Tuesday, May 3, 2011

When Men are in Charge of Fridge Temperature

'nough said.


Why do kids wear diapers on their heads and not their butts? And then touch their butts?

I'm just saying....

Easter Adventures

Here the kids are searching for eggs. I didn't follow the Andreasen tradition of putting money in them because I wanted to nip the Human Nature tradition of "It's not fair" in the bud right away. I still don't know how six boys did that without bloodshed. :)
Just so you know, I followed my Roper tradition of making everyone put all the candy in a bowl and take a little bit out at a time. And all the candy was in equal amounts. Like I said, I'm not eager to deal with candy chaos.
Every year I try to make my kids wear their bunny ears. Every year Hyrum fights it (this year he won.... boo). But Adelaide was fine.....
Even though in this picture she looks like she is being strangled to death. She was actually supposedly trying to smile for the camera. lol
Adelaide loves sports and climbing, but is still such a girl. She loves dresses (this one's a hand me down) and all things girly.
The kids and Cody's Easter Baskets. Notice how mom never gets one? What's that about??

Most importantly, a big thanks to our big brother Jesus for doing the impossible and making it possible. He is the reason we live and will live again.

Hyrum's Birthday

My boy turned 4 on April 17th. He was born after 24 hours of horrible labor. lol... He was born at 12:17 A.M. And he's been a stinker ever since. :)

We celebrated his big day by going to church (what fun, right?) then having my family come over for dinner and cake and icecream (which I made and it was nasty... at least the cake was good).

Hyrum went to his doctor's appointment to get all his school shots. He smacked the nurse in the butt after she gave him the shots. I was so embarrassed. But on the upside he was measured 95% for height, 85% for weight, and had a BMI of 15.4.... which I had that body mass index!!!

As much as he has his "moments" he has times where he is a delight. The kid never stops talking, and often has very creative things to say. He can be very helpful (when he chooses) and kind to his sister (also when he chooses). And I will forever remain grateful for the many lessons he has taught and will continue to teach me.

I love you Hyrum James!

All This for $25 and a Headache..... taken from my socalcoupongals.com post

So let me tell you about my trip to Walmart today. As many of you know, I recently moved to Eagle Mountain, UT. And there are A LOT of couponers here. I would bet my life there are more per capita than anywhere else in the world.

I just ran in to get a prescription filled and get a few other things when someone told me that every Tuesday this Walmart double coupons up to a dollar to compete with another local store that does this also. So I suddenly understood why the place was packed with couponers and their binders.

I got several items and got ready to check out. As soon as the cashier saw me he said, “Do you have coupons?” I told him I did. He said, “You make me want to swear right now.” I didn’t say anything to that. Because what do you say? Anyway, I continued to be polite throughout the long transaction because that is the right thing to do. But the cashier continually made comments on how he hated doing this (even though I later found out he did it wrong and I didn’t get all my money off) and how he hated people who used coupons and this and that. I really couldn’t believe it. Then the lady behind me started telling him how to do his job which he didn’t like either (don’t blame him there) and made him more angry. She was one of those annoying couponers who told us how she always uses them so she knows everything. Then she started accusing me of clearing shelves just because I happened to have some things that she wanted but couldn’t find the right kind. I told her I NEVER clear shelves. I think it is wrong. Then she started accusing me of wasting food because I bought more food than she did. I told her that I never let food go bad and I donate what I can’t use. What I wanted to tell her is that if she truly used coupons so much she should know that we couponers should stick together and not irritate the crap out of cashiers. lol….. After the register locked up (which also happened to the lady in front of me…. Walmart’s systems are not used to the doubling) the lady behind me told the cashier that he would like her much more than he liked me. I had to laugh. Are there seriously people like that out there? I guess so.

That is my rant and rave for the day. :) I got some good deals but I also had to deal with huge crowds, a very rude cashier, and a lady I wanted to slap upside the head.