Sunday, January 30, 2011

Castaway Bay Vacation

We spent the weekend in Sandusky Ohio at Castaway Bay and had a blast.  For those of you who are not aware, it is a big indoor water park.  They have an arcade room, many little shops, internet cafe, and restaurant.  The indoor water park has an awesome wave pool, a toddler play pool, water slides for all ages, and two other pools for other games and water play.  Three of the tube slides go outside of the building and then back inside,  we didn't use these because Emily was a little too small.  The smaller kids also have some great tube slides though, perfect for me too.  Our family loved this ride best, I'll have to explain it to you.  It was a blow up rubber boat, two people per boat (one in front of the other) it's like your on a water slide.  There was an initial drop (that gets that butterfly feeling in your belly) and than there are water jets that thrusts the boat back up from the drop.  You continue riding through a tube slide, making many twists and turns (some in the dark)  just like a roller coaster.  I do believe that Emily is a roller coaster lover!   The other area we enjoyed was the Hot tub/pool area.  Part of the hot tube/pool was inside and then you could walk in the water down a river and outside you go.  It was very neat being outside in the very warm water.  We had never been in a hot tub outside before.  Anyway enough talking, now I'll share some pictures.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Projects

I have been into Valentines Day craft projects lately and found this really cute idea.  Look at these blocks, the instructions seem pretty easy.  I'll let you know how it turns out!  Anyway, here is a picture.

I found this cute idea over at Brown paper Packages.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Silhouette Craft Cutting Machine Giveaway!

I would love love love to win this awesome machine.  The ideas of what I would do with this, are rolling through my head right now!  Check it out


So stop by I Heart Nap time and enter for your chance to win!  Hurry giveaway ends soon.
I entered to win a Silhouette Craft Cutting Machine

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winter Fun

We decided to take the kids sledding today, and it was so much fun.  There are not any good hills around us that I know of, so we went for a little car ride.  I remember reading about a sledding hill  that was built on the Columbus County Park property, so off we went.  About 1/2 hour drive and we were there.  Really nice property with Belle River running through it.  There was a big fire pit with a stack of wood to keep everyone around it warm.  There are two different size hills, one a little smaller for the younger and inexperienced sledder.  I will definately  take the kids back again.  Now I'll share some pictures.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Coupon Deals

Yesterday was our weekly coupon shopping night (me and my BFF) and we found some great deals.  We hit several stores (Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger, Aldi and Meijer) and found some good coupon sales.  We were out for several hours last evening, but it is our girls night out and I enjoyed the time with my BFF (Shelley).  I returned home to my sleeping family (at 10 p.m.) and was very excited.  I just had to take a picture of my purchases.  Next step was to find all my receipts from the evening and start adding it up.  My total was looking really good and then I fished out my UPR's, Catalina's and RR.  My total spent was $40.76 after sales, coupons and store rewards!  So here is what I bought:


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tommy Nelson Giveaway

Visit Finding my life In Faith for your chance to win this kids bible.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blog Award

Shelley at Finding my life In Faith gave me this award and I am so excited!  It is so nice and thoughtful.  Thanks so much Shelley.


So, in acceptance of this award I must perform the following:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 other bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

The Following are 7 things about myself:

1.  I am a wife and mom of 2 great kids.
2.  I am a RN and work in a surgery center.
3.  I love gardening.
4.  I love to travel and would like to do it more.
5.  I could live on pizza, diet coke and chocolate!!
6.  I enjoy doing home improvement projects
7.  I need to slow down and not take things for granted.

Now, I am going to award 15 bloggers... (check them out and give them some follows!!!)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Meijer Deals

Me and my BFF did a little coupon shopping tonight at Meijer, and came up with some pretty good deals.

My total came to $52.80.  After coupons I paid $27.00 OOP.  I had a total savings of 48.02 with Meijer promotions/sales and coupons!