Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Mommy Mobile

I have embraced the fact that I broke down and got a family car.

Goodbye, beautiful little red sportscar that brought me happiness.
(Where was I going to put a kid in this thing???)

Goodbye, ugly boring Saturn Vue that has no options, no power, and no comfort!

(Seriously...how many of these things are on the road???)



 Hello, big gorgeous Honda Pilot that makes me wanna be a Football/Little League/Soccer mom!


If you cannot already tell, I absolutely LOVE my new car!!!

I have patiently waited for my Pontiac Solstice to finally loose some negative equity and pay down on my loan. I had my car for three wonderful years and decided it was time to trade her in. My husband and I had our fun in it, took some great road trips, and grew up in the process. It doesn't even have room for my big luggage, let alone three children and all the things that travel with them! We also decided to finally trade in the Saturn Vue as well. I absolutely hate the thing because it is bare bones boring! Sure, it got us around town and served it's purpose, but that was all it could do! As you can tell by my little red car, I like to have nice things and stand out a little. This car did not meet that need!

My uncle, Joe, used to work for a large car dealership in Rome, Georgia. I found my 2011 Honda Pilot online over the weekend and knew I had to have it. When I showed Joe the picture on Monday, I found out it had sold. My heart was just broken! He called the dealership and they said they had just gotten one in that was much nicer than the one I was looking at. We worked out the details and headed to Rome! Poor Joe drove the Vue (which he laughed at every time he got the chance) and Ryan and I loaded up in the Solstice.

We started talking about all of the great trips we had taken in the little car and agreed we'd both kind of miss it a little. Then I started to realize how far we have come in our life together. When I bought that little sportscar, I was single and looking to rebel a little. I had no intention of having anyone but myself enjoying that car. It was all mine and I was going to enjoy the single life! Little did I know that God had greater plans for me! I believe the Lord still laughs at my foolish plans then!

Not only did I find the man of my dreams, but he came with two small children and a dog. Nowhere in my plans did I account for that many people in my life. So, God added one more just for good measure! Ryan and I had a problem. When my stepchildren visit, where are we going to put everyone??? We knew that putting Caleb in his infant car seat would squish Bryce and Madison in their booster seats in the little Vue. We would not have happy children at all. So, we prayed....

We found ourselves in the little car headed to Rome.

When they brought the Honda to us, I just knew I was in Heaven! Leather, heated seats...sunroof...third row seating....oh, yeah! I was sold! The storage was beyond wonderful and I love all of the options! And the funniest thing to me, it was a much cheaper payment than what I was paying for my little car! So, not only did I get an awesome new car, but I got a cheaper payment too! The Solstice did okay in the trade, but the Vue did not. But, atleast I don't have to worry about selling the dang thing now!

Here's the front:

Here's the rear:

My technologically advanced dash!
And the seats:

Boogie's Place with his new Baby Einstein car toy:



We are definitely happier!


You may wonder why I turned all of this into such a big post, but I wanted to show just how thankful we are. We have been making two hefty car payments for quite a while and getting out from under them is such a blessing. This will give us a little breathing room during the slow winter hours at the marina. This is also the first major purchase my husband and I have made together. It's a step in the right direction for us and our family. We both chose cars before we were married and they just never fit together right. I prayed day after day for God's guidance and He has blessed us tremendously in this situation.

3 comments:

  1. I love your new car, it looks awesome and the features seem great! Isn't it funny how certain material things can really hold so many memories that we wouldn't expect them to? I was the same when we sold our small simple house that we had as newlyweds and where we brought our daughter home to. Even though we upgraded to a much nicer home, it was still sad to go! So glad you're in a better financial position because of it too, enjoy!

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  2. I like it. Do you ever notice you get wise getting older. Comfort is everything now. Guess who's driving me to go get ice cream next.LOL.

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  3. I love your new car, it looks awesome and the features seem great! Isn't it funny how certain material things can really hold so many memories that we wouldn't expect them to? I was the same when we sold our small simple house that we had as newlyweds and where we brought our daughter home to. Even though we upgraded to a much nicer home, it was still sad to go! So glad you're in a better financial position because of it too, enjoy!

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