Thursday, July 28, 2011

I caught one


LOVE THIS SMILE!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I may never pay full price again!

Check out my deals from yesterday....

CVS:

Total spent:  $12.00 out of pocket

but I got back $23.00 in Extra Care Bucks (work the same as cash at CVS).....see that big ole bottle of contact solution I MADE 10 cents just for buying it!

Kroger:

Total Spent:  $3.03

Yep, I got 2 boxes of cereal, 2 boxes of fruit roll-ups, soap and milk for only $3.03!
Batta-Boom-Batta-Bing!!

It's easy, really.  The key to couponing is
#1  Buy the Sunday paper and cut the coupons
#2  Use the coupons WITH a sale

Other useful info:
Kroger doubles coupons 50 cents or less (all day, everyday)
clip all the coupons even if you don't think you'll use them 
{for instance, I would have never kept a fruit roll up coupon in the past because we don't eat fruit roll-ups...but this week at Kroger they were on sale for 69cents a box--So, I used my 50 cents off 2 fruit roll-ups/gushers/whatever (it was doubled automatically) and got two boxes of fruit roll-ups for 19cents each.  And I enjoyed my first fruit roll-up in 20 years tonight!!}

CVS is a little more complicated and I can't decide how I feel about it....

If you are interested, check out these sites out

It is kind of addicting...so consider yourself warned!

Friday, July 22, 2011

4 months old today!


Stats

Weight:  14lbs 1oz (50%)
Length:  24in (25%)
Head Circ.:  16.75 (50%)


**You eat 6oz of formula every 3 hours during the day.
**You are sleeping through the night still
**Size 2 diaper
**Mostly 3-6 month clothes (pretty much have grown out of 3 month)
**Can grasp/reach for things (even though your movements are still a little jerky)
**Once you get something, it goes straight towards your mouth
**love to suck on your fingers and fist
**smile, coo, and babble
you are not going to be a movie star...because as soon as we bring out the camera all the smiles go away.
**You are really easy to burp (always have been)
**You're not an everyday pooper....more like every other day!
**I've yet to clip your toenails.
**He likes to "stand up"
**He really likes TV and prefers cartoons :-)
**You still have blue eyes
**People say you are looking more and more like me.  
**Still not rolling over or lifting your chest off the ground very good on your stomach.
**You don't ever cry long enough for tears, but today when the nurse gave you your shots you cried a crocodile sized tear :-( And then you went to sleep...it was nap time!



Hampton, we think you are the greatest and coolest little kid ever!!

Doctor John said everything looked great at your appointment today EXCEPT he heard a "faint" heart murmur when you were laying on your back.  He did not hear it when you were sitting up.  He said this was really common and was 99% sure it wasn't anything to be concerned about.   I had to fight back the tears when he told me that.  So, we'll watch it--I guess??  

Hampton also wanted to say a few "words"...





Sunday, July 17, 2011

Heartbreaker


It makes me sick to my stomach.  They were so close....

We are still proud of you!




And the STAR of the 2011 World Cup...Abby Wambach

My Claim to Fame....

Me and Abby go way back.  Back to 2001.  I was just a little ole freshman at Ole 
Miss trying to play soccer and she was an all-star senior at The University of 
Florida.  I was a defender and she was a forward.  And yes, I'm proud to say that she kicked my our butt!! Seriously, there 
was no defending her in the air. 


 deja vu...
(I'm being dead serious)

  
And I have to say she was a class act---and genuinely a good sport.



