“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
Thomas S. Monson

Friday, October 18, 2013

Story of Jeep

We have been needing a second vehicle for a while now.  We wanted something that would help us get around in the cold snowy winter here in Rexburg.  Ever since renting the Razor in Utah and exploring the beautiful mountains there I have been starved for nature.  So we decided on a Jeep Rubicon.  Richard researched, scoured all the possible places where a Jeep would be for sale. He found some he loved.  Then they were gone, so the hunt continued.  A Jeep showed up on Craigs list...in Lake Elsinore, CA!!  Yes, my husband was a bit obsessed.  He asked tons of questions, looked at tons of photos and decided this was the Jeep for us.  He was going to take the bus down to Las Vegas, where his long time friend Chris lives and Chris would take him down to pick up his beloved Jeep the next day. (Thank you Chris, this Jeep would not have been possible without you!)

This all happened over the kids Harvest week off from school, so what better fun than for Joseph to go along on the adventure!  We got up EARLY in the morning and I took them to the Salt Lake Express pick up spot at BYU-I.  They rode in a large van to Salt Lake, then hopped onto a HUGE bus for the rest of the trip.  Joseph had a blast with his Dad. They had fun seeing Las Vegas and Chris and his family.  They picked up the Jeep and headed home.  Due to traffic issues going through Vegas(we are so spoiled here in Rexburg not to have to worry about traffic) they didn't make it home until about 5am.  I woke up to a snoring husband and an awesome black jeep in the driveway(just the Jeep was in the driveway)!  Yay!  Its a great little Jeep and we have had many adventures that I will soon share!  Here are some photo highlights from the trip.
Bright and early departure!

Aren't they so cute!!

McDonalds for breakfast in City Creek, Salt Lake

Plenty of time for some Temple Square explorations!

They got on the big bus and a scary R-Rated movie was playing, so Joseph plugged his ears and then closed his eyes while Richard got his headphones ready so they could watch a movie on the laptop.  Later they watched I-Robot on the bus screens.

Apparently there were very few people on the big bus to Vegas, so they got to spread out all over the place. Joseph got tired and took a little nap!
Vegas at last, just look at the excitement on his face!  (keep in mind, this is one tired boy)

Snow cones at Chris's house!  The happiest he has looked yet!
Awww, his first nap in the new(to us) Jeep!

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