December 28, 2010

Best Christmas Gift Ever!!

Our Christmas was SO perfect. My parents were in town, and we always have such a blast when they are around! They are so awesome with the boys and we end up having great conversations late into the night. It was hard to say goodbye to them yesterday... we pretty much moped around all day and tried to keep our mind off of the fact that they were driving back to Utah.

The boys had so much fun opening their gifts, and they were such polite, well-behaved gentlemen about it all, it made me a VERY proud mama.

I got Chris two sweaters, and he got me.... A NEW CAR.

I kid you not.

My sneaky hubby and my sneaky family pulled off the surprise of the century. Chris had been negotiating with the dealership for a over a week without me knowing it- they had gotten a pre-owned 2009 Mazda5 on their lot and called to let Chris know about it. (We've been researching and scouring for these cars for a few months now.) A few days before Christmas, he went and signed all the paperwork. Then, on Christmas Eve, Chris and my Dad went out on some last minute "errands" and picked up the car- leaving it at his parent's house over night.

On Christmas morning, my in-laws drove the car over to my house and parked it in the driveway where I couldn't see it from any of the windows. They attached a big huge red bow to it and we proceeded to have a lovely Christmas morning of opening gifts.

At the very end, we told Ezra he had one more big gift waiting in daddy's music room. (A Radio Flyer Big Wheels.) On top of the big wheels, Chris had attached a note addressed to me from Santa. I opened it up and it said, "Zoom Zoom! Put on a coat and go look outside!"

I just about died in that moment.

We all piled out of the house and there in the driveway was a beautiful blue Mazda that could comfortably fit my whole growing family inside of it! I couldn't stop jumping up and down, I was soooooo excited.

Now this baby can really be born because we have a car that we can all fit into! With room to spare!

Plus, it is so fun & easy to drive... it's zippy and gets great gas mileage compared to a big ol' huge minivan, and it still has the bonus of the sliding doors! I love it so much, it's kind of silly.

Needless to say, it was the best Christmas ever!!!!! :)


autumn said...

Yay! Fits three babes and is cute to boot! love it!

Ms. Megan said...

What a wonderful Christmas present!! You are soooooo loved!!!
Happy day friend!!

Lea the Lion said...

Wow! How exciting for you!! And so happy you were able to be surprised!! Surprises are the best!! Congrats!

b.a. said...

oh my word!!! i want to cry! what a freaking-fantastic surprise! and, now i'm being greedy cause i want that car. i'm a jerk. and selfish. and i want that car. my husband doesn't even HAVE a car and here i am drooling over a new car. what a spoiled brat i am! but i want that car.

what a happy christmas!

p.s. what's that cute lil cow thing?!

Rachael said...

What a wonderful Christmas!!! How great to have time with family, big surprises and well-behaved kids all in one day!

Chelsea said...

holy cow! how fun!

Hannah said...

I found your blog on... well, I forgot where I found it but I already love it! That sounds like an amazing Christmas gift, what a surprise! I'll be checking back for sure. :-)

Katy said...

HOLY BOJANGLES!!!!! What a great Christmas gift surprise!!! ;-) You deserve it dear!

I wish you, Chris, Myer and Ezra a very happy 2011! It's going to be such an exciting year for you all and I can't wait to read all about it! I can't believe I've been reading your blog for so many years! It's so fun to see how God plans things out for our lives and to see a family living such a Godly life. You are an inspiration to all your readers! Keep blogging girl! ! ;-)

Lil Muse Lily said...

that is soooooooooo great!