Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Coupon Class

I will be hosting a Coupon Class taught by Jodi Gardner this Friday at 7pm. If you are interested in attending, you can contact me or post a comment for more info.

I have already saved quite a bit in just a couple of weeks. The system and website are free...all you need is the coupons you get in the Sunday paper. If you don't get the paper, you will have the chance to subscribe at the class! Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Second Times the Charm!

Shaylie is starting piano lessons for the second time today! She was watching Taylor practice and she started begging me to let her take lessons again...."If I had stayed in lessons, I would be as good as Taylor is now! Why, oh why, did I quit?' ...Can't you just hear her saying that? Well, she did, and she talked me into signing her up again. I talked to Melanie, Taylor's teacher, and she is willing to give her a trial period (this is mostly to keep Shaylie motivated) so we'll see how it goes. I love hearing my children make lovely music. If anyone sees or hears of a piano for sale cheap (under $500), I'm in the market!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Intrinsic Value vs. Monetary Worth

When I started my new job, last October, I was told that I would start at $12.00/hour but that after a 6-month probationary period, I would be raised up to $14.00. When I inquired in April about the adjustment, I was told that the most they could raise me was .50/hour to $12.50. Needless to say, I was not very happy! But what can you do??? There seemed to be no arguing with them, so I accepted this and pretty much forgot about it until I got my first paycheck in August and noticed that I was still making only $12.00.!!?!!

Grrr! I asked my boss and she didn't know what was going on. I told her that I had just been looking at the School District job openings and found a job there that only required an Associate's and was starting at $13.56/hour. (My subtle way of saying I am looking around.) Well, I guess she took the hint, because she started fighting with HR for me and told them that I needed $13.00/hr to make up for the mistake and because I was such a great employee, of course. So as of yesterday, my pay rate went up. It's still not the $14.00 we agreed to in the beginning, but it's closer to what I think I deserve. And I was glad that my boss stuck up for me. Every little bit helps!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Shaylie's Baptism Day

Shaylie's big day finally arrived! Yay...we are so proud of her...she was so excited to be baptized and join the church for real! She has been looking forward to it for weeks. It's been interesting to see her learn about the ordinances of baptism and confirmation in Primary and Family Home Evening and ask all the best questions and really figure out for herself that she wanted to do this! She looked beautiful in her white dress...thanks Grandma J!...I will post pictures as soon as I get them from Scott!

Thanks to all of our family for sending your best wishes and beautiful gifts. She loved her necklace, bracelet, pillow case, scrapbook and everything else. Scott and I gave her her own set of Scriptures and case, which she promptly began reading from page 1 of the Quadruple combination...for those of you who don't know what that is, it is the entire cannon of LDS scriptures in one book (Old & New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price)...and the first page is a declaration from King James regarding the translation. She read the whole thing and then asked me who this James guy is...she makes me laugh! She is so dang smart!

Scott did a great job with the priesthood ordinances. He gave Shaylie a beautiful blessing and we are so grateful for the wonderful husband and father that he is. Way to go, hon! Both of you...you are amazing!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

It was nice to have a day off and a nice long weekend. I wish I wouldn't let myself be fooled by the weatherman though. I had thought about taking a trip out to Zion today, but then I watched the news and they said how today was supposed to be a stormy, awful day..even for us down south and so I put all thoughts of outdoor activities out of my head. It wasn't until about 3pm today when I realized that it had been a gorgeous day all day that I remembered my original plan. It would have been the perfect day to go...oh well, we had fun anyway.

The girls both got to play with friends, and I took Scott to see Kung Fu Panda at the dollar theater. I enjoyed that movie so much, I wanted to take him to see it. He liked it too even with the distraction of broken chairs and a jam-packed theater! We'll have to buy it, I think, when it comes out on DVD.

We are very excited for Shaylie's baptism this weekend! And Taylor is beginning piano lessons this Wednesday. Soccer games start Saturday and we signed BB (Scott and me) up for a Doggy Obedience class. So things are about to pick up around here! As if we weren't busy enough already! Plus, Taylor will also start Volleyball with her Church group too, when she has time.

I really can't believe how quickly this year has flown by...I know I've said this many times...but either I'm having big lapses in my memory or the days are just passing so quickly that they don't have time to make an impression! It is Sept. 1st already and before I can blink it will be Christmas...I've already started shopping for it, at any rate...just in case it sneaks up on me sooner rather than later.

And speaking of later...I'll see you then! TTFN...T:)