Thursday, January 29, 2009

3 Months

OK, so I am a little late getting this post out... better late than never! Collins is growing and smiling so much. He is still tiny ( 10lbs, 14oz at 3 months exactly ). He is beginning to grow out of some of his 0-3 months clothes so I know he is getting bigger. He is starting to sleep through the night - although he gets up around 5am. I am still nursing him, however my supply is quickly drying up so I am not sure how much longer I can do that. I really don't want to stop so if anyone has any suggestions to help I would greatly appreciate them ( I am already eating oatmeal and drinking lots ). I can't even begin to explain how crazy in love I am with him. He is just the greatest thing... even when he is screaming and keeping me up!
In Jack news we are reaching a major milestone... Potty Training!!! I thought it would never happen, but it has! It has taken a lot of toys and candy for bribes but we are having success! I am so proud of him, I can't believe what a big boy he is! I just can't believe how fast he is growing up, I no longer have a toddler, I have a little boy. He is SOOOOO GOOD to Collins too! He loves him so much without an ounce of jealousy. He is the best big brother.
IN other random news... If you are requesting me to be your friend on facebook and I haven't accepted its because I am not doing facebook ( I just have an account set up ) Sorry, I just do not have the time. Also, I have a Strausburg size 2 ringbears outfit if anybody knows someone in need of that. Oh, does anybody do PC repairs? My PC laptop went out and I can't get is working.. maybe we could barter. Speaking of barter, Brendan has about 5 suits that he no longer needs ( the boy has 10 and only wears them twice a year). So if anyones husbands fit Brendans profile lets barter.

Well better get cleaning, enjoy the pics.
Showing off his potty prizes!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Small Group

Hey everybody I wanted to invite all of you ( Highlanders or not ) to join our small group! Me and Brendan have decided to lead a crown financial group. The great thing about Crown is that it is applicable for people who have much, or nothing. We were going to do Dave Ramsey, but its really specific to people in major debt and its costly. We wanted everyone to be able to get something out of it. Crown Financial focuses on Biblical principles that pave the way to financial freedom. Its a great tool for getting on the right track or learning what God has to say about it ( Did you know money is mention more in the Bible than any other topic?? ). We figure if its important to God than it should be important to us. It will be Tuesday Nights @ 6:15, Dinner will be served. Sorry, but no childcare, however nursing babies always welcomed! So come!!!! Even if you just want a good meal and want to be nosy and see what kind of financial shape the Fullers are in =) !!!

For more info check out the small group directory coming soon!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Callie is here!!!

I am an aunt to a beautiful, 7lb. 11oz, 20 in. long little girl!!! The delivery went smoothly and they are all doing great! We are enjoying loving all over her and she is already a huge blessing!! The new parents are doing a wonderful job!!
OK, so here are the pics since I am sure that is all you care about.

Aunt Court and Uncle Bren


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Exciting Times!!!

Well, the big news of the week is... I am going to be an Aunt on Tuesday ( if not sooner )!!!! Jason and Melissa are going in on Tuesday for an induction of their baby girl, Callie. I am so excited - I cannot wait to get my hands on her!!! Other than the birth of my own children this is the most exciting day of my life! Jack and Collins are going to be so blessed as well to have another person to share life with. I can't wait to see Jason in the role of Father. I know he will do a great job because he treats my boys like they are his own and he is SOOO good to them! I will update with pics and info as soon as she gets here!

Other than that we are just getting back in the swing of life. Jack is back in preschool and loving it. Poor Collins has been sick with just about everything - big brother seems to be sharing all of his germs. We have been in and out of the Dr's all week ( good thing I love my Dr.). Hopefully, we have turned a corner now and we are on track for wellness.

Here are a few pics - can I tell you how hard it is to get a good pic of a two year old and newborn at the same time!!!

Couldn't you just squeeze him!!!
Matching... of course.
Enough with the pictures, mom!!
Not so happy lil' brother!

Friday, January 2, 2009

A New Year

Well we ended 2008 with a bang. We were all sick! Jack ended the year with a final puke and Collins rang in the new year by waking up multiple times! Whew, but we did survive. I have been meaning on making some new year's resolutions, but I just can't find the time. Maybe that should be my resolution... make more time for myself. Another resolution I plan on making - go on a stellar vacation! I could really use one of those, maybe I'l finance it with my coupon savings. Speaking of savings the last 2 weeks I have gotten 90 bucks worth of groceries for around $30!!! Have I mentioned I love coupons!!! Can I tell you someone who doesn't... my cashier last week. She had the biggest attitude about EVERY coupon - She even went and got the manager 3 times!! I was so mad. The bagging lady must have been her friend because she had an attitude too. I wanted to tell her, " Your publix paycheck would go a heck of a lot further if you took the time to clip coupons, and with that savings you could buy an attitude adjustment"!!! Anyways, I still love PUBLIX ( on a side note I HATE Walmart ). Everybody keeps asking my for tips on savings and my first tip is shop Publix. My second tip is Stock-up when things go on sale and match the store deals with coupons. Internet coupons are the best and easy to find. Example... Totinos pizza rolls are BOGO. I have a coupon for $1 off 2. Tartget has a coupon for a $1 off 1 ( publix takes competitor coupons ). So the starting price was $4 I ended up paying $.50 for a jumbo bag ( so I got multiples ). Another example Some post cereals are BOGO, there website has $2 off 1 Box.... Final price..Free!!! So you see... deals like this go on all day long. Making it realitively easy to save at least 60% on your grocery bills. It really works once you have stock ( A bunch of your daily needs already on hand ), then your shopping trip should really be just filling in holes with items on sale. By the way, do the same with meats. When they go on sale buy a bunch, divided it up into freezer bags and stuff the freezer.
By the way, I am thinking about leading a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Small Group that would also incorporate these principles. It would more than likely be geared torwards moms during the day. Let me know if you guys have any interest.

Here is a few pics from the last couple of weeks
Thanks for reading, Courtney
The boys in their Christmas Jams, thanks Aunt Holly!
Clean Boy
Jack refused to get off his new tractor, he almost fell alseep on it!
The most perfectly round head I have ever seen!