Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My New Toy!!

Well, in case you didn't already know, I have a new toy. For quite a while I've wanted a Jeep Wrangler. I'd say I've had this itch for around 10 years. I'm not sure what it was that made me love them so much. I've known a few people who had them and decided they were cool.

I really haven't talked about it much in the last several years because the idea of ever owning one went down on the list of priorities when babies started into the picture. When Clara Paige came along I realized a Jeep was not the safest place for a baby. And then when the twins bounced into the scene my dream melted I suppose. Can't you see us bee-bopping down the road with 3 car seats smushed into a Jeep?? Not very practical or possible.
Anyway, over the years we collected an old Ford Explorer. It was an excellent "extra" vehicle and would pull Al's trailer. A month or two ago, while Alex was recovering from the "accident" we came up with the idea to sell the Explorer and look for a Jeep. And below is what we ended up with (after much pain and suffering but that's another story for another day!!) Let's just say I LOVE MY JEEP! Alex really took it upon himself to find one that I would love (again there's a story there but I'll refrain)! He really did good finding one just like the ones that always caught my eye as my favorites. He was determined to get one for me. Some might think he was buying me off as he jokes but he was very sincere in letting me know that I had been through a lot in this past year and he wanted to get something for me that I had always wanted and that made me happy. Don't get me wrong - material things do not make me happy! However, the thought and love that goes into him thinking of me first was as awesome feeling. My girls love it and we as a family can all enjoy it as our little fun vehicle. I'm sure there will be lots of memories made with the Jeep involved.
Thanks honey for loving me so much!!

We took it up to the empty lots in our neighborhood for this photo shoot. If you look closely you can see my sweet fellow Jeepsters in the back seat.
Here's a close up of my new little Jeep fans. They love it just like their momma.

One more shot before I leave ya. Oh yeah, Al and I do have plans to do some improvements on it. It will be our project to take on together. We've already replaced the bumpers but that was after this picture was taken. I'll post pictures as we progress so you can see the transformation. You see, I like rough and tumble Jeeps. There'll be no Girly Jeep for me. I want it to look tough. I know, its a contradiction in my personality but hey, I have lots of layers!!


Anonymous said...

What a great new toy. We're happy we get to play with it too :o)