Wow! Did two weeks really go by that fast without me updating the blog? Time flies when you're having fun ... or when you're just too busy to sit down in front of the computer! So, here's to playing catch-up!
A few weekends ago, Camryn & I took a trip to Lexington for a KWH Reunion. Kate Wofford Hall is a freshmen girls' dorm at Winthrop where I was the Residence Director for two years. About once a year, all of us who worked together in the residence hall try to get together for a reunion. We were long overdue this time because 3 little ones have been born since we last got together! These girls are all fabulous, and I love it that we stay close even if it's just through an occasional email or a once-a-year reunion. We also had reason to celebrate this time because Sarah will hopefully be adopting a little boy soon, and we wanted to let her know how excited and happy we are for her, so we threw her a small shower. The kids did GREAT together, and we had an awesome time catching up and being together again for the day!
Opening shower gifts
Melissa even planned a craft for the kids to do that day! Although, I think the 5 "big girls" blew more bubbles than the kids!
Caedyn, Zoe, & Camryn swinging
Camryn and her new friend Blake ...
...who she called "Blank" for half the day before we realized she misunderstood his name!
The Monday after our reunion, I went with some of my sweet friends from church, Kendra, Georgia, and Ashley, to a coupon workshop taught by the Southern Savers lady. I was in coupon heaven listening to her talk coupons, doubles, stores, and sales! I have to say, I didn't learn a lot of new information because I've already read so much from her website, but I did leave with a renewed couponing fire ... I know, I'm a dork. The two main things I took away from that night were 1) even though we have cut back on our grocery budget significantly in the last 6 months, we still CAN and SHOULD reduce our grocery budget even more and 2) I need to cut Wal-Mart completely out of my life. So far, I've been Wal-Mart free for two weeks! Truly, I think some people need a 12-step plan to break away from Wal-Mart because they're so addicted. But, Wal-Mart does NOT have the lowest prices when you do couponing the right way! Trust me!