Sunday, January 18, 2009

Purchases

So over the past few weeks we've made a few purchases for our future child...below is a summary so far...

We've shown this before but Amber and I went to Gatlinburg for our anniversary at the end of October. We really like the P. Graham Dunn stores and Amber picked out this frame ... we have a feeling it won't end up in our nursery but in our living room ... however, we know a picture of our Ethiopian miracle will be in it...



In November, we were walking around the mall and the usual draw into Bath & Body Works happened for Amber. She sees this lamb and it was like $3.00 or something so we got it ... it is very soft and we can see our little one loving it and never letting it go... this was the first 'true' gift for our baby...



For Christmas, my sister got us a big ol' thing of baby wipes from Sam's and then a gift card for diapers. Being that a local family is traveling in less than a week, we went and bought diapers and got them to Amy last week to take to Ethiopia ... crazy thinking those diapers could be used for our baby! In any event, it was great to meet Amy (who works 5 minutes from me) and hopefully be able to grow a friendship with her and Mike and allow our child to have a 'big sister'. We also have some formula that Amy did not have room for so if anyone is traveling soon and can take it, let us know...

After the Titan's game last week, we stopped to eat at Toots in Smyrna to eat some hot wings to thaw out. After dinner, Amber wanted to walk around Super Target and look at baby stuff ... which is cute and totally understanding all in one. So we go look at pack 'n plays, strollers, etc aisle. With Amber's back issues (that we're believing God is healing and will completely heal her!) we've been discussing the super-light strollers (Combi, etc). The Combi's are like $100+ and well, we've been looking at alternatives. We found a stroller on display that was superlight but it had no pricetag and we couldn't find any in boxes. I found a worker and she looked it up and said it was on clearance but they had none left. A couple other local Targets she checked had none as well. She said it retalied for $100 but was on clearance for $50 ... now, that's more my price but none left :(. As I was walking away, the worker was like 'Sir, SIR...' as she pulled a box out and it was THE stroller ... their computer showed none left but she found one! So, of course, we had to buy it ... thank you LORD! The brand is Maclaren ... which, I guess is supposedly "trendy"?? ... it doesn't matter to us ... we got a great deal on it and it's what we wanted/needed... for anyone needing any strollers, the worker told me that all current ones are on clearance at Targets as they're getting new models in mid February...



We also have been trying to decide on the nursery furniture ... whether to go with the cheaper $200 crib or the more expensive one. We both know that because this is our first child that we are going to do some things that we know we wouldn't do on future kids. Nevertheless, we found a crib and dresser that we both like. Our luck is that it is a brand new model so there are no used ones out there. So, we ordered the crib and dresser this past week and it should be in at the end of February ... so the question, of course, is whether we'll have our referral before our furniture...

Amber's sister, husband and their 2 youngest kids came down this weekend. We went to Opry Mills Mall yesterday to see 'Mall Cop' and walk around the mall. While us boys spent a couple hours in Bass Pro Shop allowing our nephew to 'drive' all the boats, the women were shopping. Amber called me from Kirklands and said she found these perfect picture frames for the nursery and that they would work for either boy or girl ... so, she got them and I really like them as well.



After the movie, we went to eat at Cock of the Walk restaurant. They had this HUGE rocking chair and Amber and our niece and nephew decided to climb on up in it.



Amber's got the itch to buy some other things, especially clothes, but we can't do much until we get our referral and know boy or girl. As the numbers show, it appears a boy is on the horizon but we know that God has a great sense of humor and as we would go buy all this boy stuff, He'd move the girls list at only a speed He could and we'd get a girl referral. So, in the meantime, I'll get the rental house ready for the Feb. 1st tenant and then do a couple more projects around here. By that time, hopefully we'll have our referral so I can begin work on the nursery.

Have a BLESSED day!

5 comments:

jody said...

so funny, i bought the SAME sheep at bath and body works but the black one-and i bought it for our baby before our referral came, too!! haha-only all my other kiddos have been caryying it arouns b/c it is CRAZY soft and so now it has dog fur stuck all over it-well, it is broken in at least :) and we were ahead on the boys list the WHOLE time we waited, sometimes a lot ahead sometimes only one spot, but lo and behold, we got referred a little girl!! God is so funny like that ;) here's hoping that referral comes soon!!

Renee said...

You guys bought some great stuff and isnt shopping fun? We were only on the boy list but my husband wouldn't let me buy any clothes until after our referral so that we would have an idea of size. Both sets of the babies grandparents bought clothes for christmas and I did a whole lost of looking but this weekend is the first time i walked into a store to buy stuff..Lets just say the Carters store and a clearance sale can dent your credit card haha.

emilyspeech said...

I LOVE your blog!!! Can't wait for Baby Lucht!!!!Good buys:)

Tisha said...

HOW FUN!!! I LOVE the crib and dresser. It is so much fun shopping for the first one.

I got your comment on my blog and I have a question. I would love to try that website first, but our computer will not connect to the internet. Do I need to be able to with the infected computer? I am using my hubby's work computer right now.

Thanks!!

Easties and Co. said...

I LOVE your baby furniture that you 2 picked out. Beautiful. :)