Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shopping with me!

This week Albertson's is having a great sale on several items using their in-ad coupon. Combined with manufactured coupons - it makes for a super deal. I spent $7.27 for all the above. I saved $73.82. You know I did the coupon dance - LOL. Here is a linky Surviving the Stores to a great blog that breaks down how to do this deal and what coupons to use. I did find a blinkie coupon machine right in front of the high fiber oatmeal for $1.00 off and was able to use those. Also - I did break this down into four transactions. Happy Shopping. Let me know if you go shopping!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Bet my holly bushes don't appreciate these at all!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Sweet Bean!

We are back from a wonderful ski trip celebrating the lovely Bean's 5th Birthday. I have lots of stories and pics. I forgot the digital camera so I went old school with a disposable camera and have to get those developed (eek). As I went to bed last night, I thought about the woman who gave life to my precious daughter 5 years ago. I cried because I am so thankful to her...I cried because I will never meet her...and I cried cause Bean brings me so much joy and even though Mommyhood has it ups and downs, I am so thankful that I am a Mom. Thank you Jesus for blessing me with Bean. So - I should have ski pics up soon!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Goals for 2009

Well Hello! I think I have finally finished my goals. After talking some things out at our hometeam earlier this week, I realize that the key to achieving all my goals is discipline. Straight-up, say what you mean and then do it – type discipline. If I can really commit myself to it 100% I know I can achieve it! So without further ado – hear our my goals for 2009…I know I will come up with more, but these are a great start!

Get up in the morning and have quiet time / devotional time.

Get Healthy – and Stay Healthy. I have joined Weight Watchers and am really trying to learn to make this a lifestyle

Work out at least three times a week

Save Money

Spend Less Money

Sell House


Enroll in and finish adoption training

Read Little House on the Prairie to Bean

Memorize one scripture verse a month

Keep house more organizedKeep up / establish cleaning routines

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...or is it?

Does anyone think I need an intervention? Is there every such a thing as too many lean pockets?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Still working on those New Year's Goals...

So far I have joined Weight Watchers - officially again. I really like the new Momentum program and feel this is the year I will follow through. The number that I weighed in at (and no I won't tell) was actually flabbergasting.......Perhaps someone was joking me I thought. Then I came home to the Wii fit - who happily told me that he missed me after 70 days of no work-outs and that I am "obese." Needless to say I was having a rough day - but made it through and am already feeling better. I am working on the budget spreadsheets and just trying to finalize our financial goals for 2009. I am really having a hard time with the "eating out" monthly expense.
So I hope to have all my goals done by Sunday...My first weight goal is to lose 11 pounds during January. Hope I can do that!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hello 2009!

So are you working on your resolutions/goals for 2009? I am...but I always give myself a week or so to think about them. As usual, losing weight is on the list. If my Wii and DS (yes - I got that little beauty for Christmas) team up with each other - they will surely force the weight off me. You see I have Wii fit and I just purchased "My Weight Loss coach" for the DS. It even comes with a handy dandy pedometer! I am terrified to weigh in tomorrow on the Wii...I am also dreading re-doing my wii fit age...last time I tested I was 29. I imagine I will be decades older during my next test. I am also pondering joining Weight Watchers...I hope to post my resolutions tomorrow.

Here is a rough menu plan for the week - another goal I have is to menu plan better!

Monday - Chicken/Veggie bake (this is Stouffers-nothing fancy) and homemade French Bread - oh if I good eat baked bread every and stay skinny ;)

Tuesday - Tamale Pie & Salad

Wednesday - White Chicken Chili

Thursday - Spaghetti

Friday - Chicken Tenders made with corn flakes, mashed potatoes, green veggie

Saturday - probably something from the dear Italian sausage

Hope you are having a wonderful 2009 already!