7.01.2007

i'm a dreamer

My dream car. A Volkswagen "bus". I don't know how long I have wanted one of these things. I think it started in junior high when I had a good friend who got one to fix up. I think he only had it for a few years and then decided to get a Toyota truck! But...oh how fun it was when he did have it around. I fell in love. I have been telling Josh that we WILL have one of these within the next few years...I just gotta. My vision is to have a family painting party and go to town on the thing. Hopefully it will run...but if not I think it would make a really great camp out for the kids when they have friends come over for sleepovers. I know I would have loved one.
This specific one I took a picture of up in Oregon in one of my favorite little beach towns. It was always parked by the Herb store and I loved seeing it on our trips to the coast with family. I think I took these pictures (sorry for the image...I scanned these and didn't know how to enlarge them...hmmmm) in High School...but I remember it still being there when I moved up to Oregon in college and would take bi-weekly trips to this little town. I got to live vicariously through my sightings! Isn't it fun? I know that the van we have now is no VW Bus...but I like to think that even purchasing an "older" van makes us one step closer to my dream. And this here is my dream dog. Can you see what it is? A Siberian Husky. This picture was taken in another little beach town up in Oregon. I wonder why all my dreams appear in that state?! Perhaps because it is my dream dwelling place? Anyway...I love these dogs. Something about their demeanor...and their markings! Oh my...they are beautiful creatures. I would want mine to be named "Stormy"...and I think she would love being our dog. And this? This here is what I am dreaming of doing right now. On our way to lunch at Wildflower this afternoon, I asked Josh if he wanted to head on over to the west coast...you know, just to dip our toes in the Pacific, grab a bite to eat, catch the sunset and then be on our way back home. He wasn't in the mood. So...we decided to go to my folks house and dip our toes (well more than that actually) in their pool. Doing lots of dreaming over here. What about you?

6 comments:

Beth said...

right now i'm dreaming of.... 1.taking a hip hop class from Marisela in downtown portland..... 2. me my sewing machine and amy butler's new fabric line Nigella.....
3.my three boys and i at the beach dipping our toes in the pacific ocean (maybe a little further north!)
thanks for asking, i never think to put those kinds of things in to actual words....but my dreams are always floating around in my head!

Jme said...

Yes, I love the vw-bus! :) Wouldn't that be so much fun...the bus...the open road...no where to be at a certain time...great conversation...good tunes...the smell of salty air...wind in your hair...ahhh. That sounds nice. :) When do you want to go????

Anonymous said...

Hey you little "hippy flower girl",
How about tying me on the back of the bus??

Auntie Vee

GG said...

Your last sentence was "doing lots of dreaming over here. What about you?" I racked my brain....but at age 79 I couldn't think of much of anything I was dreaming about. My goodness have I reached the age where I don't dream anymore? I hope not! So many of my dreams have come true. Did I run out of dreams? I dreamed of a lovely wife (came true). I dreamed of owning my own home (came true). I dreamed of having beautiful children(came true). I dreamed of having a job that would make it possible to provide for my family(came true).I dreamed of spending time at the beach on vacation. We did almost every summer and one time we were there for a month (came true)I dreamed of my kids providing me with numerous grandchildren....got 9 and 6 great grandchildren and they are still coming (came true)I dreamed of my ill little wife dying before me so that I could take care of her until "death do us part. (came true). I dreamed of being a published author (came true)I dreamed of raising desert tortoises (came true)I dreamed of having loving friends in my old age(came true)I dreamed of not being lonely or bored in old age (came true). I am still pressed to think of something that I am still dreaming of. I HAVE IT!!!!!Every morning when I arise I wonder WHAT WILL THIS DAY BRING???? And when I go to bed at night and think back over the day I am utterly amazed at what has taken place in that day. So I guess in reality my dream is this....I just want to be willing every day for whatever God brings into my life....if it is good then I want to enjoy it to the utmost. If it is not so good then I want to have the patience and strength to bear it. And so far that dream is working out very well!!! GG

Nonnie said...

I soooo remember this bus! I second everything Jme had to say.....I'm in! :)

Simplicity Wins said...

I can totally imagine you driving down the open road in a vw bus. I remember you talking about owning one when you were in high school. For e, I want a vintage camper to run around in, maybe we can travel together on the open road. You with your hubby and children, and me with my dogs! LOL