Sunday, December 21, 2008

CVS trip 12/21

SO, I hit CVS @ 11:00 pm in order to fill our baskets (my bro, friend and sis went along) and get all the deals done to head back home.

By the end of our trip our oop was $0!!! I totally miss the "old" CVS I experienced when I first came on the scene last year, but FREE is FREE!

Here is a pic from the trip. I am loving all the emails about my old BLOGS and people requesting STEP by STEP help! Keep it coming----I am always up for some teaching!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Time to shop!!!

The first day in a long time since I have hard core got down and did what I do best!! I can't wait until 11pm so I can rush to my favorite store to clean them OUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTT!!! LOL. I will post pics and scenarios when I get back!

Friday, December 19, 2008


7 days ago, I was invited to become an agent with PRIMERICA.

Since then I have:

1) Submitted my IBA (Independent Business Application)
2) Finsihed a Pre-Licensing Course, December 19, 2008 I PASSED my exam!!!!!!!!! The exam required a passing score of at LEAST 70%, and I got 80%!!!! I am soooo proud and walking on cloud nine right now! I mean, just 6 days ago I was in a class LEARNING about this business!!

I must admit-------the word independent goes to the CORE of who I am.

I did it! I did it! I did it! I did it! I DID IT!!!!! And now there is NO limitation on my success!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My husband's other----other half...

Today my husband got to visit with his twin, whom his hasn't seen face to face in about a year. I could tell he was sooo happy about the visit....LOL

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Time to get more FREE stuff!!!

In case you missed it last time, I am posting this again for those of you who may be interested. So far there have been MANY who have profited from the free stuff and I hope many more will be added to the list!!! (Chime in if you have also been a recipient). I have gotten 2 IPOD touches and cash to buy a Wii.

Here are a couple of referral sites that you can get either CASH or gifts from
#1 -NANO options, cash, etc
#2-Video IPODs LINK
#3-Nintendo WII LINK
#4-IPODs, IPHONE, Apple TV, etc LINK
#5-High End Cameras OR Cash! LINK
#6-IPODs or Cash LINK
#7 - 360 w/or w/out games, cash, etc LINK
#8- IPHONE or cash LINK
#9- 360elite, cash etc LINK[/URL]
#10- Flash IPODs, cash, etc LINK
#11- PS3, cash, etc LINK

Saturday, November 1, 2008

UPDATE on Surrogate Journey #4

I never "officially" posted an update here on my blog regarding the status of my journey with L&M.

The transfer did not work. L&M had a consult with their RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) and he told them that the quality of their embryos wasn't very good and that they should look into an egg donor. I know that this must have been sad news for L, because she is a young woman with no children.

I will continue to support them and hope and pray that their arms are filled with a little one in years to come.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Pics...

We usually don't let the children dress up for Halloween, but this year was different. I told my husband I thought it would be ok for them to go into town and do the "Trunk or Treat"...they had a ball!!! They also rode around the neighborhood (with other neighbors) on the back of a trailer and went from house to house.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


@ 9:40am today we transferred 2 of my IP's embabies into me in hopes that they stick around for the next 8+ months!

I have decided this cycle that I will not be a POAS-a-holic like my last few cycles.........we'll see how that holds up!

Monday, October 20, 2008




Stay positive at ALL times. Do not let the outcome of previous transfers/pregnancies affect your state of mind this time around. Remember that it is out of OUR control and that what is meant to be will be.

Don't forget to eat all the pineapples you can. They taste good...AND it's a myth that they help and fact that they don't hurt! Remember to relax and enjoy the time away from home.

THIS IS IT.....a couple more days and I am off! I can't believe the time has came upon us so fast! I am crazy excited about what is to come and can't wait to hear more updates regarding the embabies!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Last BCP!!! AND a trip to the grocery store

Finally.........the last pill! I can't wait to get my final AF before we become preggers ***fingers crossed***

And so, I made a trip to the grocery store and paid less than $9 for all this!
Another great shopping trip!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Day 1 in my book

So I started Lupron tonight and this *officially* feels like the cycle to me! Anything that involves needles is definitely a wake-up call for me that we are getting closer to baby-baking time! I really hope this transfer is successful. My IPs have been through the ringer as far as IVF goes....

On another note, my baby girl turns "5" in 2 weeks and I am just not planning to party.....BOY do I feel busy lately.....and almost like my days are nights...and my nights are days.....

Enough rambling........time for bed!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My free adventures lately!

So I am back into the couponing "full force" and I have been running like a mad woman from store to store getting massive deals! (will add more pics later)

Friday, August 29, 2008


Yesterday made CD41 and was the longest cycle EVER for me!!! I guess the failed cycle did a number on my body, because it took forever to AF to even show her face!!! So, I told my IM over the weekend that I am sure if I go out in white shorts AF would show.........Low and behold I go shopping with my big sister this morning and put on white capris....guess who shows up?! LOL. Forget the raspberry tea..... throw away the hope of knocking boots....BREAK out the white capris!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm a BIG girl now....

