Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Addison!!!!

Today is my cute niece Addison's 2nd bday! I can't believe she is already 2. Where does the time go???? I am so sad they are going to be moving soon. Gracie sure loves her cousins and I hate that they will be sooo far away! Uncle Karwin has already left for New Mexico but we are hoping to see him on Christmas:)

The last 3 days I have walked, have been soooo cold! It isn't that cold outside, I would say probably around 40 degrees, but the wind is what makes it so cold! So when I start to run with the dogs, I just can't make it half as far as I usually do which is so frustrating!

Christmas is only a few weeks away. I can't believe how fast it comes and goes. I have so many presents to wrap, cookies to bake, I did manage to finish Christmas cards...The list just keeps going and going lol. Gracie is learning so many words and we have a big snowman hanging on the wall and she has learned that it is Frosty. Anytime she sees a snowman on TV, she runs right over to that poster and points at it. She seems to be learning so much each day and growing like a weed! I really need to post pics, but I will save that for the next post. Just wanted to say hi and hope that everyone is enjoying this wonderful holiday season!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Salt Lake Tribune Debut!

So about a week ago I was out on my daily walk with the hounds, looking like crap because I never do my hair or make-up before I go out...anyway, we were walking down the road and a guy passed me in a car and I have horrible vision without my glasses, so....he drives past us and parks about 1/4 a mile ahead of us and I thought he had a rifle in his hands. My heart sank to my feet. I thought we were all getting shot, but he proceeded to kneel down in the middle of the road and was taking pics of us! Little to find out he was from the Tribune and said he wasn't sure if it would make the paper but he couldn't believe I was walking so many dogs and had to get a pic, well the next morning Dr. Brian Nelson called me and said he saw me in the tribune! is the pic and it looks like I have an extra hip on the right side, that would be my insulin pump with my shirt hanging over it, so besides the 8 extra cheeks and 4 extra chins on me lol, I love the pic of my critters!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Horrible Sunday Night....

Tonight was awful. We went to my cute parents like we always do for Sunday dinner and everything was going great until my Mom was carrying Gracie down their front stairs and her heel caught the stair and she went down them on her knees! She landed on her knees on cement and these are all cement stairs and she was so worried about dropping Gracie she held onto her so all the damage is on her poor knees. She was bleeding and so scraped up and I felt terrible. The worst damage was done to her knee that she had knee surgery on last June! Didn't think my night could get any worse until we went to Mark's to play games and Gracie turned into a little turd! She screamed and screamed and screamed and given she is teething, but I was so afraid we were going to give Mark a bad head again we left. So now here I sit with the bum head! It might just be a little of everything. With Gracie teething she gets me up all night long and this has gone on for months! I just feel like I am living on 3 hours of sleep and everything came crashing down tonight! Literally! Thanks for listening!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Beware: Tons of Pics!

It has been a long time since I have blogged due to the computer not wanting to download my pics but of course when Luke tries it, it works like a charm! I have Halloween pics, cute outfits from Scarlet pics, Gracie taking a ride in the laundry basket pic, Gracie in her princess costume from her cute Aunt Suzanne and her doggie costume from cute Grandma and when she would walk, the tail would wag, it was sooo cute! Gracie and Sadie, etc...














Here's Gracie showing me how pretty she is in my hair band...


Tonight I had a ton of coupons to use so I ran to Albertson's and Smith's and I got 180 bucks of groceries for only 25 bucks! I was soooo excited! There are so many awesome deals right now! Here is a pic of the goods!


My cute, cute friend's dog passed away this morning and I sure have been thinking about her and her little Reggie. I love them both so much and I wish there was something I could do to take away the pain, but only time will heal that. Know you are loved and that I am here if you need ANYTHING!

Cute Steph took me to a Pinching Your Pennies class in Ogden Thursday night and I learned so much and I have so much to share, so I will probably be posting more deals I find and what is a screaming deal! I want all of you to score as big as I have on the coupons! If you ever have a question, I am more than happy to help!

I went shopping today with my cute friend Michelle and tried to show her some of my couponing skills that I learned from my cute Steph. She saved a bunch and got a whole trunk load of groceries which makes me happy!

