Thursday, April 14, 2011


So here we go I am back in school and I am liking it, but at the same time I really miss being in the classroom. But it is nice to be able to do it on my own time for the most part. This is an accelerated program so things are going fast. I am so glad that I am working on my masters degree. But I will be done in June of 2012 which will be such a good feeling to be done. I just hope that with Jeff and I both in school that we can so be providing for our little family and adding to it.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Extreme Couponing

So today as I was working on homework and thinking about how much money we don't have right now. I kept flashing back to a show Jeff and I watched about Extreme couponing. A lady in Idaho with a family of 6 is allowed $160 a month for food. She has 3 teenage boys and a 4 or 5 year old. Her husband is a self employed contractor which means right now there is hardly any work for him. So she took to coupining. She plans out meals for 1 month at a time and then she goes grocery shopping. The episode we watched she had $658 of food in her cart. 18 thransactions, 1 hour later, and a hand ful of coupons she only spent $6.89 or something like that. Jeff and I were in awe. He looked at me and told I needed to quit my job and become and extreme couponer. I laughed at him. But really this is truly an art that I am totally amazed by. I am going to learn the art. Maybe not quite to that extent, but with both of us in school it would be nice to have a stocked house full of food. This lady's house had a wonderful food storage and it was all organized and beautiful. In her closet she had like 76 boxes of ceral. It was truly awesome. So I am on the quest to learn how to do coupining. What shocked me was that at any one given time in her couponing notebook she had 3,000 coupons. Brendon

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Figuring out Life

Today at church was another day with the family. Church was good. It felt long because I have been exhausted with trying to keep up school work, the family, supporting my husband with his school work, and spending time with the kids. I have been up to almost 2 am everyday trying to balance life and so come today I really wanted to pull the covers over my head and sleep, but my adorable girls would not let me. Jasmin LOVES going to church and she gets so excited when we pull out the dresses for church. In a way the end of church could not come soon enough. Payeton was hesitant to go into nursery, but I did not give her a choice and she calmed down and allowed me to go to my classes and take care of some things.

Now here I sit at my computer and 9:20 looking at the time as my mind is wandering to my sewing that I want to be doing or laying in bed or.......anything but sitting here having to work on homework. I know that getting my masters is going to be a tough road, however, it will open so many opportunities for myself and for my family. So I must say here is the start of a new week of homework and trying to stay on top of house work and trying to figure out a way to become more organized in life. Hopefully soon things will fall into place!!!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

New to me

So I have managed to escape the blogging world thus far. I am currently working on my masters program and one of my assignments is to create a blog and than make a power point on how to create a blog. I do not even keep a personal journal I just take a ton of pictures of things our family does. So this will be new to me in many aspects. I do know that blogs are used for several different things in life, but it is just not up my ally. Or at least I do not think it is up my ally so we shall see. So this is totally experimental to me. I have a hard enough time keeping up with Facebook other than playing games.

I feel like blogs are a place to air dirty laundry from the few that I have read or to brag about how wonderful your life is. I only air my dirty laundry to my extremely close friends and my family and I have nothing to brag about other than my 2 amazingly beautiful daughters and how awesome my husband is. I lead a fairly simple life. I really do. It once was full of many adventures and trying new things now my life is full of my wonderful kids and how they keep me on my toes.

We will see how long I keep up on my blog.