Sunday, June 27, 2010

Little Chiropractor

Our little guy is already an old pro with the Activator technique. Daddy is soooo proud!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my mom! Isaac is getting really good at celebrating birthdays. He should be - he's had three birthdays to celebrate in the past 9 days {Grandpa, Daddy, and Grandma!}. That's a lot of cake - and he's not complaining!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday Deals - 6/24/10

1. Get $10 off a $10 purchase at DSW with promo code TAKE10. If you spend $35+, get free shipping as well with promo code SHIP314. I see some new shoes in my future? :)

2. Get a FREE sample of the new Nivea Happy Sensation lotion here.

3. For the dogs - a FREE sample of Pet 'n' Shape healthy natural treats here.

4. Tomorrow, 6/25, participating Subways will be giving away a FREE Egg Muffin Melt from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Call ahead to see if you can get free breakfast! :)

5. I wish I had a Waffle House near me. If there is one near you, get a coupon for a FREE slice of pie here.

6. Fill out a survey about your skin-cleansing routine, and get a FREE sample of Biore Makeup Removing Towelettes or Biore Steam Activated Cleanser here.

7. Got a baby in Pampers? Use Gifts to Grow? Enter code ENJOYYOURSUMMER for 10 FREE points! Code expires 7/6/10

8. FREE sample of Carefree liners here, and print off a $1 off coupon while you're there!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Puddle Jumper

Isaac loves a good thunderstorm. He even quotes Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can you? whenever he hears something that sounds like thunder. "Boom, boom, boom. Mr. Brown is a-wonder. Boom, boom, boom. Mr. Brown makes thunder!"

But I think his very favorite part about thunderstorms are the mud puddles left behind. Grandpa taught him how to splash around {or stand around} in them awhile ago - I captured a little bit of his fun after the rain last week.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday Deals - 6/17/10

1. FREE 8x10 collage at Walgreen's with coupon code GOBIG8X10. Expires June 19.

2. Are you moving soon or have some home projects? Sign up here for your Home Depot 10% off coupon. I'm so pissed....I JUST missed this one -- their site was down when I was searching for it, so I just gave up and placed my order, online, with out it. I wonder if I can get a refund of the difference? Then again...I suppose there will always be more trips to Home Depot.

3. Ladies, FREE sample of TENA ultra thins here.

4. Dads, get a FREE cup or cone of TCBY yogurt on Father's Day!

5. Get a FREE sample of GoodNites underwear for your little tike here.

6. FREE sample of Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Membership not required {as it sometimes is at Costco!}.

7. FREE sample of Bodycology Hand Lotion here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Here was Isaac's greeting for him this morning {and we refer to him as Grandpa in Taiwanese}:

P.S. For you sibs that wanted to see Dad minus his one front tooth, take a look because it's getting replaced really soon!

Friday, June 11, 2010


I could not have said it better than my dear husband on facebook:

I know I can't put into words all that you mean to me, so I will just say that I love you very much and want to thank you for the best 5 years of my life. Happy Anniversary!

I love you too!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


We took Isaac to the zoo today. He was obsessed with the train, the elephants, and a peacock. It's so fun seeing all of this through a child's eyes! Love it!

See how much he enjoyed himself:

Thursday Deals - 6/10/10

1. Saturday, June 12, Old Navy is selling their tank tops for $2. Limit 5, in store only.

2. FREE sample of All Oxi-Active laundry detergent here.

3. FREE sample of Nivea Happy Sensation Body Wash here.

4. Walgreens is offering a FREE 5x7 Photo card with coupon code DADCARD. You pay shipping. Just in time for Father's Day!

5. FREE sample of Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant here. Totally cashing this one in for the summer!

Monday, June 7, 2010

20 months

Happy 20 months little man!

He is so awesome {when he's not throwing tantrums}, and such a little talker and singer. His current favorite songs to sing? "C is for Cookie" or Feist's version of "1234" from Sesame Street. We love him to pieces!

