Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Let's recap what I have been through to get this...First of all, this is the 4th baby collection that I have decided on, and obviously those decisions are subject to change... until NOW. So I saw the pillow on amazon and thought wow that's really cute. Then saw the whole set on target.com, and thought I gotta have that... it's modern but still cute, and has fun colors that aren't too babyish. However much to my dismay, neither amazon or target had the whole set as pictured below...
So I search the brand directly, bablicious.com and call them up about 4 times til I get through, and what do I find out?? THEY NO LONGER MAKE IT!!! Due to "economic disaster," the factory in China was shut down 4 months ago and they lost all their fabrics. I'm about to cry when the lady gives me one last hope... they sold hundreds of this set to Home Goods stores across the nation, and they are selling them for only $99. Dream come true!!!
Naturally, I pull up the Home Goods website and call every store within a 30-mile radius of every person I know, so they can go buy it for me. And NO ONE has it!!!!!!!!! But there has to be more of this collection floating around somewhere and I am not giving up, so I continue my web search, until I find macrobaby.com, which has the set!! So after calling THEM 4 times before I get through, the man says, "oh I'm sorry, our website must not be updated, but if the company no longer sells it, we don't either, because we order it from them." My poor baby is going to be CRIBLESS!!!!!!!!! Doesn't anyone care?!!
But being a good man, he says, "you know, you should try overstock or amazon." Already did bro!! "How about ebay?" EBAY!!!!! How did I not think of that!!!!!??
I am the luckiest person in the world, for ebay had not only the 4-piece set I was looking for, but it had a 7-piece set!!! Without hesitating or even consulting my husband, I bought the dang thing for $209 and am keeping my fingers crossed until that is delivered on my sister's front door in Utah!!! This may have taken about 8 hours out of the past 2 days of my life, searching for something that has become more valuable just because it's not easily available, but hey I am okay with that!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I don't like being cheesy or bragging about my husband, but I am so grateful to have a husband with honesty and integrity! Anyone familiar with the alarm industry and summer sales knows what kind of temptations are there to be shady. In a business that requires you to work on your honor, unsupervised and with potential to make great money, we know too many people who will do or say anything for a sale.
Last Saturday was Aaron's "worst day of his career"(his words, not mine!)- where he talked to so many people but just couldn't close the sale. He came home moody and frustrated, and admitted that had he just "left out" some information or been shady like so many people are, he could have had like 5 sales. And even though that was frustrating that day and put a damper in his week, I am so grateful that his honesty was more important to him than making money.
I don't think Aaron could lie if he wanted to! He even tries to plan surprises for me, but he's the worst liar... I always know when he's up to something! But I know his hard work will pay off and blessings will come of it... he's usually the last guy home, because he works up until the last minute (the guys in his car get really mad for holding them up!) While it sucks to not see your husband all that much during the summer, I'm so grateful that he's such a hard worker and that he upholds his morals. He's the best!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Some updates on the pregnancy- Yes I feel like a Fatty McFatterson, which I do understand is normal. I'm slowly feeling myself relenting to the idea of maternity clothes. I actually got online this morning at buckle.com and coveted all the cute "skinny"clothes that I wish I could wear but won't for at least quite a while! It's probably detrimental to do that, it's just depressing. I need to stop.
However, this past week I finally felt the baby move! Like my mom said, the little butterfly, fluttering finally becomes recognizable! I've started looking at baby things at Babies R Us to figure out what we need to register for, and I still once in a while get out all his little clothes that we've bought, and like a nerd I sit there wondering what little Baby Crandall will look like haha! We are probably 90% sure of naming him Carter James... me and Aaron sat in the pool yesterday brainstorming more names and our alternate names are Shrek and Bisquick.
While the boys are out knocking, I pass my time with my current addiction, Desperate Housewives. I'm obviously a little too into this show, since I end up crying on like every episode that's remotely sentimental or finding myself laughing hysterically at the irony of being a lonely housewife myself (I just don't resort to scandal!) AND when I get around to it, I study for my online classes. I'm proud to say that I finished my finals in 2 classes last week... but am trying to make myself start up yet another 2 classes. Our team went to the beach and had lunch last week for a little incentive they won. Aaron just chillin after the boys' rough game of football in the water.