Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Disney on Ice Rocking Ever After

With 6 kids in the house, we've gone to a variety of different events over the years. But one of my favorite ones to take my kids to is Disney on Ice. There is nothing like settling into your seat with some popcorn & cotton candy, and watch my children's faces light up as their favorite Disney characters skate out on the ice and put on a show. While it's been a few years since I've gone to a show (the last one was the Toy Story show that I took my now 5 year old son to for his birthday, which he still talks about to this day), I was happy to see that they will be coming to our town once again with the Rocking Ever After Show. Featuring main characters from Brave, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Rapunzel. I CAN NOT WAIT to take my 3 year old daughter to see this! She is a Disney Princess expert! lol  If you have not been to a Disney on Ice show, I highly recommend  it. You will be creating memories that last forever. :)

Friday, July 29, 2011


It amazes me to look back where I was in my life a year ago, compared to where I am today. Almost every aspect of my life has changed, my priorities are different. I could fill up pages upon pages of what has happened, but I'm not in the mood to do that right now. Right now I want to focus on the positive. Good things that have happened recently- I've gotten back into sweeping. Have won a few things here & there. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 for the kids, $100 Spa Finder GC for me & mom. Found out I won my Unemployment Appeal Hearing (FINALLY!!!!) today. Hopefully will get my owed 18 weeks sometime in the next week. It will be nice to actually have money- can pay a few things off, give my parents some money & get the kids all stocked up for school. I've also discovered the joys of couponing. This I will be touching on ALOT on here. lol Be forewarned. There are tons of great websites & blogs that I follow that have taught me how to do matchups. I also have found a literal goldmine of a newspaper recycle bin that I can stock up on my coupons. I am planning reviews & giveaways too. Pull up a chair, share my popcorn & oreos & I promise it will be a fun ride!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Who knew that having a newborn in the house, would cramp my time management skills? lol Em is well on her way to being 4 months old, hence time for me to go back to work. Yep, only 4 more days to finish all of the things that need to get done. Including cleaning the whole house, get dental appts for the kids, dr appts for Michael & Joshua, organize the garage, should I go on?
I also really want to start my own Etsy store. Hopefully tonight I can sit down & do a few of the craft projects I've been wanting to try. Some hairbows for Emma, a cute initial hairbow holder, & a tutu. Would love to start saving extra money for a Disneyland trip next year with the family. With 7 kids (our 6 & letting Sam take a friend), plus my parents, you know it won't be cheap! Hopefully be back later w/ pics of my crafting.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer is a comin' & a Good Deal Alert

I love alot of things about late Spring/Summer. BBQing & swimming at my parents house with the kids, playing at the park with the kids, blockbuster movies at the drive-in. But one of my most favoritist (yes, that is a word. Honest.) thing is the fresh fruit. I LOVE me some fresh fruit! Especially Watermelon & Cantaloupe. You can find these things most of the year, but unless you are super rich & just don't look at price tags, (which I'm not), most people don't want to shell out $10 for 3 teeny tiny pieces of cut watermelon.

This leads into my Good Deal Alert for this week. If you have a Raley's or a Belair grocery store near you, you can pick up a container of stawberries for $1.49 a piece. Normally these run $3.99, so this is a great price for your strawberry shortcakes or choc dipped strawberries. Last week they had a wonderful deal on those infamous watermelons- $2.97 a piece. I still have a huge one taking up most of a shelf in my fridge. My kids most certainly inherited my love of fruit. I usually have to cut up a bit extra, as they sneak a few pieces. lol Remember, the strawberries will only be on sale until next Tuesday, the 11th. So go stock up!I definately will be checking my store ads every Tuesday for the next good deal.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Baby + Camera= Pictures!

Nothing like having a new subject to inspire the photographer in you. When my oldest was a babe, you would snap a roll of film off, knowing that you had a prize-winning photo. Then be disappointed when after developing, you had 24 blurry pics. lol

I love my digital camera! I can get rid of those "bad" pics instantly with a push of a button. My digital also lets me be artistic. I am fascinated by my childrens hands & feet. I adore taking pics of baby toes! lol I love the innocence that the camera captures of my little ones. Especially the newborn stage.
What inspires you?
Someone has hacked into the itunes account, that I have not been on in months. Oh, and they charged over $200 thru my checking account & paypal account. Can you tell how happy I am about this? grrrr. I managed to get a hold of paypal to find out I would need to have Itunes release my funds back to me. Why am I thinking I will be getting the run around on who owes me this money? Double grrrrr.
I don't get hackers. We aren't rich. Hell, I doubt we would rven qualify for middle-class. We struggle paycheck to paycheck. Something like this really screws our family life up.
I want to send a big thank you, to whomever bought stuff from my account (not that I can tell what you bought, as you thoughtfully changed my password & account name too). I Fully believe in Karma, so if I were you, I would definately be looking over my shoulder!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A New Start

Since our family number has changed this last week, from 5 kids to 6, I've decided to start a new blog. And what better way to kick it off, but to introduce our beautiful new princess, Emma Mae Gail Capel. She arrived 3 days before her due date, on April 7th at 6:05am. Right in the middle of all the boys, Emma weighed in at 8 pounds & 5 ounces, and was 19 and a half inches long. Exactly, wonderfully, perfect!
I started having contractions about 10pm Tuesday night, so I called mom to let her know. And to reassure her that we had some time. lol Matt arrived home, and mom picked us both up. We got to the hospital around Midnite. They checked me in, found out I was 5 cm dilated, so they got me set up in a delivery room. Hooked me up with an epidural. Yay! lol The only bad thing is that it was a REALLY good epidural- couldn't even feel my legs at all. Mom & our nurse had to physically move my legs for me. The good thing is that Emma just kind of slid out. No pushing really necessary.
4 hours after having my baby girl, they had to gurney me upstairs to my room. Yep, my legs were STILL numb 4 hours later. The new Womans & Childrens Center at Roseville Kaiser was really nice, nurses were hit or miss ( some wonderfully great & others just eh), food sucked bigtime. But I LOVED having my private room. You really didn't hear anyone else, so it made it seem like you were at home......without the distractions.......with nurses coming in every so often.
Emma is almost one week old now. And we are starting to settle in a routine. Now if I can just get Joshua to leave Emma's stuff alone. lol
It's actually nice being home. I take real satisfaction in making dinner, getting homework done, entering my sweeps, and keeping Emma fed. I am the ultimate multi-tasker! :) I don't know what will happen when it is time for me to go back to work. Hopefully I can take the rest of the summer off to enjoy my kids.