Freedom & A Trip to the Library

Today, this is what freedom looks like to me:

Yes, a car in the driveway signifies my newfound (and long awaited) freedom. Why? Because until we purchased this little thing, we were a one car family.

As unhappy as I was about the idea of Joe riding a motorcycle, I'm practically over-the-moon knowing that I have the car (as long as the weather permits) and that I can freaking go somewhere

We've had one car since we were newlyweds. Not 2 months after we got married, I was in a car wreck on the interstate. No one was injured, but we only had liability insurance on my car. Since I was the one who [wrongly] ended up with the ticket, repairs weren't covered and we didn't have the money to fix it. {Read: we didn't have any money.} So, my car was hauled off to the junkyard and we became a one car family. 6 years and 2 kids later.....I'd say it's time for another vehicle, wouldn't you?!

To celebrate my newfound freedom, I took the kiddos to the library this morning. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while, and it's only 10 minutes from home. A perfect outing! 

 Reading books in the kids' area.

Making friends.

We were only there for probably half an hour, but we had a good time! Charlotte played with puzzles they had out on activity tables, read a few books, and met a new friend. While they played, I chatted with his mom for a little bit and picked out some new books to read to Charlotte at bedtime. It really was a fun little trip for me, and I'm hoping to make it a regular event!

Millie went with us, of course, but she was practically worn out by the whole thing. I nursed her as soon as we got home and then put her to bed. Poor baby. ;-)

Hooray for mommy having a car!


  1. Yay--so glad you guys got out! Is that the Euchee Creek library? P.S. Rob finally sold his motorcycle, but surprisingly, he was more concerned with his well being then I was.

  2. I have no idea how you handled that for so long. I was without a car for 2 weeks and was practically begging the auto shop to hurry up. Granted I don't use it that much but just knowing if something happened or if I needed to jet out for something at the grocery store I could. Yay for a second vehicle!

  3. When Brandon got a motorcycle here I was soooo happy.