Friday, June 26, 2009

Short, gotta run.

OUR SPRINKLERS ARE FINALLY INSTALLED!!! Which means that our days off are going to be spent working on installing the yard!! I can't wait to have real grass!!

Bryekin is off to spend most of the weekend at G & G P's, which means....

You guessed it, Clip Clop. Hopefully soon I will put the video on here!! He is soooo funny.

Hopefully G & G will remember to give Boo his toothbrush, so he can brush his "TEEFERS." He is very good at it already and prefers to do it himself, although he is also helped out by mom and dad for those hard to reach places, especially when he has the wrong end in his mouth.
Have a good weekend!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Originally my post was going to be about how some people choose to make the most ridiculous, selfish, immature, irresponsible, etc. decisions, but instead, Look what I have!!! Pretty flowers that haven't died yet!! In fact they are doing rather well!!! Flowers are way more positive that foolish choices.

I am no master gardener, but I am rather proud of my flowers this summer!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Bryekin had his one year check up two Fridays ago and one of the shots he got was the MMR shot. The doctor said to watch Bryekin 7-10 days after the injection because there are side effects such as rashes and fevers. Boy was he right. Bryekin has always done so well with all his shots, but he ended up with a slight rash which is mostly gone now, but he has had a fever for a few days now and even ended up with the runny nose/cough thing. That means he doesn't feel up to par and when he doesn't feel up to par, he doesn't sleep real well. Actually, not well AT ALL!!! Last night we were up for about 5 hours throughout the night, but we were able to watch the storms that came through which was actually kind of cool. The only non-cool part about it was that due to all the rain, the sprinkler installer people rescheduled!!!!

Last Sunday, Grandpa and Grandma P, Bryekin and I went for a boat ride out on Tainter Lake. It was nice to get out on that lake before it turned into the green slime. It was already starting to turn, so that will probably be our only time out there this year. Lake Wissota/Gull Lake here we come!!! Someone had a little too much excitement and decided to snooze.

We are looking forward to a wonderful weekend, no working for me!!!!
Happy Father's Day to my daddio and to Bryekin's daddy!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away...

Of course when you have days off that you are looking forward to, it rains!! So, we made the best of it and go in some SUPER shopping and I even got to have an hour and a half massage on Wednesday!!!

SHOPPING!!! Something I love, but also something that I hate when it involves trying on clothes, boo hiss!!! However, this experience was a bit different!!! I LOVE this shopping trip, trying clothes on and all.
Here's the story... On Thursday, Bryekin and I went and picked up Buffalo Wild Wings to bring to Grandma Sherry as she was working at the thrift sale all morning. The thrift sale was originally last Saturday, but of course it was raining, so the turnout was really bad. So, they decided to keep everything out and hold the sale again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I brought some boxes of clothes of mine and Brent's over as well as my popazan and some of it sold!! Brent and I actually bought a new sink and counter top that Becky (my mom's neighbor) was selling as she just replaced all of her appliances and basically re-decorated her kitchen which was only a couple years old!! Ok, back on after the thrift sale was closed for the day, my mom, Boo and I ran out to Kohls because I got the additional 30% your entire purchase coupon on my Kohls catalog. Now 30%, that is a big deal. I needed to find a new swim suit for me for Grandview, a gift for my dad for Father's Day, and I always hit up the clearance racks for some good deals!!
Here is my finds:
Swim Bottoms- $34.00, on sale for $19.99
Swimsuit- $88.00, on sale for $43.99
Khaki shorts- $36.00, on sale for $19.99
Chaps blk jeans- $55.00, on clearance for $11.00
Shoes for Bryekin- $11.99, on clearance for $11.99
6 puzzles- $4.99, on sale for $3.49
Fisher Price 3D viewer- $15.99, on clearance for $5.99
2 Remote Control Race Cars- $39.99, on clearance at 90% off for $3.99
Picture Frame- $19.99, on clearance for $5.99
Thermometer- $29.99, on clearance for $8.99
Serving Platter- $29.99, on clearance for $8.99
3 Vanity Fair Undies- $8.50, on clearance for $1.70
Olga and Bali Bras- $32.00, on clearance for $9.60.
Several more odds and ends were purchased also for a total of $333.43. WAIT!!! Minus my 30% discount and the grand total was...drumroll....$246.24, for a savings of $543.46, whoo whoo!!!

