Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Yesterday was Thanksgiving.... I did not get a chance to come on and add a post, so... wishing you all a belated Happy Thanksgiving!!
We celebrated with all our family this year--we had 3 different Thanksgiving dinners!! I'm all turkeyed out...lol
So thankful that God continues to provide for us during this difficult time. Michael still has not been able to find a job, but somehow we are just making it by every day. We at least have food to eat and are still managing to pay our necessities- house and utilities! We have also been blessed to find so many things we've been able to take the kids to for FREE since Michael is a disabled veteran. A few weeks ago we were able to go the the World of Coca-Cola for FREE for Veterans appreciation week.


We also went this week to Callaway Gardens (which we get into FREE with veteran ID) and enjoyed some time meeting our friends that live in Columbus there. The girls LOVED the butterfly house...

Seeing all the different butterflies in the butterfly house was so neat... they are each unique and beautiful in their own way... just as God created us!

I am thankful to be able to spend time as a family a little more since Michael isn't working, but I am praying he finds a job very soon as his unemployment runs out next month!! I trust that God will continue to provide, though!

Our water pipe busted again yesterday in a different place than before... all the piping is bad and needs replaced, but we just keep patching the holes (which is a lot of work) because we do not have the funds to fix it completely at this time! Praying that once we get this fixed, nothing else breaks for a while! We just fixed a hole in the line in August(after being without water for a week). I am so proud of my husband this time...he did not wait to start digging down to fix it...he dug a 3 ft hole last night in the dark and will be going to get the piece to fix it this morning, so hopefully we will have water again by tonight!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010

Merry And Glee Christmas 5x7 folded card
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Holidays on a budget...

As many of you know, this year my husband is unemployed and we are not going to have much money to spend on Christmas gifts, decorations, or Christmas cards. I recently found a post about shutterfly giving away free Christmas cards to bloggers. So, as a way to try to save my family some money, as well as be able to send out some really cute Christmas cards to my family and friends, I am blogging about Shutterfly.com, a site that allows you to upload photos and share them with all your friends and family in all kinds of ways. I know it is silly, but I am hoping that it actually works and that I will be able to send out some really cute holiday cards this year!! Last year I ordered cards from Wal-Mart, but Shutterfly's are so much better made and they have a lot more to choose from.
I also really LOVE the calenders that they offer on their site as well. I had one a couple years ago... I had it hanging up in my hospital room when I was pregnant with Auriana and it was great to be able to look up and see my family pictures on the calender as I kept track of how long I had been there and when Auriana was due.
Also, I ordered Michael's Father's Day present from Shutterfly.com this year... a photo book... which the girls LOVE looking at all the pictures of themselves and remembering all the fun they had at the beach this past April. So anyway... go check out all the cool things that Shutterfly.com has to offer!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

October flew by!

We had a great Halloween!! We took the kids to Boo at the Zoo, sponsored by CHOA and Kids at Heart.... Trick-or-treating through the zoo was a lot of fun! We went to the Halloween parade in Atlanta, and went Trick-or treating twice!! I'd say we got good use out of the Halloween costumes this year! Kylee was Dorothy and Auriana was Raggedy Ann... SO CUTE!







Auriana really took off with walking with her walker in October too... which is awesome!! Here she is walking with her walker in her Raggedy Ann costume...
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We also celebrated Kylee's 5th birthday!!! She's such a big girl!! Happy birthday Princess!