Monday, July 27, 2009

Bargain Bragging

I wanted to let all of my friends who haven't heard about the Old Navy Clearance sale (half of clearance prices plus an additional 15% off), know how great it is. You can save a ton of money and get some really great items. Go here for how to do it!

I scored three pairs of shoes for myself, a pair of shoes for each of my girls, a new swim suit for my three year old, pants for my husband, jeans for myself (my first pair of skinny jeans!) and an incredibly cute jacket for me, all for just $39.02.

Check out the other great deals people find here.

Poor Girl

Its like watching a dog chase it's tail.

We have a problem


We have a biter in the family. Poor Macy gets bit pretty regularly and usually at bath time. Any ideas on how to stop this?

Fun Camping with Friends

Here are some camping pics for you:Justin's first Salmon.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

First Things First



It turns out that the cable for Macy's camera works on mine. Silly me. Its late and I have a lot going on tomorrow so I will just give you a few pictures from Yesterday's picnic first:









Ok, time for bed! More later.

Friday, July 17, 2009

At long last...

I finally gave in and even though my house is not yet remotely put together and we have a lot to do, I used Justin's camera to take a few pictures tonight. His camera died pretty soon- so yeah, there would have been more and better ones but take what you can get:)Here is our living room (or part of it, the battery died after this pic). We still need to put the molding back on the walls and clean more but this gives you an idea of how our walls and floors look now. I am really impressed with the job that Justin and our friends did on this floor and for how cheap we were able to do it!
Here is the shower that Justin and another friend of ours tiled. Before it had been a nasty old stained and broken tub with ghetto glass doors but he ripped that out and replaced it with a perfectly good used $20 tub and then tiled the rest. This is currently my favorite part of the entire house.
He needs to re-plaster above the shower but I wanted to show it off more. So many projects to do... We still need a bathroom door, doorknobs, a kitchen floor and to gut the rest of the bathroom. And those are just the big things but it is fun and Justin has learned so much in this process.

And here is cute Macy the night before we officially moved in to the house. We had her watching a movie on the computer while we cleaned and then I went back to Randy and Debi's (where we had been staying) with Kylie and Justin stuck around to keep working but pretty soon he discovered a zonked out little Macy Jo.

Other than this we just keep working away at our house, cleaning, doing little projects and unpacking. I am looking forward to being unpacked so we can focus on finishing everything else up. We took a little break from everything and went camping in Hope (70 miles south) Wednesday night and then Justin fished much of Thursday while the girls and I played outside and watched. It was great to see him get his first Alaska salmon and I know he had been looking forward to that since we moved up here. I have pictures on my other camera that I will get up as soon as I can.

I have been working away on my little coupon blog with my friend and Monday we are going to be on the local news to talk about our site. I am excited and anxious to get ourselves out there more and I think it will be fun for the girls because our five children (between Kara and I) get to all be on too. I will post a link to the video if we can get it, wish us luck!

Monday, July 6, 2009

I have to brag again...

Again, I can't yet hook up my camera to post pictures of the house or children. Sorry guys- the required cable is still MIA in some box somewhere. So you will have to deal with a brag post about the great deal I got at Target today!

I got 6 Kashi items for $5 bucks! I am very excited about this. This deal is even better for those of you who don't live in Alaska. If you want to see how I did it (without even using a newspaper coupon), visit my new blog: Alaska Coupon Diva. We have been having a few glitches with the navigation bar but hopefully they will get worked out soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hilarious Child

I know I have been a non-blogger lately but between our trip down south, moving and not being able to find the cord that connects my camera to the computer, I haven't been very motivated. Soon I will have pictures of the house, I promise. I can't wait to show off the amazing shower that Justin is finishing tiling. You will be very jealous of my husband's mad handyman skills when you see this gorgeous shower and soon to follow beautiful floor.

So the reason for the post is that Kylie is just the funniest little child on the plant. She is no longer a baby, but really a child. Yesterday morning she figured out how to climb out of the pack and play that she has been banished to for the last month. Since then, she has become a pro at scaling up the sides and getting out before I can even shut her bedroom door. Tonight when I took her to bed she did her usual routine of climbing onto Macy's air mattress and laying down to go to sleep. She has made it clear to us over the last several months that she would much rather be in a toddler bed than a crib, I just haven't wanted to deal with 2 crazy kids at bedtime. I usually pick her up and put her into her own bed right away but tonight I decided to let her sleep there to see what happens. I tucked her in and left and heard nothing. 20 minutes later I went to check on her and she was sound asleep and it was adorable.
Fast forward another 20 minutes and I hear noise and whimpering coming from upstairs. I figured she had rolled off the mattress so I run up to discover her laying down in the pack and play with all of her stuffed animals and her asking me to put her blanket on her. Absolutely hilarious to me that she put herself to bed, stuffed animals and all.
Anyway, that was just a story I wanted to remember. Pictures coming as soon as I can. Hopefully we will finally be in our house this weekend!