I also don't think I've mentioned yet that I have become obsessed with "Double Coupon Week" at KMART. This occurs about once every few months. Check out a few of these deals:
Huggies Bath Wash- $3.34, $1.50 coupon, doubled = $3.00, end cost was $.34.
Huggies Wipes- $2.99, $1.50 coupon, doubled = $3.00, end cost FREE!
Huggies Overnight Diapers- $9.99, $2.00 coupon, doubled = $4.00, end cost $5.99.
Huggies Little Swimmers- $7.99, $2.00 coupon, doubles = $4.00, end cost $3.99.
Plus... if you bought so many Huggies products (which I did) you earned a $14 off a $14 purchase!!!
Vitamin Shampoo, $6.99, tag on bottle for "this bottle free," end cost FREE!
Ziploc Zip and Steam Bags- $2.00, $.75 coupon, doubled = $1.50, end cost was $.50.
Cheerios- $2.00, $1.00 coupon, doubled = $2.00, end cost was FREE!
Women's Razors- $4.79, $2.00 coupon, doubled = $4.00, end cost was $.79.

You get the drift!!! Brent used to make fun of me for coupon clipping, but ever since I actually showed him the receipt with the totals and savings, he is in awe!! Depending on the situation I even send him to his own check out lane if we are together! Now I have to find something to do with all the money I saved, perhaps buy some ziploc bags!! :)

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Taste of Eau Claire

Today around noon, Bryekin and I headed to Phoenix Park in Eau Claire to meet up with Grandma and Grandpa Pogrant for the "Taste of Eau Claire."

There were about 15 booths set up with different restaurants from the Eau Claire area. Each booth had a selection of 4-5 items and they were priced ranging from 1 ticket to around 5 tickets, with each ticket being worth $1. The selections consisted of mini-sized portions (but decent portions) of items from that particular restaurants menu. They had live music playing all day as well in the amphitheater area. I'm not sure of the name of the band we listened to, but they had GreenDay type melodies. Definitely not GreenDay, but decent.

For the food...
I hit up Fazoli's for an Italian Lemon Ice and also Whisky Dicks for some teriyaki-garlic chicken wings...oh my goodness, to DIE for!!!!

My mom stopped by the Haymarket Grille for a Reuben sandwich and also Shanghai Bistro for a California roll.

Bryekin had his own corn dog, but also had bites of all our stuff which he thoroughly enjoyed.

My dad enjoyed a soft shell taco from Burrachos and we all shared cheese curds from the Milwaukee Burger Company. I'd have to do another trial, but they may be in competition with Dooley's for the best beer-battered cheese curds!!!

It was a little chilly, but not too bad if you were moving around. We tooled around for a bit before and after lunch (my favorite part is people watching, oh my!!!)

Bryekin's favorite thing today was the inflatables. We were going to go in the jumping house, but there were too many big kids in there, so we improvised!!! He LOVED it!!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Days Off... they're over:(

I had wonderful days off this week which fell on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Bryekin and I played outside the majority of the time and also ran a few errands. It was so nice out that we were able to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner out on the deck!! Today was also Bryekin's first McDonald's Happy Meal which we took to the park to eat!! He had chicken nuggets, apples, and milk. Apparently these days you need to ask for a under 3 years old toy, which I didn't know, so Bryekin was jipped out of a toy with his very first happy meal, Boo mommy!!

I am happy to report that the septic area has been finished off, complete with 6 bushes, landscape fabric and red colored mulch. I also decided that I would add the red mulch next to the back patio too. I also put in 4 perennials, don't ask what kind they are, I just looked at the tag for "full sun" and threw (I mean set) them in the cart. Two of them have pink flowers and the other two have yellow flowers, pretty right?
The in ground sprinkler people were to come this week also, but I have yet to hear from them, so they best arrive tomorrow!!! I can't wait much longer for grass!!!! Brent still needs to get the rock spread under the deck stairs and that will be about it for the summer, other than grass of course.

Well, Bryekin's one year appointment is tomorrow where he'll get a physical and his one year shots (lots of them I hear:( ) Good thing Brent is going with so I can step out while he gets them. Other than that, we're heading to my friend Kristi and Aaron's wedding on Saturday and then off to Phoenix Park on Sunday for the "Taste of Eau Claire."

Happy Weekend!!