Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekend in Review

This weekend was beyond awesome. Though it was rainy and dismal pretty much the entire weekend we had the best time because I got a little bit of a break. Since I had to go to DC anyway for a cousin's shower, we decided to make an entire weekend out of it. My sister and I ventured over to Dupont Circle on Saturday for a little female bonding time.

When I got back to Nick's mom's Saturday afternoon, Nick and I left for dinner out with friends (without the kids). Then Nick and I ventured off on our own to have a mini date night. We went to Cosi for Smores and coffee like we did on our second date. We are celebrating 3 married years together on May 6th. :)

As the night ended, Nick and I decided we wanted to wake up to whole wheat pancakes so I stopped at Shoppers to pick up the ingredients (we were staying at Nick's moms.) Well, while we were there I couldn't help but spot the BEST deals. I keep my coupon book in my car at all times. Though we didn't have the room for much due to luggage and strollers, I couldn't help myself. The place we happened to stop at was tripling coupons up to .50 and doubling up to and including $1.00 (NO limits). These sorts of amazing coupon blitzes do not exist here. So, I bought 21 things of FREE Healthy Harvest Ronzoni Pasta and $.40 Kashi Rice Pilaf, more free dawn, and more free stuff I can't really remember.

Below is a picture of my phat (in both senses) coupon book. I'm very proud I made the little rubber banding system to keep it shut. It's much more functional now. Sad? Pathetic? Maybe. But this baby is worth hundreds.

When, we got back we noticed things are really beginning to grow in our garden. The rainy weather has done wonders for the roquette and mesclun.

Our strawberry plants are also starting to sprout. I'm looking forward to next year already!

Not to be overshadowed, Nick even found time to fix the riding lawnmower. My husband is so handy.



Blogger Aliceson said...

How fun to have a few days of fun with adult conversation, very important to SAHMs!

The garden is coming along great and your coupon book is a thing of beauty! Looks like the rubber band is under some serious pressure though!

May 6, 2009 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger jenn said...

ok- so you must think I'm a tool for not mentioning anything about your anniv. Happy 3 year!! It goes by fast--I think I need your coupon book w/ pages of birthdays, anniversaries and whatever else...There are so many now...remember back when I was like the only one married..I thought I had warned people..LOL just kidding!

May 9, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger SamJ said...

I loved the time the 3 of us went to Cosi - didnt know it had a meaning to you guys other than a neat place.

May 11, 2009 at 9:10 PM  

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