Friday, November 25, 2011

It's that time of year again...

for Christmas Cards!!!
I get so excited to coordinate our family and take pictures for our Christmas Card. The last few years have been to easy to coordinate as it was just hubby and I *the dogs didn't need accessories*. Now, we have a way cute baby girl with a way cute jammie outfit that I can't seem to coordinate with. Not that it really matters...

Hopefully we will be able to get a couple good ones so that we can have a card with more than one picture, such as They have so many to choose from, I am not sure what we are going to end up doing. Here are some of my favorites:

I can't show you what I am really going to choose, but these were some of the contenders. We will be taking our picture in front of the tree this year *I'm hoping* with coordinating jammes! HOPE IT WORKS OUT! BTW-I just spent several minutes going through the Christmas Card basket. I looked at all the old cards and who they were from. It is fun looking at the kids from last year and knowing how big they are now. Can't wait to add this year's cards to the basket! Go here to browse the Christmas Cards-can't wait for you to show up in my basket.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tiny Prints Photo Contest

Think your kiddo is the cutest ever!?! Think your family is precious!?! How about your pet for those without kids?

Go to or find them on facebook and enter their Talent Contest.

I entered Elsie and it was easy peasy.

Go ahead and enter away:)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A whole month has passed...

Elsie is 6 months old today! Where has time gone??

She is sitting up pretty well (as the picture shows)
She has 2 teeth on the bottom (which you can see in the pic as well)
She is generally a VERY happy baby.
She has been getting up 3/4 times a night still. (I'm ready for this to be over)
She pulled up on her daddy and I a couple of times last night. (Is she really this big?)

I am absolutely loving being her mommy!!! Elsie and I have had lots of bonding time with Andrew being gone on a couple trips in the past month.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

5 months

Our sweet baby girl is 5 months already!!! Time sure does fly...I kinda thought people were crazy when they told us this, but boy were they right.
Elsie is developing quite the personality. She loves to roll all over the floor. She has started scooting. She crawls by getting her hands and knees then falling to her chest and getting back up again. She will sit with assistance but would much rather be moving on the floor. She can definitely get where she wants to go. She loves her Little People Zoo and toys that make music and light up. She will sit on my lap and cuddle for some Baby Noah. I also have a couple baby apps on my phone and she will watch and smile at them.

She will belly laugh when daddy plays with her. She is just so much fun!! She is now eating cereal in the morning and a veggie in the evening. So far she has had butternut squash, carrots, peas and avacados. She is still nursing 4-5 times a day. She had been getting up 3-4 times at night, but only got up once last night. We have no just go with the flow.

We survived our first weekend without dadddy while he was in China. He will be going back in Oct. and we will be alone for a week. I already have a few dinner dates lined up, so we will stay busy.

enough about us. I am loving being a mommy and life in good on Aplomado Dr:)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Labor day weekend

Elsie and I had a great weekend. Andrew was in china for work, so
Elsie and I headed camping with my family.

We took a short break from Camping to visit my dear friend, Kayla and her daughter emmalyn.

Yes, in the first few pics we are wearing tanks and shorts and by the end of the weekend we needed pants and sweatshirts:-)

Monday, August 29, 2011


Yesterday we spent some time outside...Elsie loves to be outside! We pulled out a blanket, a few toys and set up shop in the front yard.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sweet mail day!!

The mailman was very good to me today!!! I love a good mail day. I got beach towels from lands end, clothes from carters, free piece of pizza, a birth announcement, coffee samples, newsletter from our old church, and a check for a mattress topper we sold. So fun!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Post 100 full of cuteness...

This is my 100th about that?

Now for the good stuff.

Serious Elsie

Smiling Elsie

My fave

and we wouldn't go without a family photo

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another target trip

I got some mommy time tonight, so I went to target(surprise I know!)

Here is what I got:
Taco seasoning: .87 with .50 coupon=.37

Handsoap: 1.24 with 1.00 coupon=.24

Floss: .97 with .75 coupon=.22

Makeup: 5.99 on clearance for 2.98 with 2.00 coupon=.98

Pantene: 3.79 with free coupon= free and target lady typed in the coupon for 4.99 :-)

Not pictured: 20 lb bag of dog food 12.29 with 2.00 coupon = 10.29

Total after coupons: 12.32 plus $5 gift card from previous trip

I paid...$7.32

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekend in the BG

We had a very busy yet very fun visit to Bowling Green this weekend.

When we got to town Friday, we went to see Adam, Em, and Bella. Our friends Andrew, Lindsay, and jackson came over to see us. Bad momma didn't get a pic of Elsie and Bella together:-(

Saturday morning we went to Andrews parents house for breakfast with the crew. After that we headed to swim and hang out with some families from our small group we used to be in (so sad I didn't take any pics!!)

Elsie took a nap with daddy, mommy went to target...then we headed to the Crosby's to get fresh eggs. Dinner with the sweet Gilliam family was next.

