Just an extra note. I just realized. Tops spit out a 2.00 off my next order because I had purchased so many glade products!!!! This just keeps on getting more and more exciting! Am I pathetic or what? I just think I have come on some really good deals!!!! :)
Okay, this is not good . . . or maybe it is?!?!? Anyway, I have become a coupon addict and a CVS'er! But, I have found you can get some really good deals if you do this! Below is my order from CVS that I bought today. With coupons and everything, my total came to 11.04. Now, that may not seem like a BIG deal to you but, I also received 6.00 in extra care buck to use on my next purchase which I will be doing! That brings the order down to 5.04. That's barely 1.00 per item!!!! I think I got some fabulous deals. I have been needing a new toothbrush because my children got into mine and I hate using it after them even though I have. Shampoo is always a good thing. I use the clean & clear on my face and so that was not wasted and toothpaste is also a necessity! I also think that I did pretty good at Tops as well. Everything below came to 23.46 after coupons and everything. Before savings, my total was 58.90!!!!! Again, these are items I will use. I buy most of this stuff for the Christmas/New Year holidays anyway so I saved myself some money in the long run! The only things that maybe I did not need was the Glade plug ins )but they were only about 2-3.00 for the two and the mandarin oranges were .45 but I will use them! Other than that, all stuff I plan on using anyway! So, I'm grinning like an idiot and at least I think that I got some good buys. If I didn't please don't pop my bubble and let me know!!!!!
We had our Christmas program last Sunday evening. The children acted out the Christmas story while our Sunday School Superintendent read verses about each part. I think it went okay since we only had 2 practices!
The picture below is quite dark. My husband said he could not get a good shot with it being so dark in the church. It is a picture of all of the children singing. Below is our Mary and Joseph. Joseph was actually a girl because none of the little boys wanted to do it! She didn't seem to mind too much!
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Okay, so i received my first free sample in the mail the other day. I was excited! It came in a pretty decent sized box and was from easy closets. Now, I was under the impression that I was getting some sort of thing to organize my closets with! I looked at the box and assumed it had to be assembled! It was rather heavy so had to be something good!
When I opened the box, much to my surprise, there were six wooden blocks inside. That's it - 6 wooden blocks. Oh yeah, I think that there was some sort of flyer promoting these "closets" too! My husband and I had a good laugh.Has anyone else out there received something that they were not expecting it to be along the free sample line? If so, leave a comment and tell me about it. Please don't tell me I am the only one!
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Well, it's Christmas time again. I don't know if I am ready for it or not but I guess it's time so we need to get ready. Below is a picture of our Christmas tree. I like our tree. It's not "fancy" but it's ours and unique! We have everything on there just about! We actually collect rare and unusual ornaments. Every time we go on vacation, we attempt to get an ornament from that place. Makes for a good time to reminisce!
Above is my Christmas village. I believe I have 27 houses including my skating pond. I takes up way too much room but I can't not put it up. I covers our entire air hockey table plus another table. I hope to get something different built for it for next year. We will see!
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Well, today my sweetie turned 31! It seems not too long ago he turned 21! Time sure does fly. We are starting to get OLD. I know, that doesn't seem too old to some of you and you wish you could be that age again but we are headed towards middle age and I don't like that. I want to be late teens early twenties but I guess that is how life goes. Below is a couple of pictures of Daniel's birthday. We have not had cake yet. Actually, it is going to be some Blondie chocolate chip pie. It's what he wanted so what he got! Hope it's good!
Playing a computer game he received for his birthday.
Opening a present.
He wanted to go to Grace Chinese Buffet for his meal so we went. His plate look healthier than mine but mine looks better! Can you guess which is which? No . . . I did not do good on my diet yesterday or today! There is hopefully tomorrow!!!!!!
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Well, I kind of fell off the bandwagon with this dieting thing for a couple of weeks but think I'm back on. I basically maintained while I was off the bandwagon and now have lost one more pound. I guess that's how it is done, one pound at a time. I just keep on thinking about my goal and that is what helps me! Hopefully next summer I will only be a part of who I am today!!! :) Keep rooting for me!
We are having our annual church Thanksgiving dinner tonight. The church people really like to have favors so it falls my lot as pastor's wife to create these favors. I originally had made the turkey magnets down further on the page. Then, on Sunday, I realized that there were going to be quite a few kids there and possibly more people than favors so, decided to do some favors for the kids. Henceforth, the cookie/candy turkeys below. I think they turned our really cute. They are a little time-consuming but the finished product is worth it! I think everyone will like both of the favors. I am quite sure that some of the adults will want the kids favors too! We will have to see if there is enough!
Homeschooling . . . It can many times not be fun. It takes a lot of work and dedication on behalf of usually the mommy. It is very trying when the child will not cooperate or says it is "boring"! It messes up your day. You no longer can do just what you want, but have to make sure that schooling is completed. Do I like to homeschool? Not really! So, then, you ask, why do you homeschool? I can tell you why . . .
1. There is not a Christian Day School in our area that would tell my daughter the truth. So henceforth, public school is the only option but in public school they teach the following philosophies and I do not want my child indoctrinated with such lies.
2. I don't want my child going to school and being taught that she evolved from a monkey or some other organism. She was a gift from God and was made and created by Him, in His image. I want her to know that! I don't want her thinking that she simply evolved from some lower life form. (Oh is it okay to say lower life form? We would not want to hurt those organisms feelings!)
