dan & i woke up yesterday and for the first time in ages
had no where to be and nothing on the calender.
what an amazing feeling.
i had a lightbulb moment regarding the table
which is officially "under construction".
really excited with what i think we're gonna do.
but we'll talk about that later.
for quite some time now, madison has given her search for her dream car
a varsity effort.
it's not unusual for her to come in our bedroom in the evening
with her laptop & have dozens to show us.
she wisely decided long ago
that campaigning for what is also my dream car
might work to her benefit.
not to mention, dan learned how to drive on his family's black vw bug.
a few weeks ago, dan explained that most of the cars she was looking at online
were probably bought at an auction or were from some joe off the street
& that we wouldn't be going that route.
finding one in our price range, with the amount of mileage we were looking for
in great shape
was proving to be a bit of a challenge.
so yesterday, the day with nothing going on
madison runs into this newly listed vw beetle,
relatively close to our home
that fit all of our criteria.
we ended up at gunther volkswagen
which if you're a vw fan
is a must stop destination.
super cute store inside full of fun volkswagen goodies.
oh & they "gave" us university of georgia
volkswagen long sleeve tees for our purchase too.
it really was a fun place
with glittered peace signs dangling from the vintage cars
& a fantastic pandora station playing too.
to make a relatively short story shorter
we bought it!
only owned by one previous owner
spotless service history
and even had a few extra perks
that we were hoping for.
little bit was just as excited as madi & i!
i think i accidentally deleted it but i had the cutest pic of her
riding the lap around the dealership
sitting in the back of the convertible
with both hands up as if she was riding a roller coaster.
i posted that last image of madi on facebook & a friend reminded me
that years ago i had posted a little edited fun photo of savannah
in the same serendipitous pose!
not that anyone asked, but...
we didn't buy our girls cars when they turned 16
but with smk heading off to college in a few weeks
we really needed to go ahead & make the investment.
we're praying that both smk's car and this new one for madi
will last them through college.
it's a sweet selfless daddy
that drives a very non-flashy, simple car
so we can afford to let his girls ( all his girls) drive something a tad nicer.
i think i may have known a few of those in my lifetime....