Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Making Friends

We moved to a new home and 5 days later had Ellie. I have rarely gotten to church and with the holiday's haven't met many people. Cory and I decided to call some people in the ward and try to get to know them. I met a women at a Relief Society Dinner and her husband is a clone of Cory down to saving money, wearing the same clothes from high school, and possibly a new hunting buddy. (Do we really need 2 of him) Anyways she told me a bunch of people to call. So, I got on the phone and blind called people. We had a good turn out. We had people bring a bag of candy and their family and made ginger bread houses. It was great to have people over and hopefully make some new friends.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Grocery Smarts II

I have had many people ask me about how to do this program. And I wasn't trying to leave anyone hanging. But there are 2 ways and one can only be done by people that live in Utah.
First for anyone. You can go to
Look up the state you live in and then it will tell you the deals and where. You can see if they have a passport code for you and your state on there for grocery smarts. But where and how to get it I don't know. Sorry! But they grocery smarts gets their info from pinching your pennies. So you have the same information.
Now the one I like that can only be used by Utah people is called I like it because you can print off your list of groceries and deals. You have to have what they call a passport. Everyone in Utah has the same passport. That number is g84ckc . Put that in. Then choose the grocery store you want to go to. You will be surprised to hear me say this but Albertson's has the best deals and thats where I always shop. Follow the instructions that it says on there. It also tells you what coupons to use on what days. If its easier for anyone you are more than welcomed to call me and I will walk you through. Good luck!
My sister in law started a blog about all her stuff she saves. You can find that blog on my obsessions called Savy Saver

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grocery Smarts

My sister-in-law introduced me to this. And now Cory and I are firm believers! THANK YOU CAMI!!Yes you have coupons. But you don't have to clip them until you go to the store. And this program prints out your shopping list for you and tells you what date that the coupons you need comes in. I love this thing! Cory loves to go and do the grocery shopping now just so he can see how much he gets and saves! This isn't the best picture but this is all I got.

4 boxes bisquick pancake mix
3 graham cracker crusts
5 cinnabun cinnamon rolls
10 grands biscuits
4 pkgs Idahoan Instant Potatoes
16 boxes Betty Crocker instant potatoes ( these are so good to!)
2 boxes Kix cereal
9 Cinnamon toast crunch
9 reeses cereal
7 boxes betty crocker bag cookies
6 frostings
4 Nestle chocolate chips
2 dips
1 4 pd pork roast
1 4 pds beef roast

total= 89.00
saved 221.43

Cory went back later last night and got
4-boxes bisquick pancake mix
2-cases kids yoplait yogurt (dora the explorer kind)
12-pkgs vegestable steamers
3-boxes Betty Crocker instant potatoes

he spent a total of $7.00

Friday, December 5, 2008


I finally got a dose of "tween" reality.
Keller brought home his "sex education" paper yesterday that I have to sign and he was supposed to return it today. Keller if you don't know looses things a lot. We looked around and could not find it. So in a rush for him to get to school I told him to go and I would go to his school and sign a new paper. I was up a lot last night with the baby and Addie. I had decided last night that I was going to go to the grocery store early today after I got the kids to school and then come home and clean the house and unpack the last of the boxes. So, I had sweats and my hair in a pony tail. Keller looked at me and quickly informed me "Don't come to school like that." I said what? He says "well don't come to my classroom. You can go to the office but don't come to my classroom looking like that"
I have to admit that was the first time I felt Keller could be embarrassed of me looking like this!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Village

Last night for Family Home Evening we went to downtown Ogden to look at the Christmas Village. The boys weren't thrilled at all. But Addie loved it. She had to run from one house to the next and just kept saying "ohh pretty". We saw that they had a Santa there so we decided to see if Addison would go see him. The boys didn't want to do that either. Until they saw he was giving candy. So they went. Keller wouldn't let me take his picture. So, all we have is Preston and Addison with Santa. All in all the boys ended up having more fun than they thought because they saw how excited Addie got when she saw all the "Christmas"!

This is our second take for Preston. He was embarrassed on the first on.