Saturday, July 31, 2010

Caves, Castles, Oh My!

Since we've been home with baby boy we haven't gotten out much and gone exploring like we normally would. Today we decided we needed to get out of the house and check out some things in our local area. We had heard about Fregano, Italy and that it was beautiful there so we decide to head up there since it was only about 20 minutes from our home. When we got there it they had these caves and beautiful streams. It is absolutely gorgeous down there. We weren't really sure what we were going to see so of course I wasn't wearing shoes and had on flip flops so we didn't walk the whole thing. It was pretty slippery with the sand and water raining off the mountians. It was absolutely gorgeous and so cool down there. We loved it and baby boy sure did enjoy looking up at everything. He did really great the whole trip like normal! He's such a good little man!

Here are some pics from our Fregano, Italy:

After we were through with Fregano, Italy we headed to another nearby town called Polciengo, Italy. There they had castle ruins there. We had to walk up this beautiful little hill and the hubby pushed the stroller up thank goodness I didn't have to do it! It was pretty neat once we got to the top. The castle is missing many parts. The roofs are gone, the floors for the second story and it looks like the windows and doors have been blocked up too. The floors are covered in moss, there are trees and plants growing inside the buildings. It was pretty neat.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Me and My Son

Ok, so I'm going to be honest here. I hate taking picutes. I hate being in pictures. And thats only because I have gotten so big. I've gained so much weight since I got off active duty. It was hard. Becoming a dependent was hard. Moving to Italy was hard. I'm adjusting. Got over stupid people, but now I'm still overweight. I'm working on getting it off but its going to be slower than gaining it! I have to get over it and be in pictures with my son. I have to suck it because I don't want to look back at life and not see myself once with the most gorgeous little man that has ever lived!

Baby Boy had a Photo Shoot :)

On July 25, 2010 our little man had a photo shoot. I had been looking for someone who would do his pictures inexpensively because you know we're pretty poor at this point in time (can't wait for the beginning of the year!) and we found this super nice and amazing person who did them for free. I'm not sure if she wants her info out there so I'm not going to post any of her details as of yet :). She just shoots them and then edits them and puts them on a thumb drive or something similar and then we have them printed however and wherever we want! Pretty sweet deal right?!?! Well she posted a few on facebook and they are super cute! (We still have to meet with her to pick up the rest but its been a hectic week, but what week isn't?!?!) Anywho here are the pics enjoy!

Now these ones have all been changed (I'm sure some of the ones above have been too like cropped and what not but these ones are obvious and they're pics from above as well)

She really did do a great job with our little man! Its so hard to get him to smile for the camera and to actually get it on film, but she got a couple smiles! Way better than I could have done plus he looks cute no matter what!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Diaper codes

Hey Mommies!

I'm not sure how many of you actually use those codes that come on your diapers and wipes, but I've started collecting them and am eager to find more! They have some really neat gifts. has Gifts to Grow points. Here are some to share! (some can't be shared like the ones you get on your diaper packages, but if you find ones you can share please do!)


This list of codes currently works and got me 255 points!

Huggies also has a rewards program called
I forget how many points these get you but they worked as of July 23, 2010 so its worth a shot!



**edit** these Codes work as of today July 27, 2010 and will get you about 26 more points


The last awesome deal and great way to earn things is swagbucks. I really don't have enough good things to say about them and they really do work. I've earned 4 gift cards through them already and I could earn even more if I could remember to shop online through them. Its super simple though use them as your search engine throughout the day like you would google or yahoo and you earn swagbucks that you redeem for giftcards and prizes. Seriously it is that simple. I have my sister hooked on it and in a matter of few days she had several hundred points! Enough to earn an giftcard!

Seriously click the banner, sign up and sent them as your homepage for searches and it will really pay off (you can even have money deposited into a paypal account if you don't like giftcards!)

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