Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday Blog Hops!

It's been a while since I've done any blog hopping.

Have fun and hopefully we will all find some new blogs we like!
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

Monday, November 28, 2011

Did you go shopping on Black Friday?

Every year I look forward to Black Friday shopping.

This year another Marine Wife and I went together.

We had an amazing babysitter who stayed with our kids for 11 hours.

First stop was Toys R Us at 9pm

We were there a long time but I got almost everything I wanted.

Then we stopped and got coffee before hitting Old Navy at Midnight.

I found some amazing deals. I saved twice what I spent.

I mean who can pass up nice scarfs for only $1

I bought them for all the neighborhood girls.

Then we hit Target and it was the biggest Target I've ever been in. It was 2 stories and even had an escalator for your cart.

Then we ate at Denny's, went to the Christmas Tree Shop and hit The exchange on base on our way home.

Over all it was exhausting but I had a blast and finished so much shopping.

Best part is I saved more than I spent!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Soldiers Christmas

This weekend the kids and I sat down to write their Christmas lists.

My 9 year old son had a very short list.

I asked him why that is and what he said broke my heart.

He said "there is one thing I REALLY want but I know I won't get it"

When I asked what that is he said "for dad to come home".

Now I knew the holidays would be hard for us this year.

What I didn't know was exactly how hard.

Of all the things that hurt, watching my kids hurt is the worst.

I know it is hard for us and that got me thinking about my husband and the other members of our military who won't be here for Christmas.

I know that many of them won't admit it but I am sure it's even harder for them.

My kids and I have each other but my husband will be all alone.

Another family and I are sending a box of decorations to our guys and hopefully that will lift their moods a little during this hard time.

A lot of people have asked me what they can do for me.

If you are one of the few who want to help please email me at AJellyBean83(at)yahoo(dot)com

I would love it if we could get together a bunch of cards and letters to send to my husbands unit.

Thank you all who have left me so many kind words during this tough time.

This is a song says exactly what my kids are going through right now.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

**Heelys Review**

My son has been begging for a pair of Heelys and when I got the chance to review a pair I jumped right on it.

We received the Heelys Double threat:

At first I was very skeptic thinking my son would break an arm or something.

He is a bit of a klutz and I being the over protective parent wanted no part of shoes with wheels in them.

When my son open the box and saw his Heelys the look on his face was priceless.

Not only are they "fun" but they are versatile and cute.

I mean seriously look at these awesome style for adult and kids alike!

Heelys are tennis shoes with a removable wheel in the heel.

You use them by shifting your weight to the heel of the shoe.

They come with a special tool for popping the wheels out.

I've found it best to take the wheels out on a regular basis so dirt doesn't get clogged in them.

Interested in learning how to use them? Go here and watch the how to video

My son has so much fun in these shoes I can barely get him out of them.

I think with a little more practice he will be doing tricks in no time!

With Christmas coming up I think Heelys will make a great gift.

Where to buy:
You can buy Heelys at many retailers

or buy online from the Heelys Shop

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Heelys Black Friday special!!!
November 25th until November 28th
Buy a pair of Heelys and get the second pair for $25
Or buy a Nano and get a pair of shoes for $25
AND get free shipping on all orders!

As a member of  Business to Blogger I received and pair of Heelys for free in exchange for a review. All opinions in the this review are that of my own and have not been swayed by anyone or anything.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Veterans Day what does it mean to you?

This Friday the 11th is Veterans Day!
Veterans Day is one of those "small" holidays that mean a lot to my family.
Many of you will be out shopping Veterans Day sales.
And many more will be out going along their day the same as they did the day before.
So my question is what does Veterans Day mean to you?
Is it something you discuss with your kids?

This year Veterans Day will hit home a little more than usual.
With this being my husbands 5th deployment (first since we've been married) I will be taking extra time to thank him and all service members past and present.

 I will be out of town but will be making cards with non military kids and teaching them the meaning of Veterans Day.
Because to me Veterans Day is a time to remember those who selflessly sacrifice so the rest of us don't have to.
So I challenge all of you to take the time to thank someone you know who serves or has served our country.
And if you are feeling really helpful please think about donating to the USO.
The USO offers so many wonderful programs for our service members.