Thursday, February 18, 2010

Brandon's first love, and his new love

I am sure you are all thinking that I was Brandon's first love. Grievoulsy, I have to tell you that I was not (sigh). Brandon first fell in love with a girl who was born in 1979, yes one year younger than me. She was a tough and sweet little thing. Not everyone would say she was beautiful, but Brandon would say she was stunning. He loved taking her to new heights and taking her on new adventures, many of which I have heard about with some jealousy and admittedly, a little fear. He always took good care of her and I know that she really appreciated him. I am sure she appreciated him as much as I appreciate how well he takes care of me now. She was one lucky gal. But, he had to end that relationship shortly after we got married, it just wasn't working out anymore. It was just getting to be too much and things were getting a little complicated. And we were moving across the country and he knew the relationship would rust if he couldn't care for her everyday. And the expense was too much for us.

He recently had a a chance to rekindle the old flame with a newer version of this true love. She was born in 1997 (I guess he likes them young now, I can't say that I blame him). I didn't have a problem with her at first, but after him being gone for hours and hours with her I started to get REALLY frustrated. Then she started having all these problems and some of her physical aspects needed improving. So Brandon was gone often trying to fix her problems and improve her self esteem. It was almost the end of us-until I saw the new and approved version of her. I felt much better and I knew all his efforts and time were worth it, and I could tell that he was happy too! And that made me happy. She stands taller now, in fact she is quite a bit taller than Brandon. She is comfortable, constant, stable and reliable now, and she is gorgeous!! Who couldn't be with a man such as Brandon, working so hard and taking such care? I have come to appreciate her too, and in some strange way she has brought our little family together. I think a lot of you probably know her or one of her sisters. They surely get around (if you know what I am sayin', wink, wink). Let me just give you a hint...

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Wow! Just that small glimpse might set Brandon's heart a flutter!! Okay, one more hint...

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I think you might have guessed it!

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Yes, her name is Toyota Land Cruiser. (We have yet to give her a nickname.)
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Isn't she a beauty? This isn't even with all the improvements.
She has brought our family together (more thoughts on that to come). Although she did take a lot Brandon's time and caused a lot of stress in the beginning, it was worth it. I know Brandon isn't done with all improvements, but I am glad he has found her.
(I hope everyone understands that I am being totally dramatic, except for the part about it taking too much of Brandon's time, ha, ha.)

13 comments:

Jen I said...

Oh wow. I am SO jealous. I understand your envy. That would steal my heart too! :)

Tara said...

Yep, she is gorgeous! I second Jen I am jealous (but only of the fact that this shiny thing is what takes your husbands, spare time away. I won't do a post about the "treasures" at our house. :)

A little something from me said...

I totally got your post. I love the humorous twist you gave. My husband has your husbands older sister for his first love. He has the 4 seat version and totally redid the body, engine well lets just save time and say everything on it. He painted it bright orange like a big Tonka toy. It is fun, but our family is too numerous to all ride in it together :( I have a 96 model of the version you have. Mine needs the tender love and time put to it. Did you guys redo the seats? If so where did you go mine need to be redone it is time.

carol said...

I took a little trip to Salt Lake with Brandon and his love, Thursday. She's awesome!

The Freemans said...

HaHa hilarious....Tom bought his jeep last spring, made a ton of improvements and then sold it. I was a little sad because he loved it so much but grateful because I hated that it took every spare minute of his time. We decided that the boat was a much more family friendly purchase. Mainly due to the fact that all 7 of us fit in the boat at the same time! At least with that car you can probably all go together! Looks like fun!

bevany said...

Boys and their cars, right? Funny post. I love the Land Cruiser! It looks so nice!

Becky Slivka said...

Oh, she is a beauty! I haven't checked blogs for awhile and your family is adorable. Your photography is so amazing - I wish we lived closer so you could take pictures of our kids! I am way impressed with all you are doing, I might not be able to check your blog anymore so I don't get a complex.

Fancy Frosting Team said...

Laurie,
I signed up for the SHAC Tri! And I signed up for the Sprint distance. I'm a little worried about the swim, but I know I will survive. I don't know how fast I will be, but it'll be a good challenge. I will see you there!!! I just biked and ran the course this morning, just a couple hills, nothing too bad.

Haley

R. Weeks said...

LOL... Way to trade into a newer Model! Mid life Crisis?

Halls Family said...

Oh Laurie, I totally feel your pain. The only bad part about it, is that he will never be "finished" with her! A new winch, installing heated seats, cup holders, roof rack, I can go on and on because of my experience!! It definitely does bring a family together though! We have had so much fun in ours and I know there is so much more to come! David has actually gotten to the point that he wants to buy me a Sequoia or something like that so he can drive his baby.

Halls Family said...

Oh Laurie, I totally feel your pain. The only bad part about it, is that he will never be "finished" with her! A new winch, installing heated seats, cup holders, roof rack, I can go on and on because of my experience!! It definitely does bring a family together though! We have had so much fun in ours and I know there is so much more to come! David has actually gotten to the point that he wants to buy me a Sequoia or something like that so he can drive his baby.

Ruthy said...

My husband also owns the same car in the same year. That Land Cruiser is his baby and we could not be happier with it. I would like to see all the modifications. They really are great vehicles.

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