Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Let Freedom Ring!

Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday. We celebrated with the in-laws, Spencer's girlfriend and her kids, and Zak's fiancee's mom and sisters. It was a full house! We enjoyed a barbecued dinner and a firework show. My husband's favorite holidays are the 4th of July and Halloween. Seriously, he gets so excited to light fireworks every year. This year the big aerial fireworks were legal in our state so Nate was even happier. We definitely went over our firework budget, but it was so worth it! This was the best firework show we've done! In addition to all our fun, I want to take a moment to thank all of our service men and women for their selfless service to protect the rights and liberties we enjoy in the amazing country! My thoughts and prayers go out to all them and their families. Nate has an uncle, a father of 11 children who has spent a lot of time overseas, including Iraq, and we love and appreciate you Uncle David!

Now for some pictures of our festivities! I have to admit, taking photos of fireworks has been my biggest photography challenge to date. I had a lot of bad ones, but I think I got a couple decent photos too. Let me know if you have any tips!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Couponing - 1 Month Down

Okay, I have officially been a couponer for one month! I am totally hooked and I will always be couponing from now on. Here are a few pictures of what I accumulated in just a month! Keep in mind that this doesn't include anything that goes in the fridge or freezer, stuff we've already used, items that are in my kitchen pantry, and the huge box of stuff I gave to my mom. Even with all that stuff missing from these pictures I am pretty dang proud of my stock pile.

Sorry, this first one is the inside of my linen closet. I know it's not a great photo.

I already told Nate that I need another set of shelves!

P.S. I would like to also brag about how I saved $70 on fireworks with coupons! The hubs is a HUGE fan of fireworks and we were able to get tons this year because of coupons!