Friday, November 28, 2008

CVS Black Friday Deals

I went out on Wednesday night with some girlfriends to get an early start on CVS's Black Friday deals. We had such a great time and walked away with so much, but paying very little. I don't have a picture yet, but I'm going to break it down and list the price so you can see the enormity of my savings!

2- 8 packs Viva paper towels 7.49 each
3- 12 oz. bottles Complete contact solution 8.99 each
2- Boxes 18 count Playtex tampons 3.99 each
1- Reese's big cup $.50
2- L'Oreal color juice lip gloss 6.99 each
2- Sally Hansen nail polish 3.79 & 2.79
1- Garnier Nutrioniste towelettes 5.99
1- Covergirl smoothers pressed powder 5.99
2- Schick Quattro titanium razors 7.99 each
1- Cookies & Cream Kings size candy bar 1.00
2- Aussie hair spray 2.99 each
1- Johnson & Johnson soft lotion 5.69
1- Symphony chocolate bar (the really big one) 1.00
2- Colgate total 4 oz. toothpaste 2.99 each
2- Phillips headphones 6.99 each
6- 20-24 count Rapid Release Tylenol 5.39 each
3- 12 oz. bottles Gatorade G2 1.49 each
1- Baby Magic baby wash 3.99
2- Bic Soleil razors 5.99 each
1- Maybelline Mineral Power liquid foundation 8.99
1- Cover Girl smoothers liquid foundation 7.99

With my coupons and ECB's (store money), I was able to save $232.30 on all of the above items. The cash that I actually spent (gasp!) was $2.99!!! It was AWESOME! And, even though I rolled some of the store money (used it to pay for the next transaction), I still walked away with $67.71 in ECB's (store money). It was like Christmas in November for me! I would love to teach anyone who is interested in how to do this when I go to Utah after Christmas! It's such an adrenaline rush to walk out with so much and paying so little!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Toilet surprise?!?

Ummm, no! But it does look very suspicious! I gave Shelbi a little Snickers bar and instead of eating it, she decided to hold it in her hand! It melted as she held it, and all I could do was laugh at the grossness of the appearance!

Birthday time!

This year, Dallin and I decided to give the kids one big birthday present. We sent them on a treasure hunt to find it and they both loved the game and the prize at the end! It was so fun! As most of you know, Gav and Shelbi share a birthday and I always thought it would be as they got older that they would want separate birthdays. I was so wrong. On our way to pick up the birthday cakes, Shelbi said to me in the saddest voice possible, "Momma, I don't want to share my birthday with Gav. I just want him to share his with Daddy." Gavin didn't say anything about sharing birthdays until the next day and he asked, "Will I always have to share my birthday with my sister?" To that I replied, "Next year we'll do something different. You two can have two different days to celebrate." This seemed to placate them both. But, all in all, it was a very fun day for us!

Shelbi's Dora cake

Gavin's dinosaur cake
Dallin & I gave Shelbi a bike for her birthday! She loves it!

Color Wonder & Travelin' Aqua Doodle! Shelbi can't wait to get started!

Dallin & I gave Gavin a Nintendo Gameboy for his birthday. He loves it!

Gavin got some Magnext from Grandma & Grandpa Bracken

Gavin and Shelbi opening their birthday presents!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

By the way...

We are having a boy! We found out on Halloween and are so excited. Shelbi, at first, was a little upset to say the least. She stomped her foot at me and told me that she did not want a baby brother. She wanted a baby sister! Now, she's thrilled with the idea of having a baby of our very own!

Here's a side profile of "Baby Hamilton". We have yet to find a name!