Showing posts from November, 2014

Archibeque Quads First Christmas Wish List

We are so lucky to be surrounded by sweet family and friends who love our babies (and us) so much! Recently I've been asked several times what our babies need for Christmas this year. Since they are still too young to really understand, we hope they'll enjoy unwrapping a few packages. We've purchased a few developmental toys so far to put under our tree along with Christmas jammies but here is a list of items they are in need of:

Diapers - size 4 and up

Along with formula, diapers are one of our biggest needs. We go through about 20 diapers a day or approximately 140 a week right now. We aren't brand loyal and usually shop for the best price. 

It's getting close to time for us to upgrade from our infant carriers and into Convertible (Rear-Facing Seats). After much research, I think we are going to go with the Evenflo Symphony™ DLX All-In-One Car Seat. It is the top rated seat for safety as well as affordability plus it should last us both rear and forward fa…

Our Family's First Thanksgiving (And Other Life Updates)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you're reading this, chances are very good that you've made a strong impact on our lives for the better and we want you to know how thankful we are for you.

We have A LOT to be thankful for this year. We are so blessed to have our four children home with us, happy and healthy. We are thankful for each other. We are thankful for the family and friends who have prayed for us, helped us with various acts of kindness, and generally showed their love for us. Most of all, we are thankful for God looking out for us and always seeing that our needs are met. keeping with how our lives have been for the past year and a half, we celebrated anything but the normal way. 

We were blessed that Adam's parents were able to come down this week to celebrate with us and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. They arrived on Sunday evening after a long drive in from New Mexico. Our two-year wedding anniversary happened to be the next day. When we w…

Have you tried Ebates yet?

**Disclaimer - this post does contain affiliate links (that means if you do sign up for Ebates, I will receive a small commission in my own ebates account; it costs you nothing).

I'm sure by now everyone has seen the commercials for I've seen them over and over again but never really checked it out because I was certain there was some sort of gimmick! Until recently! I got my first ebates check for $7.50 for buying things that I already buy online (things like diapers, bottle liners, baby wash, baby lotion, and coffee for myself)! All you have to do is sign up at and instead of going directly to the sites you already shop at, go to ebates, do a quick search for the store you want to shop at and then you're on your way to automatically earning cash back for each of your purchases! I ordered contacts online for both Adam and I today and got $7.77 back! It may not be a lot but why wouldn't you make just a few clicks to save money! 

In the mean…

Bayalage Highlights

As probably anyone would guess, four babies carry a pretty hefty price tag. One baby is expensive. Four is insane. So, logically, we've been making regular cutbacks in our household to try to help the budget go a little further. I'll try to post about a few money saving tips I've learned in the future but for now, I want to talk about something new I recently did. 

My close friends know that I've been blonde for a REALLY long time. I've been seeing the same hair stylist for over ten years in fact. And like clockwork, every six weeks, you used to see me in her chair having my roots touched up. Now that my miracles are here, not only are highlights a pricey indulgence, they also take a lot of time that I usually can't find to tear myself away for a couple hours at a time. I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was going to go in and get my natural, dishwater blonde color done all over my head to try to avoid the strong demarcation line I'd been s…

This Post is Going to Make You Uncomfortable (or it should)

I'm sure by now everyone's heard me talk about how difficult it is going out in public these days.  Nothing has changed in that regard. In fact, just for fun the other day, I counted how many people approached me in the grocery store. I had a pretty short list of eight items. A trip like that, mid-day after the lunch rush, would normally take a person about 15 minutes. For me, with four babies in tow, by myself, from the time I parked until the time I was ready to pull out of my parking space, it took one hour and 14 minutes. During that time, I had 28 (TWENTY EIGHT!!!) people approach me to ask questions about my babies. (This count does not include the additional pointing and staring or the comments made about us but not directly to us. My brain can't calculate all of that AND get shopping done AND care for my babies all at once. Sorry.)

Now, I could definitely blog about how this count, combined with some other invasive questions sometimes makes me want to be a hermit an…