2/15/09

Love

We celebrated Valentine's day a day early. Friday the 13th is a perfect day to celebrate a holiday for lovers... :)
Bryan decided that it was high time for a real car (with four doors and all working windows), so he got me one for Valentines Day.

I love it! At first (when we were researching these cars), I thought the styling was really ugly, but it apparently grew on me (Ford Focus Wagon). The best part is that our tax return allowed us to pay for our new (to us) car in full. Yes, I am one of those crazy people who have taxes DONE by January 10. I don't want the IRS to hold onto our hard earned money any longer than necessary. But I digress...

I love that I can stretch out and not be cramped into a tiny little car anymore! I love that I can put our kids into their seats without killing my back because I'm driving a coupe and have to contort my body in weird positions just to clip them in! I love that the sound system rocks. I love that the tranny is SMOOOOOTH. I love that it's an automatic. I love that we got such a great deal on it. I love that we bought it from someone who seemed very honest and fair. I love that the gas mileage is better than our little Honda, believe it or not!

The above photo is a stock photo, since I can't take a decent picture these days. Ours is white. We are so blessed to have this car! Everything honestly fell into place so easily that we knew this particular one was the car for us!
After a LONG day of over-exhausted kids and test driving several different models (we bought the first one we looked at. You know it always happens that way), we got our car, then headed back home, where we diapered/fed/bathed the kids, then hit the road again (sans kiddos) to have some much-needed adult time. My brother and sister in law came from St. George just to babysit for us for a few hours. Actually, that's not why, but I would like to think that! :) We love you guys! Thank you for taking our crazy kids and wearing them out for bed!
We ended up going to Red Robin for dinner (our favorite restaraunt), then to check out some new cameras. If you know Bryan then you know he does his research on electronics very well. I think the real reason we went to a store to check them out was so we could spend some more time together and not go back so soon to kids (only an hour for dinner!).
The next day, the boys got rice crispy 'kisses' from Grandma & Grandpa McBride, which they gobbled up so fast they both ended up with a delirious sugar high and tummy aches! But what's one day in the whole year? They also got (from mommy & daddy) Spiderman heart boxes with spiderman chocolate/peanut butter candies in them. Who says V-Day isn't for little boys? They loved it, and they had a great time playing all day. The boys also love our new car and wanted to go for a ride several times!
Bryan, I love you! Thank you for making this day fun and special. We don't have much right now, but we do have each other. So I guess that means we are rich beyond measure!
Te amo, meu amor. Beijos e beijos e beijos...

6 devoted readers:

Raadgep Fam said...

ITS ABOUT FRICKEN TIME! I am so happy for you guys! YEAH YEAH YEAH! Car and a date! Gesh god is smiling down on you right now! Congrates!

Dan~Kerstin~Bree said...

Yeah! So happy for you!

shay said...

Wow....that's quite the Valentine's gift! I didn't know Ford made a wagon like that with great mileage--too bad it won't fit 8!

Marcie said...

Congrats on your new car! That is so exciting! We love Red Robin too. :)

Katie said...

What a fun Valentine's present! And even better that it is paid in full!
p.s. so sad you lost all your contacts when you added the third column! Here is where I learned how to do it...
http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2007/07/create-three-column-blogger-template.html

Ashley said...

That's great!!! I'm so glad you had an awesome Valentine's day and got a new car too!