Friday, December 10, 2010

On The Today Show!

If you haven't already finished your christmas shopping you might want to check out The Today Show today or

Scoring the Best Digital Deals:
Make a detailed shopping list
Comparison shop
shop early/check in again
Don't pay for shipping
gift cards: Don't pay full price

The last day you can order online to guarantee it by Christmas is December 17th and a lot of stores will be doing free shipping.
You can check out the stores on and you can sign up for an email alert.

A number of websites are buying gift cards from consumers and reselling them for a discount and verifying there authenticity. They run out very quickly! Make a wish list and they will send you an email when the gift cards you are looking for come in. Make sure you set this up to a regular email account not a work email account!

If you want to know when the big sales are check out to see if you can find the item cheaper.

Look for coupons, use a coupon aggravator might have coupons for the store or item you are looking for.

Thought it was was a pretty good segment on The Today Show and wanted to share it. Hope that this helps anyone that hasn't finished their Christmas shopping this year or you can save this email and use some of these sites next year.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Goodluck!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Funny Photos

All photos caught on my cell phone, gotta love always having it close by.

Miss Madison trying to work the shake weight without falling over.

Walked downstairs to find Trestin with a handful of cookies with a HUGE smile on his face.

Trestin in the corner because he thought it was funny to jump on his plate even after I asked him to pick it up and put it in the trash!
(Notice the diaper showing and his legs spread)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Madison and Trestin

Madison and Trestin playing but then I caught her singing along to the leap frog ABC's. Too Cute!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Madison's Photography!

The first 3 pictures she took with her camera back last year. The fourth one she took of Daren Christmas Eve! And the last photo I just found on our camera.
Pretty good for only being 3!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Lowes Trip

So Daren and I went to Lowes yesterday just to pick up a few things that we ran out of and as we were walking to the front of the store they must have just brought out these shelves full of merchandise that was 75% off, we must have walked up at the right time because we got some awesome deals!

Kitchen Light Orig. $135, we paid $35

Trestin's New Fan Orig. $49, we paid $12

Madison's New Fan Orig. $59, we paid $14

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Rokerij

If you have never been you have to go. It is an underground restaurant that makes you feel like your in a mountain.
It is very cozy and romantic.
Daren scored major brownie points with this restaurant!
Check out the website!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The little moments

These are those little moments that I love...

Monday, January 18, 2010


Daren is cross training into Air Traffic Control and will be leaving Luke AFB in July for school. December 1st we will be reporting to Columbus AFB where he will start his new job. We are very excited and can't wait to start a new chapter with our family.
So that means that our house will be going on the market soon. We will be super busy keeping it clean.
Keep you updated.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Daren's Project

The Before Picture

Here is where Daren Started working

And what it looks like now that he is finished.

The Story
Daren and I were given slate from some friends that were moving. At first we were thinking of making a walkway from our gate to the driveway so it would be easier to get things like the trash can to the road. Then we found out Daren got accepted to cross train into Air Traffic Control and we would be receiving orders to a new base after school was finished. Well as you can see from the first photo when we purchased the house there was nothing there but a long tube sticking out of the ground. Daren asked me what I thought of putting a water fountain in. I said OK and he told me that he wanted to use the slate that we were given. So we asked our Realtor about it and she loved the idea and said that it would bring value to the house. So now it is officially finished and I think he did a wonderful job. A job that could have cost us a few thousand dollars only cost us a couple hundred.

New Years 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christmas Eve and Christmas

Our tree before Santa's visit.

Me opening my Christmas Eve gift

Trestin already in his

Madison showing off hers

Daren lovin his PJs

Madison and I

Madison leaving cookies and milk out for Santa

Daren being Santa

Our tree after Santa visited our house

Christmas Morning