Friday, August 13, 2010

A Whirlwind of Change!

Wow, I am super excited, I have been given a couple of extremely awesome opportunities lately and these have led me to be able to take my blog in a whole new direction!  This blog originally started as a way to keep in touch with family and friends.  Being a military family we are not right next door or even a town over from our family, so The Gleaton Gaggle was formed in order to fill everyone in on our lives.

I have found a love for couponing and I don’t just take it as a hobby, I have more so adopted it as a way of life, to the point where my four year old will tell you, nope we can’t go there to eat, Mom could not find a coupon!!  I took my family of four from a bi-weekly grocery budget of about $200 or so to a bi-weekly budget of about $80 (on a bad week with not too great of sales it will be that high).

 I have teamed up with some other great blogger gals and will soon be brining you all up-to-date daily and many times multiple daily posts on how to save your family the most that you possibly can.  I have some really exciting giveaways coming up as well, you will not want to miss these…who does not like free stuff and some pretty amazing free stuff at that! 

A little about me, incase you have forgotten or for those who may not even know!  I am a twenty something year old, wife to an amazing American Hero and mother to two amazing boys.  My husband answered his call of duty over six years ago and protects our freedom as Americans every day that he goes to work.  I am a stay at home mother to our two amazing sons that strives her hardest to provide the best lifestyle for our family by living comfortably on the budget of a United States Army Staff Sergeant! 

I am looking so forward to being able to share with everyone the tips and tricks of saving my family hundreds of dollars monthly!  My very next blog post and the first one to kick of the new direction of my blog will be how I saved 78% at the grocery store this week!  Stay tuned!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Thirty-One Giveaway.....

Check this out......
 Do you think it is as uber cute as I do?  Well then head on over to Heart Cries
and check out her very first giveaway. While your there look around and read Rebekah and Ben's is truly amazing and take a peek at there all too adorable baby boy Ty!

Monday, January 11, 2010

God's Promise....

OUR THINKING                                    GOD’S PROMISE
It’s impossible.                     All things are possible (Luke 18: 27).
I’m too tired.                        I will give you rest (Matthew 11: 28-30).
Nobody loves me.                 I love you (John 3: 16).
I can’t go on.                       My grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12: 9).
I can’t figure things out.        I will direct your steps (Proverbs 20: 24).
I can’t do it.                        You can do all things (Philippians 4: 13).
I’m not able.                       I am able (2 Corinthians 9: 8).
It’s not worth it.                  It will be worth it (Romans 8: 28).
I can’t forgive myself.         I forgive you (1 John 1: 9; Romans 8: 1).
I can’t manage.                  I will supply all your need (Philippians 4: 19).
I’m afraid.                         I’ve not given you a spirit of fear (2 Tim. 1: 7).
I’m always frustrated.        Cast all you care on Me (1 Peter 5: 7).
My faith is too small.          You only need a little (Matthew 17: 20).     
I’m not smart enough.        I’ll give you wisdom (James 1: 5)
I feel so alone.                  I will never leave you  (Hebrews 13: 5).

Thanks for this Pastor Andy!!  Sometimes on a rough day, you just have to be reminded of these things!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

How did I get so amazingly luck to have 2 such happy, lovable, amazing and not to mention adorably handsome little men in my life?!?!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

MckMama's HP TouchSmart Giveaway!!

Most of you all know MckMama and are familiar with her blog!  Well she also has a super fun giveaway blog!  Her most recent giveaway for an HP TouchSmart Computer can be found by clicking right here!

Check this sweet computer out!!!

So don't be scared, head on over to MckMama's HP TouchSmart Giveaway today for your chance to win one of these sweet things!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Robert Sanchez; our hero, our friend, Chad's "brother"

Goodnight, sweet prince

"When he shall die, take him and cut him out into little stars and he shall make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun." William Shakespeare

Rob, thank you. Thank you for your friendship, thank you for the laughs, the smiles, the hugs, your brotherly love for my husband, thank you for being you.

When I saw you at Ranger Rendezvous, if I knew that were to be the last time, I would of made that hug that you gave me last a little longer, I would have made you play with Tucker a little longer, I would have made you hold Chase a little longer, I would have not taken that day for granted.

You are a hero to all of your friends, family and Ranger family. You are missed so much that it hurts, you are loved more than our hearts can handle. We will all carry on your spirit and take it forth in everything that we do.

Thank you Rob, thank you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.....

I felt it was best for my to take a little bloggy break. The last few weeks were rough, the loss of a friend, the impending anniversary of the loss of a good friend, a little bit of a rough season in our marriage, financial stress and simply being a young, military family all took a toll on us recently.

But, after talking to some friends, seeking advice from a great Chaplain, talking with our amazing Pastor and a marriage retreat that came at a perfect time, we are back on track and clinging to the word of God as well as each other!

So without further ado, I will leave you with some pictures of the amazing little boys that fill my life with so much joy!

You should have seen the other kid....No really! At the marriage retreat T and another little boy literally ran smack into one another. T went to the marriage retreat and all he got was this black eye!

Is my baby boy really this big!! Oh my!!!