Monday, June 09, 2008

Satan Must Be Cold

NBC Nightly News just did a positive story on Iraq and all the good our soldiers are doing over there. I about crapped my pants.

Of course, though, since I'm trying to find the story to link it on the blog, I can't find it anywhere. What the heck??

The story ran under the line "Local Assist" on tonight's (6-9-2008) NBC Nightly News. If you find it, please let me know.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Cheap Baby Booty

Yesterday morning, my sister, Jessi, and I went garage sale hunting. A girl that works with Jessi and Ben was holding one at her house, and she informed Ben that she had a bunch of baby stuff for sale. So I decided to go check it out. I am SO glad I did! I got a Graco Eddie Bauer baby carrier, stroller and car seat base for $50! That stuff retails for about $200!!! I got a second car seat base for $15 (retail for $40), a Snugli (baby carrier) for $6, a sheepskin for $3, bunch of bottles and various nipple sizes for $7, a car window shade for $.50, baggie of baby spoons and medicine droppers for $2, a baby memory book for $.25, a brand new, totally unopened baby Boppy for $5 (retails for about $35!!), a couple of traveling formula containers for about $2 total, and a baby carrier cover (for winter time) for $1! In all, I saved about $300 and the environment! Yay!

Then we found another garage sale where they were selling a wooden cradle, in perfect condition, for $25. It's so cute! The gal had two little girls that she had helping her with the sale, and they were kind of sad to see it go; they enjoyed letting their dollies "sleep" in it. So I thanked them for letting my baby use it. That made them happy to know that another baby would love this cradle as much as they did.

So anyone interested in saving a little money when starting a family, go garage sale hunting!

Here's some pictures off all my baby booty:

Folded stroller, baby carrier and stacked car seat bases (from left to right)

Baby Boppy, Snugli (green), Sheepskin, car window shade, carrier cover (forest green), pink cereal container, blue formula container, multicolored spoons and medicine droppers, two bags of bottles and one bag of nipples of various sizes

Cradle with booty inside (to keep the cat from jumping in)

Saturday, June 07, 2008


I'm tickled because I just finished my very first stamping project that I designed and created all by myself with all my own supplies. Check it out:

Card Front (rub-on flowers colored by ink marker)

Card Insert (Flower rub-on and "Sweet little one" stamp)

Card pieces side by side

Back signed by me!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Dumb Rain

Today there was some serious downpouring here in the St. Louis area. Which has unfortunately led to a leak in our basement. Grrr. So Ben is now downstairs using the ShopVac to suck up as much water as possible. Last he checked, the tank had about two to three inches of water. The diameter of the tank is about 15 inches. I can't believe that there is that much water in the basement.

Crap. And it's supposed to rain more tomorrow. Dumb.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Bump Watch 2008

I finally got around to taking a baby bump picture! I know, I know, it's been a really long time coming, but oh well, here it is!

Me at 16 weeks

Sea foam green baby blanket Aunt Sher knit and sent to us within a couple weeks of announcing the pregnancy!

Detailing on the blanket

White blanket we received from Aunt Sher a few weeks ago

Detailing on the white blanket (isn't it pretty?)

I'll try to post more often, but things are going to be crazy busy this month. For some reason, June always seems to be super busy for us. Weird.