Soccer Box Score (Final)
Ole Miss Soccer 2001 Ole Miss vs Florida (Oct 28, 2001 at Gainesville, Fla.) Ole Miss (9-8-1, 4-4 SEC) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot Florida (13-3-1, 8-1 SEC) ------------------------------- Date: Oct 28, 2001 Attendance: 823 Ole Miss............ 0 0 - 0 Weather: Sunny and cool, 57 degrees Florida............. 5 1 - 6 Ole Miss Florida Pos. ## Player Sh SOG G A Pos. ## Player Sh SOG G A ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ GK 24 Melinda Smith....... - - - - GK 1 Jordan Kellgren..... - - - - F 2 Courtney Biddle..... - - - - M 2 Crystal Frimpong.... - - - 2 M 5 Erin Cooper......... - - - - D 3 Karyn Hall.......... - - - - D 6 Lindley Beckman..... - - - - D 5 Keisha Bell......... - - - - D 8 Ramey Rush.......... 1 - - - D 7 Danielle Murphy..... - - - 1 D 10 Kristal Menard...... - - - - M 8 Christine Johnson... 4 3 1 - D 11 Kristin Chapman..... - - - - M 15 Andi Sellers........ 6 5 3 - M 12 Amy Sample.......... - - - - M 19 Kara Rao............ 1 - - - M 16 Anna Sanders........ 1 1 - - M 23 Casey Hamel......... - - - 2 M 17 Karen Hall.......... - - - - F 28 Abby Wambach........ 4 3 2 2 F 23 Mary Katherine Ulmer 1 - - - F 31 Katie Johnson....... - - - 1 ---------- Substitutes ---------- ---------- Substitutes ---------- 1 Brittany Gillespie.. - - - - 6 Whitney Singer...... - - - - 3 Leigh Barrow........ - - - - 10 Danielle Rust....... - - - - 4 Laura Price......... - - - - 11 Jill Stevens........ - - - - 15 Brooke Johnson...... - - - - 13 Megan McMillan...... 2 1 - - 18 Liz Holder.......... - - - - 14 Regan Wiesemann..... - - - - 16 Kelley Visentin..... 1 - - - Totals.............. 3 1 0 0 17 Robin Fulton........ - - - - 21 Ashley Kellgren..... - - - - 29 Dena Floyd.......... 1 - - - 36 Monica Hoyles....... 1 - - - Totals.............. 20 12 6 8 Ole Miss Florida ## Player MIN GA Saves ## Player MIN GA Saves --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- 24 Melinda Smith....... 45:00 5 1 1 Jordan Kellgren..... 45:00 0 0 1 Brittany Gillespie.. 45:00 1 5 14 Regan Wiesemann..... 45:00 0 1 Shots by period 1 2 Tot Saves by period 1 2 Tot ------------------------------- ------------------------------- Ole Miss............ 2 1 - 3 Ole Miss............ 1 5 - 6 Florida............. 11 9 - 20 Florida............. 0 1 - 1 Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot ------------------------------- ------------------------------- Ole Miss............ 0 3 - 3 Ole Miss............ 8 8 - 16 Florida............. 1 2 - 3 Florida............. 7 8 - 15 SCORING SUMMARY: GOAL Time Team ## Goal Scorer Assists ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 8:24 UF 15 Andi Sellers 7 Danielle Murphy 3-yard off throw-in 2. 10:30 UF 28 Abby Wambach 23 Casey Hamel 10-yard header 3. 18:30 UF 15 Andi Sellers 2 Crystal Frimpong 7-yard shot 4. 20:20 UF 8 Christine Johnson 28 Abby Wambach/31 Katie Johnson 8-yard shot 5. 22:41 UF 15 Andi Sellers 28 Abby Wambach/23 Casey Hamel 2-yard header 6. 51:05 UF 28 Abby Wambach 2 Crystal Frimpong 10-yard volley CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS: Officials: Referee: Niko Sismanidis, Asst. Referee: Rob Mann, Valerie Halgren, Alt. Official: Alex Soronelo, Offsides: Ole Miss 1, Florida 2.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Random

--SOMEONE CAME AND CLEANED MY HOUSE TODAY (can you hear my excitement, I'm so very excited)!
--I've been running and {jokingly} dieting for the last 2 weeks, trying to lose these last 5 (VERY STUBBORN) pounds from pregnancy before our beach trip. 
--Yea for a FAMILY (this includes everyone..in laws, outlaws, you name it) beach trip!  This has not been attempted in the last 15 years...:-)
--I've been couponing, extremely!  I even had a "moneymaker" the other day at CVS.  My Kroger savings average about 35% a trip.  Brent is worried I'm going to become a weirdo about it.  I remind him we are poor, but he is still worried and he probably should be....it's addicting and exciting, Ha!
--I made Taco Pasta last night (with the Ortega Taco seasoning packet that was only 19cents after using coupons).  It was good.  Boil the pasta.  Make the taco meat.  Then combine pasta, meat, shredded cheese, chopped Roma tomatoes, and Catalina dressing.  Serve hot, with tostitos.  Yummo.
--Brent is on call this weekend, Boo!
--The other morning, Hampton woke up with a scratch under each eye, so I tried to clip his fingernails and ended up clipping his little thumb.  It was a blood bath and we both cried.  That little sucker would not quit bleeding for anything.  I thought I was going to have to call Brent to come home and dermabond it.  Two band aids finally kept it under control.  I felt HORRIBLE.  We will only be filing his nails from here on out.
--TGIF

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lemonade!

(remember our power was out for six days the other week) 

Well, THREE DAYS (tues.-thurs.)

living by candlelight---in the basement (since it was a good 5 degrees cooler down there)--- taking cold showers---and no food in the fridge

WAS ALL WE COULD TAKE...

So, we packed our bags (with all the cleans clothes we had left) and coolers (with a bunch of thawed meat)--then headed to a cabin in the mountains with several families who were also in the dark AND HOT!  A very big thanks to the Ferguson's (family friend of the Tapp's) for letting us stay at their awesome place.

We had a great time.  Enjoy the pictures...



Hampton had his first bath with a friend!









Was not a fan of dipping his toes in the cold Little River.




A LONG game of monopoly (Brian won)




Good memories!

so, 

TAKE THAT
YOU BIG-FAT LEMON

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy New Year


To this Super Talented guy!!


3 down 2 to go...

If you don't know what I'm talking about go HERE.

We are so proud of you!
 
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