It's A New Caaaaaaar!

I've been watching a lot of The Price Is Right the past two weeks, as evidenced by the title of this post. So I was going to do this post about 6 months ago, but now it's going to be even better. Here's the timeline:
May 1997: Turn 16 years old.
January 1998: Get the 1990 Honda-who-was-never-named for driving to high school.

September 1998: Take picture with Old Honda on some homecoming theme day where we were apparently allowed to dress up as the '50s, but still had to wear our uniforms.
August 1999: Go to college and leave Old Honda at home for the family to use.
July 2000: Brother turns 16 and starts driving Old Honda
May 2001: Next semester of college I would be driving to elementary schools for classes, so I really needed a car. The parents used the money my great-grandmother had given me when I was born to buy Rhonda the Honda - the 1994 edition. I loved that girl!
December 2005: We bought The X, which became Jon's car while I drove Rhonda.

September 2008: Rhonda had some issues at the ripe old age of 14, but was still holding out for me. Jon's parents ever so graciously GAVE us their Buick, as they were purchasing a minivan for transporting present and future grandchildren. They also wanted us to be able to sell Rhonda to help us get the down payment for our house and have a safer car with their grandbaby who on the way. Thanks Sumnerses!

Hugging Rhonda bye on the last night she was mine.

Bertha the Buick hanging out in the driveway in the snow.

December 2008: The Wreck We were down to just Bertha, but Jon's parents again ever-so-kindly let us borrow their other Buick until we were able to get a new car to replace The X. That ended up being three months! Thanks again Sumnerses!
Yesterday: We got a new car! It's a 2006 Buick Rendezvous and I love it! It will be Jake's and my transportation for many years to come. It has a ton of storage space, a huge area in back for stroller, groceries, junk, etc. and has this cool feature where the radio gets louder when you speed up to get on the freeway and softer when you slow back down. Yay new car!

Gig 'em new car! (She doesn't have a name yet.)

Hugging the new car hello.
And look! It even came with a Jesus fish. Yay for saving $4 buying a new one!


  1. Awesome! How fun to get a new car! You and Jake will have loads of fun and spend tons of time in the new car. I presume it is a "she" car.

  2. i love this post! i like that at the end you included that there is space for the "junk" too.... believe me, with a kid you sure get so much junk in your car:) nice car, it'aslways fun to drive a new car. Enjoy!

  3. sooooo cute! we have a scooty lil R too!!! i love it! we bought our 2005 one from j's bro for $2000... quite the steal if i don't say so myself!! lovin' little jake!

  4. woo for a new car!

    my car does the volume thing... it kind of creeps me out!