3.25.2010

it's official...


i'm a mom! well, i've been a mom, but now that i have a van...it's official! i'm a van mom :) i don't know why that makes me giddy. i love driving vans :)

my car has been on the fritz for the past 6 months. the transmission is almost completely busted. we can be driving down the road and then all of sudden it won't shift up. i've been stranded many a time.

we kept praying that the car would hang on until tax time. we knew we wanted to find a van where we could pay cash for it. a couple of weeks ago, we started looking on craigslist, which to be honest, made my paranoid self a little nervous. we found one right as lane was leaving for chicago that seemed to be a great deal. i started a correspondence with this person and each response got a bit more shady. i googled his name, and sure enough, all these scam-reporting sites came up. i was so thankful we never sent any money.

this past monday, we got back on and found one here in tulsa that we were interested in. lane sent an email, and we set up a meeting to look at it and test drive it on tuesday evening. we actually went to their house, and instantly felt a peace about the whole situation. the van was very clean. lane also got to test drive it, and said it drove "beautifully". we set up a time to take it to the honda dealership on wednesday. the mechanic pulled up the log of everything that had been done to it in the past 6 years. he said it had been flawlessly maintained and it would be a very smart purchase...so we bought it today!

5 comments:

Josh and Maggie Seymour said...

Congrats on the new purchase! It's very pretty! We had lunch with your father in law today and he told us you were pretty excited about your new van!

Me Myself and Amy said...

Yippee! I love getting a "new" car! It's funny! I was looking just for fun for a bigger car lat night. It won't be long and we will need to upgrade to a family car soon! John's little car may not be with us much longer!

Anonymous said...

Maybe this summer Lane can pimp it out with ground effects and spinner wheels! LOL

Anonymous said...

Maybe this summer Lane can pimp it out with ground effects and spinner wheels!

kyle and megan said...

i absolutely LOVE driving vans!! i can't wait to get one again! i drove one for 2 years in college and miss it so much! i was teasing kyle that we might as just buy a van now because we know we want a lot of kids and there's no sense in buying a car and then 4 years later, buying a van! lol