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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
My Great Buy
So I don't spend a lot of money on myself. As a Mom, I feel guilty if I do and honestly, I'd rather spend the money on the girls anyway. Ok - so I splurged a little bit at the Pampered Chef party Friday night. Hey, I never said I'm perfect. But that's kitchen stuff. That can't be wrong, right?

Anyway, this weekend, I happened to be up by my parents' house on Friday night for the party and on Sunday. So, I finally took my engagement and wedding rings to be sized. I had to have them sized bigger after Kayla. I couldn't get them on my finger if my life depended on it, even after I got to my pre-pg weight. And now, the rings were falling off my finger. I was afraid of losing them. So I finally took them in Friday night and picked up my snug (and brilliantly clean) rings on Sunday. After I picked them up, I went next door to the LL Bean Outlet. I miss this area. Where I live, there is not an outlet store to be seen. Very sad. I was hoping to find some good deals on clothes for the girls. They had barely anything for the girls, although I did find a pair of 3T pants for K for next year that I got for $7.

While there, I couldn't resist looking at their coats for me. I have my light fleece and my heavy, fake fur-lined suede coat. The heavy coat is not something I can wear when it's raining and it's WAY to bulky to wear when I'm trapsing around with the kids. So I looked. And I left with a beautiful, warm, yet light-weight $130 LL Bean coat that I got for $35. Like I said, I don't spend a lot on myself anymore, so the fact that I have a brandy new coat is thrilling. Although, if I had spent $130 on it, I'd be sick over it. So I'm actually more excited to have gotten such a nice coat for $35. You can't beat that type of 'natural high'. Even J was impressed with it. I hit the jackpot!

Here's my new coat...
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At 3:55 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Very nice! But I have to say you're quite brave to buy a white coat with 2 children as young as yours!! Mine would be slimed in no time...

At 5:19 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

What an awesome coat! I thought the same as Christine about the white, but for $35.00 who cares and you have girls (my boys would have that trashed in 2 seconds). My big un-practicle light gray fake fur thing (I look like a bear) is so dirty, and has sucker stuck to it. Way to go on the buy.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Sissy B. said...

I love white winter jackets....not much need for them though here in the Sunshine State...here by way of your sister ;)

At 7:40 PM, Blogger Sue said...

I usually would not buy white, but the only other color they had in my size was a yucky green. So I'm winging it. So far, they have not done anything to my tan suede or my cream fleece. So we'll see... It also has 5 pockets - I couldn't pass it up.


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