Saturday, November 29, 2008

Still nothing crafty to share...

I haven't done anything crafty for weeks and weeks now. Plus I don't see myself having any time to scrap any time soon. :( We are FINALLY over the bug we've been passing back and forth. Luckily we were better in time to gorge on turkey on Thursday! I'm starting to feel semi-human again, guess my PPD is finally going away. Still a tad down in the dumps-financially things are getting bad which is stressful and a little scary. Plus I can't tell you the last time I've gotten more than 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night, but I can finally think straight again and don't just want to lay in bed under the covers 24/7 so I guess thats good. ;)

Thanksgiving was wonderful because this was Alexander's first big holiday! Everyone of course passed him around and he was loving it. He's really been "talking" and laughing a lot lately. He's just way too cute for words. And Aaron is still the most awesome 2 year old EVER! He just blows my mind everyday. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Here's a few pics of my guys. Aren't they the cutest?? I had a friend come over and take some pics of us at home. They turned out great!

Look what I got in the mail!! These were the goodies I won over on Michelle's blog. You should defnitely go check out her blog. She is so insanely talented. Her cards are just gorgeous. I started a card with the HH wreath stamp and some of that beautiful Basic Grey paper, but haven't been able to finish it yet. This weekend looks like I'll be able to get some crafting done-cross your fingers for me!! :) I could use the break!

So, did anyone go shopping on Black Friday?? I did of course-I can't pay full price for anything! :) My mom and I go BF shopping every year, its our little tradition. Last year we stood in line outside at Toys R Us for 2 hours, then were in the line inside for almost 2 more hours. We're never doing that again! This year we decided to go to Walmart since they will match any and all other ads. Luckily our Walmart is open 24/7, so we got there about 3 and were able to shop, shop, shop! Everything that was on sale was under black plastic, but we were able to go through the entire store, scope out where the sale items were, and get the items we wanted that weren't on sale. The only thing I really wanted on sale was the $30 Leapster for Aaron. He played with one at the hospital when Alexander was born and loved it. I had said that I was done shopping for him, but I decided to sell some scrapbook stuff so I could buy him this one last present. This is the only one that's not secondhand, so I made it a good one! Anyway, I found the Leapster pallet that said $30 on them, but some nice person at our Walmart mislabeled the new Leapster 2's (these are $70 instead of the older ones that were $50) as the ones on sale, so I got the brand new $70 Leapster for $30! A manager had to come and she didn't believe me that they were labeled wrong, but the person behind us in line had one and backed me up! :) But that wasn't the REALLY big deal I got! One of the dollar stores had $5 Leapster games in their ad. I'm sure they only had 1 or 2 older, discontinued games for that price, but Walmart said they'd match any ad, so I figured I'd give it a shot! My mom got Aaron 2 games, and I got him SIX GAMES! The grand total for all of that would've been $270, and we only spend $70. GO ME! I'm a bargain shopper extraordinaire. :) If I didn't hunt for all of the deals, Aaron only would've had 1 game. Now he will be extra spoiled, but its well deserved! There were so many other things they had that I would've liked, and we really could've used, but I was good, because like I said, money is extra, extra tight! The only other thing I bought were some $1.50 towels because we are in desperate need, and a hot pink $9 Eureka stick vacuum. I bought a really nice large vacuum about 2 years ago, but our house only has hardwood floors, so we don't need a vacuum really. This new one is great though, plus it barely takes up any room. So I was nice and gave my mama my old one, cause she was going to buy a new one. And she has 5 kids at home still, plus they've not only cut her and my stepdad's hours at work, but they've given my mom and entire week off every month, so she couldn't afford a new one. Now we're both happy! Plus my new vacuum is pink, so that will make me want to clean more. ;)

Well, I think I've rambled on long enough. Things have just been so very busy around here-I wish I had more time to craft and share. But my life is completely in the hands of 2 little men whose names start with "A", and I can't really complain.

Thanks for stopping by!!


ScrapMomOf2 said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! I hope you can catch up on some sleep. I know that can get very rough at times. Wow, Becky, the photos are so incredible! Your boys are so cute, but you already know that!! It sounds like you had a great time shopping on Friday. I never go out on Friday. I love bargains, but I cannot stand crowds, so I just skip it! Take care!!

Michelle said...

Hey Becky ~~~ your boys are GORGEOUS!! Great pictures!! I'll be watching to see what you do with the goodies!!!

Liz said...

Glad you're feeling better! I am a bargain shopper too! I hate paying full price for anything! I'm so cheap! Well I'm still in shock of all the stuff you sent, it's great and I'll be posting it all on my blog hopefully tomorrow, we're in training meetings today and tomorrow but I hope to end early so I will try. I'm sure everyone will be as shocked as me! :)

Becky G said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better. I remember the sleepless nights when my guys were little. It was especially hard when we were sick on top of the exhaustion. I hope you continue to feel better.
The pics are fantastic. You have a beautiful family.
Sounds like you got some really good bargains on Black Friday. I used to go shopping on that day, but just don't have the patience for the crowds anymore.
Hugs to you,

Misty said...

Wow, you're so lucky! Boys are busy and fun. Do you like that Bumpo seat? I've been thinking of gettting one.
Take care.