to miss a thing!