Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kailer’s Birthday Party


It’s that time of year again:  time for birthday party planning!  Seeing as Kailer’s birthday is on August 17, his is the first in the birthday snowball 😊

The party will be on his actual birthday, which falls on a Monday this year.  Since his attitude was perfect when he asked, he’s allowed to have a boys and girls party from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  The theme of the party is Minecraft of course 😊. I have lots of really cool Minecraft decorations, food and games planned.  Pinterest has been serving me well 😊



The Disney World Dream


My family and in-laws have been planning a trip to Disney World – something I had never even considered until recently.  My in-laws are great, and it was actually my mom in-law’s dream to take her grand babies to Disney World, but as the grand babies kept arriving, her dream just became less and less realistic.  She now has eight grandkids and one great grandson, so unless she won the lottery, the Disney thing just wasn’t going to happen…until now!  

Mike and I began talking about planning this trip a few months ago, after friends of mine told me about their Disney trips, and how affordable it can actually be.  During our discussion, I told him that I just couldn’t imagine going without his parents, and he totally agreed 😊

The plan we put together was for fall 2017, but that changed this past Saturday.  The new plan is the same, except for the date, which is now set for fall 2016 – that’s next year!!! 😃. I’m so nervous and so excited!  Let the planning “begin”!  

I’ve mapped out out route, calculated our costs, scheduled our days, wrote out a packing list, made a Pinterest board and downloaded helpful apps, and I feel totally unprepared, but thrilled at the same time 😃. I still have meal plans to perfect, a bin to fill with Disney gifts so we don’t have to buy souvenirs at the parks, make or put together outfits for the kids, lose the excess weight…  Ah!  Have I mentioned that I’m super duper excited?!!!

Today’s MCC Score


sadly for me, our local MCC no longer offers the $8 bag sales, and yet I was still able to spend less than $10 and come home with some amazing treasures – including a beautiful skirt for myself, and a super cute dress for Kianna.  After the clothing section, my friend and I went to the hardware section, where I scored this kids toy piano for $3!  

Three great items for $7.00!!!  Again, you just can’t lose 😀