Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Happy Birthday to You!

my husband tate and i have celebrated over nine birthdays with one another. in that time we managed to get married, live in three states, (utah, colorado, & wyoming) move eight different times and have the two cutest kids ever! last week tate had another birthday he wasn't here to celebrate so we will have to make up for it when he comes home. happy birthday tate!

while writing this post i pondered the thought that we have had nine different cars and with all of these cars i have great memories with tate. here are the cars we have used in our journey together.

1962 Bug: tate let me drive her while we were dating, i remember having to tow her from one home to the next, we better get this darling thing running again one day

1990 Jetta: the notorious b.i.g., big beautiful south, gangsta lean, what a P.O.S...... we passed this piece on in 2000 to tate's little bro and i think it died soon after that
1991 Subaru, Loyale: the red barron, this car was very loyal....we do miss you, mirror lake we decided we were going to get married :) the marathon trip to arizona and san diego, passed this good girl onto someone in 2002 in colorado

1992 Subaru, Legacy: tate impressed me with his mechanic skills when he changed the starter while the car sat in the pay lot at the student union! this was the last car my parents helped me with, i passed her on in 2000 to my little sister when I purchased the volvo 850

1993 Volvo, 850: my first car of my own! we took this car to arizona, colorado and wyoming, we had some great times in the "night rider" after putting well over 200,000 miles on her she has been passed on to our babysitter this year

1998 GMC, Sierra: the "silver bullet"traveled all over colorado. we took some great road trips in this vehicle to yellowstone, arizona, and back and forth from utah to colorado. we let her go to tates bro after we picked up the ford 350

2002 Ford 350 Superduty Crew cab: this has been a great vehicle we still have it and tate drives it all over the country. he is currently in connecticut and headed for pennsylvania this week. i like to call it "the machine" the power behind this engine is incredible. the worst part of the truck is the price at the pump!!!! i never imagined having to buy diesel and spending over $100 every time you fill up!
1993 Subaru, Loyale: another subaru you ask? yes we like them and tate is a wiz at fixing them he resurrected this one from the dead. we use her as a spare car when tate flies home. she has been back on the road just this year.

2001 Volvo, V70 XC: we just brought her into the family this past march. i found her and had to have her. the price was right and she seats seven. we took her on a trip to california and arizona this past spring. i love her and hope she is around for a while.

tate i am so glad we have decided to travel together in the road trip we call life. I wish you many new adventures in the years to come!


Amanda the Couch said...

that's a lot of cars and a whole lot of memories. i have a fond place in my heart for subaruges now, thanks to tate's wizarding ways with them. way cute post.

PS you do have two of the cutest kiddos ever!!!!!!!!

Adrienne said...

April, I can't believe the Volvo made it over 200K! That car was good to us :-) Happy Birthday to Tate! Your kids are adorable!!! Hope you're having a great summer!!!! xoxoxoxo

Ape said...

Adrienne! So glad you saw the post on the Volvo! The 850 was so good to me. It was time for a new car! Do you have a blog? Can I get access to it? I'd love to keep in touch this way.

Love apes

Plowman Fam said...

Love the post! That's a lot of cars...you're so lucky to have a husband who can fix them! Happy Birthday to Tate!