My son just yelled at me in anger, "You're a punk!"


How to get Free Glasses

Have you ever found a sweet deal and thought, Hey I should tell people about this? Well I had one of those moments about a month ago when I got new glasses. I decided to go bolder, and different with these glasses. I also thought they were black, but really they are a dark blue. What do you think?
I'm finally blogging to tell you how you can score some free glasses + an additional rebate from your purchase:

First, sign up with shopathome.com Please click directly on the link here, or on the side of my blog, because then you'll get an extra $5 credit on your rebate.
I always check Shopathome.com before I do online shopping to see if they will give me an additional rebate on my purchase. They mail you a check after your rebate amount gets to $20 or above. On average I tend to get 3%-6% back on purchases, but for Coastal.com they are offering 11% cashback!

After you sign up with shopathome.com search for Coastal.com and click on the link to get to their page. Now shop for the glasses you want, and when you are ready to check out, use the code: firstpairfree 

Make sure you have your current prescription! And, not all glasses are included in the free, but most are. The site is pretty clear about which ones qualify.

Of course, the deal was just a little sweeter when I got them because I also received free shipping...sorry to have waited a month to blog this. Please post pictures of yourselves in new glasses when you get them! I would love to see your picks. 


Tide Pools and Burgers

Our first California adventure was a visit to the beach. Jessie told us there were some pretty cool tide pools but we had to time our visit just right. We spent about an hour exploring hermit crabs, mussels stuck to the rocks, crabs and buried starfish. Richard had to go buy some shorts for this adventure because he had forgotten how glorious it is to feel the sun.
Richard said multiple times, "we're moving here."
 Have you watched Jamie Oliver Food Revolution? It was on ABC for two seasons. During part of last season, Jamie spent time at a local burger joint convincing the owner to upgrade his meat selection to grass-fed cows, as well as add some different, healthier alternatives to his menu. Richard and Ryan were pleased with their burgers. I really liked the fries. Haha. Anyway, it was fun to go there and see what this place was all about.


One Fine Sunday

(Still talking California vacation here:) After church and naptime, we decided to go to the beach for a couple of hours before the sunset. I must say I was glad we were there during sunset, because it was breathtaking. The sun seemed to be sucking all the clouds in with it as it set behind the ocean.
Yes, that is Richard. I don't know why I didn't wait until he was back in a normal posture before I took this picture. Just so you know, he is picking up some rocks to skip into the water.
As soon as that sun set though, it got cold very quickly on the beach, so we walked a couple of blocks away to a warmer place to wait for cousin Ryan to come and pick us up (he had church meetings). That's when Eliza and Michael got crazy! 


Michael & E

 We had the opportunity to make a 5 day trip to Southern California and visit with my cousin, and play with her little girl. E and Michael are 2nd cousins.  Aren't they so cute?