Friday, July 21, 2017

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day 2017

This year my youngest 4 children and I celebrated Chick-fil-A's annual Cow Appreciation Day without the oldest 3 on July 11th.  A, B, and C were off at Burn Camp for a week having a fabulous time and the "Littles" as we call them and I had a blast doing fun things and staying busy.  One of those fun things included dressing up as cows and heading to our local Chick-fil-A for some fun and free food.  Enjoy the photos!

D, E and F as cows!

 Baby G Cow

Trying on his brother's hat.

A close up of F, love his smile.

We used D's emoji shirt to show her cow love.

Kissing my baby cow!

Cow Play

 I think someone is really enjoying that waffle fry.

See below what Baby G thought of his 1st Cow Appreciation Day.

Save Money With Groupon Coupons

If you are like me you love shopping.  And even better than shopping, is saving money on your purchases.  I love coupons for this reason.  Now, you have probably heard of Groupon.  Have you heard of Groupon Coupons?  It is a partnership between Groupon and over 9K national retailers with the aim of saving you money!  Groupon Coupons is a free and efficient way for shoppers to find thousands of coupons and promo codes from popular stores like Amazon, The Home Depot, Target, Ebay, Walgreens, and so many more.  If you are doing any on-line shopping, checking out Groupon Coupons is definitely in your best interest.

I personally have been doing quite a bit of on-line shopping in preparation for our upcoming school year.

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Disclosure: Thanks so much to USFamilyGuide and Groupon Coupons for allowing me to participate in this campaign. I am eligible to receive a prize as part of this campaign.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Disney's A Wrinkle In Time

I have a super fun movie trailer to share with you!  Did you ever read Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time?  It was one of my favorite books growing up.  Guess what?  Disney is turning this book into a movie and I couldn't be more excited.  The movie is due to release March 9, 2018.  This film is an epic adventure which will take audiences across the dimensions of time and space, discovering the nature of darkness vs light and eventually, the triumph of love.  Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Port Aransas Beach Vacation


We have been back from vacation for several weeks now but I feel as though I have still been at the beach a little bit.  Oh, I miss it so.

The water on my toes.

It was so great to see family and for the kids to spend time with their cousins, they love these trips so much.  And it was my first time to Port Aransas.  David is the only one of us who had been there before.  If you haven't been to a beach this summer, I really hope you get the opportunity to go soon.  I find it so relaxing!  Enjoy our family photos.

The front of a souvenir shop.

F in front of a mural in the same souvenir shop.

Our kids at the beach.

Beach photo

A ready to ride.

 On a wave...

B jumping

Mermaid B

B with her sand octopus.

C ready to swim

C and crazy Uncle Brian.

D jumping

D being goofy.

E at the beach.

E on a Boogie Board

F jumping over waves.

F riding a wave in.

Baby G raiding the Whataburger.

All tuckered out...

Snack time

The boys having fun.

 Beach free play


This company is awesome!

 Amazing food.

 Headed home in their souvenir shirts.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Stockpile Review - Investing for Everyone - Free $5 referral

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I really like the idea of teaching our kids about investing and this could be just the way to do it.  I think it would be fun for the kids to see just how much their favorite brands grow in the next 10 years.

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Friday, June 23, 2017


Just wanted to let you know that we will be on vacation for the next week!  Stay tuned for some fun beach pictures.

C's Baseball Party & Father's Day

Our Chalkboard

There has been a lot of baseball around here lately!  I have been meaning to post about C's Baseball Party for weeks.  He had a great time.  Many loved ones were able to celebrate with us which is really the best part if you ask me!  Enjoy a few photos.

 Clay's Field Cake

 And his bat and ball cakes (the #10)

Another view

 A and B made baseball cookies

 Party favors included Cracker Jacks, Bouncy "Base"balls, and Chocolate Baseball Candy

 As well as baseball lollipops!

 The castle bounce house was super fun!  If you are local, we love Addy & Jax Bounce House rentals.

 Jumping fun

 I think my favorite part was the baseball themed ice cream bar.  We had all the MLB team hats for sundae bowls.

 And the girls and I made baseball themed wooden spoons for added fun.

Now, onto Father's Day!  The kids made tie dye cupcakes for David for Father's Day.  They came out yummy!  The kids and I had been working hard for a few weeks to clean out our garage for David as a present.  Our garage was piled high with boxes.  I don't watch the show Hoarders but I have seen snippets of previews and sadly our garage reminded me of that show.  It was actually fun to go through and sort through so many things and David was so surprised!  It's not finished but our garage looks so much better and hopefully David and I can finish the job together.

Father's Day Cupcakes

The kids enjoying snow cones at the Express game.  F is there behind D but you can't really see him in this photo.

Then we all went to the afternoon Round Rock Express game, which was Baby G's first Express game.  More Baseball!  We had a lot of fun!  Hope everyone had a great Father's Day!