Tuesday, October 21, 2008

 The one where I express my love for inanamate objects

Welcome to the family snazzy looking five year old Dodge Grand Caravan, I think we are going to love you! :)
Shingling project - which turned into rebuilding back porch, rebuilding dormer roof pitch, lots of roof replacement, new shingles, and siding project - how glad I am that you are finally DONE on the outside. :) Still lots of inside work to be done. (My hubby did an incredible job with all of this! This isn't the best picture to show what we have gotten done, but it's as good as my 5'3" frame standing on a picnic table could do... )
I love you little green shed-looking wood stove. Your blazing fire now allows me to set the house temperature at my desired toasty 72 degrees and enjoy nearly limitless hot water. Let the wonderful winter heating savings begin!

(Honorable mention to the lovely vessel for garbage which I did not realize was in the picture until I down loaded it. I do love you too, for you vacate the house of diaper stench.)

Beautiful fall bouquet from sweet romantic hubby - you put a huge smile on my face!

17 comments:

Amy said...

These are some great things to be thankful for. Blessings.

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

The van looks great! Is that a driver side sliding door? Oh, so jealous!

Praise God for Handy Hubbys & Heat!

Anne Elizabeth said...

Van looks great:) You look really pretty in the picture!

Lisa said...

oh, I love your new van and the stove - 72 is perfect temp for me, and no more running out of hot water - blissful!

of course unexpected flowers are always wonderful, huh?!?

Kristy said...

I looked at your picture and thought Wow, there are mom's out there that bathe and wear make-up. How do you do it?

Sara@ Butterville said...

SIGH! Oh what a beautiful van. This is where I struggle with my envy.
And 72*. Wow. You could even wear one layer in that! Our temp is set a 63*
I was forced to by space heaters last year I couldn't take it.
ANd flowers. Ahh. So nice! I can't remember the last time...there it is again the envy. I'm leaving now.
I wish you lots of love though!

Jenn said...

We have had an outdoor woodburner for 6 years now. I just love it!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

YAY for all of it!!!

Amanda said...

wendi...looks just like our van...only in gold instead of maroon. i LOVE the pictures of the boys in the leaves. don't you just LOVE fall! :)

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

YAAY! I am so happy for you that you got a new vehicle! And hooray for the other things that have been putting a big smile on your face :D Love the flowers btw how sweet is that hubby of yours!!
Love you and hope that many more days are just as good to you
blessings xoxo

Sarah M. said...

So happy for you!

Sarah M. said...

So happy for you!

Aminta said...

Yay! wonderful van! I am so glad that God turns bad into good!
Loving the "happy face" your hubby has a nack at making all over your being. :)
I hope that is the face to see here, and there it was!
Thank you for your encouragement and friendship!
Loves,
Aminta

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, yay! You got your new car...woohoo! And your hubby is so sweet to give you flowers. You are positively glowing in that picture.

dani said...

that is a great list of "things" to love, wendi:) you are absolutely beautiful... inside out!!!
love,
dani

Elizabeth said...

great new wheels!!!!

photomama said...

nice van, I want one too!