As for the bleeding behind my eye update: Last year when I had Gracie I had so much bleeding on the brain that when I went in for my regular eye appt, I had bleeding behind my right eye and my doc said it was either from the trauma I went through or from diabetes and that only time would tell, so he had me come back a year later and I am so happy to report it was baby related and that it has all cleared up and my vision was great! Wahoo! The feeling has come back in my left arm and hand which is also awesome! I think things are coming right along!

Michelle got me back on the Weight Watchers Wagon since I can't drop a pound! I can't afford to weigh in every week, and since I have my lifetime already I am going to just follow the program from home and hope that works, so wish me luck! I just want to be the weight I was before I had Gracie or the same size as Jennifer Aniston, but don't we all lol.

Gracie had her shots this past Monday which is always more traumatic for me, but she survived, and yes, so did I lol. It is always about a week before she seems back to her normal self though. She is cutting teeth like a mad man. Her top two are now coming in and you know what that means? Lisa hasn't slept in a long time! Of course Luke sleeps through all of it and doesn't hear a thing lol.

I promise not to take so long to post next time! Hope everyone is doing well and is staying warm! Winter is on it's way!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Family, Freebies & Food...

I am so officially behind on blogging! I have been sitting here for the past 20 minutes trying to get my pictures to load off the card and for some reason it won't, so here is yet another post with no pics. Sorry! I tried!

Suz and the kids were up here tonight and we got to see them and spend some time with them which is always awesome. Eldon took us to Hamilton's and it was the first time I had ever been there! Gracie thought she needed to flirt with the waitor the whole time which was pretty cute lol. Hayden and Addison are growing up so fast and they are so cute. Wish we got to see more of them! Gracie only has 4 cousins and the other 2 live in Salt Lake and we don't get to see much of them either!

In the mail today I received a coupon for free Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and then they sent me 10 additional 1.25 off coupons for them which I thought was awesome. How sad is that, that something like that excites me so much lol. I even took a pic of the coupons to share with you, but the dang pics won't load!

Gracie has to have her 15 month shots on Monday which I am dreading! But I have to just think of my cute friend's nephew that is having major brain surgery and worrying over shots is sooo silly. I do wish Ethan the best of luck on Thursday. He sure has been in my thoughts and prayers lately.

I have been addicted to 2 wonderful food blogs that you all have to check out. The links to them are on the left side of the screen. The first one is Our Best Bites. My cute little friend Kate Randle and her friend Sara are geniuses! I love their recipes and all the pics they put on their blog so I can follow the recipe better. This week they are doing Halloween treats and can I just say YUM! Friday there is even a give away, so check it out! My other new fav is called Your Home Based Mom. Great recipes! I just tried the Cafe Rio sweet pork burritos and they turned out soooo good. The lady that runs the website is a doll! She posted a very evil recipe that I made and was instantly addicted to which is horrible for me being diabetic, but I should rename it: Death for a diabetic, by Caramel Apple Dip. It involves 1 block of softened cream cheese (which I am not a big fan of, but in this case- Yum!), 1/2 c. packed brown sugar, 1/4 c. white sugar and a Tablespoon of Vanilla. Right before you are ready to serve it, cut up your apples and then add 2/3 a bag of Heath or Skor bits too the dip, mix and inhale. Oh my heck it is delicious! Great for a party or just to gain 10 pounds. I highly recommend!

Sorry for talking your ear off tonight, I promise to post pics soon. Hope everyone's Halloween is "Spooktacular"! Love you!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gracie is Officially Walking!

So Gracie is officially walking now, she has been taking little steps here and there, but now, she just walks everywhere! It is sooo cute. I got her walking on the IFlip, I just need to download it so you can all see her! So dang cute! And she is now cutting teeth like crazy. She has had her two bottom ones for months and that is it, but now they are all starting to move in! Poor baby!

Tonight I had a great bargain shop run at Smith's that I had to share! I got $140 worth of groceries for $24 and it felt soooo good! Revlon mascara, Revlon powder, Revlon eye shadow, 10 bags of dog treats, 4 toilet paper, 12 BRUT deoderant, teething tablets, 2 packages of alphabet macaroni, 5 baby foods, and 4 Johnson & Johnson Little Buddy Bars! Here are the goods!


