When you read the title you thought I was announcing that we were pregnant again, didn't you! Come on now.... fess up! I know you did.
But no, that is SO not what our new family addition is.
As you know (if you've been reading us long enough) we are super money conscious, especially my husband. Every penny is accounted for at all times. We've always had a budget, we've never had a credit card, and we avoid debt like the plague.
If we can't pay for something in full on the spot, then we don't get it until we can. (except the house of course)
Now, Hubby and I had been married about.... oh, a little over a year, when a good family friend gave us a gift.
We were incredibly excited to have a television and thought it was greatest gift ever.
Believe it or not, we already had a dvd player. Apparently Hubby got it for free as a promotional incentive when we bought my engagement ring.
Deep down, I think that's the REAL reason he got it when he did. (kidding!)
For years this little guy served us well.... until our dvd player bit the dust.
By then we had three or four kids, and since we don't pay for cable or anything, our children only ever watch movies.
So when the dvd player died, we started using Hubby's ancient of days laptop computer, until that bit the dust.
Then we started using a little travel dvd player that we got as a gift at one of Hubby's work parties, and just hooked it up to the tv. Until the kids broke the connection cable.
So for a long time, we were simply doing this.
It worked well enough until the kids ruined that as well.
By then we were borrowing another laptop from Hubby's work and started using that laptop to watch movies on.
And all that time, Hubby had been saving, and saving, and saving... waiting, and waiting, and waiting.
Finally, FINALLY, over black Friday, he got a screaming good deal on his new baby. It was back ordered so we didn't receive it until this past week.
Introducing...... uh... well actually, we haven't decided on a name yet.
It has been temporarily set up like that until Hubby can find a wall mount he likes. Then it will moved to its final resting spot above the fireplace on the other side of the family room.
Since Hubby also got a blue-ray player (screaming deal over Black Friday as well) for the first time ever, I saw a movie in blue-ray. I could never understand what the big deal was until I finally saw it for myself.
Wowza, I get it now.
So there you have it! Our new baby.
Hubby's first words after he set it up were, "It's not big enough!" Haha! Boys and their toys, what can ya do.
But if he ever says that after I push a real baby out, he'll regret it... forever.
Just sayin'. (lovingly of course)