Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Just an update.

So we made it through our first home study interview last Friday... only two more to go with Antioch. Then we move onto the state. It was so wonderful talking to Kristen (our caseworker). Telling her our story and our motivation to adopt. It was so much easier than I thought. Other than I did feel a little like we were in the court reporter room. She had her cute little Dell out and was typing every word I had to say. It made me giggle.

We also got our back patio done and it looks amazing. I will have to get pictures tomorrow of the great space and new garden bed. I can't spend enough time out there. I just love it. We got Ethan his own little grill and he is having a blast playing. I do have to say we have had amazing weather up here. It has been so hot the last couple of days. Hard to believe it is September. I am ready for the fall days and rich colors of the foliage. I love Fall!!!

So, it is a busy time for us. We have football for Kaelyn, soccer for Brookelyn and Ethan and then all the prep for the adoption. Life is full of fun. But things are great!!

I have to tell you I have found a new project... I watched one episode of Life with Ed- the Green Guy. And I am now hooked on finding ways to make our home even more energy efficient. So, I switched all of our light bulbs out for just the cost of tax- thank you Bartell's and Puget Sound Energy coupons. That really helped the grocery gaming totals. I have to move on to the next hunt for how to make it better around here. I will have to let you know what I find.

But speaking of grocery gaming. You have to try this. I went to their website and I pay a fee to get these awesome lists that help you stockpile when things have a coupon and are on "rock bottom" prices through your grocery. I have saved SOOO much money on my grocery bill and have so much toilet paper and such to start my own store but that is saving me money when I need it- I got it for nickles and dimes rather than full price. I love it!!! I am averaging savings of over 50-60% each trip. That is awesome!!! Give it a try the first couple of weeks will drive you nuts but once you get the hang of it you will love it and be hooked. Dave Ramsey would be proud.

Until next time.. love you all!!