Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I am a huge fan of coupons, and thanks to modern technology there are so many ways to get coupons now. There is the old fashioned way, through the Sunday paper, the internet, and in magazines. One of my favorite internet sites is, which if you look to the left I have a link to. Their coupons change periodically so there is always something new. Today I made a trip to Walmart with my coupons and saved over $20 just from using the coupons. That is my average that I save each trip. If I'm shopping at Safeway, I usually just shop the ad with what coupons I have and between there club card and coupons I can do pretty well. So remember the next time you head out to the grocery store don't forget your coupons.

Easter 2009

Thank goodness his brother and sister are patient

It was difficult to get everyone to cooperate

It took many shots to get just the right picture

This Easter turned out to be a beautiful day so we decided to take full advantage of it. After some monkey bread and playing around the house we packed up a picnic and our bikes and head up to Chico to play in the park. Bidwell Park in Chico is our favorite park. There is so much to offer including Caper Acres playground, the path along the creek where you can ride bikes or just walk and the One Mile, where in the summer is a great swimming hole. Ed has been going to Bidwell Park since he was a young boy, which is a very long time and he has many wonderful memories of going there with cousins and aunts and uncles and with Grandma Dee living not too far from there. We started out or day with a bike ride along the creek. This was Jack's first ride in the bike seat and he did pretty good for the first mile and then he got ancy so we headed back to the playground and had our picnic and watched the kids play. Max and Emily had a lot of fun playing hide and seek in the fort and Jack enjoyed the little kids portion and just running around because he was free. It turned out to be such a great day. And of course the day would not be complete without a stop at our favorite ice cream shop, Shuberts. Oh so good. This place has been around since Ed was a little kid(and probably longer). Homemade ice cream all the way.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Rainy Sacramento RiverCats Home Opener

For Ed's birthday the kids and I got him tickets to the Sacramento RiverCats home opener. Well it had been raining all day and even spinkled on the way down there. When we finally got through the gates it started to really come down and of course our seats were right down by the field without any type of overhang. We stayed up top and enjoyed some garlic fries(boy were those good) and then the anouncer said there was a 30 minute game delay. So we waited some more. About 15 minutes later the grounds crew started taking the tarp off the field and things were moving. It was still raining but more of a light mist. We headed down to our seats and luckily Ed had grabbed a free newspaper and we dried off our seats. Wow I pick seats, they were 3 rows up from the bottom right next to first base, Max was in heaven with glove in hand. It rained off and on, mostly on throughout the game and we all hung in there. Emily is such a trooper, she sang along to the songs and danced around(I think to keep warm). We finally gave up and left at the 5th inning. It was still fun and we look forward to going again.

It's Almost Like Summer

Last Monday we had a beautiful 80 degree day. Jack and Emily had a great time playing in the yard with the sandbox and water. Funny thing is the next day it turned windy and cold and rained for 3 days.