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Love my kids
Afternoon at Disney

Friday, December 26, 2014


December in Pictures!

The first of the month was HOT! The kids playing in Holly's pond


Harper enjoying hot coco on a chilly morning 

Christmas at Grandma Millers:

Lunch out with Grandma & Grandpa Bob

Bug loves Cooper

Happy 10th Birthday Cooper!

Disney Christmas Eve Eve

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vacation Fund Update

For our "extra" summer vacation in 2015 I'm going to have to cash flow most of it! 

November Totals:

$146 change jar
$36 checkout 51
$6.25 snap
$18.60 Ipoll
$3.50 shopimum
$193.25 ibotta (plus Adam has $57 in his ibotta)

$50.34 Savings Catcher. When that gets to $200 I'll use it for groceries & put the grocery cash into vacation money

1614 pts on Receipt Hog, that's about $10

8290 pts in Panal Ap, that's about $10

Perk TV 679
Swagbucks 1047
Viggle 4591
Kellogg's 2100

So far cash wise I'm at $2000 leftover from our 2014 vacation budget. I'm hoping to get another $1500 cash squeezed out between Jan-June from different categories.

So I'm at $473.94. I really need to get busy! Maybe I'll sale some stuff on the FB yard sale site?


I can't beleive Thanksgiving has come & gone & it's only 22 days until Christmas!

I took the week off of work to spend with the kids. It rained Mon-Wed which was great since we could just lay around & watch movies!

Thursday we went to Shane & Heidi's for lunch, and it was yummy & fun! Baylee & Carissa joined me for a little Black Friday shopping at Target that evening then we went & saw Mockingjay. This is the 2nd Thanksgiving in a row that I've ended up at the movies with those two, quickly becoming a nice tradition!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday were spent shopping & eating out for me & Adam. The girls were with Holly at Cydney & Carissas regional cheer comp (Cydney came in 2nd & is headed for nationals, Carissa came in 4th), Coop spent most of the weekend with his best buddy Josh playing some video game

Harper's happy she got hot chocolate in a real mug at IHOP 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Harper's Birthday

Harper's birthday was on the 22nd. Instead of a big party she wanted to go spend the weekend at a hotel. We ended up staying at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress out by Disney. The hotel was awesome! They have one HUGE pool tgat snakes through a grotto, & another large pool with a water slide. The water slide pool was heated to a comfy 89 degrees! Friday I picked the kids up from school early & we headed to the hotel where we meet Adam. Harper picked Steak & Shake for dinner, after dinner we played in the pool. Saturday on her birthday we had breakfast at Denny's then went to the Magic Kingdom for a few hours. It was cool out with a little drizzle, we still had fun though! Harper wanted lunch at Burger King since she says they have the best nuggets! After lunch we got back in the super warm pool! For dinner we went to Joe's Crab Shack, afterwards we played in the pool until the kids were sleepy. Sunday we slept in, went out to breakfast then headed back to  the hotel. It was in the 80's that day. We took a big surrey bike out then did the paddle boats. We spent a few hours in the pool then headed home! It was a very nice weekend!

Harper & her selfie with the Hyatt parrot in the back ground

Dirty feet relaxing on the bed, having a little snack

The room had two balconies! You could see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from one. Here's the views 

Looking down into the lobby 

Painting a crab at Joes