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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our new ride

E and I are not the most decisive people when it comes to big decisions or big purchases. Big purchases are hard especially hard when you're handing over cash. We shop around, and around, and around. We get stressed. We get frustrated. We get irritated.

We also get UNdecisive. We waffle. We waver. We get wishy washy. Should we buy the newer van for twice as much, but half as many miles? Should we buy the older van, that costs half as much and is super clean? Save some of our car savings and put it towards a newer/nicer van in a year or two? Its a production that I, honestly, would rather avoid.

In the end, after much discussion and prayer, we are left with nothing but a sense of peace with our latest decision. Peace that surrounded us both after we left the car dealership and headed to a late dinner at McDonald's (where my kids, who were tickled pink, were rewarded for good behavior with their very first happy meals. They've shared one once or twice before, but never got their "own".) We both climbed into the booth, getting ready to dive in to a much belated dinner (after eating lunch much earlier than usual) and let out a collective sigh. A good sigh. One that said "I'm happy with our decision" while at the same time saying "I'm so glad this is over!'

So, now our new-van-owner selves venture onto the next big decision- the baby's name.

A and O getting ready to ride in the van for the first time


Our grandpa-gold van. It, in fact, was owned by a grandpa. Which, turned out to be a HUGE benefit for us. Its super clean, and very well taken care of.




4 comments:

d e v a n said...

I like it! The color isn't bad either.
I bet the kids were thrilled with their happy meals. :)

Heather said...

girl, I totally agree w/the grandpa owned thing. My grandma and grandpa keep their cars super clean,not a lot of miles on them and they look BRAND NEW lol. Joe and I are always shocked to see their cars.

btw, we love our van. :) and I know you'll love yours too.

Lisa said...

YEAH!! Congrats on the snazzy new wheels!

Photogrl said...

Car buying is one of those things that I don't like, as well.

Sharp wheels!