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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

it's snoball season

and boy is jordan happy........

**you can see his poor little chipped teeth in a few of the pics.


Monday, April 28, 2008

31 cent scoops! Wednesday night.

Baskin Robbins has scoops for 31 cents on Wednesday night.

Cheap ice cream? Pregnant? Ummmm, yes, I will be there!

We have a "girls night out" at the Mexican restaraunt that night. I'm thinking that's a perfect 2nd stop for dessert.

Details Here.


Edited to add: Laughing out loud. Just checked the fine print and it said limit 10 scoops per person. Hee hee. THAT's a lot of ice cream!


FREE deo for your B-O!

this is a whopper of a deal of the week. i've already done it twice and will do more once i can print more coupons at the computer at work.

Walgreens has Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stick on sale for 99 cents with the Easy Saver coupon in the weekly flyer.
(Just be sure to grab the flyer on the way into the store and get the cashier to scan the in-ad coupon.

Smart source has printable coupons out for $1 off Speedstick.

CLICK HERE and find the speed stick one.

I paid 16 cents for 2 deoderants this morning (just the tax). Cashier was super impressed.

Deal good all week long!

Stock UP!


Saturday, April 26, 2008

not your typical afternoon snack

jordan woke up from his nap and found us eating a late lunch. the boy loves corn and when he saw it on our plates he was all about it. he gnawed on this ear for the longest time and kept saying "CORN! Yummy!"


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

deal of the week!

thanks katie for posting more super cool bargain sites.

i "stole" this deal from one of comes at a perfect time. Jordan went to his first "bowling alley birthday party" this past weekend and had the time of his life! he LOVED bowling. and would clap for himself everytime.

This coupon is for a free game of bowling up to $9. Great for a family day out. Enjoy!




Tuesday, April 22, 2008

blog organization

i'm just now getting with the program and using "labels" for my posts.

this is cool because if all you want to read about is jordan you can just click on "jordan" below one of the posts about him and it will pull everything up labeled with his name.

Should make searching for deals, updates on our family, etc easier to find.

it may take awhile to go back and label stuff (planning on doing just this year and going forward) so bear with me.....

and enjoy the labels.


I've gotten a little "craft bug" as of late and have been trying a few projects.

This is the first one I've done for the baby and I was quite pleased with the results. I'll even post the "how to" here in case any readers are interested in doing them for their own children or for shower gifts.

Online, "Nursery Wall Letters" can run you anywhere from $6-10 PER LETTER.

I made Jaxon's name for around $16 and an additonal name for a friends shower for around $12.

Walmart is the most affordable place to purchase the letters, but often times they are "out" of the ones you may need. (Imagine that!)

I bought all my supplies from Hobby Lobby. You could probably find them at Michael's, Joannes, etc.

Here's how "JAXON" turned out!

Here's how you do it:


Unfinished Wooden Letters to spell out name or Initials
"Pattern Paper": This is scrapbooking paper on the scrapbooking aisle. The Larger sheets did 2 letters. Just pick out patterns that compliment each other and the theme of the room or do them all the same.
White Spray Paint
Mod Podge (I used Matte finish)
Craft knife/Exacto knife (found in scrapbooking area)
Ribbon to match letters
Foam craft brushes or paint brushes for applying Mod Podge
Hot glue gun


-Cover work area with newspaper.
-Place paper over letter and cut out with Exacto knife (this is the most tedious part)
-Spray paint letters and allow ample time to dry (front and back). Be sure they're fully dry and not sticky.
-Apply a fairly thick coat of the Mod Podge (with foam brush) to the letter then carefully glue down paper on top. Smooth out and make sure no bubbles!
-Apply a thin coat to the top of the paper on the letter.
-Let dry completely (overnight) then hot glue ribbon to letters for hanging.


Great Catch, Jenny (see comments)- I did use this week's 25% coupon from Hobby Lobby to buy my materials. Just go to and print that weeks coupon before going. Makes it an even better deal!


