Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Nashville Nutcracker

Taylor and I were able to go see the Nutcracker on Saturday. We had a great time, though I did have my share of freakout moments. We showed up at about 12:45 though the show didn't start til 2. We were able to walk right up to will call to pick up our tickets so that was nice. Then we shopped for a little bit and picked out three dolls... an angel, the nutcracker, and Clara. We also got us some drinks and a snack before the show started. We walked around, were able to go with our group to have some cookies and drinks downstairs before the show, and listened to a story time about the unique parts of the Nashville Nutcracker. It was a blast. Then right as they open the doors and start letting everyone to their seats, we had our first nearly nervous breakdown. I stopped to get in my purse to pull out our tickets... and they were gone. AH! I almost started crying. I looked and looked but nope... weren't there. So we walked up to a lady who had been talking on the loud speaker and I told her I couldn't find me tickets and where our seats were located. She had them on the stand in front of her. Then it was all I could do to not start crying.  Anyways, we went to our seats and found out we were sitting by one of Taylor's friends from her dance class. Her mom was the one who told me about the deal on tickets. 

The show was awesome. Taylor started to fall asleep during part of it, but thanks to mama's dr. pepper she didn't miss much. We then went back stage after the show and were able to meet a few of the dancers and take some photos. It was so cool. We got to see all sorts of props and the stage sets and such. The details that go into it all were so beautiful. They're pretty from far away, but up close... WOW. Anyways, here's the pics of the show!

 waiting to go in

 during intermission, the dancing bear
 the only pic of the two of us together... can you tell I'm sick?
 Taylor was showing her the sparkles on her own dress. ;) It was sweet.

 taylor and clara
 this next one was taylor's favorite costume because of the flower crown she had on.
 taylor was WAY too shy to take a picture with the nutcracker. I think she may have a slight crush on him.
Taylor and the russian nesting doll. Her and the garden fairy are members of the church from the franklin stake I think. That's where we got the tickets from. 
 And last, taylor walking out of the set. I love this picture. She was so excited!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Black Friday: Crazy or Not?

Lots of people were making fun of me last week because I love Black Friday Deals. If I can get something for free, heck yeah, I'm there... sometimes even if I don't need it or can't use it (example: dog food... I'll get it free with coupons and pass it along to family and friends.)  But checking out these Cyber Monday Deals made me realize... I saved a BUTT LOAD last week. And I can't resist but to add up my deals. I'm using to price my stuff.  Here I go... I'm actually excited about this. I'm such a nerd.

Malibu Barbie Dream House
I paid $99 for this on last week.
You can purchase it for $199 from or $157 new from a seller

LeapFrog Leapster 2 (Pink)
Leap Frog Leapster2 Learning Game System
I paid $24.99 for this on last week.
You can purchase it for $42.99 from was $69.99

Disney Princess Royal Castle
I paid $20 for this last week at Toys R Us. I had to sit in the store for 2 1/2 hours... because I got there at 2 and it didn't go on sale til 5, but if I hadn't, I could have purchased it today for $69.95 on

Disney Princess Favorite Moments 4 Pack
I paid $10 for this at Kmart.  
You can now get it on for only $24.28 or from a seller for $23.99

Madden 12
Product Details
$28 at Walmart
$39.99 at (which is cheap... it was $59.99)

Strawberry Shortcake Berry Cafe
Product Details
$17.49 at Toys R Us
$43.99 at or $35.99 from a seller

Call of Duty 2
Product Details
$5 at Toys R Us because I bought Kinect Sports Season 2
On sale for $19.99 at was $39.99

Call of Duty 3
Product Details
$15 at Target
On sale for $51.99 at was $59.99

Call of Duty World at War
Product Details
$7 at Best Buy
On sale for $19.20 at was $29.99

Once Upon a Monster
Product Details
$28 at Best Buy
On Sale for $29.99 at was $49.99

Product Details
$5 at Toys R Us
$11.10 at was $21.99

Let's go fishin
Product Details
$5 at Target 
$11.71 at was $15.99

What I spent on Black Friday...........................................$263.49
Total I would have spent on today................$564.18
Total I would have spent if it wasn't Cyber Monday...........$685.14

I think I'll stick to my Black Friday Shopping. 

(Yes I do know that I could find better deals by scouring the web, but that wouldn't help make my point, so I'm not doing that. )


Baby Max's blessing day...
Michael gave a gorgeous blessing... It really was awesome.

 After Max was blessed we all went to Michael and LeeAnn's place for some refreshments... they were SO good.  I couldn't stop eating, as always.

 Some closeups of the main man!
 I love this next one. He's absolutely beautiful!
 And so is this little girl!
 The happy little family
 Mamie and papa and 1/2 their grandkids!

 The kiddos
 The girls absolutely adore max. They're so excited to have a little cousin to play with (on mama's side.)

 I love these pictures of Max sleeping. he's such a little angel.
 I was able to catch a little grin... LOVE IT

 Then Taylor took over my camera... Some of these pics are out of order, but this one of my dad was one of T-bones shots.
 Then Taylor got to hold baby Max.
 Then more by taylor...

 Then almost all the Taylor clan...

 The taylor parents.
 The GRAND parents

 The Hassler Parents
 see... out of order... Why did that happen?

 Madison was SO proud to be holding Max, and after insisting on a baby sister pretty much since she could talk, she's finally said she'd like a baby brother as well... we'll see what happens Moo.
 here's another photo by Taylor... not bad...
 and more... Mom, this should be your FB profile pic... no one would mess with you... ever!

 These are still taylor's pics, but this next one is a painting of Jesus that my mama did... it's a huge gorgeous painting. We all love it. My mom used a Dan Fogelberg cd cover as her inspiration
 more by taylor...

 more by taylor
 and last... baby Max and his mama! 
We're so excited to finally have a nephew in our family. And he is a sweetheart! We all adore him. 
Yay Max!