Saturday, April 4, 2009

The New Ride

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So Aaron's been looking at Honda Odyssey's ever since his Dad came out for Christmas with theirs. Our neighbors got a great deal at a dealership out here and after that he became obsessed with finding a great deal and looking all around. Monday morning I was unaware he went to the dealership until he showed up with a brand new 2008 odyssey he was test driving. Obviously I loved it, but thought it was way too fancy and nice and still planned on getting a used one. About 1/2 hr later he calls saying he bought the van. It took a while for me to realize he was completely serious. He really bought the van without us talking about it or anything. Wow! I seriously couldn't believe he actually went though with it without even talking about it. He told me the whole story how he got an unbelievable deal that he just couldn't pass up. So, that was that and the next day we were headed to Phoenix in our brand new van. I don't remember the last time Aaron was so giddy, he honestly was so proud of his deal and so excited it was hilarious. I still don't feel like it's really ours. I've never in my entire life owned a nice car, so to have this thing is almost scarey. I thought I was a high roller in high school when my parents got their 2001 Astro van if that tells you anything about the cars I've driven. I'm still a little scared driving it, but I must admit I totally love it and actually didn't hate every minute of the drive to Phoenix. The girls were busy with their DVD and weren't complaining of the sun on them and being too hot, etc...... I was also much more comfy. What can I say as shocking as the news was I'm in love with the Odyssey.
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We planned this little trip up to Phoenix to watch the Easter Pageant at the Mesa temple. Spencer is moving to DC come June so we figure we won't have many more opportunities to visit. Aaron's sister Rachel drove down from Flagstaff. We had a great time with everyone and are sad to think it could be our last get together at Spencers.

9 comments:

Allie said...

Dang, J! Matt has been talking about getting a van (we only have 1 child...) so you'll have to let me know how you like it!!
Happy Freaking Birthday tomorrow! What is you addy?

The Sorensens said...

Fun! We love our van as well and it does make the long road trips much easier...

emilyy said...

NICE!

David or Jenny said...

that was so funny about the astro van - i guess cause i know exactly what you mean! you guys are so fancy now!

lojo said...

Love it!!

Spencer said...

Nice Ride!

Britney said...

Wow! That is the van Jon and I want someday. Ever since my brother and his wife got one and Jon got to drive it last summer. It is our favorite! I am so happy for you guys! You'll def. need it once that third baby gets here!

the murdocks said...

No way...JESS! You are officially a mom. Way to go...and it looks so nice! Vans honestly are the greatest cars on earth. And join the astro van club. When we upgraded to our turqoise 1995 model I was on cloud nine.

And happy belated birthday!!!! What the heck...I am terrible with birthdays. Hope you had a good one!

Ellison's said...

I'm so jealous that you got a honda van. We've been wanting to get one forever. Just gotta save up the money. We are squeezing into a little civic!!