Monday, February 28, 2011

A New CAR. . .


(I cannot hear or say or see that phrase without hearing Rod Roddy's voice in my head)

. . . only it's not new, just new to me. Still, I'm pretty excited to be joining the minivan club. Seriously, I am. If you're one of those moms who remains unconvinced let me ask you, what is better than heated leather seats, a six-disc CD changer, fold FLAT 3rd row seating, lots of room in the rear, a back up camera, AND power sliding doors. Not much. It's heaven! At least compared to my 10 year old Saturn Vue. LOVE that car by the way. It's just that it's dying, so it's time to move on.

On Sunday I was actually sad I didn't have anywhere to go and thus had no excuse to drive my car. On Saturday I practically invented a reason to go to Ikea (30 min away). SATURDAY at Ikea! Maybe I'm crazy, but it was worth it. And I am positively giddy with the thought of taking a road trip to St. George to visit my parents. Can't wait! It'll feel almost luxurious (if you think I'm exaggerating, then you've never been on a hwy in my Vue, now Ben's Vue). Plus Claire and Paige cannot touch each other! Yay! I don't even care that we don't have 3 kids yet. I will drive that minivan with pride til we do, and enjoy all the extra room in the meantime.

*the picture above is not of my actual car, but it is of the same year, model, and color.

9 comments:

Chelsea said...

I'm so jealous.

MaryClaire said...

welcome to the club. it's awesome, and makes the craziness of momdom a little more managable.

Liz Johnson said...

Congrats on the new addition! :) It's amazing how much stuff a minivan can haul. And I also love that my kids can't touch each other.

Miki said...

Amen, amen, and amen! Got our Odyssey last year and I LOVE IT (for all the aforementioned reasons). I'm pretty sure we'll be sticking with that car for a LONG TIME! We went to the auto expo in January and I spent the majority of my time looking at the new Odyssey...oh how I've changed! Welcome to the club!

Wendi said...

I forgot how nice it was to have the kids not be able to touch each other while in the car. I was reminded when we took our van in last week to have a litte work done. I think the kids fought every moment they were all crammed in the backseat together. Minivans are wonderful!

I'm just curious, how did Ben feel about buying a Honda? I remember him being pretty gung-ho about buying American cars.

emily said...

Happy minivan driving! It is so nice to have extra space, I felt the same when I got a bigger car. Keep driving:)

JoandDoug said...

I love it! We have an Odyssey as well. Not as new as yours but I still love it! They're just so practical!

Kurt and Jordan said...

YEAH bridget!!! That is soo exciting!!! I am sure you will LOVE all that extra space:) That is until you fill it with all those cute girls you will have!!!

Jean said...

YAAAAY!!! That's awesome! I keep hearing so many good things about the minivan club. I want to join!!