Luckily, we were able to see lots of friends at church on Sunday!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another target trip

Elsie and I needed to get out of the house this evening. We had been home for a couple of days and daddy was playing softball. So here is what we got:

TGIF meals 2.50 each with a target coupon for $1 off 2 and 2 $1 manufactures coupons = $1 each

Ziploc containers 2.27 each with a target coupon for a $1 off 2 and 2 $1 manufactures coupons = 1.25 each

Yogurt .53 cents each with a $1 off 4 = .28 cents each

Shower curtain liner 2.34 with $1 off = 1.34 (we needed a new one bad!)

Total bill: a little over $7
Not too bad. I don't know exactly how much I saved because the prices for the TGIF meals, containers, and yogurt were all sale prices.

Monday, July 18, 2011

3 months...

Elsie is SOOO much fun!!! During play time, she will talk to us, smile, watch her toys, try to grab the toys, when she gets a toy she puts it in her mouth, rolls all over the place, scoots a little...She is all over the place.

She is rolling back to belly and belly to back proficiently, which means she only gets swaddled with her arms out. We will be moving to the sleep sack soon.

She loves her playmat, even tho she rolls off of it. She tried to roll out of her bouncy seat. The jumper is a favorite and the swing is still a relaxtion/nap go to.

We have been going out in the evenings and letting Elsie roll around on a blanket in the grass and she LOVES her cuddle dog.

Elsie went to an Otters game and met some of the people her daddy works with. She went to Dale Hollow Lake with Andrew's family and went on her first boat ride. We have been swimming a couple of times and she loves the water. Elsie celebrated her first 4th of July. She had a cookout and got to meet the neighborhood kids that are her age. Watched Daddy play softball. Elsie watched her first parade at the Haubstadt Somerfest:)
MOST IMPORTANTLY-Elsie got to meet her cousin, Madelyn, that is one week older than her.

Goal for the next month-making a schedule for feeding and naps, sleeping in her bed at naptimes, and goig to sleep without being rocked or her swing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Elsie on a roll...

My almost 3 month old (on Monday) has been rolling over and scooting all over the place. She tries to roll out of her bouncy seat, gets on her belly on her playmat and gets mad, tries to arch her back out of her bumbo....she keeps me busy already.

Here is how she moves in a less than 5 minute time frame.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Target couponing

I ventured out to Target, baby in tow this afternoon. I had several coupons and I wanted to see if it was worth hubby bringing home his work computer for me to print more...

This is no TLC Extreme Couponing, but I think I did pretty good.

Here is what I got:
2 packs of M and M's .79 each with a .75 off of 2......84 cents

Coffee (sample coupon I got in the mail)

Digiorno pizza $6 with $2 coupon (Facebook).....$4

Nail polish remover .97 with .50 coupon.....47 cents

Pantiliners .89 with .75 coupon.....14 cents

Bandages .97 with .75 coupon.....22 cents

Sharpies on sale for $1 with $1

Pens 1.24 with a $1 coupon.....24 cents

Tape $1 with a $1 times

The nutella, powered sugar, and nail clippers were just things we needed at home...$6

I had a $5 gift card from detergent and toilet paper this weekend. So I paid.....

6.65 out of my pocket:-)
(had I not needed the few things for home, it would have been less than $1 out of my pocket)

My next goal is to be a CVS couponer as well.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A weekend at the lake

We spent 4th of July weekend at the lake. Andrew's Aunt and Uncle have a house on Dale Hollow Lake. We were excited to get out of town and relax a little.

The weekend started when Andrew got off at noon on Friday:) We headed to Bowling Green, stopped at Auntie Em's house to feed Elsie, headed over to Amy and Charlie's and hit the road to the lake. Sounds easy right? haha...a flat tire made for an interesting trip. Friday night 6pm Glasgow KY...where to get a new tire? of course...Wal mart! With a 2 1/2 hour wait. By the time we got there Elsie was SCREAMING and STARVING, so I fed her in the parking lot. Elsie and I got in the car with someone else causing a re-arrangement of luggage. A MESS. Everyone but Andrew headed to the lake and Andrew came when the tire was fixed.

Saturday, we hung out at the house until the evening. Then, Melanie (andrew's cousin) and us took our girls out on the boat. It was WAY too hott during the day to take the girls out.

Sunday, same thing, lots of chatting, relaxing, games played, food ate, etc.

We left early Monday morning and stopped in BG to feed Elsie again. We stopped at her boyfriend, Jackson's house. The got to play for maybe 5 minutes before Elsie ate and Jackson went to sleep. We are very grateful for such awesome friends! We headed to Aunt Janet's 4th of July bash right away. We went home early because we were all pooped. Elsie had a VERY busy weekend meeting family, hanging out, boating, and driving.

Here are a few pics from the weekend