Friday night (after a particularly rough day with Berkley), I was anxiously awaiting Stephen's return from work. He was later than usual & I just wanted him to be home to comfort me & take my mind off the day I just had. I just kept waiting & waiting for him to arrive, but the clock just kept ticking by.
Thankfully, as I was waiting it started to snow (this winter couldn't be more perfect for me), so I sat in the living room & watched the snow as Berkley finally went to sleep. I guess I had turned away from the window when Stephen arrived, because I didn't see or hear him come in the driveway.
He came in and said, "Courtney...come look at the snow in the backyard- it's so beautiful!" Well, I'm never one to pass on being in the snow, so I jumped right up. When we got to the back of the house, he put his hand over my eyes to "surprise" me with the snow. I should've known something was up.
We walked outside where he let me see what was waiting for me...
Yep! He bought me a new car! It's a brand new Subaru Outback (it had a 10 whole miles on it when I got in). It's the "mom car" I've always wanted. I love a station wagon! He did trade in the Jeep (sadness), but it really just isn't as practical at this point in our lives, but we will have a Jeep again one day!
I'm sure there are tons of great things about this car that revolve around things like the engine & safety & important things like that, but let me tell you what I like about it. It has leather seats, seat warmers in the front, stereo volume & channel changing on the steering wheel and (my favorite part) there are hook-ups for my i-pod that enable me to use it by using the car stereo.Stephen had me convinced that we weren't getting a new car until next year, & I was trying to be as happy as I could be in our sweet little Civic (which Stephen will now drive back & forth to work in Greensboro) and then he showed up with this great surprise.
Happy Valentine's Day to me!