Friday, April 22, 2011

Flashback Friday!

Happy Good Friday! Happy Good Friday! I'm so thankful for my beautiful sisters/family! I didn't like them growing up..haha, but their my best friends now. Thank you God, for giving me a family that loves me. What a blessing.

*in case you're wondering where my dad is...he's the picture taker. ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tax Day Relief Deals all around you!

Here's what we're having for dinner tonight!

I love Chinese and I've actually been craving it for a while now. So when I heard that they're taking 15% off your meal TODAY I knew immediately what I wanted tonight. :) Yummy! Can't wait.

Here are a few other deals around the area:

1. Papa Johns - Monday, April 18, you can get relief simply by entering the "1040" promotional code when placing orders at Good for online purchases.

2. P.F. Chang's will offer 15% off on Monday, April 18 (all dine in and take-out orders).

3. At Office Depot you can get FREE copies (up to 25 pages) of tax returns, at participating Office Depot branches through Monday, April 18.

4. Whole Foods and Electronics Express will be paying the sales tax for their customers Monday.

5. MaggieMoo's ice cream is giving away free treats from 3 to 6 p.m.

6. Cinnabon is giving away free treats between 6 and 8 pm.

I'm sure there are many go off and enjoy some of these freebies and discounts!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flashback Friday

Come on hot weather! I'm so ready to take my girls swimming A LOT this summer!!! Can't wait! Happy Friday!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Score!! A REAL steal!

For a while now, Robert and I have been doing some research on playground sets. Both our girls are at the perfect age to be playing on them. However, I was a bit bummed when I found out how much these things cost and how long it would take us to save. The ones I was looking at were above $1,000. Even the cheapest ones that were simple were above $700. I've even looked on craigslist and the ones I saw were not worth looking at. Well we got lucky!!!! I found this set for $250!!!!!!! Yes, you read right...$250! And the wasn't even for sale!!! Isn't it nice?! It's got 3 swings, a rock climbing wall, monkey bars, a tire swing, climbing ladder, and swing. This exact one at Lowe's is $1500 and we got it for $250. We were definitely blessed because like I mentioned it wasn't even for sale. So to make a long story short, a neighbor is selling her house and put a 'house for sale' sign on this playset, which faces the main road. I saw it and had only read 'for sale'. I quickly stopped and asked her how much she was selling the playground for to which she answers, 'it's not for sale, the house is'. I was so embarrassed and appologized and turned around to leave. She then asked if I was interested, I said yes (why would I have asked if I wasn't interested?!) and she said come back later. I go back later with Robert and they offer $300 and I then asked for $250. I would have bought it for $300 of course, but well it never hurts to ask for lower. The girls absolutely love it and we're so happy to see them happy. It's part of their birthday presents. Actually grampa and grandma Eddy decided to go into getting this for them as well.
The girls enjoying their new toy!
My sister brought my nephews over to break it in. They loved it as did Avonlea while she ate. She wouldn't let go of that slice of pizza. Look who came to play with the girls for a little while....Kristy!

We're so excited about our 'cheap yet really nice' wooden playground and the joy it brought and will continue bringing the girls.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Arianna turned 4!

This little bit here turned 4! I had planned on us all enjoying the day outside playing on the girls new playground set we bought, but our plans changed when the entire day turned into a whole lotta rain. So we did all our little festivities inside. She's got her cakes planned up until she turns 10 and for her 4th, she wanted the little mermaid. So of course we got it! The kiddos really enjoyed the bouncy!!! Her special little friend Andrew came to celebrate with her. Smiling before blowing out the candle.... Of course family came! Here they are lovin' on grandparents....
The Ruiz's (above) and the Eddy's

We did some cookie decorating. The kids seemed to enjoy this. It's just a bit messy though.

Ari's cookie...Kristy helping Avonlea.

Enjoying it a little too much! :)

Overall fun was had even though we had to keep everything indoors. More importantly Arianna had a blast. I can't believe she's 4!! My goodnesss.