Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Back to work with a mini cooper and a blue bag

You know that you are over emotional when you get a new car and cry. This past friday Matt and I traded in my very practical car for something a little more fun. I finally got my Mini Cooper, Matt and I have been looking at them for 9 years. Yes 9 years, the first time we looked at them I still lived at my parents! When we got to the dealership and I saw the car and had a smile on my face, an actual smile for the first time in a while. But as we drove off I had tears in my eyes and running down my cheeks...I don't know why I even wear make up anymore. I was so sad to leave my old car, I loved my wagon. Poor Matt had a look of complete confusion on his face. But by the time we were home my smile was back. I have to say that I do love that little car. Monday was my first day back to work and it was a hard day. I work at a children dental office so I see kids, babys, and pregnant woman all day, talk about pouring salt in my wounds. Actually two of the girls I work with are now pregnant. Anytime I felt like bursting into tears I would look out the window and see my little car. I was able to hold it all in until I was almost home. Another good thing about my car is the tinted windows, they allow me to fall apart all by myself and look all together from the outside. Which is pretty much me right now, a mess on the inside with enough sanity to it pull together on the outside.
On a happier note I have to talk about my husband. I know that I an extremely lucky to have him in my life especially as my husband. Today when I got home from work he had a big smile on his face and said he had a birthday gift for me. He said he wanted to give it to me early, my birthday isn't until the 16th. He ran upstairs and grabbed the gift bag and was back in seconds. I open it to find a black and blue bag that was kind of a sling and had a lunch box on the bottom. Across the front of it it had a Mckinstry label. He smile and said this is what he had be saving his safety bucks for, to get me this bag. A safety buck is something you get at his work if you don't have an accidents. You only get a couple a month and this is a nice bag. I asked him how long he had been saving for and he said proudly a year and a half! That is an amazing husband, they have some really cool stuff he could of got for himself but he got the bag for me. I am a very lucky person.


  1. You BRAT,
    Love the New car, thats the car I' Want A New Bmw or a Mini Cooper...If You get tired of the car Payment..Auntie will trade You for her Shiny black BMW with tinted Windows..heehee!..I' Love the pitcure of the Little angels Foot prints and Ruler, whatdo You want for Your Birthday.

    Love Ya, Aunt Tara

  2. PS.

    or just Thought..I' would throw in the Beautiful Jewel Necklace and earrings!
    I' Have that You want? ...it doesn't hurt to try?

  3. steph, im so glad you got your new mini cooper ,you look so cute in it. my special little girl is going to be 29 ,thats so crazy!so were having a bday party thursday, so figure out what were having for dinner and what kind of cake you want love you sooo much sis, love mom

  4. Super cute car....totally you and I am insanely jealous! My heart aches for you and reading about your painful journey this past month or so. I'm glad you were able to smile your beautiful smile in your mini Coop. Matt is truly a wonderful man and husband and you are blessed! What a guy! love ya Steph...Kim Belcher

  5. Love it!! Can't wait to see you on Saturday!! I love the bag and how sweet that it took him a year and a half! Bring the car I wanna see it! Nice to know you're smiling at least some of the time.

  6. sooooooooooo jealous, you don't even know. i lov e you guys and miss you and cant wait to talk to you!!! take careee