Monday, November 29, 2010

Did you say FREE???

Yep....they said FREE!!!  Shutterfly is doing an AWESOME promotion right now.  If you post a blog about them, you get 50 FREE Christmas cards.  Now, I don't know about you, but that makes me excited!!! 

If you've never used Shutterfly, you should definitely check them out.  It's a great website to store all of your photos so you can access them at anytime from the internet.  I also have the Shutterfly App downloaded on my Iphone...LOVE IT!!!

Pictures always make the perfect gift, no matter what time of the year it is.  I have used Shutterfly to make photo books of my wedding for the whole family, calendar's, Kinley's baby announcements, and Christmas cards.  Shutterfly always has deals on shipping and you can most always find savings on items you order. 

Here are a few things you might be interested in checking out this Holiday season.....

Christmas Photo Cards -
    - I will definitely be ordering some this year.  I was mad at myself last year because I didn't get on the ball with these like I did the year before (maybe because I was almost 8 months pregnant??).

Wall Calendars -
   - These make the perfect gift!!! With it about to be a new year, why not make a 2011 calendar??  They are so easy to make and Shutterfly even has new layouts this year. 

Holiday Invitations -
   - Hosting a Christmas or New Years party???  Get your invitations here!!  There are so many to choose from and I can guarantee that you will find the perfect invite to go with your theme. 

There is SO much more to Shutterfly than just these 3 things.  Go to their website and take a look.  You will NOT be disappointed!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

LOOK WHO'S 30???

NOPE...It's not me!!! Well, not yet at least.  Friday, October 22nd, Preston turned the BIG 3-0!! 

I really wanted to throw him a surprise party this year and had every intention.  We were going to have it out at my parent's house.  A few weeks ago my parent's house got struck by lightning and a lot of their appliances were fried, including their flat screen TV.  I figured it probably wouldn't be a good idea to do a party at their house on a Saturday night in the middle of football season with NO tv.  So I lolly gagged around and never got anything else planned.  :-(

The week of his birthday I had a cookie bouquet sent to him at school.  I think that was a surprise to him.  We had talked earlier and he decided all he wanted this year was money.  That way he could put all of his birthday money together and get something he really wanted.  So we were under the understanding that he would be getting nothing other than money for his bday.  He had a game Thursday night and I actually had bible study so I didn't really get to see him. 

My mom brought him a McDonald's birthday breakfast on Friday morning (his real bday), so he got to have his fave breakfast on the way to school.  He had a game Friday night and didn't get home until almost 2:00am so I didn't get to really see him on his actual birthday either.  We had already planned to celebrate on Saturday knowing we weren't going to see each other much on the other days.

Saturday morning we slept in a little (big thanks to baby K for letting us), and then I fixed him a cream cheese, sausage, and crossiant casserole for breakfast.  He LOVED it!!  All he wanted to do was sit in his chair and watch Ohio State play at noon, so that's exactly what he did.  Adrianne and I had to run some errands for a baby shower we were giving that next day, so I left Kinley with him for a little daddy-daughter time and headed out (Yes, I know football was on but he had it easy...she napped almost the whole game)!!!

After days of bugging Preston about what he wanted to do for his birthday and where he wanted to go, I FINALLY got him to decide.  I felt like it was a little too much short notice to start calling everyone to meet us.  So, we ended up just going with my family, his mom and stepdad, and our friends Rudy, Katie, and Adrianne.  Ryan and Eli were out of town in Bridgeport.

It ended up being a nice and low key night.  Well, as "low-key" as you can get with our crazy waitress.  We've been going to Desperado's since Preston and I started dating 8 years ago, so we are pretty well-known in there and we have the same waitress everytime we go.  We've developed a great relationship and she alwasy takes care of us.  The owner has been so good to us and we have really gotten to know everyone. 

Our waitress, Shawnna, made P take a Tequila  I think he complained about his chest burning all night.  (These are the only 2 pics of him I took the whole night....oops)

 Kinley got to try her first ice cream....again, Shawnna insisted

She loved it, of course

 Getting some time with "Granny Fran"  (my Grandma).  Kinley doesn't get to see her as often as my mimi so the time she gets with Granny is very special

Well, that was a sorry job of "documenting" the evening.  I didn't have my big camera with me and just happened to have my little camera in Kinley's bag, so that's ALL I got. 

After dinner, Rudy, Katie, and Adrianne came back to our house for a little cake.  I made Preston his favorite cake for his bday, yellow cake with chocolate icing. It was my first time to ever make anything other than just a "plain" cake, so I was VERY proud of myself.  Yes, it's just a cake mold but still, I've never done it before.

                                                 BIRTHDAY BOY!!! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!!  I hope you made a good wish.  Kinley and I love you and we can't wait to celebrate many more birthday's with you. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Flowermound Pumpkin Patch

I absolutely LOVE this time of year!  Now that Kinley is here, there are SO many "first's" that I am looking forward to experiencing with her.  One of them being, taking her to a pumpkin patch.    Two weeks ago Saturday, after the kids had their morning naps, me, Preston, Ryan, and Adrianne loaded up the cars with the kids, met at Chick-Fil-A for a little lunch and then headed to Flowermound.  Preston was NOT excited about going all the way to Flowermound.  I've heard a lot of good things about it and Adrianne and Ryan took Eli there last year and really liked it. So, we were going.  Preston promised to be a "positive trooper," and although he had a couple moments, he quickly reminded himself to be "positive."  Ha!!  I laughed inside when I heard him telling himself to be positive.  But hey, whatever it takes.

After sitting in construction traffic for a little bit, we finally made it! 

We parked and headed towards the fun.  They have little wagons to pull around kids and/or pumpkins.  It was perfect.  We sat the kids in the wagon and off we went. 

Here are some pics from our day:

She was so interested in all of the hay

 It was so warm out, taking a break for some water

Mommy and Kinley

 Her one-arm "TOUCHDOWN!!!"

 Our little Family

The Reynold's

 While Eli took his mommy and daddy on the hay ride...

Kinley picked her pumpkin and we took a little break.  Apparently, I need to feed my child. ha!

After a great time at the patch, we headed home.  The kids were exhausted.  I think Kinley was asleep before we turned out of the parking lot.  It was a good day with great friends and I look forward to many more.