3. I don't want my child to be told that it is okay for "Heather to have two mommies." The Bibles says that a man and a woman should be joined together not a man and a man or a woman and a woman. I want her to someday grow up to marry a fine man, not another girl! She does not need to be indoctrinated with this.
4. I believe that there is one true God. In public schools, they teach that their is no god or that there are many gods and it really doesn't matter which one you want to follow. It's okay. We all end up in a good place anyway. (Unless if you are Christian - then it's not okay). Well, my Bible doesn't say that anyway will work. The one true way is the only way and I want my daughter to know that!
I'm sure if I thought more, I could come up with more reasons as to why I homeschool my daughter. I feel that these are enough though. If you hear ideas like this daily, it will soon be ingrained in your mind that these things are okay. It's not that I don't want my daughter to see the "real world" I just don't want her at the tender age of 5 being told that these things are okay. So, even though I don't like homeschooling, even though it is a pain, even though I don't get to set my schedule as much . . . here goes another day, training my child educationally and spiritually. I want to see my children in Heaven some day and nothing is too great of price to pay for that!
So all you homeschool moms . . . Keep up the good work! Keep your chin up high and be proud of what you are doing!
Well, I feel as if this week has been a semi-success. I lost a total of 5.4 pounds. I would have been down more but, I cheated on Saturday and Sunday!!! Will try to do better this week but will be hard as we are going to my in-laws for vacation. Pray I don't gain it all back. I would at least like to maintain or lose 1-2 lbs! It's too hard to hit it hard when you are at someone elses house and can't control what is being fed to you. I CAN control the amount I eat though so hopefully that will work! We will see!
Here are some flowers that Daniel likes and grew. I believe they are called brugmansia or something like that. They, to me, smell like the honey and lemon cough drops. He thinks the smell is wonderful! Anyway, he had 5 blooms on the plant this year and was proud of them. They hang down from the plant as you can see and are quite big as compared to the notebook below.
Now, I know not everyone carves pumpkins but I personally don't see anything wrong with it so we do. I hope you don't think me as any less of a person because we do. :) We bring in the idea of how we are supposed to let our lights shine for Jesus! The kids have a good time!
Today poor Josiah had to have 5 shots! (He was behind) He has been doing well with them though and has hardly complained! Thank the Lord! Anyway, he must have obviously been tired tonight because my accordion case was here in the living room and he climbed up on it and went to sleep. This is exactly how I found him. He woke up shortly thereafter though. I think it must have been uncomfortable.
For anyone who personally cares, I am attempting to diet - again. I have never been real successful but really want it to work this time. Daniel is hopefully getting ordained next summer and I would like to look nice for it. If you want to check out my progress, I have a weight ticker at the bottom of my page and will hopefully keep it updated, maybe once a week! If it disappears, you will know that once again, I have failed! Pray that it works and every once in awhile, even ask me how I'm doing! I want to be thin for once in my life!!!!
Today my husband became the proud owner of a cockatiel. He has been wanting a bird for quite some time and has been looking at Parakeets but we have just simply felt as if we could not really afford it right now. Anyway, a lady we know was getting rid of this one and gave it too us. The only problem is, it knows how to "wolf whistle" and it is in my husband's study so in the summer months when the windows are open he might get into trouble - not really! :)
Is anyone else really tired of this political race and wish it would end? I am so tired of the LIBERAL media already predicting Obama as a winner (or at least as I see it.) We have an awesome God that can do anything and I am praying that God will not let an evil individual get into office. If so, our country will be in dire straights and we will probably not be a "Christian" nation anymore. We so need to vote and we need to vote for the one with the most values - McCain. Even though we may not see eye to eye on everything, we MUST vote for him or we will reap the consequences maybe even persecution of the "change." Pray, fast and then on November 4th vote! The contest isn't over yet. Don't let the media convince you of such!
These are the three kiddos after revival tonight. Felicia's clothes have been getting kind of small so Mom M. put a couple of things together for her or fixed things for her. Below, she is modeling one of the outfits - her favorite! Poor Hannah had been crying right before this picture - as you can see but we still got a nice smile out of her. And . . . here's Josiah all smiles too!
Most people know that October is Pastor appreciation month. Last week our church gave us a pounding. Those are always nice and come in handy! Today they gave us a really big card and it had candy bars in it to complete a message A picture of the card is below.
The message inside the card said (in case if you can't read it) Pastor & Sr. Waterman, You may snicker why you read this. We wanted to thank you for the mounds of work you do for our church. Thanks for helping us when we are in a crunch. You "Skor" high with us! We hope you take 5 minutes for a fast break! We wanted to get you a whatchamacallit but they were all sold out. We wish we had 100 grand to give to you to go on a shopping spree but when payday comes in Heaven, you'll receive lots of crowns!
You know how it is when you have special company, you want your house to look all nice. Well in our table in the hall, we had had a nice spring arrangement but it really was not conducive to the fall season so, Daniel suggested we change it. Between the two of us, this is what we came up with. I think that it looks really nice and adds a nice touch to our front entryway! I love decorating for fall. Just yesterday I put up my fall decorations and started burning fall scented candles. I love this season. The only thing that I don't like and I won't even say the actual word because it is so bad is the season that comes after this one! YUCK! Anyway, we'll enjoy this season while it lasts!
Hello and welcome to my little spot on cyberspace! We are currently pastoring a church in Pennsylvannia. I have three children, Felicia, 5, Hannah, 3 and Josiah 1 1/2. They are my precious gifts from God as I often tell them. I am currently homeschooling Felicia and trying to keep up with my houswork! (a never ending job!) Hope you enjoy looking around on my blog.