Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Check-Up, Coupons, and a Movie

We had Finley's 1 year check up on Wednesday. The doctor was pleased with how everything looked and most importantly, she's healthy and happy. Except for when she got her shots. It wasn't pretty, but she was fine about 2 minutes after. Ella went with us and it was quite a challenge to listen to the doctor while holding and tired and fussy 1 year old and trying to keep a 3 year old quiet. Sometimes I think a 3rd arm would come in handy. Anyways, our sweet baby weighed in at 21.5 lbs (55th percentile), 29.5 inches (75th percentile).

One of my friends, Leslie, in our Sunday School class is a master couponer. Like, really really really good at it. But, she's not one of those scary "extreme couponers" you see on TV. Her house isn't stuffed full of BBQ sauces and Mallox. She's way organized and really knows how the system works. Luckily for us, she decided to share her wealth of knowledge with us at a gathering this week. She's kind of like the coupon Yoda. I learned so much from her! She said she saves around $60 a week on groceries. If I could even do half of that, I would be over the moon excited. It's going to take some leg work, but I can't wait until the coupons come out tomorrow. She also told us about an amazing website, www.southernsavers.com. If you haven't ever checked it out, you for sure need to. I also learned from Leslie that some grocery stores, automatically double coupons up to 50 cents. And she said that one should never pay for toothpaste and cleaning supplies because you can basically get them for free depending on the deals, coupons, and circulars. It's like a whole new world and I can't wait to get started. I think there was even mention of a competition among all my friends that were there as to who can save the most money each week. I'm all about a competition so look out ladies.

And last but not least, I saw The Help last night with some girlfriends. It's right up there with "Steel Magnolias" and "When Harry Met Sally". It's one of the best movies I've ever seen so go see it!!! Even if you haven't read the book, go see it. And then read the book after. You will laugh and cry so hard and want to hug your friends, babies, mom (in-law too) once it's over. It gets 5 stars from this movie critic.

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