Our Family

Last updated by at .

Johann and matthew sharing a drinkStarted out the day with pancakes and eggs for breakfast. He finds it strange that could eat such a large meal to start the day.  Matt then headed to the city dump to drop some things off Johann went along.  He was very impressed with the size of the dump and the huge tractors.

We had a snack with the kids string cheese and sliced pepperoni.  He was not impressed with our cheese, its rubber texture and “plastic taste” also the fact that it was cold.  He had us laughing with his reactions.

For dinner we decided to eat out, Johann is still very impressed with the “free refills” that you get here in America.  He decided to take full advantage of the free refill option and put all the soda options into one cup and see what it taste like.  My son Matthew thought that was the best idea he had ever heard of.  The two of them giggled and laughed as they happily drank their new flavor combination.  The fact that they shared a cup had me in stitches :).

 

Leave a Comment: 0 comments

Filed Under: Our vacations

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

DSC_3156 1We were getting our clothes all ready for church, Matt asked Johann if we needed to iron his shirt.  He did not understand what he was talking about. But he did remember the word IRON from the night before when we asked him if we wanted to watch Iron Man.  Once we explained what an iron was, he was then very confused as to why we would want to watch a movie about a man who irons.

He also discovered our garbage disposal, he was amazed that we had a grinder in our sink.  He had a blast tossing stuff down the hole and watching it grind up.

DSC_3161  1Our family dressed and ready to head to church (photo above).

After church we went to Matt’s Moms for dinner.  She made Rhodes rolls as part of the meal. He loved them but to him our american breads are more like dessert. There is not much sugar in them, but he can taste it since their baguette do not have any sugar in them :).

Johann has been great with the kids, and even loves to snuggle baby Madilyn.  He gets a kick out of  her when she bobs her head around on his neck looking for something to eat.

DSC_3170 1

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: My Family

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

Recently we post on one of the best prices on tents we have seen. A good deal on large 10 person tents are hard to come by. But this Coleman 10 person tent is a great deal! After we post on that a couple readers mentioned that tents with poles are too hard to figure out and take too much time to even make camping fun! So we went on a search. We found some of these tents that are called Pop-Up tents. So you just unzip them from the carry bag and throw it into the air – and POP they are set up in an instant!

Pop Up TentPop Up Tent (size:106″x65″x43″) with inner tent

As low as $59.99.

  • 2 Layer construction (fly sheet and the inner tent)
  • Pop Up itself in a second
  • The inner tent is completed covered by the rain fly.
  • Fold down to a 30″ diameter dish
  • Weight: 5Lb

cheap pop up tent

Or you can get this easy to set up tent. It’s not a pop up tent but it only takes a pull of one string to set it up and once to take it down.

best price on 3 person tentThree-Person Camping Dome Tent 7 Feet X 7 Feet One Touch Set Up Normally $199.99 right now its 60% off at as low as $79.99

41vW+Lr+XOL

 

Looking for More Online Deals?  Click here for more  THRIFTY DEALS

Please note that Amazon priced tend to change often so prices may be higher or lower without notice

Leave a Comment: 4 comments

Filed Under: Amazon Deals, Free Shipping, Guy Stuff Coupons, Ideas for Entertaining kids

Tags: , , , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

We all like to have what we need when we need it. And it is those times that we need to prepare for now before something happens. Maybe the power goes out, maybe it will be out for days at a time due to a disaster . 31qytgjp0yL._SL500_AA300_Para-Cord Survival Bracelet “Black” 9 Inch
As low as $2.42 and free shipping – Why a bracelet  This can be unwoven to tie up gear or help tie up a shelter. It can be used in first aid as a tourniquet and also used to help hang and clean your dinner. The inner cords can be used as fishing line. It is a must have in preparedness equipment.

41ADCPQOEEL._SL500_AA300_Ranger FIRE STEEL Flint & Striker SAS Survival Tool Kit – Outdoor Camping Living Survival Tool As low as $2.14 and free shipping – A fire starter is used to make fires to keep warm, signal for help or cook your food. A good fire will always boost your moral.

41QJyRYI0EL._SL500_AA300_ Portable Extra-large Head Windproof Waterproof Matches As low as $2.11 and free shipping –  Windproof matches are a must have when it it time to start a fire. With out them in a water proof container, starting a fire can become very frustrating. Having multiple ways to start fires is basic survival 101.

51-IdezreiL._SL500_AA300_SODIAL- 7w 300lm Mini Cree Led Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoom Light Lamp As low as $3.86 and free shipping – A low energy consumption LED flashlight will last for a very long time. This means your batteries will go and go and go and you can find your way around at night, or even signal for help.

 

As with all Amazon deals, Prices can change without notice.

Leave a Comment: 5 comments

Filed Under: Amazon Deals, Be Prepared, Free Shipping, Guy Stuff Coupons, Online deals

Tags: , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

johann swimmingI woke up to Johann playing xbox with the kids after he helped them eat breakfast.  I could really get use to having older kids around to help out, lol.  He also helped the kids clean up the house a bit and vacuum the floors.  We then went swimming at our friends pool.  She cooked us hot dogs for lunch, something that he does not have very often so he happily gobbled down 3 of them.

It was time to put sun screen on the kids so I started to spray them down, I asked him if he wanted sun screen he DID, but had never seen spray on sun screen before and was worried it would not work.  He also wanted to make sure it was at least 50 SPF, which was nice to see since most teen boys in america are more concerned about getting a rocking tan then protecting their skin.

On the way home I drove past the mail box and asked him to reach out and grab the mail, he was quite surprised at how small our mail boxes are and the fact that they are NOT locked.  He said so far the only thing I have found that is BIGGER in France is our mail boxes, so far everything else is bigger in America.  For example cars, roads, food, people…. :)

Leave a Comment: 0 comments

Filed Under: Our vacations

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

41rv6G+e2wL._SL500_AA300_Save Money with Magnetic Vent Covers - Sets of 3 for under $9 shipped!
With summer setting in hard, and everyone’s AC cooling bill climbing, we are all looking for ways to cut cost. And many of us have rooms that we do not use that much. Why not cut off the air in that room. By simply moving the flaps on your air registers won’t do it. Heat will still blow around. Place a magnet cover over your register to cut off the air so that you can use the air where you need it most. Doing this and cutting the AC cooling from rooms that don’t need the air will allow your furnace to take a break and save on your cooling bills.

As all Amazon prices change frequently, make sure you hurry before the prices go up

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: Amazon Deals, Be Prepared, Free Shipping, Online deals

Tags: , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!