Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend wedding

This weekend we went to a wedding in Denver. It was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures. I hope to add another picture later.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My New Deals Blog

Hi all.
Since my recent hobby/addiction involves getting awesome deals, I started another blog devoted to that.

I will still post to this blog at least once a week.

I'm not completely finished with the layout, but I do post Walgreens deals every week.

I also post about other money-saving tips, and I link to some great money-saving blogs.

(once in a while I post about Rite Aid, King Soopers (Kroger), Safeway, Office Depot or Garage sales:)

Feel free to check it out:

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Some fun finds:)

Today I went to 2 garage sales on my way to get a free recyclable bag (for being one of the first 150 customers), and a can of olives for my pasta salad.
I found these things that I am super excited about.
First, a super-cute bag (for 1.00) that holds EVERYTHING. Coupon organizers, paper adds, my purse, my water bottle, keys...I even fit my gift for the baby shower I was going to in it:)

(also include are my .05 folders, my .40 corn on the cob holders)

Second, I found a Duck Hunt (for Nintendo) gun (and the game along with about 15 other games and some more controllers) for 5.00. And...IT WORKED! I felt like I was at my 6th grade birthday party all over again.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy Talk like a Pirate Day.

I worked with what costumes I had in the house, and it still wasn't great...but it was fun.
Notice the hook:)

One boy even brought at real parrot to school.

Monday, September 15, 2008

We caught the mouse!

So when i got to school this morning, I wondered if I smelled something funny, or if I was just imagining things. When I saw my Middle school "mouse patrol" kids come in, I asked them politely to check under my desk to see if there was a dead mouse in the trap. It took them quite a while to get under my desk...but then they started getting louder...and sure enough...there was a DEAD mouse in the mouse trap in my room. The Boys held it by the side of the trap and took it out (mouse and all) then held it up for everyone to see. They had it in the hallway to show others before I caught them and made them throw it away (and get it out of the room). It looked something like this.
SOoooo. That was Monday. What will the rest of the week bring?:) I

Friday, September 12, 2008

There's a mouse in my tech lab...

actually there are 28 mice:) (27 computer mice, 1 real mouse;)
I noticed the effects of the mouse about a week ago, when I moved some candy in to my desk drawer to use for prizes. I didn't think much of it at first, but the next day when I put a little bag of Nutter Butter's in the drawer, the bag was torn into and a little creature had nibbled at a good many Nutter Butters. I threw out the bag, and immediately put most of my candy in Ziploc containers. I put a few in Ziploc bags because I didn't think they little guy would go for it.
I was wrong. The next day the Ziploc bag was torn open and the candy for prizes was scattered. I had a note for the janitor to put a mousetrap in my desk drawer, and a message in at the office. I hadn't seen the effects of the mouse for a few days....and I got lazy.
I opened my NEW bag of Nutter Butter's yesterday when my stomach was growling in-between classes. When I was done, I put it back in the Ziploc container and shoved it in the drawer.
WELL, today, I found the lid off, and a small hole nibbled in the bag. There were a few round Nutter Butters scattered around the drawer!!!!
I have some Middle School boys on mouse patrol. They checked out where the Janitor put the traps, and are keeping an eye on them for me...maybe we can catch the little guy.

I always thought mice were cute. I love this poster of the mouse and the elephant (I have it above my desk). I enjoyed reading The Tale of Despereaux. But this new little mouse is getting on my nerves!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Rockies Game

Saturday night, we went to a Rockies game with our friend Amy. It was a lot of fun and we had pretty good seats. We were in the TOP row (as high as you can get) between home base and first. The Rockies lost, but it was fun!

It was a beautiful evening.

Here is Amy.

John really enjoyed his corner seat.

We also had power play tickets, so each one of us got $10 worth of food free. (That will get you 2 things at the concession stands there). We ate on the way to the game, and then at the game we got Nachos, Ice cream, Popcorn, Soda.... = my tummy was not happy today:)

You can also see a good picture of us (and how high we were) at this link.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Vacation

In honor of Jack's 60th birthday (coming up in a few weeks), John and I celebrated with his family at a place in the mountains. It was a very beautiful and relaxing trip...perfect for my last weekend before kids arrive at school. Davina and Kyle and the kids came from Oregon, and we had a blast hanging out with them too.

On Saturday we went Jeeping on some trails. Here are some views from the back seat:)

We stopped at a couple of places along the way:

We had a little fun with the xterra:

Here is the place we stayed:

The birthday guy:

The views from the deck(s) were great!

We went to town for the rubber ducky races down the stream:

...and made a starbucks run:)

Good Times!