I introduced my mom to Tessie and her husband, Steven, last Wednesday. On Thursday, Steven accompanied us shopping for mom's new car. We were out shopping for most of the day. Steven is a great aid in car shopping...not only does he love shopping and cars (he has 3 car magazine subscriptions) he is also a great negotiator. He asked to see the car invoice and offered $500 over invoice. It was a great experience. We ended up with a 2006 Mazda Tribute. My mom is so thrilled as it has been her long desire to acquire an SUV.
We are so grateful for our new friends, Tessie and Steven. Today, after church, we invited them over for lunch. Tessie is so full of energy and ready to venture out to new undertaking in hopes of helping the less fortunate in the Philippines. We had a very nice and long conversation over delicious lunch. Phil barbequed some steak and ribs over the new grill he assembled yesterday.
...for a new car and a new grill
...for a son who is able and willing to assemble the grill and then barbeque
...for good friends
...for the desire and means to help the less fortunate
...for uplifting conversations over great food
...for our health and togetherness