Monday, June 11, 2012

Beaumont Parade!

A new family tradition? Definitely!
Saturday Morning we took our little boys to the Beaumont Parade(Farmer's Day Parade)...Who knew right? Not me. Thankfully Aunt Amy called and invited us out to Beaumont or we would have missed all of the fun!A few days ago Hudson was watching Dora, and he started asking about going to a parade(he fondly remembers a parade we went to last summer). When Amy told me about the upcoming parade, I knew Hudson would be thrilled! The whole way to Beaumont he could barely stand himself. The weather was perfect, we had great company, and best of all they handed out free candy, shorts, t-shirts, and even air fresheners for your car! It was a perfect way to spend a Saturday! Thanks Joel and Amy!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Shutterfly Book

For a long time I have been wanting to make a baby book for Hudson, especially since now I need to get cracking on one for  Cooper. I started a traditional scrapbook, but I honestly found it hard to take everything out, clean it up, and get started day after day. I decided to do a digital book because there is no mess and I love the idea of being able to print out multiple books for gifts or whatever.

I was going to wait to do a post on Hudson's book until I had it in my hands, but since right now there is a sale on at Shutterfly I figured I would do a post and share what I did to get an even better deal in case anyone out there wants to save a few bucks.

*Warning*...Doing these photo books CAN take a lot of time depending on how detailed you want it.

Right now(and often) Shutterfly has great sales on their books. I started mine a few months ago but just got around to printing it. Since I had added so many pages to my book it was going to cost me around 60 bucks plus shipping(?70 bucks).
The book that I wanted went on sale 30 percent off, so with shipping it was going to cost me around 50 bucks.
Then(here is where it gets awesome) I found an online coupon for 20 dollars off here.  (there are a couple other great coupons there too).The coupon for 20 dollars off cost 2 dollars and doesn't expire until the end of the year. I was not sure if it would work, but it did, making my book(approx 50 pages) with shipping under 30 dollars. I figured with all of the customization and hard cover ect. that that was a great deal. It was a lot of fun to do. I wanted an 8.5x11 book, but for only a couple dollars more you could can get a 12x12(as they are 50% off). Just printing off the photos (almost 200 pictures)and buying an album for them all to fit in would cost more than one of these books(and not be as fun).

Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for it to get here! I am sooo excited to see it in person.

If you are interested in seeing the book click here

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Have I mentioned how much I love summer lately? Cuz, I LOVE SUMMER.
The past few days have been spent doing the following:
  1. Playing outside
  2. Picking Dandelions(H pulls his wagon around and collects them for me-so cute)
  3. Going to the Park
  4. Going to Garage Sales
  5. Eating Popsicles
  6. Watering the grass
  7. Planting Flowers and trees
  8. Going on bike rides
  9. Mowing the grass(Hudson loves to "mow" with a stroller while we cut the grass, and it is his "chore" to help bag the grass)
  10. Playing with pals in the back yard
  11. Playing Badminton in the yard and
  12. Jumping on the trampoline
We have been enjoying the great weather and the few bugs as of late! It has been so much fun!
As is always the case, here are a few shots of us the past little while.
Our new trees and flowers*now let's hope that we can keep Hudson from uprooting them all:)
 We bought our duplex because we hoped we would enjoy our yard in the future, but It really is THE BEST feature of our home. We live outside in the summer!

This cutie LOVES to crawl around in the grass, he is so easy to please.
A definite favorite activity around here! Anything with wheels down the hill!

Tonight I offered Hudson a piece of gum if he would let me take some pics of him and Cooper.(He was desperate for some sugar, because today he was a terror at church so I cut him off-hahaha)
 Cooper has cut ANOTHER tooth-so of course he has his hands in his mouth.
                       (Do you like how ghetto we are-we do impromptu photoshoots with our three year old in only his ginch-bahaha)       

Are you ready for some serious cuteness?

This is just a quick post with some of the photos I received of Cooper today. Images are courtesy of Talia Audenart Photography. I LOVE the way Talia takes studio pictures of kids. I am so lucky to know her and live so close to her. She is so talented and captured my boy EXACTLY how I wished! LOVE them all!
I just love his two little chompers here.

The Perfect Shot!

                 Don't you just LOVE him! Sorry to post SO many pictures, but I couldn't stop.