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Thursday, August 4, 2011


Morning, my friends! Wednesday :) How was it? Super busy here! Started off by not sleeping too well. Don't you hate that? My house is SO cold during the day, that we decided to turn the AC to a warmer setting. And then I sweated all night long. ha! I woke up hot, took off the blankets, woke up cold, put them back on again. Repeat all night... Yeah, I'm putting the AC back where it was for tonight.

Aunt Sue couldn't sleep either, and moved out to the couch around 6pm. And I thought it was because I was tossing and turning so much. hehe. She was afraid that she was waking me up. ha!

Anyway, since I'd showered the night before, I didn't have to this morning. lol. I straightened my hair, put on my make up, got dressed, and was ready for the day. Then walked the kids to the bus stop with Maddie.

The bus came, and there was a van behind it. And the bus driver said that the kids at our stop were going on the van this time. Ok, works for us. We got them checked in, and headed back home. And Amanda came over after Austin got on the bus, and Maddie and Lily and Aunt Sue and Amanda and I headed off to New Mexico. We were going to the Las Cruces Walmart. Cause it's always wells stocked.

And would it be rude to say that there are white people there? And they all speak English? I'm not trying to be rude. I'm really not. I love El Paso. But it's frustrating not being able to communicate with people... Ok, I'll stop now. This probably isn't coming out right... ha!

Moving on... Here's me in the car
Maddie was pretty impressed with Amanda's hubbys car. It had stadium seating. Cool, huh?
Me and Amanda. Check out Maddie in the background trying to pull a face...
Aunt Sue and LIly

Lily watched the movie Tangled all the way to New Mexico
We saw the kids and the buses on the way out of post!
We visited and chatted and giggled and had a wonderful time on our road trip to New Mexico. And finally got to Walmart And had about an hour to look for school supplies. I had Tom's middle school list, and knew generally what the other kids would need. And we headed inside the store to shop!
School supplies? Not a problem for Spider Mom!

We found SO many good deals. Amanda price matches. She had a Staples, Office Max, Walgreens, Albertsons, and many other more ads. And had marked the SUPER good deals. We got crayons for a quarter, composition notebooks for $0.10, pocket pencil holders for $0.05, Avry dividers for $0.50, 10 packs of pencils for $0.10. And many other deals!

We always look for a line with a checked who looks super patient and laid back. It makes it SO much easier for Price matches. The line was long that we picked, but we figured that the dude working the register would be worth it.

Check out what I found in line. Alcohol inside. Nice...

M&M's, Snickers, and MIlky Way for $0.29... Can't beat that. I can get my kids to do about anything for a candy bar. hehe. OR a popsicle...

Aunt Sue's stuff
My Stuff
Robert, we SO loved being in your line!!! I'd drive to Las Cruces again to get checked out by you. hehe :)
Dions is Amanda's FAVORITE restaurant in Las Cruces. And we ran out of time to go there. So we had to settle for Wendy's. But I still like Wendy's. Its super tasty.

I got a burger meal, and a frosty. Cause frosties and fries are a PERFECT combination. YUM!

We got home with enough time to unload the car, put away the school supplies, go to the bathroom, and get the kids from the bus. We were fast! hehe.

And the kids all said that they'd had a TON of fun at camp today. Thank goodness! I'm glad they're liking it.

Here's my trunk with supplies. It's all the way full...

We sat around for about an hour, and played with the kids. The little girls laid down for a nap, and the grown ups headed out for a pedicure at the mall closest to our house. We'd decided that our toes were NASTY and needed done. And Aunt Sue had NEVER had a pedi before. So we needed to go. hehe.

First step, pick out a color. I settled on a dark reddish one.

Amanda and Aunt Sue sat together, empty chair (broken massager), and then Maddie and I. My chair was NO WHERE as good as the first time, but it was ok.
We all the girls got the same package. The $25 one. It was a good one. They washed and filed and cheese grated and whatever else they do they did to our feet. Lotioned and massaged our legs. And beat our calfs. Yeah, it was strange. hehe. But good.

The painted our toes. Everyone except me got flowers painted on our big toes. I'd initially said no, like evryone else did, but the other people talked the other girls into it. And mine just took me at face value. So no cute flowers on my toes. I totally would have gone for it.

Once the pediucre was over, they sent us over to put our toes under the bright light. i guess it helps to dry faster? Harder? Yeah, I don't know. I just did what I was told.

And then they convinced Aunt Sue and I to get our eyebrows waxed. Because I REALLY needed it. Here's me, in the little side room.
My before picture.
My after picture.
So waxing vs threading... Waxing was faster. She was SUPER fast. And it only hurt for a second while ripping off the wax strip. But then she had to go back and pluck a bit, and that hurt. So I think that while the threading was slower, it may have hurt less? I don't know. I think I like both.

Amanda's feet and my feet

Here's Amanda and I and Aunt Sue. Well, our feet, anyway. Aunt Sue was getting waxed so she didn't get in...

We swung by Target (across the way in the mall), picked up some dinner items, and headed back home. We cooked frozen burritos for the kids, and nachos. They all LOVED it. And we hung out outside for a bit. I had the kids do jobs to earn a popsicle. joe cleaned the living room. Jim cleaned the grass part of the backyard. Tom picked up all the dog poo.

Ella and Lily and Joe and Jim cleaned up the gravel part of the back yard. And it looked pretty good. We played with Boxer for a while, then it was 8pm, and time to put kids to bed. We got the 4 little kids down, and the grown ups headed out to the Jewelry Box. Because we ran out of time to go before dinner.

We found a few things we liked there, then swung by Kohl's real fast before heading back home. i found a few rings that I couldn't live without. Aren't they cute!??!
We headed back home, stopping at Wendy's on the way home for a fruit frosty shake. Oh yeah, they were SUPER tasty! You'd like it, Captain America!

We got home, put Tom and Eme to bed, and watched a couple episodes of Psych. Aunt Sue played on a laptop, and I blogged. Maddie went to bed after the first Psych. The 2nd one is almost over, and I"m almost done. Totally going to bed after this. It's already 11;33pm. And I'm SO sleepy. Night, all!

Click on the link below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

GREAT layout, Sharon! I have kids that would TOTALLY do this. hehe. Love the realistic look of the elements, my dear :)


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 04, 2011. Thanks again.

Rarole said...

Hey - I had a blast going "along with you" today! Glad the kids were at camp cause you had a ball. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the WA! LOL

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [05 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Tammy said...

I'll definitely be able to use this word art with my boys! Thank you very much :)