Thursday, July 21, 2011

My new baby!


I want to begin this post by telling you that I'm not a status-conscious person, obsessed with owning expensive toys...unless we're talking photography. That's a whole other ball game. Other than that, I'm a simple girl with simple tastes. But I must admit, when my good friend Les—who has sold us our last 5 vehicles—assured me that I would fall in love with this car after I'd pretty much settled on a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle, I thought, pfffttt, no way. Well, people, when I'm wrong I admit it. The 325i is pretty farkin' amazing in every way. It is L-O-A-D-E-D. Although it's 5 years old, it looks and drives like a brand new car, and is definitely an upgrade for me. This beauty replaces a 2000 Honda CRV that was pretty plain Jane with 107,000 miles and an air conditioner that was ready to conk out any day. I couldn't have that, not in this heat wave. It was time. The writing was on the wall.
Processed with Shadowhouse Creations' new Postcard series
Double D took this of me standing in front of our house. Gee, I thought I was doing good on my diet, but looks like I need to drop another 20. Note to self: no more sleeveless shirts! :/
Stay tuned for some BIG news happening in my life in the next several weeks! Ciao for now, my friends!!

31 comments:

lisa said...

OMG Gail, this is waaaay too cool!!!
What a gorgeous car! I love it.
Congratulations my friend.
Enjoy every moment.

missing moments said...

Great car!!! Both me and hubby have BMW's ... love h
ow they drive! Mine is a 2002 530 and still feels like a new car.
Have loads of fun!

texwisgirl said...

she's a beauty! looks like you two will be a great pair!

Starla said...

Congrats! When I first got married, my hubby bought me a little BMW Ti. Fun little car. Got traded for more room when the babies joined the family. Now, I'm the mom with the mid size SUV, and can't imagine ever owing a car again (not only for the room, but I rather like having the height on the road! I don't feel like I'm skimming the road on my belly in the truck! It's that short gal syndrome thing! LOL!)

A Rosy Note said...

Ohhh that's a nice ride! You lucky girl. I can't wait to hear more about your BIG news :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Congrats! Enjoy your new car! Here comes the mom part....Please be safe. Love exciting news, can't wait to hear! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jillsy Girl said...

SWEET!! Enjoy! We used to have an X3. The best seat in a Beemer is the Driver's Seat!! :-)

Jillsy Girl said...

and BTW...you look pretty darn thin to me!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

You go Girlfriend!! Everybody, once in their life, deserves a toy like that. Me, I went from a Saturn to a Mazda Miata 7 years ago and I LOVE my toy (even though I'm only able to enjoy it about 5 months out of the year, lol!)

And lose weight? You look fantastic!

Tina said...

Congrats on the new car! Enjoy it!

Rosie said...

WOW - congratulations, Gail!! Have fun!!!

Evelyn S. said...

Yes...it definitely even looks new. And I don't know why you are criticizing your looks...you look great. BUT, it's a woman-thing to be dissatisfied, I guess. (I don't let anyone take photos of me...I'm getting too old, I've decided.)

maureen said...

Woot!
That is one sweet ride!
enjoy it
(and you look fantastic btw)
xo

beth said...

ohhhh. congrats on the new baby !!

and good news?....you tease. i can't wait to hear what it is :)

Shug said...

Way to go girlfriend!! SWEET! So happy for you. Now you have us all in suspense of what all is coming up...Not sure I can wait....

Love the picture....Lovely car, lovely home and lovely you!

Blessings from East Texas
shug

Barbara Shallue said...

I can't believe that's a used car! Gorgeous! Congratulations (and you look great!!)

Leontien said...

WHOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Welcome to the club!!!

hehe!

I hope you have as much fun in yours as i have in mine! ;-)

Leontien

Butterbean Row said...

Gail,
I am so happy that you are enjoying your new car! BTW, you do NOT look like you need to lose any weight. You are as svelte as your car.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Well Gail I personally think you and the car are looking good. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

P.S. Gail I have at last got round to adding your blog and button to my blogroll and badge page, thought you would like to know.

hootnonny said...

Wow! Congrats on your new baby! She's a beaut! And you look "smokin' hot!"

bailey-road.com said...

Congratulations! That's a great-looking car!

septembermom said...

Congratulations Gail! You look ready to rock the road in that beautiful car!! She's a beauty of a car and you look terrific too :)

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!

Hilary said...

Congrats on your new wheels. You look just fine to me.

*Honest Abe said...

You are just as pretty as the new car.

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

*Scream* Niiiiiice! I only say this every once in a great while, but, "YOU GO, GIRL!" LoL! =)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Both are beautiful!! Congratulations! Vrummm vruum

Henrietta said...

Congrats for your new "toy":)

Michelle said...

Oooohhhhh...congrats on your beautiful new car! Great picture, too!

Georgianna said...

Congrats! It suits you well! And you look great! (So sorry about the weather there, I hope you enjoy California) - g

Leisa said...

A BMW? That’s such a sophisticated ride! Of course, the brand didn’t become popular just because their cars are fancy. They’re known for their high quality and innovation as well, so I’m pretty sure you got a really good ride there. Consider it as a luxurious investment that you deserve!

Leisa Dreps