Sounds like a real good time! I'm currently a '00 TJ owner, but unfortunately, with 4 kids it's due for replacement soon.
I use it for plowing in the winter and fun the rest of the year. Sand and light trail running and topless cruising. The TJ that is, not me.
I'm hoping to buy a CJ in a few years when I can afford a play truck. Just not in the cards right now.