Thursday, April 29, 2010

Harris Teeter Day 2!

We took another trip to Harris Teeter this morning. You are only allowed 20 tripled coupons per day, so I am making multiple trips with 20 coupons each time. I knew that there was a possibility that a lot of things would be gone because the good stuff always goes first. I was pleasantly surprised that only 2 of my 15(ish) things were gone. I ended up with some good stuff and I'm planning one more trip to try to grab the last few things that I want. Here's how today's trip went... this is $40 worth of stuff...

And how much did I spend? $7.54!! That's a 2 day total of $11 spent and $81 worth of stuff. Yippee!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Take a wild guess

How much do you think I spent on these products?? I will tell you that it is worth $41, but I got it much cheaper thanks to Harris Teeter triples this week! What do you think??

I spent $3.32!!! Woop woop!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tricks are for kids

Jax decided to start doing all sorts of fun new things today (or at least within the last few days). Like...
  1. Cruising the furniture
  2. Pushing his walker or high chair around on his knees
  3. WALKING with his walker!
  4. Giving high fives
  5. Giving kisses
  6. Rolling a ball back and forth
I am LOVING this age. He is so much fun and loves to play and be silly. He absolutely loves climbing on everything. If you sit or lay on the floor, he will climb over your legs/torso/head to get to the other side, grab a toy or something, then climb right back over. He is constantly trying to climb the couch, the chair, the bed, our bodies... anything he can get his hands on. I can't believe he's going to be ONE in just a few short weeks. Toddler-hood here we come!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Some serious updating

I know I keep saying this, but I'm sorry for being so MIA recently. It's been far too long. We were in NYC, then we got home and I've been busting my booty with homework, then we made a "no computers after Jax is in bed" rule. So needless to say, I've been a little absent. So here goes...

New York was A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!! Our drive up there took a little longer than expected (14 hrs instead of 11 hrs), but Jax did fairly well and it went by surprisingly quick. We got there at 7pm, checked into the hotel, ordered pizza and called it and early night.
The next 3 days were spent doing all the tourist stuff,
and eating tons of delicious food.
We went on a double-decker bus tour around the lower half of Manhattan,
we visited the Empire State Building,
the Statue of Liberty,

Central Park,
Little Italy & China Town,
Times Square,

Ground Zero,
and numerous other smaller things around the city.

Having been there before, I knew my way around town pretty well which was great. It knew how to work the subway system, I knew how the city was set up, I knew where main streets were. It was awesome being there with Ryan since he'd never been there before. It was so fun to see what his impression of it were. He get frustrated easily with crowds, but he actually really loved it. And on top of that, Jax did GREAT! I had a Moby wrap that I borrowed from a girlfriend and it was a huge lifesaver. Jax was in it all day, everyday and he was perfectly content. He's at a great age to do a trip like that because he's old enough to be interested in things, but he's not old enough to want to be walking around and getting bored easily. Overall, it was a great trip and we made some great memories. And praise the Lord that the drive home only took 11 hours!

The 10 days since we've been home have been full of getting back into the swing of things. Ryan's unit is doing pre-mission training for the next few months, I'm working on finishing my last few classes for college and Jax is in the middle of getting 2 new teeth (on top, next to each of his middle teeth). I'm also taking him back to the nutritionist today, so we'll see if he's gained weight and how he's doing with getting his calories. I will be starting him on cow's milk soon... his first birthday is in 6 weeks. NUTS!!! But I'm nervous about the milk thing because he isn't great at drinking out of a sippy cup. Since it's important that he's getting all his calories, I'm just a little nervous about it. I'm not going to stop nursing completely right at 1 year. I'm just planning on cutting out feedings one at a time. So any thoughts or tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm also taking him to the doctor later today because I'm not sure his ear infection ever went away. He's been super fussy the last few days and it might just be teething, but it seems like it's more than that. I really hope that we can figure out what's going on.

Well there you have it... the current happenings from our house. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I promise I will get better at keeping things around here updated! :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday 2010

We went to church this morning and it was a really good service. The worship was extra long, which I love, then we did communion and then there was a short sermon about what Jesus says about himself in the Bible. It was a great Easter Sunday service. After church we went over to a friend's house for a DELICIOUS lunch and a little Easter egg hunt. They have a 3-month-old, so he and Jax didn't do a lot but there were two little girls there who hunted all the eggs. Here's a few pictures of today's festivities...

Good morning!

The loves of my life

Easter eggs

Jessica (with half closed eyes) with Logan, Jax and I

Our first family Easter


Friday, April 2, 2010

Jesus loves me, this I know

Tomorrow is Easter. Jax's FIRST Easter and I couldn't be more excited! This weekend (Good Friday- Easter Sunday) is such a great time to reflect on how much Jesus loves us. He DIED for us. He gave his life to pay for our sins so that we could be forgiven. Talk about some serious love. There are only a small handful of people that I know would die for me and I for them. Yet Jesus did it for EVERYONE. Every single human being who has ever walked this beautiful Earth. He loves us so much that we can't even really grasp it.

I hope that I can demonstrate that love to Jax. I want him to know, to feel how much I love him... but more than that, I want him to know and feel how much Jesus loves him. I pray that he grows up to be a godly man who serves our amazing Creator with everything that he has. I pray that he will someday meet a woman who is equally in love with her Creator. I pray that Jax will be a light into the darkness surrounding him. I pray that he will show Jesus' love to every person he meets.

Although we have a some things to get done tomorrow (to get ready for NYC on Monday!), we will be going to church in the morning (Duh!). I can't wait to hold my sweet boy and worship my Jesus at the same time. I know that it's going to be a day filled with Jesus' love, with fellowship, with good food and with cute outfits ;)

Happy Easter everyone. I pray that Jesus' love pours over you tomorrow as you reflect on all He has done for us!!