Saturday, April 25, 2009

My New Coach & A New Mac Book For a Special Girl!

I love shopping so this event is something I can always participate in. Sunday Shopping Secrets is hosted by another big shopper like me, Anita at Please be sure to visit her blog, find out what she bought this week and then go visit everybody else on her list and see what they have to show.
I already scheduled a post before I left home for Chicago but I went shopping downtown with my sister yesterday and I wanted to show you the favorite item that I bought. Here it is, a Coach evening bag. It's a new item that was just put out for display in the store yesterday.
I love the soft leather and the color and size is just perfect for my evening parties and dinners. I also fell in love with the strap, just the right length.
Here is a closer view. You can click to enlarge to see an even closer view.
Love how it has zipped extra compartments on both sides.
And now for my originally scheduled post.........

I apologize for posting this today even if the buying actually occurred about 3 weeks ago. I have been meaning to post it but just never had a chance. Better late than never, isn't it?

One evening, the phone rang at home and it was my granddaughter AJ calling from Florida, who wanted to talk to John. Ok, being her grandma, I know her very well. When she asks for John, that means she wants something she knows she cannot get from me. LOL!

Sure enough, she asked if he would buy her a MAC laptop. And I don't think I have ever heard John say "No" to her so of course, the moment we flew in to FL, we went staright to pick her up from school and then went straight to the Mac store to look at computers. We bought what we thought would be good for her, had an additional memory and hard drive put in and here she is with her big smile while waiting for them to install everything we added.
It's ready!
Here is the Mac expert giving her some instructions.
She could not wait till we got home to put the laptop in the computer bag that we bought for her so we had to stop in the middle of the mall for her to put it all together.
Just look at that happy and contented smile.:-) Doesn't she look like a young business woman?
The next day, we went to the airport to fly to West Palm in preparation of our Caribbean cruise. Of course, AJ was anxious to try her computer at the airport.
Surfing the web so seriously!
At the hotel lobby, we sat across each other with our own laptops and decided to download Skype. It's amazing how fast kids pick up on computers. She's never owned a Mac before but she downloaded and set up everything all by herself. They call her "little lola" or "little Christine" for a reason, I guess.:-)
I did the same thing and then, all of a sudden we both see each other's face on our screens. LOL! How cool is that! Now she makes a video call to me whenever she wants to see and talk to me. We live 15 hrs. drive away from each other but it's so nice to feel so close.Thanks Anita for this exciting new event! I enjoy sharing my shopping experience and items with y'all! I hope you enjoy seeing them too.


"Blossom" said...

I may have to borrow that coach bag. So lovely and its pefect for the little silver bag and will go with anything. These grand kids we just can't so no can we, and grandfathers are the worst. Have a great and we see you when you get back home. Thank you for showing us what was in your bag.

imjacobsmom said...

Isn't it funny how kids know just how to work their Grampas. Jacob just says "Papa" and he gets what he wants. Now you know me, I'm the Coach lover and I ADORE your new handpag. ~ Robyn

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, Your grand daughter does look like a young business woman. I think it's great to start encouraging them at a young age. My grand daughters love their own personal pc's, too!

But, I love.. your coach bag. I think it's a great size.
Hugs, Terrie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Girl if I bought a Coach purse I could't affprd to put in money in it it would have all gone for the purse ha ha!! Loved seeing AJ again..too funny about asking grandpa those liitle girls do know how to work them don't they?? How Kyra is only 4 months old and Len who really can't stand kids is out shopping every week for that little girl ha ha!! Len never had kids so guess he making up for it now...Hope you have a safe trip home Christine...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, your new bag is just lovely. What a perfect bag. AJ is just the cutest thing and how clever of her to know to ask John when she really wants something. lol How neat that you two can see and talk to each other all the time. I know that makes you extra happy. Hugs, Marty

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, that evening bag is great! It looks like it would hold a lot for such a small bag. AJ is so cute, and I think trying to act very cool with her new Mac in a bag! Oh, I know it is fun to be able to talk to each other on Skype. I need her to come teach me! laurie

SmilingSally said...

I'm so glad that you got that purse; you NEEDED it. lol

You have a lucky granddaughter to have a new Mac. That's the computer I use, and I love it.

Kammy said...

Christine -
First, I love your new evening bag-
I see it has its own little sleeping bag - how cute. I don't
think it matters you bought it 3 weeks ago , it is still fun to see
buys we are proud of! Second, what
sweet grandparents you are and what
as sweet little grandaughter.You did a great job with all the pictures to capture the moment !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Nicole ~ said...

Your new evening bag is very nice, and I love the strap on it. AJ is one lucky little girl to have her own laptop. She looks so excited and so focused on learning all about it. I think you have a young professional in the making!!
Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures with us, Nicole

Rue said...

Hi Christine :)

That new purse is darling! I love how different it is from the usual Coach line :)

Your grandaughter is such a cutie!! Of course grandpa couldn't resist ;)


Jill said...

Can I be your grandaughter????

Justine said...

OMG, I don't think you could spoil that child any more even if you tried. The vacas aren't enough, but now she's got a MAC to take with her? LOL!

Oh, and as I was reading about your new purse, I thought you wrote that it perfectly matched your panties! LOL

Justine :o )

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Yes, those little girls know how to wrap G'pa's around their little fingers!!:-)

I love the new evening bag!

Cindy J. said...

Well both the purse and that smart little grand daughter are simply beautiful! Hope this finds you well. Love, Cindy

Chandy said...

Hi Christine, you want to adopt another grandchild? LOL

Love you new Coach purse. It is gorgeous! And AJ is so cool to figure out Skype!

I need to do that soon now that my mom's got one!

Susan @ The Good Life! said...

Love the new bag and you have to love a Mac! When are you going to be in Chicago?

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

I think you love that purse!! I don't even want to know what skype is...Im scared just reading about it.
You know how hard this computing thing is for me. Which brings me to the Honest Scrap you passed to me and I just got around to taking care of. Thanks so much for always including me and my ineptness and stop by when you get a break from shopping....LOVE ALL THE STUFF GIRLFRIEND!! ~Athella

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Blondie's Journal said...

I am so jealous of that evening bag. And I think silver is very classy! Vacations are for shopping, right?

Lucky little AJ. She is going to have so much fun with her laptop. There is so much to see and learn and if she hasn't, she will soon be learning computers in school and then they are indispensible.

How are you enjoying Chicago? The weather has been weird!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, hope you are having a wonderful trip. You always leave such kind comments, thank you. I always look forward to hearing from you. Hugs, Marty

Kat said...

I love the purse Christine. I just love Coach, they are pure classics. And of course AJ would ask grandpop now wouldn't she. Smart little girl. I love the idea that you can see each other now when you talk! That is so much fun. Have a great time in Chicago - have you been to the Water Towers yet? I see more shopping posts coming up lol. Kathy

DesignTies said...

If I call your house and ask for John, will he buy me a Mac too?? ;-) I keep telling hubby I want a Mac, but he's too stubborn to buy one.

Your new silver purse is really pretty :-)

Enjoy Skyping with your granddaughter :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

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