Thursday, December 6, 2012

I Drive a Minivan!

Every once in a while, I realize that I haven't caught you up on something that happened a while ago! On October 13th, we drove Jason's Explorer down to Jasper, AL to trade it in and buy a minivan!!
(Didn't this picture turn out so cute?! I love when Jack smiles for a family photo.)

You guys - I never in a million years thought I'd be so excited about a van, but holy moly! I am!! I joke that my "Mom card" came in the mail shortly after this purchase. :) We've had it for almost 2 months now and I'm crazy about it. It drives like a dream, very much like my Lexus (which we kept and now Jason drives - and thank goodness, he loves it!).

Here she is in all her cell-phone-picture-glory:

And yes, we now own two white cars. Ha! I remember when my parents were looking for a car for me (when I had my '89 Volvo), my "rules" were that I would NOT drive a white car or a gold car. Forget actually caring what kind of car it was, I was too caught up on color. And they found me a white car. And I've been in love with it for 7 years! And now we found ANOTHER white vehicle that I am ALSO in love with!

Okay, I have to brag on us for just a second. (If I can't do that on my own blog, where can I do it?) We had the opportunity to buy a completely loaded Nissan Murano the February before Jack was born. I reeeeeeally wanted it, but we had not been saving up for a new car at that point, so we didn't have much of a downpayment and would have been paying a LOT every month. We decided not to buy it, but put money away every month as if we did have a car payment. 

Well, I am THRILLED to say that we bought the van with CASH!!! (Dave Ramsey would be proud!) We pinched our pennies over the last year+ and found this fantastic one in our price range. God was TOTALLY in the details on this one. I am so thrilled that we waited, and we were able to get exactly what we need right now. 

And before I know it, I will have two carseats in this thing - crazy!!


  1. You guys are awesome. Great job being able to pay with cash. And it's a beaut.

    1. Thank you, ma'am! I'm very glad we were able to do it. And now we are planning to keep this van for 10 years. Amen.

  2. Does she have a name? My kiddos told me that cars have to have names -- so mine is Tia and my Mom's matching red car is Mia. :)


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