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Old 09-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #31
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What is the exchange group? I havn't seen that on the dis.
The exchange group was something new for me too! I randomly came across it the other day and got all excited. They do exchanges, to put it simply. lol. They have one person in charge of each exchange who assigns who gets who to mail to, and keeps track of who has shipped and such; and everyone is told how much to spend on each exchange and what the subject of the exchange is.

I am upset as I missed the Halloween exchange. We love Halloween! This one is a $15 exchange of random Halloween goodies. You go buy your $15 worth of stuff, whether it be candy, toys, decorations or what not- and then you mail it to your assigned person, and you wait for yours to arrive to you! You never know what you are going to get- they do however divide the kids exchanges from the adult ones, I guess so you don't have to worry about sending crayons and such to an adult. It sounds really cool!

And if you have never done one before, you have to get your package shipped with certification or whatever- the thing where it shows online that something has indeed been shipped to whatever address, so that the person in charge knows you did participate. Sounds cool. And they do dif ones for dif holidays.We are looking forward to the Christmas stocking one, even though we have no idea what that one actually entails!
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That sounds like so much fun, I am hoping to join in stuff after the trip is done, I would even like to be able to join the Big Give, Kids agreed. even on a budget it would be doable, katelynn and i was shopping the other day for groceries and we come across so many cute things we could pick up lil bit at a time. Also we do have a ty card to mail to you guys :D we just have something in mind to pick up for davy and it will be sent nothing big but katelynn n james wanted to send thier ty's. when we go to do the scrapbooks from disney they want to add those cards in :D katelynn will get one card james will take other and me i will have to use the photo of the two hehehe anyways see here i go about to babble. But I do wantto join in alot of this stuff after the trip. I have completely come tyo the conclusion i will be a dis'er for life now LOL and kids even without going want to start planning a trip for after this one ... will be some time away but thats ok will be fun to slowly plan for a second trip down the road. maybe james graduation ??? LOLOL
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:22 PM   #33
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I am sure the kids would love a ty card! They love any kind of mail! Davy carried around a post card from Mickey Mouse for days that he got a couple months ago. I have a very artistic baby boy here and who knows, maybe he will send you another card sometime! Aleks also loves to make stuff and the only way I can convince them to get "rid" of it, is to mail it out to other people. I used to have to do that with Aleks school work too, she refused to get rid of anything!

I LOVE doing the Big Give!!! I have a closet section devoted to it. When I have a little extra cash, I buy little things to throw in there for future Gives. I never have a whole lot of money at once, so I have to do it little by little. The kids make the cards and help me choose the gifts from my stash, and then we mail it out! I try to do one a month, but sometimes- we just can't & that's ok. You should def try it out. You do it once and you're hooked. I swear, it's the looks of joy on the kids faces that make it worth it!

PS= My DH is so proud of himself for sending James that gum and keeps telling everyone about it. I am glad he is getting so into a Give finally! It has taken him a while to warm up to the idea of me spending his money (remember I don't work currently) on what her calls, "strangers".
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:26 PM   #34
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The exchange group was something new for me too! I randomly came across it the other day and got all excited. They do exchanges, to put it simply. lol. They have one person in charge of each exchange who assigns who gets who to mail to, and keeps track of who has shipped and such; and everyone is told how much to spend on each exchange and what the subject of the exchange is.

I am upset as I missed the Halloween exchange. We love Halloween! This one is a $15 exchange of random Halloween goodies. You go buy your $15 worth of stuff, whether it be candy, toys, decorations or what not- and then you mail it to your assigned person, and you wait for yours to arrive to you! You never know what you are going to get- they do however divide the kids exchanges from the adult ones, I guess so you don't have to worry about sending crayons and such to an adult. It sounds really cool!

And if you have never done one before, you have to get your package shipped with certification or whatever- the thing where it shows online that something has indeed been shipped to whatever address, so that the person in charge knows you did participate. Sounds cool. And they do dif ones for dif holidays.We are looking forward to the Christmas stocking one, even though we have no idea what that one actually entails!
That sounds really cool!
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:53 PM   #35
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Just in case anyone notices my signature saying next year's trip is canceled- it isn't really..... my daughter just referred to next year's trip to Disney and this is the only place I could think of that she would have seen anything to do with it. I looked at her and said that there were no trips and she just kinda looked at me and mumbled something about the computer.... So I said that I had an old marker on here and that ALL trips are canceled until I get a job or something. Bad mommy lying!
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You're too funny!
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And oh so serious! That child can use her brain when she tries!!! I wish I could tell her so for this one, but then I would be confirming a Disney trip that she's not even supposed to know about. Sigh! That's her thinking. Yet I can't get her to think during homework.... if only homework was like Disney. We can all dream though!
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La la la la - sigh. Kids are in bed. House is on, but I am being the sweet wife and dvr-ing the first new episode of the season so I can watch it with my DH in the morning. Since he is sleeping until 9, and then going to work. But I wanna watch it now!!!!
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Just in case anyone notices my signature saying next year's trip is canceled- it isn't really..... my daughter just referred to next year's trip to Disney and this is the only place I could think of that she would have seen anything to do with it. I looked at her and said that there were no trips and she just kinda looked at me and mumbled something about the computer.... So I said that I had an old marker on here and that ALL trips are canceled until I get a job or something. Bad mommy lying!
LOL thats too cute how kiddos can do that !


