Monday, October 29, 2012


To trully appreciate this post you will need to first refer to my post from last year's birthday... Lesson 48 (reference the story of my trip to Baskin Robbins)

My birthday was last week. I got my free scoop coupon for Baskin Robbins in my email. Today is the day it expires and my only chance I have had to redeem my coupon. Probably foolishly, I went back to the Enumclaw Baskin Robbins. Guess what, the exact same guy from last year was working! hooray.... I pulled out my coupon and asked for my free birthday scoop. He informed me that I had the incorrect coupon. He pulled out a print out of an email and said this is what I need to bring in.

I said no, the email has a button that says "print coupon" I clicked it and this is what prints out. He then accused me of copying the coupon which they can't accept. I said NO, I used a black and white printer, HENCE the black and white.

He kept reiterating that my coupon was not valid. I pointed out that my coupon has a bar code on it and the email he is showing me does not, how then is mine not valid? I also pointed out that mine has today's date on it. He said they don't scan bar codes and it is not his policy but the companies.... I told him this coupon worked just fine last year in Buckley, to which he replied that Buckley does not have a store... oh my bad, BONNEY LAKE.... my gosh... 

Bottom line, I did not get my scoop. AGAIN! All I wanted to do was call Jenae who would think this is the greatest sequel to last year's load of crap. I couldn't get a hold of her so instead I called Tyler and while cry-laughing hysterically I tried to tell him what happened. 

I sent an email to the Baskin Robbins company and I just learned that Tyler called the guy to talk to the manager. The man would not tell Tyler when the manager would be in and when Tyler asked him why he did not give his wife her free scoop he hung up on him hahahaha. 


P.S. Do you remember my great story about trying to surprise Tyler with an ice cream cake and Red Robin?  LESSON 5 well it was not the same man but it was the same lame BR that told me I was buying a choc/caramel cake when it was actually coffee. Curses... why don't I learn my lesson?

Lesson 139: The Halloween Post

Happy Halloween :)
Tyler and I were not planning on doing any dressing up... this was mostly the result of not having an plans for the holiday. Then we were both assigned to help set up booths for the church Halloween carnival. When we told people we had no plans to dress up, that was just UNACCEPTABLE! We promised to come in costume and rushed to Party City. If you want to see mayhem, go to a costume shop the Saturday before Halloween.

The end result was bride and groom zombies :)
 Tyler got super into it. He even had the blood capsule that explode in your mouth.... this kind of backfired when the capsule disintegrated in his mouth because he held it there too long hahaha.... but a black and blue mouth is pretty zombie-ish.

I was worried people at church would be upset with our costumes but everyone really liked them :) And this ward had lots of great costumes everyone got really into it. 

This is just Ruby in a super cute sweater.

And here is documentation of where Ruby sleeps at night, as close to on top of Tyler's head as possible. The room is actually dark but the flash from my camera lit of the room. 

 Ruby back in her costume.
 Max in his dinosaur costume :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lesson 138: It was a one eyed one horned flyin' purple puggle eater

Ruby is ready for Halloween. I made costume for her today. She is a one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater. I just took the pattern for Max's dinosaur costume and make a few tweeks. As you can tell Ruby is super psyched. :)

 I also made Ruby try on Max's dinosaur cotume :) Rarr

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lesson 137: New events will pile up really quickly if you keep forgetting to mention them

This has been a super big year for our family. In the past year we welcomed Ruby into our home (or she allowed us to live with her), we got our beautiful new home, and recently Tyler got a raise :) and we just got a brand spanking new car! I have never owned something so fancy. And lots of other big first for us.

Here is Ruby in the harness that she LOATHES.

I love Max's profile hahaha he has the cutest little chin.