Here is a picture of a potato I bought that is larger than life! It would make an awesome baked potato!


And thanks to my cute, cute, cute friend Steph that took these amazing pics of my little Gracie! Isn't she a doll! And thanks to our cute friends Scarlet and Chellie for the adorable outfit!!!!!!!



Friday, October 10, 2008

Families are Forever!


Today is my cute sister-in-law's birthday! So, Happy, Happy Birthday Suzanne! I hope you eat an extra big piece of cake for me and we can't wait to see you next Wednesday!

Tonight was pretty emotional for me. I attended two very lovely viewings, but so sad! The first one was for a remarkable, wonderful, loving man that I used to work with at the Flying J Corporate Offices years ago. I had the pleasure of working with his cute daughter Tricia and she married our good friend Clint. Preston died of a massive heart attack this week and he wasn't even 50! He has such an incredible, beautiful, strong family. I am just so sad that this happened to them and that I can't do anything to make them feel any better! We also had a wonderful man in our ward die this week who was right around 50. He died in a car wreck and left behind a beautiful family also. I ended up waiting over 2 hours just to see his cute family. Lots of people came to the viewing. He was a very loved man also and will be remembered my many. My thoughts and prayers sure are with these cute, sweet, humble families at this time. It just goes to show how sudden our loved ones can be taken away from us, so we have to enjoy every moment! Live each day like it is your last! The only thing that gets me through times like these is knowing that this truly isn't the end, it is just the beginning and FAMILIES ARE FOREVER! Since I have had 2 brushes with death in my lifetime, it really has made me think that everyday is the last. I used to never tell the people around me including my dogs how much I love them on a daily basis, and now that is a have to! I don't hang up the phone without saying I love you, or write an email without an I love you in it. I just want all of you to know how much I love you and appreciate the place you have in my heart. Love to all!





Monday, October 6, 2008

Headaches! Grrrrr!

I have had headaches now every night for the past two weeks and I honestly think it is all from stress, but I had the chance to go to this new doctor and he is nice, but that is about the only great thing I have to say about him. I hate going to new docs and I realize he has giant shoes to fill after having the awesome doc I have had for so long. He just turned 30 and is brand new to the medical field. He knows nothing about diabetes. He didn't check my feet which is soooooo important if you are diabetic. I ended up taking a shoe off so he could look at all of those lovely blisters I shared with all of you weeks ago that are still there! I asked him what he thought my headaches could be from and he said diabetes. Great answer. I just don't know what to do about a doctor. I like that he is young and that I don't have to worry about him retiring anytime soon, but I can't wait years and years for him to become more experienced in diabetes and I need someone that can help me and my health now! Logan sure lacks great diabetic docs, but I need to find one in the valley since I see the doc so often! So frustrating! Luke is very frustrated with all of the headaches I have been having lately too. I think the stress of him getting cut back to 3 days a week now and me staying home with Gracie scares me money wise with the way the economy is. I am still doing the medical transcription classes online, but they are sooo slow due to my memory loss. Grrrrr! I just need to win the lottery!

Conference was sooo good. It is funny how some talks just seem to be directed right at you. I haven't felt the spirit so strong as I did on Saturday listening to the first session of conference. I decided to make homemade chili and cinnamon rolls and while it was all cooking, I sat on the couch and held Gracie in my arms and listed to all of the amazing talks. I don't know how many you watched the history of Thomas S. Monson right after the first session, but I cried the whole way through. It was so beautiful and what an incredible man. I knew he would have huge shoes to fill after Gordon B. Hinckley, but he sure is doing a great job. Wow. Such an inspiring man and such a great example to me and my cute family. I sat and looked at how beautiful and peaceful Gracie was as she laid in my arms and just how truly blessed I am to have that little girl. No matter what happens in this life, she is mine and I am soooo truly grateful and blessed that families are forever!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Last friday night Luke and I celebrated our 11th anniversary. I just can't even begin to tell you how fast time has gone! My cute Mom watched Gracie so Luke and I could go to dinner and our cute friends Megan and Richard hooked us up with movie passes to Nights in Rodanthe which I highly recommend! But make sure you bring a case of kleenex's! Saturday was my cute friend Michelle's 11 year anniversary! So Happy Anniversary to her and Troy and it was also Suz and Karwin's on the 25th! September is a great month to get married! My favorite season too!


