Crazy Cars & Other Silly Stuff

It’s Friday afternoon and out little cutie is down for a nap so I figured I would use my time wisely with a post.

Last night on our way home our car did an unexpected little jig. Actually it was more like a light show with multiple warning indicators coming on one by one until the headlights started dimming and us just barely making it into an auto parts parking lot. You know it’s never a good sign when car lights start blinking at you, it usually means you are fixing to invest some $$$ into your automobile. Which stinks because unexpected costs come out of our projects budget, which makes for a slow down in fun before-after posts. It’s a bummer, I know. Greedy vehicles…

Thankfully the guy at Advanced Auto Parts in Pace was super helpful and friendly. Our battery was dead, thanks to our alternator pooping out on us. We ‘rented’ a battery from the store and went to our place to pick up some essentials so we could stay the night at my parents so Stephen could get to work in the morning. I guess we should be thankful the car died when it did, if we’d woken up to a dead car today Stephen would have been stuck at home. On our drive into town the lights slowly dimmed inside the car until only 1 digit was left on the clock. We were less than 4 miles from my parents house and I was praying ‘4 more miles Lord, let us make it 4 more miles… only 3 more miles, just get us to the driveway.’ Well that Lord must have had angels blowing the wind behind us because we just made it into the driveway. My dad actually drove about a mile up the road and followed us just in case we broke down.

So this morning I took Stephen up to work in my dads car and he did some calling and checking to find out what this was gonna cost us. I had myself prepared for something in the $200-$300 range, just to be on the upper-safe side so my jaw didn’t drop. Well it turns out we got a lifetime warranty from O’Reillys on the alternator we replaced last March. Lifetime warranty people!!!! That means we don’t have to buy a new part for the car. Praise the Lord!! This was such a wonderful surprise. A great way to start the weekend, that’s for sure :)

Well now that you know the in-and-out of our recent car adventure here are some pictures of our day.

These are my new favorite snack, they are SOOO good!!
It’s like eating dessert, but they’re healthy!


Sarah trying to eat the cupcake on her bib


And smiling at her dad


She also LOVES the swing!!!
She’s like her momma and enjoys the outdoors :)


Have I mentioned she likes her tongue?!?  I love it!


I love our sweet little girl so very much. She brings so much joy into our lives. I didn’t know my love could keep growing each and every day. It’s wonderful how a day can be going so haywire and then your child will smile at you and all your worries just melt away. It’s like magic, but better because it’s real! :)

Now, for a random ending I thought I would show you this picture:

This makes me want to paint our piano a bright fun color

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Ya, I’m not that gutsy, but it sure is fun to imagine.

Little one has woken up, so I’m signing off to go get some sweet post-nap smiles. Have a great Friday!


10 Thoughts on “Crazy Cars & Other Silly Stuff

  1. Great news about the car… I love those God-moments!! Beautiful pics of sweet Sarah!

  2. Matt on June 24, 2011 at 8:23 pm said:

    I absolutely love the 2nd to last picture with her mouth open on the swing!

    If you like the Cocoa ones (we’ve been buying these for a long time), wait until you try the Cinnamon flavored ones… They’re way better than the cocoa, and you already know how good the cocoa ones are…

    And Helena and I had our own little adventure to the auto repair shop today… Ours did NOT have the happy ending (price tag wise) that yours had… If only…

  3. Praise the Lord for answered prayers.

    I love Cocoa almonds but I have to disagree with Matt- the cinnamon ones are not better. They have a weird after taste.

    And I love the piano.

  4. ringl on June 25, 2011 at 8:03 am said:


    At the most I will allow a different stain on the piano.

  5. Matt on June 25, 2011 at 8:44 am said:

    WHAT!?!? The weird after taste comes from the COCOA ones!!! Hey Cassie, for the tie breaker, ask dad which ones he liked when he came to visit, and ask him why. Bwahaha, you’re going down Sara!

  6. Melissa on June 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm said:

    I *LOVE* the piano!!! Do it :)

  7. Mariah on June 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm said:

    Love the pictures of Sarah. I bet I would really enjoy the cocoa almonds. They need to go on the grocery list.

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