Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Great Deal

Well, I think I really made the most of having to buy a new pack n play. I bought one last week at Babies R Us but kept watching the newspaper, Craig's List, and ebay to see if I could find a used one cheap. The one I bought at Babies was the cheapest ($60), and the same as the one I had, but the newer model. I left it in the box just in case.

Two days ago I saw a lot for sale on ebay about an hour north of us. It included a pack n play, nothing special, but mine wasn't either, a swing that looked adorable and which I don't have, and a great Eddie Bauer bouncy seat that zips all the way around to use outside and can also be reclined as a bassinet. I was very interested in those, but in addition there was a travel system with stroller, infant car seat, and base, a baby bathtub, bottles, a bottle warmer, a jumper brand new in box, and a booster car seat! It was obviously pick up only, and was at a bid of only $40! So, I watched it and got it Monday night for $50!!! Less than what I paid for the other car seat, got an awesome swing and bouncer, and am selling the rest at a garage sale this weekend and will most likely make back the money I spent, thereby only spending gas money to drive up to get it. I got it yesterday with the boys, with a side trip to IKEA for a table I needed, and LOVE it! The pack n play isn't great, but I'm setting up mine today because I think the bottom of the "new" one will fit, I can put a sheet over it, and no one will know the difference! :) Yay!!!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

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Braeden - 11

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• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
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Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you