Friday, June 11, 2010

Bark My Ride

I have always been envious of those commercials where someone walks out to their garage and a new car is sitting there with a bow on top. A loving surprise from their significant other as a gift for their birthday or Christmas. I imagined myself in that lucky girl's shoes and even practiced my surprise faces as a kid so I would be prepared when my husband gave me the gift of new car smell on some important day.

Needless to say, after you grow up you learn to roll your eyes at those commercials as you realize how unrealistic they are. Things like that only happen on The Real Housewives or a sit-com. Well, on my 34th birthday, fantasy became reality!

Meet Ruby, my new ride. I love her. The girls love her. And my husband surprised me with her for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. We said goodbye to our 10-year old, 2-door Acura and hello to a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, complete with navigation and blue tooth! Fancy.

Now the only thing left to do is to select the greyhound decals for the back! Oh, and I'm not sure I used one of my practiced surprised faces, but there were tears and speechlessness involved.

9 comments:

Trina said...

Congrats! And what a great birthday present!

houndstooth said...

Oh congratulations! That is one sweet hubby you have! The girls look completely impressed!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

LOL :-) So glad you got a suitable ride for the girls... and you too! Stephen would never be able to pull that off. He knows I would kill him if he did anyway. :-)

Angela said...

Congratulations! Bonus points definitely go to your husband! It looks like Seka and Roxy approve too :)

Terri said...

Beautiful! The hounds will ride in comfort now!

pattysea said...

Long overdue for a terrific daughter-in-law!!! Kevin knows a good thing when he has it!!! Love the car and it's perfect for the gals. Happy Motoring AND
Travel Safe!!!

gyeong said...

Awesome! Looks like the girls approve. Bet they are looking forward to their first big road trip now.

IHateToast said...

Hooray!
How long did it take for the girls to undo that new-car smell with their tooty booties?

Cool Coty said...

Cool wheels ! Red for wild dogs or wild women - you decide.