Saturday, September 19, 2009

Couponing is Contagious

Eddie continues his Friday lunch tradition with Charles. They've been going strong for the last 5 years or more. A few months ago, they found a new restaurant that they love.

Guess what? I usually had a coupon for that place. So on Fridays, Eddie would always ask me for the B1G1F. Mr. Ed's certainly stepped up his couponing game.

So, I didn't pay much attention to the fact that Mr. Ed was asking for coupons for his Friday lunch with Charles, as the word coupon is probably one of the top ten most used words in our house. In fact, I didn't pay much attention to the last several months when I heard Mr. Ed make mention of Charles already having a coupon for their beloved Nico's.

It wasn't until this past Friday that I really realized....couponing is CONTAGIOUS.

As Mr. Ed left that morning for work, I did my wifely duty by reminding him to call me if he needed a coupon for lunch.

Well, around 11:30, I received a text: "need coupon"

I got online looking for the coupon for their regular lunch spot. No coupon!

We made phone contact. Yeah, people do actually use the phone to talk still.

I told Mr. Ed that the regular restaurant spot coupon was not valid, but I could get a B1G1F for a like restaurant. Mr. Ed was overjoyed because this was one of Charles' favs.

Here's where I get to the point. Hopefully.

Mr. Ed asks me to leave the q's in the mailbox, and he'll have Charles meet him at the house.

He then calls it comes.

Ed: Well, Charles has already left cause he had to get gas, but he brought his coupons with him and has the El Paso one.


Now, I've always liked Charles. He's been a great friend to Eddie. He's a hard worker. He's a great softball player. BUT, he's bringing his coupons (plural...meaning multiple coupons) with him. He's gold! He's a gem. I'm over-joyed.

Sammi: He brought his coupons with him? So, Charles is couponing?

Ed: Yeah, he's been doing it since I started.

Sammi: Really??

Ed: Yeah, he loves it.

You know you've spread the couponing word when two grown men are planning their lunch around their coupons!

Love it. Shout out to Charles...HEY!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

3rd Child - Letter of Apology

Dearest Kinsley,

I want to apologize to you for the hand-me-down-winter-jammies that daddy cut the sleeves and legs out of to make hand-me-down-winter-jammies-modified-summer-jammies.
I especially want to apoligize that mommy didn't get the matching "modified" set on you after bath time.
I also want to apologize for the many hours you have to spend each week sitting in your car seat while we are picking up big brother and/or big sister. I know it's torture.

You are adjusting well for sure.

I have taken notice that you have found some very neat ways to spend your time since big sister is no longer spending her days at home with us. I appreciate that you can find almost anything in the house and turn it in to your own personal McDonald's playground. Very creative.

I have also noticed that your "shoe shoe" fetish is improving a bit. You only have small relapses now and again. So proud!

Mommy and Daddy love you very much. You take the prize for sure in the "MOST AWESOMEST 3RD CHILD EVA" category.

Keep up the good work!


Mommy & Daddy


I wanted to just give you one little survival tip for this house. NEVER fall asleep on the couch in the middle of the day.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Zoom! Zoom!

Grandma Glenda had no idea when she bought Averi a Barbie Car that it would double as a Kinsley Car.

She finds so many creative ways to get herself stuck in stools, rocking chairs, strollers, shopping carts.

****Update below....