Thursday, March 24, 2011

Birthdays, Vans, Cute Babies, Oh My!

So yesterday was Eric's birthday...I meant to sit down and write out a sweet blog post all dedicated him, with lovey, dovey, mushy words and make you all think sweet nothings while reading it.  Clearly, that didn't happen!  That thing called life got in the darn way, again!  Needless to say Eric had a good birthday, at least I think he did!  The man got to eat at his favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-a!  There is only one in the state of Wisconsin and we ate there last night. 

I had great plans of making a delicious dinner, baking a cake and having an intimate celebration of Eric's 28th birthday, just the four of us.  Well, the plan got off track when Eric found a van that he wanted to look at. 
*Side note* *We have been looking for a van for like 2 months now with no luck.  We are both picky and don't want a car loan, I am not sure you can have least that is what we are finding out.  So the great search continues because we both have decided no car loan.  We have never had one, and we don't want one now.*
So the van was in Racine, about 25 minutes away, so after Eric got home from work we loaded up the car, and drove down there.  The van was in wonderful condition, hardly any miles, 4 years old, and really a great van.  The only problem was...see *side note* out of our budget.  We were trying to talk ourselves into the car loan thing on the way down, the whole if we work really hard, if we don't spend on this we can pay it off sooner, etc.  We got there drove it, and on the way back to the dealership we had this conversation...
Me-You like it?
Me-Yea, me too, but I just can't get over the loan thing, I don't want a loan, I hate owing people money
Eric- Yea, me too, looks like our decision is made
So the hunt continues!  But to make it better and to celebrate Eric's birthday, we hit up the Chick-fil-a over by the dealership!  It was good, but we both are trying to eat healthy and be healthy, so that didn't really help.  Maybe it makes it a little better that I didn't eat the waffle fries, ha!  But I did enjoy the sweet tea!
Then we came home to have a little party!  Lucy was knocked out from the fun we had driving down there and driving home, so she was at the party in spirit and on baby monitor.  We ate cake, opened presents and had fun with the party hats.  I loved every single minute of it.  Then Molly asked to go to bed, that might have been my favorite part of the night!  Just kidding, but it was nice to not have that bedtime fight like usual.
So here are some pictures of our life lately...

 Another mini-recital, getting ready for the BIG one!
 Lucy's new favorite hang out, since she out grew the bouncy seat!

  I let Molly pick out Eric's gifts from the Dollar Spot at Target 
and I love her selection for him!

Have a great day!  I am hoping the snow melts!  Happy Spring!


Kristin said...

I think that's a great decision on no car loan. Cars are just not investments at all, and I'm sure you will find the perfect one. I'm glad you got to eat at Chick-Fil-A. Would you believe we had one in our mall for years and I never ate at it, but we got a stand-alone one about a year ago and now it's my favorite place. I pretend since it's a Christian company, the calories don't count. Haha!

Are those princess pens that Eric got for his Birthday? :) Love it!

And I love your girls. They are so precious!

Sarah Robbins said...

We are right there with you. We haven't had a car payment in the entire time we have been married but both are cars are in need of replacing. We will see how it goes!

I loved your cute pictures of the girls, and I thought Molly's presents for Eric were so cute!

Julie said...

Such cute girls! Sorry about the van! I love Chick-fil-a! We used to have only one in the state, but now they keep popping up & I couldn't be happier! If only there was one here in town though... :)

Love the gifts!

Jenilee said...

our snow is gone but it is still soooo cold!!! :) you have two adorable babies!

Unknown said...

I hope that you can find a nice van w/ no loan! I hate having to owe money but we got a pretty good deal on our van.

I like Molly's gifts to daddy :)