Archive for May 2nd, 2010

finally! no more walking unless i WANT to!

so by now, i am sure that everyone knows my beloved jeep liberty renegade bit the dust about three weeks ago (courtesy of the “man that wasn’t paying attention” as jasper says)…

jasper and i have been borrowing jon’s car on the days she has school and then walking everywhere on the days that she doesn’t go to school…  the weather has been nice enough to make it enjoyable but grumpiness was abound in our house from having to go through the torturous process of Finding and Buying Another Vehicle.


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but our patience was rewarded on thursday when i found My New Jeep!

i found it, i called on it and we went to go see it after jon got off work – and luckily, we all loved it (jasper included…  she goes, “it is very beautiful.  can we take it home now?”)…

after jon negotiated (he is an aggressive negotiator, no joke!  i think the salespeople get sucked into the nice, laid-back guy act until bam!  he decides he is interested and then he gets very unjon-like!)

he got a good price with new all terrain tires thrown in and we picked it up the next day!

this jeep is loaded with gadgets and goodies – i am actually going to have to sit down to read the navigation manual and jasper now has a dvd player for our trips to natchitoches – that will be nice, i think!

needless to say,  it was worth the wait and i feel much better on the other side of this whole experience!

now…  no more pushing that 100 pound (boy, it felt like a 100 lbs.!)  stroller up the hills on the way to the grocery store or my gym…  phew.

the little filly and the little jasper meet for the first time…

jon and i had our warrior dash yesterday so we dropped jasper off at mom’s for sleepover and we headed out…

but before we left, we had to meet the new addition to the horsey family – brooke!

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hi, brooke – she just woke up in this photo…

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and now it was time to introduce the filly and the girl 🙂

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brooke was shy but curious enough to say hi!

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and now back to the business of being a baby!  eating, sleeping and pooping – a quite demanding schedule…

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so while the baby feeds, jasper lilith rides on one of the other horses…  each to her own, eh?

and then jon and i left jasper in the capable hands of her neena and we headed off to get muddy!

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here are jon, wendy and i before the race…

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and here are jon and i after the race!

a little muddy, huh?

and then The Plan was changed:  i found a message from mom when we got back to the car that said jasper was running a fever and wanted her mama – poor girl came down with a little something and wasn’t feeling good at all…

so we headed back to mom’s to pick jasper up…  luckily, by the time we got to mom’s, the motrin mom had given jasper had kicked in and she was feeling a little better…

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last night was rough – her fever got higher and diarrhea made a surprise visit (what?  TMI?  no….) but she seems to be feeling more herself this morning…  at least she is talking again – that is always a good sign that she is feeling better!

mom, she is all about her sprite and her neena’s blanket!  she had a banana and her fever is down but her stomach is still hurting her and there are lots of emergency “i have to go potty!!” visits…

so today has become Pajama Day and we will see if she is up for going to school tomorrow – it might be a Pajama Day again..