Saturday, October 31, 2009

Carving Tigger-Pumpkin

So for family home evening this week we (finally) carved our pumpkin! We did this with our friends Jared and Jenni last year when we were in Utah. We thought about you guys while we were doing it and we miss you! This year, we invited our friends Barton and Emily Sloan from our ward and had blast carving together. I looked up some pumkin patterns online and found super cute Disney ones. Josh and I chose to do Tigger because our nephew Jackson LOVES Tigger. Jackson is actually being Tigger for Halloween- he's too cute! Barton and Emily loved the Disney idea and they did Goofy. They both turned out pretty good if you ask me!

Trust me, it looks better in person!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

My First Success with Couponing!

So, I've heard a lot about how much you can save by using coupons and shopping sales but I never really knew how to do it right. People would also say often you could get stuff for FREE doing it that way. Josh and I kinda tried when we lived in Utah last year, but we never got the hang of it or saw that great of results. I was playing around on Facebook the other day and saw some pictures from one of my friends. The pictures had a bunch of food and then the caption said how much it cost... it wasn't much at all! A few days later she posted another picture with a super low total cost. Like I'd heard, many of her items were free after the coupons. I had to asked her how she did it! She explained a few things to me, suggested some websites, and then I did a TON of internet research. I read blogs, websites, and printed coupons. Below is my first success story! All that is pictured was originally $27.18 before coupons. I paid a grand total of $2.16- with many items free. I seriously still can hardly believe it.

It consisits of 2 bags of Chex mix, 1/2 gallon milk, 2 frozen meals-FREE, a box of rice, 4 travel size contact solutions-FREE, heartburn medicine-FREE, dryer sheets, face wipes(travel size)-FREE, fruit cups, and 2 travel size toothpastes-FREE.

I'm still very much a newbie at this, but I'm going to keep at it. If I can do it, anyone can!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's Getting Colder Here

So the weather has changed alot in the last week or so. It went from super hot to rainy then to cold/chilly. I guess that means Fall is really here but it's a lot colder Fall than I excpected. I guess I'm still hoping for Florida type weather where you can wear shorts until Christmas... man I miss that. Speaking of Christmas, we just got our palne tickets to Florida for Christmas! I'm so excited!!! We were actually trying to get tickets for Thanksgiving but the dates we wanted were unavailable. So we changed plans and now we'll drive for Thanksgiving and fly for Christmas. It's all Florida this year because we went to California for both last year. I haven't been home for a Thanksgiving in 6 years, so I'm definitely ready! We are going to have a lot of Rhames family fun. :) We will miss all the Reynolds in California though! :(

New topic- our ward is the best! We love our ward here, it is so fun and the people are so nice. There are tons of couples our age and at least 3 others I can think of right now who have husbands that are also first year medical students like us. There are others who are first year dental students as well. There are others still who are just new in the ward this summer like us, so there are a lot of new friends, which is so fun. It's fun having so many friends your age and in similar situations. We girls like to do stuff together. Sometimes you just need your girlfriends! Last weekend a few of us drove up to Cinncinati together and had fun shopping at IKEA and the Gap outlet. It was the perfect thing to do because at least for me, Josh hates shopping and so I had fun and he didn't have to go. Plus he had to go to school anyway. It was actually a Monday that I had off work.

So this will be another post without pictures... but at least I'm posting! I'll try to be better and take some pictures soon.