Thursday, May 16, 2013

Weekly grocery shopping May 12-18

Here is what I bought this week. I spent $32.94, saved $330.27 and I will receive a $10 giftcard back in the mail from a rebate. This took multiple days and 7 transactions.

bananas
3 knorr stock
2 ball park hot dogs
zucchini
4 mullers yogurt
1 gerber banana cookies
2 oreos
4 gallons of milk
26 gas x (my money maker!!)
4 travel john frieda hair spray
4 kings hawaiian hot dog buns
4 jenni o turkey dogs
4 hormel chili
2 packs of dial bar soap
1/2 gallon of oj
2 fig newtons
1 nuk cup
1 nuk silverware
6 packs of schick quattro razors
4 evenflo single bottles
1 huge bottle of sangria
4 green giant frozen veggies
2 fold it water bottles
1 dozen eggs
2 lipton tea bags box
3 motts juice boxs
4 kraft mac and cheese
4 12packs of coke
4 vidal sassoon shampoo
6 gogurts box
6 hamburger helper
8 suddenly salad

whew what an awesome week!! and I have 4 more deals to do still with this weeks ad, but I'm gonna save those for next week!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Family Vacation-- Carnival Cruise April 28- May 4, 2013

 Oh how I love Caribbean Cruising!! Let me count the ways...endless buffets, room service, stateroom cleaning twice a day, no driving from one place to the next (hense no getting lost!), entertainment, people watching, beautiful weather... I could go on and on.
 
This was my 11th cruise! Can you believe it. Tom and I used to cruise twice a year until we bought a house and had kids. This was our first vacation in two years, so it was definitely needed!
We went on a 6 night cruise on the Carnival Freedom. We stopped at Key West, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We brought along Grandma Dinah to help us with the kids.
 
Even though I was still getting over a cold (that has been a month now) we had a good time. Alot of relaxing in the room, swimming in the pool and eatting. We went to one dance show which was really good and Tom and I got to go to a welcome back party, since we are Gold Members. Ha! In Key West we walked around for a bit, in Grand Cayman we got a taxi and went to the turtle farm and then went to see the town of Hell and then went to the beach for a bit, in Jamaica we just walked around to a few stores. Jamaica has gotten pretty bad since the last time we were there. The main shopping center has pretty much closed down, plus the port was pretty dead. Not good.
 
I'm already dreaming about my next Carnival Cruise! I want to go on the Carnival Breeze!
I only need 29 more sailing days to reach Platinum level and then I get the benefits of free laundry service, a free gift and other stuff. It will probably be many years before I get to that level though.
 












Hannah's Third Birthday~!


We celebrated Hannah's Birthday a day early because on her actual birthday we were driving to Fort Lauderdale for our Carnival Cruise!
I can't believe my baby is three years old already!!
 



A few April photos




Hailey's First Birthday