Posts Tagged shopping

Update 11/15/2011, Elizabeth – Beware the fist!

Posted by on Tuesday, 15 November, 2011

Well, it has been a while since the last post of Elizabeth and we wanted to send you some recent news and pictures of how she is doing. (Click on a picture above to see it full sized).

We are greatly encouraged by the doctors visit. We have noticed that our girl is much more active lately. She is moving her arms and legs constantly, trying to fly off somewhere it looks like to us.  She also does this thing with her hand (her left hand mostly), where she will put it straight out and make a fist….then she will wave it around, hoping for someone to get into range.

You can see in the first picture above that she is letting Kaitlyn have a taste of her fury (although I think Elizabeth may be smiling there). The second picture, I love, she is focusing on her mighty fist—even giving the stinky eye for a great mean look. (I imagine her saying: You want a piece of me, punk?). She has had a number of fights with herself, as you can see from some of the pictures where she has scratched her head and face. That last picture she is hanging out with me in the office, some of her recent battle scars have healed up a bit.

The last doctors visit was Nov 14 and Heidie has posted this information about the doctor visit:

Dr. Puntel (heart Doc.) was “astounded” at Elizabeth progress… last night she rolled over on her tummy 2 times all by herself, she is eating 5 to 5.5 oz in under 20 min and babbling constantly… all those “signs” tell the Dr, that she is months ahead of a “typical infant with Down Syndrome”. He said “she is sooo strong!”

We looked at her heart and there is not 1 sign of heart failure. (With your prayers she has by passed all “normal” markers…we were to expect heart failure by now). So we continue forward with great encouragement… She will remain on the oxygen and Surgery needs to be done before she is 6 months old. (Jan 20, 2011) So it will most likely be done in January some time. We will meet with the surgeon next.

Thank you for all your love, prayers and faithfulness.. we will keep you posted.

PS: Here is a note from Elizabeth (sort of):

If you are going to shop online (especially for Christmas stuff), make sure you check out Dad’s store at http://faithgiftstore.com.  Dad’s store has lots of cool Christian Stuff, like Christian Books, Music, and all kinds of great Gift ideas.

I do understand that you would not always buy just from his store, but if you do buy anything from Amazon, then make sure you click this link first to go to Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/?tag=lizziebear-20

that way you help me out (by helping out Dad).

Retail vs Online shopping – Black Friday @ amazon

Posted by on Thursday, 26 November, 2009

Just a quick note for shoppers, some good deals are available at amazon’s black friday sale.

Retail vs Online Shopping

I had thought about fighting the crowds tomorrow to get some good deals. I had a few specific things in mind–with one of them being a new dishwasher. Well, I did some researching on what models I wanted. I narrowed it down to features and reviews and within a certain price range.

After that, I got my list of of 4 top dishwashers that I was looking at. So I looked at all the local stores ad’s to find out if any of them were selling the particular models–I was hoping best buy would have one of them, since I had some gift certificates to use.

Well, after all the research, I was not able to find any of my items available in the store—they were only available online. What’s up with that. The stores just didn’t carry them. So I was disappointed in the retail shopping for my specific items.

I will probably end up purchasing it online after all.

I did see some good deals in retail flyers, but mostly it was for stuff that was not what I wanted, maybe older models or last year’s items that they were discounting heavily, not something that I would end up buying anyways.

Anyone have any thoughts this? Have you had a different experience than me on finding exactly what you wanted and it WAS available at a store on black friday?

-Lockley

Stores for Christian Products — my faves (and more)

Posted by on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009

Hello all,

I wanted to let you know of some cool web sites for Christian products and services.

One store that offers christian books, christian music, christian videos and christian gifts, as well as church supplies and christian software is:

FaithGiftStore.com

I have been involved in running this store for the last 3 years.

Since I have significant personal experience with this store, I would highly recommend them if you are looking for christian products.

On a side note, you may also be interested in what other stores that I shop at. Well, glad you asked. Here is the short list:

  • Newegg.com – Since I am a computer guy, and have built a number of computers and order plenty of components. Good prices as well as fast shipping. Customer service has been good as well, but I have only contacted them once once or twice.
  • Behind the Mask – As a hockey player, this is the best place in the valley to get all the gear you need to play ice hockey.

I would like to hear what your comments are on the stores above, or if you have any ones that you would recommend. Let me know.

-Lockley