November 10, 2008


Search & Win

So, there is a really cool site that you can earn gift certificates and actual prizes from your favorite stores.

Here is a re-post from the site we learned about it:

Not sure what Swagbucks is? Well, it is an online search engine, powered by Google and Ask.

But, instead of just pulling your search results back like Google or Yahoo, you have the potential to earn Swagbucks with each search. And, quite frequently I win. At least once a day, and sometimes more.

Now, I honestly can tell you, I only use Swagbucks when I am doing a search online anyway. I never use Yahoo or Google anymore, because Swagbucks gives me a chance to win while I search. I have it saved as my Homepage, so this is the first screen that comes up everytime I log onto the web.

I DON'T sit there and try to randomly search to earn extra poins...because it really doesn't work. In fact, here is the exact wording from their site.

Tip #8

Doing a TON of searches, or clicking on sponsored links, will not help you win!When searching the web, the best way to win Swag Bucks (and the only method we endorse) is to use the engine for genuine search and discovery. Our technology is designed to award users who search naturally — simply utilize our engine the way you would with other search providers.

Anway, back to how it works. Once you accumulate enough ( approx. around 50 ) you can cash in for prized. There are gift certificates, merchandise, etc.

Currently, when you win, we have all been geting 1 to 5 Swagbucks.

But, now....they have announced on their blog that they will be issuing some Mega Bucks soon. This means, you can now potentially win 10, 20, 50 and 100 Swagbucks...woo, hoo! They plan to launch the Mega Bucks this week, although I am not positive of the date. You can click here to read their announcement.

Now, that gets me excited!

In addition, when you get your free gift, if you take a picture of yourself with it and submit it to Swagbucks, they will also issue an extra 1 Swagbuck for your account. So, I plan to do this, too. Click here for all the details.

Finally, if you use Swagbucks, make sure to tell all your them your links, etc. If they sign up thru your referral, you win everytime they win. Up to 100 Swagbucks! As you can imagine, your Swagbucks will accumulate much faster.


So we want our Swagbucks to accumulate faster, too. So we don't care if you use this or not. HOWEVER, if you are going to try it out, please click one of the links in this post or on the side of our blog so we can 'refer' you.


Search & Win

November 4, 2008

Happy Four Months, Chubbers!

The past four months have flown by with my Sweet Girly-Girl!

When I took her to Rusty yesterday for her well-check she weighed 16lbs 2 oz. (95 percentile) measured in at 25 1/4 inches. (75 percentile) We're so proud of our chubby girl!

Here are some updated pics:

McKlayne rolls around like crazy and is so strong. She's so squirmy that I wonder if she's still going to be a snuggler when she gets older...I hope so!

Now that she is (pretty much) over her reflux, she is so laid back and sweet....she just kind of goes with the flow. Then again, I guess she has to.

Fast asleep with her Blankie Bunny.

She loves her brother. He is always making her laugh and squeal.

Having a girl has really changed me. I thought that I'd be a mom of all boys and was okay with it. Now, I can't imagine not having this sweet little prissy angel. I've even surrendered my title of "Princess" to her.
I adore all those rolls.

This one is from a while's crazy how much she's already changed!

How cute is my hubby?

November 3, 2008

Oz Bunch Multiplies

We had so much fun on Halloween! Asher sat so still as Charlie painted his face...I'm still not sure which of my boys liked dressing up for Halloween more.

You can't tell in this picture, but Asher was quite the opposite of the Cowardly Lion as he ran out to show off his costume and painted face to Uncle Jordan. He was so proud of himself and his "roarrrrrrr" that he'd been practicing.

McKlayne had no idea what was going on as we painted her face..she kind of just smiled as the paint tickled her nose, but she definitely didn't like having her "ears" put up. She screamed as I put the rubberbands in her hair...this was her first time to have pigtails, but I've heard that girls get used to this, so we shall see!

She's got him wrapped around her little finger already!

I still can't believe how quickly we've doubled! If you would have told me when Charlie and I were first Dorothy and the Scarecrow (before we were even engaged!) that in just four, short years we'd be dressing up again as the Oz bunch with two children of our own, I would have laughed in your face! It's amazing to me what the Lord can do in such a short amount of time! We're so thankful for where He's brought us!

My little Toto.

He had so much fun running from house to house and often helped himself to the candy...we'll have to work on that next year!

Of course, we had to stop by the CS Grandparent's so they could see our little ones, where we met Tara and cute little, Kitty-Cat Karis. (This sidenote is completely unrelated to Halloween, but I wanted to be able to remember this for years to come: You know Asher loves his "Mammy-ou" whenever he sees "Dane" passing out worship guides at church and immediately starts asking for her. I can't believe he can already put them together...he's way smarter than I give him credit for!)

Then we made our way to the Hendrick's to Trick or Treat and hang out with the rest of our friends.