Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

For Father's Day, we (kids, {son 4 and daughter 3mths} and I) got my husband the "World Cup Package"  (my made up title for his gifts)!  :-)
The gift included:
A Brazil Soccer Shirt
Gift Card to a Sporting Goods store
Upgraded to High Definition Dish Network to watch the World Cup!

If you haven't figured it out from his gift...he LOVES soccer and Brazil is his fav team.  :-)
The only thing this "package" lacks is a new TV.   Uhhh..couldn't afford that this year...but pretty proud of what we got this year.

I had my son to write his name and draw a heart on the box that had his shirt in and and give it to Daddy and say "Happy Father's Day Daddy!"  :-)  It was sweet!  Daddy was surprised and loves his gifts.  He is a tough one to buy for and it was a great.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Coupons and Baby

Since my baby is now on Formula (first month...went natural) know that stuff is expensive.  I used Facebook to my advantage by putting my status update to ask anyone for Formula (our brand we like) coupons.  I had one person hand me a $6.00 off coupon at work and another mailed me a coupon and I had one.  I plan to use all three on cases of formula at BJ's where it is the best deal for us.  I sent one of the ladies back a diaper and wipes coupon.

Lesson from this..don't be afraid to let others know what coupons you need.  Hey, form a small group on Facebook for coupon cool is that?  We all need coupons from time to time and when you need them, half the time, they are not there.  This is a great way to get them when you do need them...ask for them!

Medical Bills Update

Just wanted to check in and say the "Snowflaking" is going well on all those medical bills.  I have consolidated three smaller ones together so I can pay more at once on them.  Also, anytime we have "extra" money, I put it on one of the large bills.  I have it down to two large bills which is great...there were three large bills and three smaller ones as well.  One of the large bills are now gone.  I am getting ready to knock it down to one large bill as at the end of the year, I get a small bonus and I will use that to pay off another larger bill and it will leave me with the largest.  So excited that I have been able to do this so quickly.
I will focus on that large bill paying as much as I can and pay the minimum amounts on some of our other non-medical bills and then focus on them after this is paid off.  What a relief to lessen some of this debt.

In other daughter is now 3 months old and doing great.  She is a cutie!  Currently weighing in at 12lbs 3ozs.  All smiles and a few laughs here and there.  The laughs usually go to daddy and that is okay.  :-)

Speaking of daddy...Father's Day is this Sunday!  I splurged this year and got him a nice Soccer shirt and gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods.  I had my son to sign the box and draw pictures on it and let him present it to him.  Yeah...I was too excited that we gave it to him yesterday...not waiting til Sunday.  :-) He loved it all!

Happy Father's Day Dads!