Thursday, May 27, 2010

Andrew James Four Months Old!!

I took Andy for his check up today and found out that my cutie is in the 50% on the growth chart for height and weight. I know this may sound crazy, but I was soooo excited! I can't believe how big he is getting. My other two were never and still are not on the chart (Danenn may be in the 5% now for weight, but not sure). Isn't our God so awsome. I prayed that Andy would be healthy. I prayed that I would be able to go to recovery with him, and not only did all that happen, but God also provided me with a growin healthy little man! I am truely blessed.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Learning the art of coupons

So as I began this journey of couponing I thought it would be an easy journey! It has not been easy and it was very time consuming at the beginning! I am glad however to report that it is much easier now! A few things I have learned that may help someone else...
1. Find a system that works for you...I don't care for the cutting everything out and filing it away system, that is what I tried at first. The problem was that I was spending hours upon hours cutting and clipping for a fourty five minute shopping trip. Fortunatly I found and it has helped me. By filing the coupon booklets (red plum, smart source, and p&g) by Sunday paper date I only need to pull out the book I need and clip the coupon I want...southernsavers does a lot of the leg work for me!! Now for filing for the store I bought a simple coupon filing system ($2 at Ingles) It is an expandable file folder miny size! Labled with the stores I shop and in the back items that I have clipped in the past or find in the blinkies at stores! Saves tons of time in the store!
2. Don't think you will get it the first time!! LOL!! I am laughing because the first time I went to the store looking for the "GREAT DEAL" they were all out. They were out the second, third and even fourth time! Good thing stores do rain checks on sale items!
3. Pull and peel! Pull two of all the coupons you see! You will never know when they will be a great deal!
And last 4. Don't give up! If you can find a system that works for you and keep at it for at least a month you will see it get easier and easier! Keep can do it!
So there, that's what I have learned to date! I am still plugging away at learning to save my family money. Proverbs 14:1a "Every wise woman buildeth her house"

They like eachother now!!!

I love how Teddy and Andy react to eachother. Andy thinks Teddy is super funny and Teddy just wants to have a conversation with Andy (even though he can't respond...I think he likes to hear himself talk--can't imagine where he get's that!!) Any way the other day Teddy wanted Andy to snuggle him for a min. So, I put Andy in bed with Teddy and couldn't resist getting my camera and shooting a few pics! They were so sweet!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Romans Road

Tommy and I have been working on teaching the kids the Romans road. It has been fun to see Teddy memorize the scriptures. Of course he is a wiz and sometimes I still have to look at the verses to remember all the words. Yesterday we had an appointment at the Health Department and as we sat in the half full waiting room Teddy started to recite Psalm 23 which we had learned before. Several people stopped to listen. I was pretty impressed!! Then he wanted to say his new verses! It was fun to hear him say 1 John 5:13, Romans 3:10 and 12 and then Romans 3:23. Of couse that is where we ended so then I asked him, "If we are all sinners than how can we go to Heaven." Teddy said that, "We have to ask Jesus to come into our hearts!" :) How exciting to know that he is beginning to understand. It was also so neat that he was able to be a witness at such a young age to the several people that sat around us watching and listening.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Free Things

So last night I discovered free things in coupon shopping! WooHoo!!! Soooo exciting. Of course I only got a few because I wanted to be sure that they really were free! Going back tonigt to get more of the same things!!!! It is awsome!! I also saved a ton of money and only spent 49$ for groceries so far for two weeks. I still have to get a few things and am going to one more store to get the rest! (Got tired last night!!) Luckily we live in the ATL area and driving to different stores are pretty close (all within about 10 mins of eachother!)

Monday, May 3, 2010

What a challange

So, tonight I wanted to find a new design for the blog. I didn't know that it would be sooooo hard. Well, here is what I settled for (cuz the one I wanted wouldn't download! ARG!!) Hopefully this will be successful!!!