Thursday, January 28, 2010

Q-pon Mom

"Q pons?" you might ask? Evan makes fun of me because I pronounce coupon with a q sound. I have always said it like that so it sounds right to me! Evan would probably chalk it up to growing up in Pitt County but that's another story. I have decided to start couponing in a more serious manner. And by that, I mean using more than one or two at a time because lets be real now, 75 cents off a 100 dollar grocery purchase doesn't scream savings to me. I don't really know the true art of couponing yet and I don't think I could ever get to the point of getting everything for free(true story, some people can do this). I am still learning things like double coupons doesn't mean you need two copies of the coupon. Haha...yikes. I would have been in trouble when triple coupons came around! (Thank you Honey for getting me two copies of the the Sunday paper but not asking why even though you probably knew I didn't the other copy :) )My friend was trying to explain the basics to me the other day and I think I got what I need to at least start somewhere. Now that I've figured out when the coupons are in the paper(first step, collect coupons), I can start organizing which ones I need and planning some meals around them. I did a trial run the other day and saved 30 dollars at Harris Teeter. Not too shabby for my first go at it. I found a good website where the lady lists the coupon schedule and pretty much everything on special at the HT, which coupon to use and how much it will be after the coupon. Yay, less thinking for me to do! I also figured this would be a good way to save money on diapers(we are still truckin with all the diapers from my baby shower...I'm interested to see how long I can go without buying any!) and wipes(we go through A LOT of wipes), since both are expensive but always needed. Now that we have a printer at home, I can start printing coupons from the web too. Okay, now lets see how this couponing thing goes. Hopefully it all doesn't fizzle to the back of my mind and disappear once I go back to work...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Buying this for Dillon....

haha, love it!


The blog is under some major construction right now. I'm becoming kind of a geek and learning the tricks of coding and trying to do some fancy things on here....well, fancy for me. haha! Wish me luck!

Friday, January 8, 2010

6 weeks!

This blog is pretty much all about Dillon these days, but hey, he is our whole life right now so there really isn't much else going on, right?! Mommy and Daddy did get a chance to go on a mini date the other week to see a movie(Up In The Air) while MorMor babysat. A few hours is as long as I want to leave him before I start missing my boy. I'm sure down the road we will gladly be dropping him off at the Grandma's houses for a weekend! :)

Mr Baby is 6 weeks already! Why do babies have to grow up so fast? I want him to stay this age forever!!! Okay, maybe not. But I hope he always sleeps as well as he does now(that might be asking a lot) and stays his happy, baby self. Dillon is doing lots of new things developmentally, and we just love to stare and laugh at his funny expressions and noises. Some of the new things he is doing....

~Stare at his hands, those are his two new best friends who amaze him...then disappear....then come back again...then disappear. haha.

~Smile! Lots of smiles for mommy and daddy. He is gazing more into our eyes and smiling, which melts my heart!

~Sleep 5 hours at night most nights.

~Roll over! We caught him rolling over one evening during tummy time and he was so proud of himself.

~Explode out of his diaper multiple times in a day(this is probably not one of our favorites...or his). I had to cut two onesies off of him this week due to the large amount of poo on his back that I really did not feel like cleaning out of his hair!

Here are some pictures from his 6 week photo shoot....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Dillon hopes you can smile too, even through the "poopy" times in your life!


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