Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Whirlwind of life is about to hit!!!

I don't even know where to start. Or how to begin what's happening. I don't even know my self what's happening. I'm just holding on tight and waiting for the whirlwind to come!

Joe and I thought we were finishing up traveling with Bible Revival at the end of the Spring Tour. Because of last minute changes, and some happenings in Midland, we are planning on moving up to Midland after our performance on March, 21. Houses are selling now for pretty cheap in Midland! But I don't want to just buy one because it's cheap...We've been doing some house shopping online, a good friend has been checking out the houses for us, and sending pics while taking tours at his own risk! :)

Please pray for us if you remember! I feel like every thing's happening so fast! I don't know what's going to happen, but I do know I just need to trust in God.

Right now we do have a trailer to live in, but we'll probably have to sell it if we get a house soon. (And it won't be fun to live in during Michigan winters!) Joe does have a job, praying that they'll pick up some decent work so that we can save up some money! I just got a phone call yesterday from a potential job that won't be anymore. It was ideal because I could keep Lincoln with me while babysitting. So I'm looking and praying for any opportunities that are out there for me to work but keep Lincoln as well.

I guess the main thing that I feel is that this part of my life, the traveling, Bible Revival, meeting new people, GREENVILLE (I'll miss the most!), is coming to an end all too soon! Like I feel as if there's no closure to it. I'll miss some of the traveling and other things about it. But I am excited about Midland. Being settled in one church, being active in that church, hanging out with friends, being near to family, having a place to call home! Ok, now I feel better!

Goodbye travel life. Thanks for the fun and memories!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Where did February go?

I can't believe that six weeks have come and gone and that we are packing up leaving Wilson, NC. Where did the month of February go? Here's some pictures that I took this past month. I didn't take a whole lot b/c of lack of internet connection, lack of creativity on my part, and lack of camera usage. Joe was always taking it from our house and using it in his studio. Oh well. Here's some from my phone

It snowed here a few times...I thought we were far enough south that we wouldn't see the white stuff. But we did.

My niece Elena turned 7! Pink and yellow bday cake, of course! YUM!

Lincoln checking out the cake!

We went to the mall a few times just to walk around. Lincoln liked the water fountain. He's getting so big. Everyday it amazes me just how big he's getting!

The other day Lincoln fell asleep on a toy and it did this to his head! Little bumps on his forehead! haha! I laughed when I saw his cute lil head all with bed hair and rosy cheeks. So adorable!

He keeps me happy even on sick days.
This past week both Everson families have gotten hit with some type of stomach flu...I'm glad that Lincoln didn't get it too bad. But I was sick in bed for a day and Lincoln tried his best while daddy was gone teaching. He rubbed my head, woke me up at key moments on Sesame Street to tell me what was going on, and gave me kisses!

I wish I had more to tell. Our visit here was wonderful. I appreciate for the people here at Tabernacle allowing us to park here for 6 weeks! We will definitely miss the people here. But I'm ready to start the Spring tour and head up north to see my family! Near the end of our tour we will be in Gillette, WI where some very dear friends of mine are located. So I'm VERY excited about that! Then my sister and my best friend will both be graduating from Northland International University and we will stick around for a week with friends and family in my hometown! So yeah, I'm anxious to get home! Then we are off to start a new chapter in our lives! Seeking where God wants us! It's exciting! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Shopping trips

UPDATE!!! I forgot to add totals of amount paid and total amount saved!!!!
Total spent: $46.65
Total saved: $36.15

I did it! I went shopping with a handful of coupons for the first time! I actually saved money! It did take me a L-O-N-G time to find the items and to make sure I had the right items...Lincoln did a very good job sitting in the cart for so long!
Here's what I did:

Total: $5.39
Saved: $17.30
(Joe drank his frappuccino before I could take the picture)
When I got home and took this picture I was a little disappointed. I spent all that time LOOKING and this is all I came home with??!!! Then I look at the receipt and think, "I SAVED $17.30???!!! WOW!!!" So that makes me feel a little happy!
I'll have to do a better job at recording where I got all my coupons so that I can share with you. Does anyone have any way they do that? Please share! :)

My favorite items are the Tylenol PM that I got for $0.99! and the Starbucks Frappuccino for $0.25 each!!

I didn't get a picture of my Wal-mart purchase. I was a little more disappointed with that trip. I know it will take time and I will learn how to shop with coupons. But this Wal-mart here in Wilson, NC is confusing to me. I can't find anything and they did not have a lot of the items I was looking for. Another thing was that some of the items weren't on sale like I thought they would be. I know each Wal-mart is a little different with sale items. Oh well. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it once we get settled in Midland. It took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R though!! I'm so glad that Lincoln was content for most of the shopping trip!

Total :$27.61
Saved: $6.00

So as you can see, I didn't save much. I didn't get to use all the coupons that I would have liked...But I'm happy with what I got; it should last us all week. Ham steaks were on sale, so we will be having that probably for two separate meals. (cheezy rice & ham, and maybe a breakfast for dinner thing???) I bought pizza ingredients that will go along with the olives that I bought at Walgreens. Some of the other items were things that I wouldn't normally buy, but I got them for $1 or less with the coupons. Like fruit snacks and Toaster Strudels...

Total: $13.65
Saved: $12.85

This time I had Joe come with me. It went faster, and he also volunteered to run back to grab the Little Debbie cupcakes b/c I accidentally grabbed Hostess.

The Sobe Life water were free, one package of Oreos were free, the Little Debbie Cupcakes and V8 juice were $.50 each because I did a price match with the flyer from Big Lots and used coupons on both. (next time I'll try to remember where I got the coupons. I'm learning!!) For the diapers I stacked a $2.00 coupon from coupons.com with a $1.50 coupon from Target.com.

I promise to keep track of where I get my coupons from now on. I do most of my printing from coupons.com and Target.com. Plus I follow some great bloggers who do a lot of the work for me! ;)

To get your free package of Oreos, visit the Nabisco Fan page. They reset the coupon to last another day. So hurry! You have till midnight tonight!

So that was my first attempt. How'd I do? I have a long way to go, I know. But it was fun...kinda...in a way...next time maybe Lincoln will stay with daddy! ;)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Swagbucks with a new look!

Search & Win
(click on the button to go to Swagbucks.com)

Have you ever tried Swagbucks? Well you gotta check it out! Swagbucks just had a birthday this past week and things have changed! You still can win prizes and swagbucks just by searching the Internet as usual! But every thing's double now! WOW!!! I was shocked when I saw how much bucks I received the other day! It made me so happy! :D

Even though I don't get much computer time, every time I do search through Swagbucks, I at least get 5-10 Swag! I haven't been up to date like I should be because I use my phone so much to do my Internet searching. (Swagbucks needs to get a Storm app soon!!!) But look around and check it out for yourself! I have enough now for a gift card. I think I'll get an Amazon gift card so I can buy Breaking Dawn! (Can't wait!!!)

I know some of my friends use Swagbucks to get Starbucks gift cards, music, Barns & Noble cards...your options are endless! Imagine, paying for your Starbucks coffee because all you did was use Swagbucks as your search engine!!!

For those die hard Swaggers, keep a lookout for Swag codes that the Swagger-guy hands out. Through out the day he'll hide them and when you find them....MORE SWAGBUCKS FOR YOU!!! :) It's fun and free!

Start searching through the swidget that I have at the top of my blog, or click 'sign up' to get started! (facebookers need to go to my blog to see!) Or click here. The more friends your refer, the more bucks you get! So get started!

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