Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Why I like the Kroger Shopping "CARS"

Yep, you heard me right. I like those bulky, sometimes hard to steer, shopping cars. Why? Because both of my children have a seat not with the groceries, their own steering wheel, and are more than happy to ride in the car instead of walking
On this trip we were shopping with some money GG gave us for snacks and special things. We got chocolate milk, goldfish, apple sauce, chocolate chip muffin mix, raisins, etc.

Yeah for Goldfish!!

This picture makes me laugh! Both kiddos fresh out of the bath and all clean!!

This picture has a good story! Robert (above on right) and my Aunt Jill came down to pick up GG to take her back to Indiana with them. We ate a Cracker Barrell while they were here and Andrew got into everything!! While were trying to take this picture Andrew got into the biscuits, spoons, butter, Robert's to go box, napkins, etc. Right before each picture is some craziness... which is why Robert and GG are laughing and Andrew is looking longingly at some item on the table. :)

Here is part of the other side of the table. Wade (with his eyes closed), my Aunt Jill, Hannah, and me.

Adopted for Life

The Together for Adoption Conference link at the top of our blog won us Dr. Russell Moore's book, Adopted for Life. We were one of the first 20 bloggers to put their link up. Part of the requirements was to post a picture of us with the book.

Here is my theologian, Josh, and future theologian, baby Andrew.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Poppy's Visit

Poppy (my dad) came to visit for the weekend. GG (Grandma Lesta) also came too! Poppy made this great swing set for a present for Andrew's birthday. As you can see Hannah is getting to enjoy the present too. The kids are going to have a BLAST swining in the comfort of our own backyard all summer. Thanks Poppy and Nana Jane!

Hannah having lots of fun in her PINK swing. Hannah loves the color pink!

Andrew enjoying his swing.

GG pushing the kids on the swing. (I also had the bubble maker going.)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Andrew!

We had a great day with Andrew. Josh got off work and we had a real family day. Grandma and Grandpa's package arrived early this morning with a Toys R us gift card and we set off to get some great deals. We also ran a few small errands and then ate at McDonalds for Andrew's birthday lunch. After nice long naps we ate birthday cake and opened presents!

Here are a few pictures of the day. I have also attached a link HERE to my snapfish album with all 40 birthday pictures for you to enjoy if you choose.

The birthday boy. Today he looked so grown up to me. *sniff*
Getting messy...

...but enjoying the birthday cupcake!!

I had a great day! Thank you everyone for my cards and presents!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Our Cow Day : Updated

This morning we woke up and went to Chick-fil-A for a free breakfast in our cow attire. Here is Hannah in her full get up that won her a free meal. I just wore a headband to get a free entree.

Hannah is in the running to win free chick-fil-a for a year with her cute cow photo. Click this link here to see Hannah's picture and vote. You must click the vote icon, fill in your basic name and city, state and e-mail. Then will send you an e-mail to confirm your vote (mine went to spam so check there if you don't get the e-mail right away). Thanks for helping us win free chicken!!

Andrew had a cow shirt, socks, and ears but the ears didn't stay on for too long. Here Andrew is wearing Josh's cow hat.

I think Andrew ate more food at Chick-fil-A than Hannah did. She was too obsessed with looking and waving at "the cow". Andrew meanwhile gave the cow a few cute smiles and went on eating his food.

After we dressed up like cows to eat chicken we went to feed the ducks!

After Chick-fil-A Josh wanted to go in LifeWay to look at "school" books. The kids and I hung out in the car and jammed to Hannah Montana.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Our 4th of July Weekend

We don't have very many pictures from our weekend. It pretty much rained straight through Saturday and Sunday.

Here is Andrew cooking in Hannah's kitchen. Make me some breakfast, bud!

Here is Hannah with her SUPER cute pigtails looking all angelic.

Andrew smiling for his 4th of July photo. I can hardly believe he will be one years old next week!

Because (Uncle) Wade, and Kolby and Andrew Nordine were visiting with us I let Hannah skip her nap. Just before 7pm the kids had their baths and got into their jammies. Hannah decided to sit on Daddy's lap after brushing her hair. Next thing we know she is asleep!

And just in case you wanted to see a picture of me in this post, here it is. Josh persuaded me to get my hair cut short...!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Deals and Tips of the Week

So I have been meaning to post great deals I have gotten over the past few weeks, as well as one of my new favorite super quick and easy meals!

Let's start with the great deal I got at Kohl's. Recently we got a $10 gift certificate towards any Kohl's purchase. Looking around the store we noticed they had Fisher Price toys 40% off. This Fisher Price School Bus was regularly around $18 and after our discounts the total came to $9.84. We used our $10 gift certificate and got this toy for FREE! (Happy Birthday Andrew!)

The next deal is Old Navy. They had a special last week for certain items $5. Plus I had a 15% off any purchase coupon. I got two full outfits for Hannah, a bathing suit, jean shorts for me, and a shirt for Andrew... the total regular price was over $75 and I paid $23! Old Navy has some great deals! Go check them out!

My new favorite quick meal is a chicken and rice stir fry. At our local Kroger I discovered Steam Fresh Rice and Veggie mix bags. You find it in the freezer section. You steam the rice and veggies right in the bag using your microwave in 4 minutes. Saute this up with some grilled chicken and a egg... then serve! Yum-O! If you try it and like it let me know!

More pictures to come this weekend... Happy 4th of July!


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