Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Be Careful...

...what you wish for!

Last Thursday as I was leaving work, I looked at the rear bumper on my car and wished for a new one. I had parking stickers from three years ago still reminding me of the good old days at Tuscany and Autumn Winds that were peeling off in shreds. They looked so tacky! I have a hard time putting stickers on my car in the first place, and to have a huge sticker that says "Rexburg Housing" on your bumper is quite tragic, in my opinion. I continued on my way home thinking of ways I could get those pesky stickers off, but couldn't come up with anything I hadn't already tried.

A few minutes later, I found myself peacefully stopped at a light on State Street....but not for long. I was rear-ended. Lame! We exchanged info and were on our way. Good news: no injuries. Bad news: broken bumper.

I dropped my car off yesterday morning and picked it up this afternoon. Now, less than a week later, I have myself a new bumper...sans parking stickers! Wishes do come true!

And because I like to put up pictures...just a couple from our little birthday party for Ms Claire last night!

Claire in her birthday rocking chair and snow boots!
Claire in her piggy pajamas and ABC magnets!


Birrell Family said...

They look like moon boots from the 80's :)

Audrey said...

I'm obsessed with those letter magnets and I NEED to make some. Question.. Did you sew the magnets into the letters or are the stuck to the back? They are SOOO stinkin' cute!

Luke and Marissa said...

Ohhhh Tuscany. I did love our times there. I wouldn't even mind the T sticker on my bumper...just because I have such found memories of those days.

Luke and Marissa said...

*fond you know what I meant :)

Spencer and Erin said...

Holy smokes..ya know.. getting rearended is not the worst thing..haha..remember I got a new bumper that way in Tuskanky! haha..and never want to lose the REX..i think you are a tuskanker for life. as you should

LinnieBell said...

Audrey :: the magnets are the strong little magnets at Pebbles and they're sewn between the layers. I think in the tutorial it says to use batting, but JoAnn's was out, so I found some white fleece that worked perfect. It gets tricky using a sewing machine with the magnet in the middle because it gets in the way and it sticks to the presser foot...I'd highly recommend sewing by hand :)

Erin :: Rexburg for life! :) I just don't like it on my bumper! Remember when I told them I wouldn't put it on my car, but the office person said it would come right off? And remember how only a corner of it came off at the end of the semester? Down with Rexburg Housing! :)

Riss :: The T sticker came right was the Rexburg Housing sticker that I still had on! I'm so glad it's gone!