Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another birthday girl!!

Today Katelyn is 3 years old! If you ask her though, she'll tell ya she's 4! Here she is waiting outside for the bus. She looked so pretty for her birthday. She kept saying "My bir-day! My bir-day!" Ever since Jocee's birthday, she's been asking when it is her birthday so she couldn't believe TODAY was the day! She's soo cute.

She was so jealous when Jocee got balloons for her birthday so we had to get her some for her birthday. I wish I would have taken a picture of her face when she got off the bus and saw the balloons tied to the basketball hoop! Needless to say, she was very excited! Callie liked them too!

She got some cool sunglasses, necklace, and bracelets! She put them all immediately. She looked so cute with her sunglasses on.

Jocee helping her open her presents.

More presents....... (Look at how shiny Jocee's hair looks! :) )

Grandma got her an adorable baby, some bottles and accessories, and this cool baby buggy!! She loved it! She was SO happy! It was funny to see her so giddy over it! Callie immediately wanted to push it and Kate was not having any of that!
We tried to give Callie another stroller, but she didn't want it. So Jordan and Jocee each got strollers and they all walked around with them. Jordan said, "I'll be the Daddy!" It was sweet.

Cake time! She was so excited that she blew out the candles before we were
done singing to her! LOL!

Then while we were cleaning up the mess and trying to get kids finished with homework, the doorbell rang, and we found this on the doorstep! A little pumpkin tin filled with candy and a cute poem. What a nice surprise! We got "Boo'd!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Picture Problem

Is anyone else having trouble uploading pictures onto their blog? I even tried to just upload 1 picture but it keeps saying that the connection timed out. It doesn't say that the file was too large. Maybe I have a slow internet connection.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Will it ever get better?

I'm going to be totally honest--it is my blog after all, right? I am totally stressed out. Chad's been out of work for 3 weeks. Had one interview so far. Mervyns is closing so I will be out of a job by Jan 1st, if not sooner. My 5 year old is still not using the potty and is wearing pull-ups to school, then refuses to change it when she gets home. She's been throwing these huge screaming fits when she doesn't get her way and screams "I HATE YOU!" and "LEAVE ME ALONE!"at us when we try to talk to her. I feel like I need the Super Nanny. Callie has been really cranky probably because she's not feeling well so I have to do everything either holding her or having her follow me with her screaming at me.
With Mervyns closing, that means my Dad will have no job too. So he's asked me to find him jobs to apply for too. It sounds so easy, but believe me, it's not. You have to register for each website you find a job on that you want to apply for. It's so time-consuming.
My mom's still having dizzy spells and isn't able to do much without feeling sick. I have so many things I'm worrying about, that I get huge headaches every day. I feel like everything that could go wrong, is going wrong.

I think I'm gonna go eat some brownie dough now

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Jocee!!!

Today is Jocee's 5th birthday! Her day started out with mommy's French Toast! Then she got to wear a new shirt to school. We let her open 2 gifts from us--bracelets and a necklace to match her shirt. She looked so beautiful on her birthday! When she returned, we had balloons and decorations up. We made her preferred dinner of nachos and had chocolate fudge cupcakes with pink-dyed cream cheese icing with Barbie candies on top! Yum! A couple of girls in our ward a few houses down came down to have cupcakes with us. (One girl is the kids' babysitter and they LOVE her and she was a good sport and came to wish Jocee happy birthday!) They were only invited an hour before and they still managed to make her a sweet card!! We weren't really planning on having a party with friends (enough things going on right now) but when she realized I hadn't invited her friends, she was SO sad! So I was really grateful the girls came and so did Grandpa Bear and Grandma Jen. She was really excited about all her presents too.
(My camera's battery is charging, so I'll post pics later.)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

More Great Deals!

K-Mart is having a Double Coupon Days until Saturday. They are doubling up to and including $2.00!! So using a $2.00 off coupon, you actually get $4.00 off!! So after Kate went to school, Callie and I went to see what we could get for practically nothing. If it wasn't almost free, I didn't get it (limited funds right now). So here's what I got for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! FREE!!! (The great thing is I really was completely out of shampoo and conditioner and really needed it! And this is the good stuff too!)

And here's what I got for ALMOST nothing....

The final price I paid was: Tylenol PM: $.79, Advil PM: $.79, Resolve Carpet Cleaner: $.50, Renuzit Air Freshener: $.50.

People may get annoyed by coupon users, but I DON'T CARE! To me, coupons are free money and I'm going to take full advantage of them!