My cute, cute, cute friend Chellie sent Gracie a huge care package full of Scarlet's clothes and they are just adorable! I am going to take a bunch of pics so I can post them so all of you can see just how cute she is! The package couldn't have come at a better time. Luke's work has been cut back to 3 days due to the economy and I was getting stressed and this sure has made my stress ease up a bit! Thank you sooooo much Chellie and Scarlet! We love you!!!!!!

Today Stephanie and Harli came out and took a bunch of pics for her Photography class and they turned out soooo cute! She took a bunch on a dirt road and on the railroad tracks and I never realized just how beautiful it is out here lol! Isn't this the cutest pic ever! Steph needs to do this professionally!


I have so many pics to post and my memory card is downstairs and we all know that means I am too lazy, but I promise to post pics soon. Saturday night my little brother Mark and our friend Jeff came out and we played Rock Band 2 until all hours of the night and it was a blast! I never knew I was so into the drums! Great game! Lots and lots of hours of family fun!

My original doctor that has taken care of my diabetes for about the past 10 years decided to only take pediatric patients from now on, so he referred me to a new doc named Dr. Faux and I see him for the first time this Thursday and I am nervous! I hate new docs. I get so used to the ones I have had forever and I am not good with change. He looks like he is 20 years old! I guess that means I am just getting older! Hopefully he will be able to help me manage my health as well as Dr. Brown did! Wish me luck! Sorry for chatting your ears off tonight. Hope all is well with everyone and thanks again to my cute Chellie! Love you!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Quick Tip....

Just wanted to let you all know about! You have got to check it out if you frequent Smith's for groceries. It has different coupons on the site daily, so check back often and you can store up to 20 on your fresh values card. My favorite have been the diaper coupons. All you have to do is load your fresh values card number in the website and then add coupons to your card. It automatically loads them on there and you can also use coupons you cut from the paper too! So I add a huggies coupon from shortcuts on my card then I use one from the paper too and it is like using double coupons! Great savings!!!

My new addiction lately has been eating a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup and instead of adding water, add milk! So yummy!!!!!! You have got to try it. Now that the weather is getting cooler, it is time for more soup!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So Grateful for Strangers!

Tonight, Luke, Gracie and I were eating out at a restaurant and Gracie started choking on a potato so I started smacking her back, thinking that would do the trick. Well, it didn't and she started turning blue and I literally freaked out! I didn't know what to do! I stuck my finger in her mouth and couldn't feel anything, so Luke immediately put his finger all the way down her throat. Meanwhile a sweet, sweet lady sitting across from us saw the drama taking place and hopped up and grabbed Gracie and was going to do the Heimlick on her, but at that moment, she started breathing again. I have never, ever felt such panic in my life and felt so helpless! My mind was just blank and I didn't know what to do! I told that sweet lady/angel that I was so grateful she was there and she said she didn't do anything, but I told her that her acting so fast made me feel so much better. Apparently she used to run a daycare and has dealt with that situation in the past. I am sooooooo grateful for her!!!!!!!!!! So give your kiddos an extra hug for me tonight!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For All You Hound Lovers.....

This is too beautiful not to share. Please take a moment out of your busy day to read and enjoy!

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.



Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Piggies are Raw!

My poor piggies are raw! It is from when Mark and I went to Lagoon and I walked around the park all day with wet shoes on from the rides. But if I had to do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat. It just sucks being a diabetic, because it will be months before these babies are healed! Ouch!



I would be so ungrateful if I didn't take a minute and pay tribute to all of the lives that were lost 7 years ago today. The tragedy that happened that day took so many innocent lives. We are so blessed to be alive and to live in a land where there is freedom. I bow my head to those heroes that died and also to the ones that saved lives. Even dogs rescued people and to me they are also true heroes.

Yesterday was Luke's bday. He got shoes, shirts and some games. We are giving trees to each other for our bdays this year since we are in the new house with no yard.

