Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Oven....down for the count!

Recently, we received a Christmas gift.  Used it to purchase a new oven/ stove.  We had gotten a super duper deal from the Lowes clearance section.  No hesitation b/c frankly, most our stuff in the house has come from there anyhow.  So, we purchased the stove.  Brought it home. 

See, nice and shiny and pretty.  Uh, huh.  Had to wait a few days to plug it in as simply have time constraints here.  We had no fears though.  

Installed and ready to cook!  Stove worked fantastic.  Then, bojan got a big box of brownies for a present.  Went to put them in the oven.  Nothing.  Thought maybe it was the new digital controls that we are not used to.  Nope.  Oven was ice cold.  Nothing.  

So today I called Lowes.  They said call Fridgedaire.  Called the service people.  They can't do anything till they get a faxed copy of my receipt. Doing that tomorrow.  Then, they can schedule someone to come out here. Earliest...Monday.  So, no Christmas cookie making for us.  No cookies for Santa unless we buy them.  May just buy a box of Oreos.  Turkey is thawing in the fridge but at least we have a roaster to put that in.  Just kind of bummed.  Hoping they can fix it and don't give us a hard time b/c it was a clearance item.  Even if clearanced, should be held up to standards.  Shoot, you can tell the stove hadn't been cooked on even.  Kids were excited to have a stove w/ a handle on it again.  LOL.  Grand scheme of things, this is something so minor.  Otherwise, love the new oven.  

Much more to come post wise the next few days as we are home.  Right now, getting ready to go out shopping w/ Warren.  Oy.  Wish us luck and hoping no crowds.  Can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  Really can't.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Flipping for Frogs

Summer is our frog girl for those that don't know. She loves frogs.  Why?  Not sure but she loves them.  See, when we went to get her from Bulgaria, I went with Irina and we went to Target.  This was years ago.  Actually, think there were more of us there but can't remember.  Anyhow, found this cute frog hat and had to get it.  She wore it the whole time we were there.

Summer even wore her hat in the restaurants.  LOL.  Can we say nervous??

Summer with her frog hat on all those years ago.  Notice, it's a little big.  

A little while ago, I posted something on facebook about Summer's favorite hat getting too small and for people to be on the lookout for a replacement hat.  We recently received this cute hat in he mail from an old high school friend of mine.  Sweet Kelly sent her this hat!

She was super excited to try it on and see her new hat.

That day was not just one package for Summer, but two from two different people!  What are the odds?!  She thought it was Christmas.

She pulled it out of the package and was just giggling and smiling.  A hat from a dear friend, Jo.

That look says it all.  Likes the tongue a lot though I have to tell her not to pull it.  LOL.

Sofie is equally excited that she now gets Summer's frog hat on the left.  These two new hats I guarantee will be used for years upon years to come.  And boy are they warm!  I love them and the generous hearts that sent them.  Made a little girl's week to be sure.  Thank you to two very thoughtful friends with hearts of gold.