.31 Ice Cream April 30th

From BaskinRobbins.com

On April 30th, from 5 to 10 p.m, Baskin-Robbins is hosting the second annual 31 Cent Scoop Night. During the event, you can visit any of Baskin-Robbins 2,800 stores nationwide for a 2.5 ounce scoop of ice cream for only 31 cents.Baskin-Robbins is partnering with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and donating $100,000 to the organization. During the event, many local fire departments will be on location at Baskin-Robbins stores to discuss fire safety and even getting behind the counter to scoop ice cream.

So get in there on honor your firefighters!!!

Isnt this just like us!

So in 19 days we are headed out for a 10 day vacation to CA we are so excited and are counting the days, But in true L and C fashion we have no plan, we have no reservations (except at the Inn of Grama) we got nothing! Well we do have our car rented, (yes we are driving but we got ourselves a little Prius so 45 miles to the gallon). And I guess you can say that we have an itinerary of some sort, it looks like this

*Saturday leave when L gets off work, drive straight to LA, find a hotel
*Sunday go to Disneyland back to hotel
*Monday go to Grandmas
*Monday Drive home, maybe stay the night in Vegas, or Mesquite
*Tuesday Be home some time for sure
*Wednesday relax from our vacation
*Thursday back to work

Now we do have a small list of things that we would like to do while we are there, however there is nothing set in stone, and of course that's how we like it, that list looks like this...

Monterrey Bay Aquarium
Chumash Casino (this is one thing that we are totally going to do, gotta get there to see all our old friends and enemies and of course try to win some money!)
Olvera st
Central City Broiler for all you can eat crab (We have to call and see if they still have that)
AJ Spurs (can you even go to Buellton and not stop there?)
Jalama Beach (for some burgers)

Of course there are a few things that we don't want to miss while we are there like; In and Out and Jack in the Box.

Reading back on those lists we sure are going to be doing a lot of eating! Oh well its a vacation, no calorie counting! Its not that we dont have good food here in Ut but c'mon there is no Jack in the Box what kind of nonsense is that? And you cant get a steak like Aj's anywhere out here and trust me we have been looking.

Got any ideas, of course we are both from CA and lived there most of our lives but maybe you know of a secret getaway spot or somewhere cool that your family goes, comment and let us know!


Meal Planning Monday

This is our first time participating in MPM at I'm an Organizing Junkie we have been menu planning for about month or so its so easy and such a time saver, any ways here is our menu for the week, I only plan dinners, since breakfast and lunch are simple.

Monday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and gravy

Tuesday: Whole Chicken with citrus marinade and salad

Wednesday: Pork Chops with rice and a veggie of some sort

Thursday: Some sort of soup or salad with the leftover chicken from Tuesday

Friday: Shrimp Pasta


We were tagged!

We have been Tagged by jane4girls we are suppost to tell 3 random things about us the rules are:
1. Post 3 random things about yourself.
2. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.
3. Tag at least 5 other bloggers. (well we dont know that many bloggers)
4. Let them know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog with an invite to participate.

Three things about us:

1. In 2003 L hit a Huge jackpot at a Casino. and by Huge I mean Huge!!

2. The star located in the constellation of Ursa Major (the big dipper) was purchased for L from C in 2004. (yes I bought her a star and no I am not interested in purchasing a bridge in Brooklyn)

3. C like brussel sprouts

What a busy weekend!

L got off work pretty early on Saturday so we thought that we would take a trip out to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Ut it wasnt as fun as we thought but we still had a pretty good time. H got to go for a pony ride, there were baby goats and some chicks. Nothing too exciting!

After that we headed back and went to the drive in, yes they still have those! We watched Prom Night and Vantage point, both were very good, H sat in the front and watched movies on the dvd player.

Sunday brought on a whole new set of adventures! We startede off with a lazy day, that was the plan, then later in the afternoon like 1 L decided that we should go to Color Me Mine so we all got ready and went there, but wouldnt you know that their printer was out of order, so back to square one! We decided to go have lunch and head out to our favorite hide out (pictures are below)

Isnt it so pretty... I know the date is off, it really was today...4/27

Okay so its not so much of a "secret" let alone a "hide out!" Its Boondocks Family Fun Center, it was our first time there, they have an arcade, minature golf, laser tag stuff like that! But you gotta admit L did some really fancy photography. Well that was our weekend. Now we are home resting for another long work week!


Shrimp and Talapia Ceviche

Okay so first let me say, I am a cool white girl L likes this stuff called "ceviche" its seafood cooked with lime, no heat required, the acid of the lime cooks the fish, its not really my cup of tea but L and H like it, so I looked it up and found a pretty easy recipe started it yesterday and guess what? It worked! Heres the recipe:

night before (I did it the afternoon before because I was worried 12 hours wouldnt be enough)
1lb raw shrimp
1lb raw talapia
10limes (I used 15 again because I thought 10 wasnt enough)
Peel, and devain shrmp then chop shrimp and tapapia into itty bitty peices mix it in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of 10 (or 15) limes into the bowl. Stir and cover put in the fridge.

Next Day

6-8 Roma tomatoes
1 bundle green onions (about 6)
1 bundle cilantro
1/2 jalapeno (I used a whole one)

Drain all the lime juice from the shrimp mixture with a slotted spoon, but into a bowl chop the rest of the ingredients itty bitty and mix into the fish mixture, stir and serve on top of chips, or tostadas, add hot sauce and fresh lime!

L is still at work so I havent gotten the full verdict on this yet, but it looks pretty and H says it good!



Revolution Money Exchange

Okay so my friend "jane4girls" has been trying to get me to sign up for Revlution Money Exchange for a few weeks, and today I gave in, I signed up, and its great! It took 2 minutes, and you know what I got after 2 minutes? $25.00!! no Joke! Its free to send money, recieve money, request money and transfer money! The accounts are issued by First Bank & Trust, Brookings, SD, Member FDIC and part of the Fishback Financial Corporation. You have to sign up now the $25.00 offer is only good until May 15, 2008! So use my link or the little picture over there---> and get your free money!!!



Barnes and Nobel Summer reading=FREE BOOK!!

Go to Barnes and Nobel and Join the Summer Reading Program, If you have a child between 1st and 6th grade, have them read any 8 books, use the downloadable journal to write their favorite part of each book have a parent sign it, take the completed one to any B&N between May 29th & September 2nd, 2008. and they will get a coupon for a free book!!

thanks for the tip Money Saving Mom


Welcome to our blog! here you will all about our adventures here is a breif run down on our history!

The wife, the mom (C) is a stay at home mom
The wife, the mom (L) is a full time bus driver
The little lady (H) full time 3rd grader
Dog 1 Sam
Dog 2 Gus
Cat 1 Buster

We (C&L) met while working at a casino in CA we fell in love (despite negative reaction from some of 's C's family) we married in July of '04. And it has been nothing short of pure bliss! We moved to Utah in '06 to be closer to L's family, we love it here, although it is a huge change from the environment that we both grew up in, it was a fairly simple transition!

We are going to try to post regular things here, meals we cook, vacations we take, ways to save or make money, you know everyday regular things.

thanks for reading!