Saturday, May 30, 2009

A man's way of pulling weeds

This is at my mom's house. She had some sort of shrubs that were overgrown and she wanted them all pulled out. Leave it to the guys do get the gigantic forklift out and git r' done!
I guess I'm glad the forklift is good for something right now, because heck knows there is no work to actually use it on......grrrrrr!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New baby Gunner!

Wyatt and Jodi's new baby:
Gunner Wyatt Cloward
7 lbs 11 oz, 20 in
Born May 2, 2009

The first boy born to the Maxfield bunch! He's going to be spoiled rotten!
He is 2 weeks old now.

Daddy and baby

Ella and Gunner: will he catch up to our little chubs?

Davi loves her new baby brother!

Congratulations guys!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Goodbye, Walmart!!!

Walmart, oh walmart
how I dread attending your store
but because I am so cheap
I keep going back for more

Your parking lot is packed
never a spot insight;
so I park in BFE
even so late at night!

But no, I will not come back
never again, I say
I am now a "krazy coupon lady"
and she is here to stay!

So off to my beloved Albertson's I go
I love every minute of it
And their prices are so low!

The cashiers are so nice
maybe even classy
no nose rings in sight
no hair rassy frassy

No never at Albertson's, will you hear a mom in a rut:
"Bridger, you bleepedy bleep @$$&&!!!!
Get back here before I beat yo butt!"

That's right, walmart. Your lines are long
Your service is crappy
So it's off to my Albertson's
Where they make me so happy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Crazy Coupon Lady!

Alright, I've finally given in and decided that I really need to do some major reducing of my grocery bill. I spend way to much on groceries every month for our little family, and I'm sure there has to be a better way. So I was chatting with my awesome cousin Carlynn a couple of weeks ago and she inspired me to begin couponing. I have been interested in taking on the couponing endevour for quite some time now, but I have just been too lazy to do it. Well now with Jake's work being extremely slow, I have decided to bite the bullet and really try to save some cash. This is the reason for tonight's post. You see, I was purusing the sunday ads and I saw that Target was having what seemed to be a great sale on paper towels and toilet paper. $10 for a 24 pack of Charmin, and $14 for a 12 pack of bounty, plus with the purchase of 2 items, you received a $5 target gift card. Sweet! So I head to Target swearing that I will purchase ONLY the items that are on sale. No clothes for the girls, nada. Before my purchase I asked a salesperson if there was a limit on how many gift cards I could get. She said she thought that the max was 5. Perfect! I wanted to get 2 of each item, and I would get a $10 gift card! I happily put my few items in the cart and headed to checkout. I placed my toiletries on the counter:

Sweet little target checkout girl: Oh, on these you have to buy 4 of THE SAME item to get a gift card.

coupon newbie: Hmmm, really? (ponders for a moment, do I really need 4 big bags of T.P. right now? Is it worth it?)

coupon newbie: Well, (pull out my ad I brought from home, begin to show the cashier, meanwhile, nice target patrons behind me leave and find another line w/ out annoying mom with coupons) I thought the ad said that you only needed to buy 2 to get the gift card? (which it did)

Sweet Target checkout girl: Oh, it does say that! But you do have to get the end cap items to get the deal. (note to self: end cap items are at the end of the isle, on sale.)

coupon newbie: Okay, can I go switch them out?

STCG: Sure. (she hid it well, but I'm SURE she was annoyed)

I quickly find my 2 big bags of T.P. and 2 big bags of paper towels and run back to my checkout lane, lugging the huge bags behind me, meanwhile clumsily knocking down a box of cocoa puffs off of one of the "end caps"...... I'm sure I looked like such a dork.

I paid for my items, and did indeed receive my $10 gift card, so really that made the items that much cheaper! I'm still learning what is really a good deal and what isn't, so maybe that wasn't the greatest deal, but I'm feelin' the love, people!

Bottom line, I can't believe I have resorted to this. I never thought it would happen. It has gotten in my blood and I think I may love couponing. I am officially the crazy coupon lady. Kill. Me. Now.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Great FHE idea!

This is just a cute picture I took of Ella today. She's such a sweetie!

I just wanted to share my new favorite source for great family home evenings! It is the new nursery manual: "Behold Your Little Ones". This little baby is AWESOME for toddlers! It has a short lesson that gets right to the point, and great colored pictures for visual aids. It even has activity ideas and pictures to color; all you have to do is make a copy! It doesn't get much easier than that! Monday afternoon I just quickly read thru the lesson, make a copy, and voila'! FHE preparation complete. Throw in some oreo cookies and poof, you're a mormon supermom with literally no effort at all! We got this at the Church Distribution Center for a whopping $5.50. Love it!!!