Wednesday, February 17, 2010

St. George

I could live in St. George.  The weather is beautiful, the landscape is gorgeous and every store you could want is within a short drive around town. 

Easton, Marielle and I enjoyed visiting Clint while he worked the gun show {the reason for the trip}.  Here we are checking out the big army tank.  Actually the tank is not as big inside as it looks on the outside.  I learned this by bonking my head several times on the hard metal interior.

My beautiful best friend Holly drove up from Las Vegas to see me!  I love spending time with this girl. 

Miss Marielle managed to not sleep one wink on the trip down or back.  Most babies are lulled to sleep by the car- not our little Miss.  She prefers to be onery and stay awake the entire time.

Now that she is 9 months old she weighs 17 lbs 7 ounces putting her in the 21%tile for weight and in the 88%tile for her height at 29 inches.

While in St. George I did a little coupon shopping.  Sometimes I get tired of shopping in Utah County because there are SO many coupon shoppers and if you want something on bargain it's usually gone. 

At Target I purchased 5 instant oatmeals, 2 razors and 2 packs of gum paying $11.59 after coupons.  I then received $10 back in gift cards.  So if you consider the gift cards that's only $1.59 for all my items.

At Rite Aid I purchased 3 packages of diapers and 2 packages of truffles for a total of $7.88 after all of my coupons.  I then went online and requested my $5 rebate.   Bringing my cost to only $2.88 once I receive my rebate check.

Coupon shopping is fun when you get good deals like this but sometimes it's very tedious and time consuming.  However, I'm sure I will keep doing it. I've got to stick to my $200 monthly food/diaper budget and using coupons is the only way I think I can do it.

To recap-we had fun in St. George.  We swam, ate lots of food, {I pounded a whole bag of circus peanuts by myself}, shopped, enjoyed the weather and saw lots of guns.  What more could you ask for from a romantic Valentine getaway.

1 comment:

sportyrls said...

Okay- how about a post with how you come up with and organize all these sweet coupon deals? I try but I just can't seem to figure it out- so what's the secret? : )