Monday, April 21, 2008

mommy and her boys

jordan wasnt quite awake from his Sunday afternoon nap and needed some cuddle time. he had his hand on my belly for a little while and we thought it was sweet.

so, here's mommy, Jordan, and Jaxon!


asah shrunk!

just kidding. it's just J in Daddy's shirt!

i was doing laundry this morning and jordan wanted to try on daddy's shirt.
ahhhh. he's getting so BIG!

we couldnt resist a few pictures.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

my two front teeth

jordan fell at a restaraunt tonight and chipped his two front teeth.
i am beginning to dread the thought of TWO boys and all the injuries and rambunctious-ness that goes along with that....but it will just be part of it!
here's the kicker...we dropped our dental coverage on him a few months back because it was costing so much out of pocket and we were cutting back...we figured we'd add him in a year or so when he was old enough for regular cleanings, etc. YIKES.
so pray we can find a dentist in the area that will have MERCY on us and take Jordan and not charge us too much. I know one of the teeth will need to be smoothed out as it is jagged.
He's also acting as if they're hurting him a little. Tonight he cried when I brushed his teeth and made a painstaken face when i gave him his paci for night-night.
Oh, the joys of a wild and crazy boy!
I'd have it no other way--


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

asah has a blog now!

of his very own.

so be sure and check it out.

and leave a comment or two......

welcome to the bloggin' world hubby!


jaxon this week

here's the fetal model size comparison for our baby this week.

fills up the palm of my hand!

he's growing!

For comparison, here is how big he was just 3 months ago-


Monday, April 14, 2008

sugar and spice?????????????


we had a shock at our Ultrasound today. It's a healthy baby BOY!

Needless to say all the "peeking" at work and thinking it was a girl wasn't quite the case.

This one showed off and it's certain he's a boy!

We are thrilled for a brother for Jordan.

Notice the "name badge" change at the top of the page for the name announcement. We both liked "Jackson" but wanted a unique spelling, and Bryan is my maiden name and I'm thrilled this one will carry that on.

Prayer placenta is very low and covering the cervix. I'll be having ultrasounds every 4 weeks to see if this moves. If not I will have to have a c-section. I'd love to avoid that so please pray that it moves!!!!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

today =

1/2 way!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, April 12, 2008


free Scotch brand toilet scrubber (disposable)

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Free Huggies Supreme Diaper Sample

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Free Sample of Seattles Best Coffee

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This weekend has been a whirlwind of activity, so sorry for no Family Updates, Jordan updates, etc.

In BIG NEWS our BIG ULTRASOUND to confirm the gender of Baby #2 is set for watch for a BIG POST coming well as the baby's NAME!!! exciting!

until then, enjoy your free stuff and don't say i never gave ya anything!


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

deal of the week: BOGO Coke products

At Dollar General!

CLICK HERE for a coupon. Expires April 13th! Great for weekend parties, etc.


Monday, April 07, 2008

another diaper deal!

if you have a baby in diapers and a CVS nearby, run there! deal ends this saturday.

Buy $25 worth of Huggies get $10 back. Huggies Jumbo packs on sale for $8.99. Buy 3in the first transaction; get your $10 back; buy another pack. 4 packs for $4-5 bucks each. even sweeter deal if you have a few huggies coupons lying around.

i've done this twice already. jordan's set for the next few months!
i've also been stashing away for the new babe.

happy diaper dealing!


Sunday, April 06, 2008

2 years ago today

i was meeting you for the first time.

i cant believe how big you have gotten.

i love you jordan!


Saturday, April 05, 2008

happy 2nd birthday sweet boy!

today was absolutely wonderful. we had a ball.

here's a summary. (my words are few because my legs are aching and i'm so tired..but full of joy and thanking God for our sweet, active, energetic 2 year old blessing of a little boy!)

One two year old.

75 lbs of crawfish.

30 of our closest friends and family.

One very happy birthday.

due (in order) June/July/August/August :)


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

update coming soon...


asah took my camera for 10 days while on a mission trip and i JUST got it back.

Jordan did tons of cute things over those 10 days but no, I didnt have my camera for them.

However, we have many pictureworthy events coming up so I'll be posting all about them, K?

One being MY BABY IS TURNING TWO this week. whatintheworld? where on earth did that come from? HOW do I have a 2 year old? Crazy.

Big party on Saturday. Cant wait.

Baby #2 is doing well too. She(?) decided to have a party in my belly last night and I barely slept because it was just neat feeling all that movement. I forgot what that felt like with J and it is wonderful. Cant wait till Asah can see/feel the kicks too!

Must get to work.....

By the way it is WONDERFUL to have my hubby back. While J and I survived on our own (barely) it is so nice to have our man of the house back. Jordan latched onto him at the airport and would not let go. For a long time. And this morning I had to wake him up and the first thing he said was "Daddy home?" I was so glad i could finally say "YES!". The boy missed his daddy terribly.

I will post some pics from Asah's trip soon. He is still in a fog from the 12 hour time difference and no-sleep-while-travelling 2 days but as soon as he is back in the land of the living I'll update our blog with a few pics of his great adventure.

Love to all!


not voting for her...just thought it was funny....