Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
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!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
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 Amazon.com 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 ToysRUs.com last week.
You can purchase it for $199 from Amazon.com... or $157 new from a seller
LeapFrog Leapster 2 (Pink)
I paid $24.99 for this on ToysRUs.com last week.
You can purchase it for $42.99 from Amazon.com... 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 Amazon.com
Disney Princess Favorite Moments 4 Pack
I paid $10 for this at Kmart.
You can now get it on Amazon.com for only $24.28 or from a seller for $23.99
$28 at Walmart
$39.99 at Amazon.com (which is cheap... it was $59.99)
Strawberry Shortcake Berry Cafe
$17.49 at Toys R Us
$43.99 at Amazon.com or $35.99 from a seller
Call of Duty 2
$5 at Toys R Us because I bought Kinect Sports Season 2
On sale for $19.99 at Amazon.com... was $39.99
Call of Duty 3
$15 at Target
On sale for $51.99 at Amazon.com... was $59.99
Call of Duty World at War
$7 at Best Buy
On sale for $19.20 at Amazon.com... was $29.99
Once Upon a Monster
$28 at Best Buy
On Sale for $29.99 at Amazon.com... was $49.99
$5 at Toys R Us
$11.10 at Amazon.com... was $21.99
Let's go fishin
$5 at Target
$11.71 at Amazon.com... was $15.99
What I spent on Black Friday...........................................$263.49
Total I would have spent on Amazon.com 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...
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 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.