After I picked Talia up from Pre-K, I decided to go have a "pamper-mommy" session and get a pedicure. As I sat soaking, Talia ran over to me---

TALIA: Mommy, can I get my nails done?
ME: You can get them done when you get a J-O-B.
TALIA: But---I have a dollar! See, I can pay for my own....
ME: Oh, really? Give the lady a dollar and tell her that is how you'll pay for it.
TALIA: OK! Can I pick my color now.

good deal!!!!Needless to say and true to form, she must really have my genes, because she managed to talk to manicurist into painting her nails and TOES for $1!!!! Truly she is my child and recognizes a Talia got her first mani and pedi!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Day 2 of school

Talia is definitely a chip off the old block when it comes to getting up in the morning...LOL.

So, I tried to see her off for her 2nd day and this was her reaction

So much for getting up in the morninG!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

1st day of school!!!

The weekend came and went and Monday passed with the stress of getting ready for school. was the day!!! My baby girl started her first day of Pre-K and was sooo excited.

The kids both got up this morning with very little urging---because they were soo excited. Talia chose her outfit the night before and was ready to don her Hannah Montana accessories!

My two little munchkins put there backpacks on and were ready to go!!!

So, the day is over and the last baby bird left the nest....

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Day 3 of practice........

WOOOHOOO GO RAIDERS!!So, as hot as it is in Texas we were back at it again today. I am soo proud of my baby for sticking at this football thing and can't wait for his first game....which happens to be Sept 13!!!!!

Getting it all organized!!!

For months now my husband has been complaining about his garage and his desire to get his truck in.....but he has been unable to due to my collection of STUFF!!! Diapers, deodorants, toilet paper, paper towels............and the list goes ON!!! So, I decided to look for shelving for the garage and found an amazing deal!!!

Today Korrey and I started the daunting task of getting this mess organized

So far we've completed one side and here are the results!!!

Looks like night and day!!! OK............back to side 2....LOL

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Just give me BRACELETS!!!!

His age? 7 yrs 14 days.
His Accomplishment? One tooth lighter!

As my husband and I examined Korrey's mouth we noticed that not only was his tooth VERYYYYY loose, but apparently it had taken so long to come out that another tooth had grown in under it! I immediately told my husband that he MUST take it out before something worse happens, especially with him playing football now!

SO, low and behold my husband took the old PLIERS in the mouth technique to remove it. We had a couple of tries before my husband was able to successfully remove the little bugar! Apparently all it took was a $2 bribe and talks of showing the crying video to his football buddies...LOL. He manned up and allowed daddy to yank that little tooth out. Then after all was said and done......he had the nerve to act as if he was brave the whole time...LOL. The funniest part of the whole ordeal is when his father made the comment that he will have to get BRACES because of the strange tooth. Korrey shouted "OK! Stop and just give me bracelets then!...." LOL.

Here is the TOOTH Extracting video....Enter at your own risk!!!

As you can probably tell at the end of this clip, my voice says "OMG, OMG!" Well, I had to pause the recording because it all hit me at once that my little boy LOST his first front tooth!!! He is really growing up!!! WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Here is another video for entertainment and possible blackmail when he gets older...LOL

Monday, August 4, 2008

Korrey's 1st football practice.......

Today was the first practice for Korrey's team and of course here in TX it was like 107 degrees!!! Mentally a person could not be all there with 107 degrees of heat beaming down their neck, but the coaches seemed to keep it all together! I am sure they are used to the heat anyway. Just the heat yesterday had me second guessing whether this was the right decision or not!!! Oh well, after all was over and done with, my son had NO complaints about the heat and was just as excited for tomorrow's practice as he was for the first! I guess BOYS will be BOYS!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's official........

He's growing up!!!!

Today we took Korrey II to get fitted for his football gear. I was about in tears just reminiscing in my mind of those days when he was struggling to walk, or crawl, or brush his teeth.........

Boy does time fly!!! And I think it's falling on me like a ton of bricks!!! At 7 years old, he told me the other day after I called him a child and told him to stay in a child's place "MOM! I'm not a child!!! I'm a little man!" LOL. So, in his mind he thinks he's past that stage in life where mommies can call you a little boy anymore.

As for Talia, today was hard for her too!

She found out that the sign-ups for Cheer leading was closed---broke her little heart!!! I went ahead a bought her a little outfit anyway from Sears ($3)....they had a massive sale!!! So now we are looking for an extra curricular activity to enroll her in. She's most interested in Cheer, but I am sure Dance will do as well.

Oh's official.......TIME FLIES!!