It's past 10 pm and I was ready to go to sleep at least 3 hours ago! Why am I awake instead? Because I have heartburn! Nice! Anyway, since I'm awake I thought I'd write a few of my thoughts today.
I am grateful for: (not in any specific order)
- Being a year older, because I hope to get better each year! - Having such a thoughtful, helpful, hard-working, patient and loving husband. - Having such a playful, loving, and sweet little boy. - My Family- What would I do without my family? (immediate and extended) - My sister in law Elisabeth and her family...you know why! You guys are so awesome! - Surprises- I had a weekend full of them! :) - Being a mom- It's the hardest thing I have ever done, but also the most rewarding. - Being pregnant- Yes, I know I complained about heartburn etc...but I still am grateful to be expecting...it is such an amazing experience, and a great blessing. - Being able to be a stay at home mom- I love it!
- Serving a mission- It's incredible how much I learned and how much my mission shaped who I am today. - Having sister Georgeanne Phillips as one of my companions in the mission- I served with her for over 6 months...and when you're out 18 months...that's a big part of your mission! I actually had a dream about her last night and that's why I thought about her today. I feel privileged to have been able to serve with her, and learn from her. She had to leave the mission field early because they found cancer...and a few months later she passed away. She is still an inspiration to me.
- Speaking another language (I just really hope I can teach it to my children...) - The priesthood in my life (Just today Randy gave Jacob a blessing because he's sick (again)...I just feel so blessed that he is worthy to do that, and it fills me with such peace that things will be OK) - Randy's sense of humor! My life would be so boring without it :) - Spending time with Randy- He's the best! - Modern medicine- How did people make it back in the day?? - Spring- I love the 'awakening' of all the trees and flowers. - Nala- I really need to show my love and appreciation for her, she's such a lovable little dog! ...and the list goes on...
-Our sweet boy-
-This picture was taken on saturday- 32 weeks pregnant!
*UPDATE* We were able to get the Huggies deal at the Roy Walgreen's! So we paid $5.87 (w/ tax) for 3 packages of Huggies and a cold and flu medicine. Actual retail price? $42! We thought last week we had a good deal when we bought the Suave shampoo and conditioner for $0.23 each...this week we were able to get all these Garnier fructis products for free! How? They were on sale for $2.99 and had a store coupon for $2 off, plus we had $1 off manufacturer's coupons!
There's a deal going on right now at Walgreen's and I hope I can get in on it! Jumbo packs of Huggies are on sale for $10/pack. If you go to www.coupons.com and/or www.redplum.com you can print coupons for $5 off/pack. When you buy $25 worth of diapers (aka 3 packs) you get $10 in register rewards...which means next time you go into Walgreen's you can use it to get $10 anything you buy! So, if you use 3-$5 coupons for your diapers, plus the $10 in RR...you'd pay $5 for 3 packs of Huggies diapers! Huggies are my personal favorite, although I do use other brands if the price and quality are right. There are also $3 off coupons you can print off those websites for future purchases.
My local Walgreens ran out of Huggies on sunday morning! :( I called the Roy, Clinton, and South Ogden Walgreens and they're out as well! What's up with that by the way??
So I guess it depends on where you live, and whether or not your local Walgreen's still has some Huggies left...so good luck, and happy shopping!
Retail Price- $58.61 Actual cost (after coupons,gift cards and rebates)- $2.88
Before my mission I was hooked on salon-brand shampoo and conditioners. Soon after I got into the mission field I learned I couldn't afford to buy the salon brand anymore. So I started using Suave! And honestly I can't tell the difference! The best part is the price. Right now at your local Associated Food Store (Lee's, Macey's, Dan's etc) they have the Suave shampoos and conditioners on sale for $0.77 per bottle and in sunday's paper there was a coupon for $1.50 off when you buy 3...so with tax, we paid $0.22 per bottle!!
Another thing I had never noticed before is that when you go to the drug stores, you can find 'try me free' stickers on shampoos and conditioners...they have a rebate form and you get your money back 100%, plus you get their product for free! I found 3 yesterday, one at Walgreens and two at Rite Aid.
The rest of the things we got are on their monthly rebate programs (Walgreens and Rite Aid), and we used coupons, a gift card we had from a prescription transfer, and we'll get all our money back once we submit our rebates! I was so excited about our shopping trip, I just had to share! :)