I wanted to share the background about how we got this car because it was quite a big deal to
When I first met Ace, he drove this...
This was his pride and joy! He loved this car. We were in Rexburg, Idaho where they don't believe in plowing the roads when it snows, and he loved being able to drive up and over the snow banks without a problem. Plus, he thought he was "hot stuff" driving all over campus!
But after he proposed to me, he told me he was thinking about selling the jeep and getting something cheaper in gas and a better "family car". I was really shocked that he had even thought about giving it up. I told him that it would probably be a good idea to get something a little cheaper, but said it was up to him since it was his car to begin with (secretly I really didn't care for it much). Over the next month or two, everyday was a different decision, one day he was set on selling it, and then the next he would say he was just going to keep it.
After much debate, Ace finally put it up for sell, and some lucky little teenager got it... Then we bought our little Subi which may be, aside from a mini van, the most popular Mormon family car!
The best part of the story was that when I told friends that he had sold his beloved jeep, no one could believe it. One in particular stands out in my mind. She knew Ace really well and when I told her, her jaw dropped open and she literally gasped and then said, "WHAT?! Wow! Well, there's the proof, Ace REALLY loves you! I would have bet my life that he would NEVER sell that car for anything! That's amazing!"
So, the decision to buy the Subie was a good one, and has probably saved us a ton of money, but every now and then Ace will talk about his Jeep and there will be a little sparkle in his eye as he remembers what life was like back then!
So thanks to Ace for sacrificing your favorite car for our family, and thanks to the Subie for being low to the ground making it easier for me to get in and out while pregnant.