!! How have you been!!! it's been so hectic with that flu that went thru here but we are almost 100% over it now, only coughs left And just so you know a TY note will be coming in mail but it will be on way after Disney trip, Katelynn wanted to take a peek in disney just to see if she saw something down there for them and course i completely agreed ! so all TY cards are going out after disney trip. I bought my first Big Give item last friday LOLOL not even officially in it yet but I am already thinking the Dollare tree had adorable cinderella costume for a buck ! kate and i looked at each other and snagged it and figured we could start a misc. box of stuff as we see it grab it kinda thing and we figured out how to pay for it ! change , literally change. as we gather a few dollars at a time we will snag something etc anywaysss i am completely in babble mode tonight hahaha night night !
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LOL thats too cute how kiddos can do that !


!! How have you been!!! it's been so hectic with that flu that went thru here but we are almost 100% over it now, only coughs left And just so you know a TY note will be coming in mail but it will be on way after Disney trip, Katelynn wanted to take a peek in disney just to see if she saw something down there for them and course i completely agreed ! so all TY cards are going out after disney trip. I bought my first Big Give item last friday LOLOL not even officially in it yet but I am already thinking the Dollare tree had adorable cinderella costume for a buck ! kate and i looked at each other and snagged it and figured we could start a misc. box of stuff as we see it grab it kinda thing and we figured out how to pay for it ! change , literally change. as we gather a few dollars at a time we will snag something etc anywaysss i am completely in babble mode tonight hahaha night night !

That's actually how I usually do the Big Give too! I have a box in my closet filled with gifty little crud that I pick up here and there. That way, I don't have to spend a mint all at once. Otherwise, I def could not afford to do it. Yours was a little different. I saw that box at the post office and had to have it! I also picked up most of your stuff after I signed up. But, hey- it was fun! I love the dollar tree for stuff. Also Target is great when they mark their $1 down- I get stuff for a quarter sometimes!!!! Gotta love that!

That's also how I do my kids Christmas- which is done btw!!!! I got Davy a GeoTrax train set buy one get one at ToysRUs. He gets one for his birthday this weekend, and one for Christmas. Aleks is getting a gift card for a dance class or whatever she wants at the park and rec. That's the only thing I have not bought. She is also getting clothes and a bunch of toys and stuff. I actually got Davy a dump truck today for $1!! At ToysRUs today! I couldn't believe it- great deal for a $10 toy.

That's how I roll! Cheap toys at great prices. Did I mention that I was cheap?

Good deal on the not being sick any more too. I had a nasty something last week too. Davy now has peeling fingers and toes.... really gross looking. Took him to the doc yesterday. They said it is his eczema acting up in conjunction with him being a very sweaty little boy.... go figure, dry skin and sweaty.....
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oops! Double post!
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Birthday Fun

My little Davy had his first 2nd birthday party today! It was a small one with his Uncle Jason who won't be able to make it Saturday and still wanted to party with him. How sweet right? His uncle rocks!

First we went to Toysrus and he looked everywhere. He was supposed to get a Chuggington book, but that went out the window with uncle Jason. They looked at everything! Trains, firetrucks, construction stuff, action figures and more. He finally decided on a truck and 3 train, construction worker videos. Which thank God he chose that, because quite frankly, if I had to watch the same train video one more time..... I think I might have had to do something really bad..... I even know the theme song by heart I have seen it so many times. So, now he has lots of videos to watch and not just one to watch over and over and over.

Then we went to Kroger and got a small ice cream cake and then to Little Caesars for a pizza. My little man knows how to party huh?

We got home, we all ate pizza and cake. Here is my cheese ball boy smiling for his uncle:


This is his new smile if you ask him to say cheese. He looks at you, yells "Cheeeeeese!" And smiles. lol My little sweety.

His sister also had fun. She stayed home and played with her friends while we got everything and then partied with us. I couldn't get my camera to work, so go figure. But uncle jason sent me that pic so I had to share!
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My little Davy had his first 2nd birthday party today! It was a small one with his Uncle Jason who won't be able to make it Saturday and still wanted to party with him. How sweet right? His uncle rocks!

First we went to Toysrus and he looked everywhere. He was supposed to get a Chuggington book, but that went out the window with uncle Jason. They looked at everything! Trains, firetrucks, construction stuff, action figures and more. He finally decided on a truck and 3 train, construction worker videos. Which thank God he chose that, because quite frankly, if I had to watch the same train video one more time..... I think I might have had to do something really bad..... I even know the theme song by heart I have seen it so many times. So, now he has lots of videos to watch and not just one to watch over and over and over.

Then we went to Kroger and got a small ice cream cake and then to Little Caesars for a pizza. My little man knows how to party huh?

We got home, we all ate pizza and cake. Here is my cheese ball boy smiling for his uncle:


This is his new smile if you ask him to say cheese. He looks at you, yells "Cheeeeeese!" And smiles. lol My little sweety.

His sister also had fun. She stayed home and played with her friends while we got everything and then partied with us. I couldn't get my camera to work, so go figure. But uncle jason sent me that pic so I had to share!
Awwww goodness tooo cute ! love that smile
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My baby is on the new memories thing on the Disney website for his 1st trip to Disney! Here is the link if you wanna see it & like it for him!

http://memories.disneyparks.disney.go.com/#/detail/2006

So cute! He is on the carousel for the first time & he loved it- still loves any carousel!!
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My baby is on the new memories thing on the Disney website for his 1st trip to Disney! Here is the link if you wanna see it & like it for him!

http://memories.disneyparks.disney.go.com/#/detail/2006

So cute! He is on the carousel for the first time & he loved it- still loves any carousel!!
UGH they didn't have a Love button cause aww i love that smile in pic too cute I did like it though !
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