Karwin is coming home on Sunday! Wahoo! It seems like he has been in Iraq for years now! We have missed him so much and are so glad he is finally going to be home again with his cute family. Hayden and Addison will be so excited to see their Dad! And Suzanne will be grateful to have her hero home too.

I haven't posted much lately because my time has been consumed with homework that is going so slow. I am so frustrated by this memory loss. It doesn't get along with homework very well, but we just take it one day at a time.

And last but not least my cute friend Michelle had surgery this week and I want to tell her how much I love her and am truly blessed to have such a special friend! I hope she has a speedy recovery and is back on her feet in no time!

Gracie is just so cute. I can't get enough of her! Her are her latest photos! Enjoy!




Wednesday, September 3, 2008

More Coupon Info....

Lots of you requested more info on saving money with coupons and today I was watching Studio 5 on KSL and every Wednesday at 11:00 am they are going to give us tips with coupons so you will have to stay tuned. They gave out some fun blogs to look at so I will post them so you can all check them out. One of them is a single mom with 3 daughters and she has set a budget of only 800 bucks a year for groceries! How cool would that be? You have got to check her blog out. It is:
another great one:
and one more:

All of these links are on the right hand side under fav websites on this blog
One of these ladies on one of these blogs got 81 items at Walmart for under 9.00! Can you believe that! Next time you are in Walmart, buy the All You magazine at the check out stand. It is full of great coupons and it is only 1.97 an issue. I just subscribed to a year the day before I saw a great sale on pinchingyour pennies! I spent 20 for a year and you can get 37 issues for the same price right now on pinching your pennies! That website also has great deals happening all over the internet, great christmas present ideas, so check back often! The September issue of All You hasn't been that great, apparently I missed the August one that was so fabulous, but if it has great coupons, I figured why not try it out right? If I like it when I get it, I can always go and buy more at Walmart.

Make sure you are all saving your coupon inserts you get in Sunday papers. I know it doesn't seem like 50 cents here or 75 cents there will save you much, but you would be so surprised! I am learning so much from my cute friend Steph and I have already saved hundreds! Ask your neighbors, relatives and friends for their Sunday coupons if they don't use them (most people just throw them away). It is great to have doubles and triples of the same coupon, that way you can buy three of that item when it is a great deal. You will start to accumulate a lot of coupons fast, so you will need to start filing them to make it easier to find them. Mine are stored in a shoe box with index cards and it is a great file for me. I just go through them every now and then and pull out the expired ones. Make sure you cut out each and every coupon! The only ones I don't cut out are coffee ones. Even if it is something you don't use brand wise or have never tried, cut it out! For example if you cut out a hormel chili coupon for 75 cents off and you never use that brand, what happens when they go on sale for 99 cents, won't you try it for 14 cents? I know I would and you might find things you like you never tried! It is also nice to start stocking our food storages for how expensive everything is getting! So cut out everything!
The ads come out every Tuesday for Smiths and Macey's here. You can plan out all of your meals for the following week depending what is on sale and what you have coupons for. Once I get them I look at everything and see if I have coupons to match anything that is already a great deal. My new favorite website is If you go into that website into forums, click on screaming deals and go to Utah, it will pull up different stores so go into the store you shop at and it will tell you what the hot buys are that week and what coupons to use with them. They don't do Walmart, but the more I have shopped around, I am saving lots more at Smiths that I do at Walmart and apparently as of today, according to, Walmart will no longer accept more than one of a certain coupon per purchase. Anywhere else you can have 10 or more of the same coupon and you can use them on each item which has been so great. I got 6 suave deodorant's for 19 cents. Not a brand I have ever used, but for 19 cents, I will give it a try! At Smith's a few weeks ago, they had pert plus (huge bottles) for 3.31 and I had a coupon for 3 bucks off. I had 5 of them so I got five bottles for .31 cents each! Now Luke will have shampoo for life but you can't beat deals like that! Smith's is by far my favorite. If you have small kids and buy diapers and such at Smith's make sure to have the cashier sign you up for baby points and for every dollar you spend, it turns into baby points and once you reach 200, they will give you 10 bucks! Same with pets, have them sign you up for pet points too! I am just full of info tonight lol! I am so anxious to hear the deals you are all going to come across, so please keep me posted and if you have any questions, I am always right here!!!!! Good luck!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Birthday, Lagoon and the Dentist!

