Monday, January 7, 2013

New Wheels

The time had come...
Our old van was....old and we were starting to feel it.
We needed to get a newer, more reliable vehicle (one that didn't shake coming down a canyon).

The day we got home from our trip Andy went to a dealer and found a Honda Odyssey and brought it home for me to look at.  The price was right, the mileage was low and it checked out great on CarFax.

There's a lot of details but to put it very briefly everything just fell into place.
We went in and bought the van that night.

We took Matt with us because I had to get a picture of the two of us in the front seat of our old van before we traded it in.

You see...Matt was born right the front seat of our van. 
It's a fun story to tell but I think I'll save it for another post :)

It was so cold that night.  Our fingers froze as we transferred all of our belongings from the old to the new.
 Andy was on cloud 9 as we drove home in our new (used) car.  He has told me since that this has been the least amount of buyer's remorse that he has ever felt with a car...apparently he always feels it to some degree.  

We're all very happy with this purchase (the kids included) and plan on having this van serve us for many years to come.


  1. Nice to have new, reliable wheels. And I am so glad Matt went with you and you got the photo of the two of you!

  2. Hooray! I saw it as he picked Abby up the other day. What a nice and fun update. You'll have to let me know how you like it. I'll have to move to minivan before I know it. :)

  3. Yay for new cars! And you had Matt in the car?!!! I for sure want to hear that story. :)

  4. How fun! We'll have to make a trip to your neck of the woods and get a ride in your new van! I still can't get my blog to work.... hopefully soon i'll have something new posted :-)