Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I haven't posted recently about Amanda Buckland, my friend who lost her children and husband in a house fire in December, but she had been doing well. She was back to work by the end of January and finding ways to enjoy life despite the extreme loss she had faced. I'm asking for more prayers for her today and the days to come, though, because she just lost her father last night too....almost exactly 9 months since she lost her family... Amanda is a wonderful person who has been SO strong through everything but, to me at least, it's almost too much....only God can provide the comfort and strength that she needs.
I have been without a bike since the year I graduated from college (6 years now-crazy!!). I haven't thought too much about biking or needing a bike until now. The kids are getting old enough to bike now and I wanted to be able to take them on rides beyond the driveway, which is as far as they are allowed to go on their own. When CSN Stores offered for me to do a review I jumped on it and knew exactly what I was getting....a bike!!
The Pacific- Women's 26" Front Suspension Traverse ATB Mountain Bike came needing some assembly, which my husband kindly did for me (without even having to be asked-awesome!!) When he had it together, he asked for me to try it out and, unfortunately, it wasn't riding right. I had actually had concerns ordering a bike online with not being able to try it out and my new bike came with a bent/warped wheel.
Luckily, CSN Stores has a wonderful costumer service department that e-mailed me back the following day. They were unable to replace my wheel, but gave me the contact e-mail for Pacific who had a brand new wheel sent out to me the same day!!
I now have my new wheel for my new bike....they're just not quite connected yet. I know it will be a great bike when it IS ready to ride though!!
I want to emphasize how easy it was to request a replacement part for my bike through CSN Stores. They have a web address right on the order slip that came with the bike for returns/exchanges and requesting replacement parts. I was in awe of how quickly they responded, appologized that they were unable to fulfill my request and had the contact for Pacific for me so I didn't have to look it up.....AWESOME!!! :-)
If you're in need of anything, please take a look at CSN Stores. They have a TON of products to choose from, ordering is super easy and if you have any problems, their costumer service is wonderful!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I wanted to congratulate 3 of my close friends. Each of them were blessed with a new little girl to their families this past month.
Megan Elizabeth was born July 13th at 6:02 am. She was 8 lbs, 2 0z and 20.5 inches long. She has a very proud big sister.
Addison Elora was born July 25th at 8:22 pm. She was 8 lbs, 10 oz and 21.5 inches long. Her big sister is also very happy to have her! :-)
Samantha Michelle was born July 30th at 4:56 pm via c-section. She was 5 lbs, 15 oz and 19 inches long.
Little Samantha had a couple difficulties from being a little early, but is doing good now. She should be able to go home at the end of the week. I'm SO excited for her parents! They had tried for over 4 years, went through several procedures and finally, after the 2nd IVF, she was on the way! I can't wait the meet this sweet little miracle! :-)
Congratulations on all your sweet little girls!! They're beautiful!!!