Monday, July 28, 2008

Our New Ride...

Now, now. Let me tell you somethin'. We gots ourselves a new VAN! The best part is the seats that fold into the floor.

We walked into the dealership at 8:58 pm and they close at 9. Evan had already stopped by earlier in the day to look at what they had but hadn't actually driven the one we were interested in. We drove a whopping mile down the freeway and we were mini-van converts. 100%. We ended up getting $1,100 trade-in for our piece of junk Pontiac Grand Prix. Nolan told the sales guy twice before going through with things that our car was "broken". Eeep. Nothing like trying to shut up your toddler without being obvious. We got more than we expected so we were pretty happy. We ended up with a:

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan
27,000-ish miles
Stow & Go seating

Love it!

The kids are always wanting to go somewhere now. It's amazing how much a new vehicle gives you resolve to keep it clean! So far it's been 4 days and it's still spotless. We'll see how long that lasts!

The kids watching their fountain. I didn't pose them for this picture...I looked out the window and they were all snuggled up.

Their homemade fountain. Pretty creative, eh?!


Neisha said...

hey that's great about the van. i remember when we bought our Tahoe. I said there would be no eating in the car and only drinking water. Well, that didn't last too long.

Mindy said...

i think all of us with mini-vans should take a photo of how messy it is & post it on our blogs. i too had that new van resolve to keep it clean, but it lasted for maybe a week or two!! congrats - they are much more comfortable to drive.

Lani said...

Oh... you will LOVE it. Sounds like you already do. I'm so happy for you. And those kiddos? They are so cute. All cuddled up watching their awesome new homemade fountain. Definitely clever.

ethel said... will definitely need it with #3 soon arriving!! glad for you!

Tim and Melissa said...

Awesome!! You'll LOVE your van. Some people are anti-minivan, but we are in love with ours! You'll really like it when your little man arrives! Hopefully it came with a gas card if your kids insist on driving all around! Yay for you guys!!!

Janelle said...

Good for you! We just recently purchased our minivan too. It's awesome! Perfect for changing diapers in the back, more room to nurse your baby and absolutely perfect for road trips. We've had our van for a couple months, and I think we kept it clean for maybe a week. It's full of toys, a potty chair, stroller and whatever else you can think of toddler/baby related.

Gwen said...

we are on our 3rd minivan..wonderful when our kids were kids and like it now with the grandkids..test drove a car but dont like riding down so low..
kinda funny when my kid loves a are getting old...haha