1st Try!

So I’ve been wanting to try my hand at couponing and finding good deals, but I felt a little lost at where to begin. Thanks to my new friend Rachel, who is really Shauna’s friend, but now she is my friend… because she explained things to me and told me where to start. So I just took a trip to Publix and got $21 dollars worth of groceries for $5!!! One special included Go-gurt (Luke’s favorite) for $.80 a box!! So this is kinda fun. Hopefully I’ll get good at it!

The Family Eggstravaganza …

We had a busy fun weekend with the family and we thought we’d share some of the good times. We did a pretty good job of quality family time. We spent the week talking about Jesus and the resurrection, not sure what Luke really gathered, but he does recognize Jesus and he likes to say prayers all the time now!
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Friday kicked it off with Girl’s Day Out for lunch, shopping, laughs, and good old girl talk.
Then we met up with the boys, Lara and her parents at the Family Golf Center for some go-carts, mini-golf and batting cages. …no pictures from me 😦 and DON’T get the YELLOW one, no matter WHO tell you its the fastest! Then we headed back to the new house 🙂 for pork tacos, decorating cookies, card games, and lots of laughs!
easter hunt
Saturday morning was busy with yummy breakfast – SCONES 🙂 , a cousin egg hunt, and visiting the local Easter carnival, all before the sun decided to come out! Luke knew there were “toots” in the eggs and he just wanted to get to them… after he filled his mouth with jelly beans, he decided to load his arms up with more eggs, as pictured. That night we devoured delicious steak and fries at Aaron and Dawn’s and watched Seven Pounds… a movie that left me sad and happy at the same time, Darin didn’t like how it made him feel… he couldn’t quite describe it!
easter morning
Luke was excited to see his bucket full of stuff Easter morning. He really only wanted the sucker, but he now has a new favorite book… Mickey’s Book of Trucks (we read it a dozen times a day!). I didn’t get him a new outfit, but I dressed in him his plaid shorts and green tie for church and he was adorable, ask my mom to see the picture on her cell. He joined my sunbeam class to talk about the first Easter and the importance of the resurrection of Christ.
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We finished the evening with dinner at the folks and a little egg dying fun. Luke was definitely wiped out from two late nights in a row. He slept a solid 12 hours Sunday night and then took a 3 hour morning nap on Monday! I forgot to get a family picture of us this weekend, darn… I’ll work on that!
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Oh and I made this necklace holder for myself this week, and I’m kinda of proud of what I created using things from around the house! My necklaces were just a tangle in my jewelry box, but not anymore… someday my walk-in closet will include a whole wall for jewelry…hahaha!

Easter Adventures Begin!

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Well, Luke got an Easter package from Grandpa and Grandma Payne this week. He was so excited!! He loves his new giraffe backpack, had to give the “rafe” lots of kisses and wore it on his back all morning, until nap time! He even recognized the giraffes on his new outfit. THANKS GRANDPA & GRANDMA!!

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Luke went to his first Easter egg hunt on Saturday. He got THREE eggs! (It was the first time this place had done a hunt, so it wasn’t very organized… they let 6 and under go first (like Luke can compete with 6 year olds!), and then the older kids, some of which didn’t get anything…but Luke didn’t care, you can see he was looking for the “treat” inside the egg, and he was content with his piece of chocolate!) The exciting thing was the GOLDEN EGG Luke found (with a little motherly help)! He got a prize for finding it, which turned out to be a butterfly net and bug house. He thought it was pretty cool for at least 5 minutes. Then we rode the train around the historical home… but it was really bumpy so Luke didn’t really think it was cool, the girls in the cart with us loved it though! Now when he plays with our plastic eggs at home that I put out for decoration, he is sad that he can’t ever find one with a treat in it! Oh well, this Saturday and Sunday will provide lots of Easter treats for him!