Today, we also became homeowners again. Now the real work begins. Can't wait to introduce Isaac to his new yard!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


The entire first floor of our new home is covered in beautiful wood flooring {including the bedrooms} which also means more rugs. We're going with more neutral based tones to lighten up the rooms, and I'm really liking this rug {or something similar} for the living room. Doesn't it just look so plush and cushy? I want to nap on it. Now.
However, here are my problems with it:

1. It's white {even though I want white, I don't for a variety of reasons. Namely, that I'll soon have two little munchkins running around!}
2. The price isn't perfect
3. I fear a Pocket Sophie revolution. I'm sure it'll show up WAY more than it ever did on my darker rugs.
4. If it doesn't work in the living room, do I dare try to use it in our bedroom?

Friday, June 4, 2010

You know what word I really enjoy?

The word "dog".

This is hilarious! Isaac asks to watch it multiple times a day, and I indulge him because I love to see his great big smile and hear his adorable little laugh. :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Excited about this cute and cozy kitchen -- with my new stainless steel appliances! :) We're also planning on painting it the cutest light green and eventually changing out that hardware. Our tentative color is Grass Cloth from Behr paints. Check it out if you'd like.

Thursday Deals - 6/3/10

1. June 4 is national donut day, which means FREE donuts! Visit your local Krispy Kreme for a FREE donut - no purchase necessary, or your local Dunkin' Donuts for a FREE donut with the purchase of a beverage.

2. Coffee lovers: FREE sample of Starbucks VIA Ready Brew here.

3. FREE download of Sarah McLachlan's new single, Forgiveness, here.

4. Are you interested in the Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer kit {retail approx. $8.69}? Print this $5 off coupon, and this Target $3 off coupon {click on Household} to get it for $0.69 at Target!

5. Get a FREE mini roll of Cottonelle Ultra TP and a sample of a moist flushable wipe here.

6. For the dogs: a FREE sample of Three Dog Bakery Oven baked dog treats here.

7. FREE sample of Playtex Gentle Glide here.

8. Planning on doing a little house painting? Not sure of which colors you want? Get two FREE Glidden Paint Testers here. Good while supplies last.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This is pesky

I have a hole in my brain....I can't remember anything! This is not normal pregnancy brain either.

Let me give you a brief overview:
I developed hypothyroidism during this pregnancy. They put me on a synthetic hormone to bring my levels back up. I started taking it, and felt better within a week. I get my blood drawn about every 4 weeks. After the first blood draw, my TSH levels were within the normal range, but they decided to up the dosage of my meds to "keep up with the baby." About a week after upping my dosage, I started forgetting things. I'm not talking about small things like, I forgot to do laundry, or get groceries {though I have forgotten those too}. I mean, I'm forgetting to do things for work. In the past 5 weeks, I have forgotten the following {and not for lack of writing it down, cell phone reminders, etc.}: Playing 3 masses, 3 staff meetings, a work social, and 4 piano lessons.

After missing Mass #2 a couple of weeks ago, I decided to put a call in to my endocrinologist. As it turns out, my levels for my third blood draw are at the high end of normal, but are still within the normal range, so they aren't doing a darn thing. I won't back down to the original, lower dosage without approval because I don't want to compromise the pregnancy in any way either. They couldn't care less that I'm telling them that my memory loss is NOT NORMAL! They won't even look into it, and I'm only allowed to speak with my Dr. through his nurses. I'm turning into a completely unreliable person, even with calendars, post-its, and cell phone alarms, and I hate it. THIS IS NOT ME! So, blog world, help me find out what's wrong, please?. Google my conditions, will you? I don't know how to make my Dr. listen to me, and it's getting completely frustrating. I know, by the text book, I should be fine. But I've told them, and I'm telling you's not. I'm freaked out and embarrassed, and I really just want to know what's going on.