Sorry I haven't posted lately but life has just seemed to pass me right by! Last Tuesday was my 21st bday again. Got to go to dinner with my cute family Monday night and Wednesday night I went out with my in-laws which was great. I got the Twilight series for my bday and can I just say, addictive! I read the first book in 2 days and I am halfway through the second! I highly recommend! Thursday night we went to the fair so Gracie could see all the cute animals and I took pics, but I didn't bring the memory card with me upstairs and I am way to lazy to go retrieve it, so I will post them later. Two cute little lambs kept nibbling on her toes, it was too cute! She would laugh and laugh! We met Michelle, Troy and the boys at the fair and Troy even rode the zipper with me! Wahoo! I think my stomach is aging with me though, it wasn't as strong on that ride as I would have liked it to be! Friday I got to go to the Dermatologist about a sore on my arm I have had for over a year now. Being diabetic means I NEVER heal! Saturday was a blast. I went with my little brother Mark to Lagoon for the day and we had sooooo much fun! Luke hates rides so he stayed home with Gracie and Mark and I just let loose all day. We got burned to a crisp and my feet are raw since we went on so many water rides and I walked around Lagoon all day with wet shoes, but it was so worth it! Monday I went to the dentist in SLC. He is my uncle, so that is why we drive so far to the dentist and it was so good seeing him. I have had a tooth that has been bugging me and to my surprise, they couldn't find anything wrong! I was prepared for the worst and had a very pleasant outcome!

We got to see Matt and Amy's new beautiful, enormous home! I just feel like I have been running and running and haven't taken time to stop and breathe lol! I hope this posting finds everyone happy and healthy. Life Flight just went over the house and I hope it is going to save a life, like it did mine! Now I am feeling guilty, I will go grab the memory card....

I forgot I took the pics with my phone at the fair, so those will have to wait. I took the camera to Lagoon and I kept forgetting to take pics, so here is one of Mark and I when we got home that night.


Oh, and we played Bocci for my bday, so here are some pics of Mark, Luke and my Dad playing while Mom feeds Gracie!







Oh, and one last thing...Miss Gracie is getting curly hair like her Dad! Here are a few pics of the curls after her bath today! She is getting teeth now too!



And one last thing, has all of their Skechers on for 24 bucks now! You can't beat that!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blessings and Prayers

I would be so ungrateful if I didn't take a moment to let everyone know how much I love my little Gracie and my cute family and my dogs. Yesterday I found out one of my little guys in nursery had a seizure Saturday night that lasted for a half hour, they rushed him to the hospital and he died, but they were able to save him and life flight him to Primary Children's where he died again, but they were able to intubate him and he is now in intensive care. He is only two and such a beautiful, energetic, fun, loving little man! He sure has been in my thoughts and prayers and I can't even imagine what his cute parents are going through right now. He is so young! I know when you have a seizure that lasts that long, brain damage is always a possibility, oh I feel so helpless. So everyone, give your cute kids, dogs, cats, pets and hubbies an extra hug today and tell them how much you love them and how grateful and blessed you are to have them in your life. I love you all!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Today I went bday shopping with my cute Mom. I love spending time with her. Wish we got to do that more often! We found some way cute things! Tonight I went grocery shopping at Smith's and bought $125 bucks worth of groceries, but after all the savings and my coupons, I only spent $46 bucks! That totally made my day! I love coupons and I love saving that much money! I took a picture of all the goodies I got for that awesome price! Thanks so much for getting me hooked on coupons Steph!
Little Miss Gracie is becoming quite mischievous! Here she is getting into her hamper, and look at the sweet, innocent face!
Gracie is learning how to climb stairs and the other night I thought she was playing in her room when I heard a boom followed by crying, she had climbed a few stairs and fell and landed on her head on our tile! I felt soooooooo bad! Here is her red bump on her head! My poor baby!
These last few pics are Gracie tonight and the one of Sadie hoping she will drop food is my favorite. So, so cute!