Back in June, Kevin had to go up to Orlando for an insurance convention. Kaelyn and I rode up with him and then just hung out at the motel pool and stuff during the day while he was at the convention. A lot of the companies that are at the convention do drawings for various things. Of course, we (Kevin or Rod) never win anything big usually. This time however, Kevin had just dropped his business card in the jar for a drawing by one of the companies they use, and about 10 minutes later he heard his name called. He had won a 42" flat screen TV! As you can imagine it was quite exciting to win ANYTHING that nice/big. We didn't know HOW we were going to get it back home in our car but thankfully the company that was giving it away was just south of us down in West Palm. The rep. that was there said she would just bring it back down and since she had to stop by the office for something else later the next week, she would just "deliver" it to the office in Hobe Sound. What's more, we had been "collecting"/saving gift cards for 2 or 3 years now from Christmas, birthday, etc. to go for a new system. We already had enough saved for a new screen but we didn't want to get one until we also had enough money put back for a new entertainment system (or wall mounting equipment because we knew we would have to have it) and some other things. As it turned out, by winning the tv, we were able to use our gift cards for an entertainment system, a blue-ray player, a receiver for our surround sound (the old one had gone bad so we had the speakers and stuff but we had never replaced the receiver), and the various wiring and stuff we needed to get it set up. Kaelyn was a little traumatized at first because she thought that we had to get rid of all her movies even though we tried to explain to her that that was not the case. She has adjusted just fine and we our really enjoying it now - particularly the blue-ray player because there are various things that it can stream from the internet like youtube, netflix,etc. And we're happy we waited and saved so that we were able to get what we wanted!
Kaelyn enjoyed playing "in" the old entertainment system after we got it cleared out.
We were working on getting the bracket mounted to the back of the new entertainment system and I looked down to see a little face peeking out the hole in the back of the entertainment system. :)
The new entertainment system.
Kaelyn was a bit puzzled over what all was going on.
OUT OF THE BOX!
And... into the box! :)
I know I posted some pictures of Kaelyn and Buster playing in the box but I don't think I posted these particular ones.
She was jumping up out of the box scaring us. :)
If I would've thought about it before, I would have just bought a tv and had Kevin and Kaelyn's Christmas all taken care of at once. Give Kevin the tv and Kaelyn the box. :) Just kidding!
Yeah, it was a bit confusing and challenging for us but we managed. :)
The new "setup" before we got the receiver set up and movie in etc. The entertainment system looks black here but it's actually a dark brown wood.