Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New car

We are officially a two-car family again. Monday evening we took possession of a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan. It has most of the bells and whistles, including a DVD player. In theory it's Tami's car (but you know who'll be driving it on any trip longer than 30 minutes or outside of the greater La Crosse area).

It's a metallic blue color. We were willing to settle for almost anything that wasn't red (except for that awful gold/pewter color--yuck!) so that we can tell Nessa "the red car" or "the blue car". I really like the color, and Tami says it's growing on her as well.

Megan rode in it for the first time today, and gave it her approval. Nessa got to climb around in it while we were at the dealership, but probably won't get to ride in it until the second car seat arrives in a day or two.

We're happy to have this car for many reasons. Tami feels more independent when she always has a car at her disposal. I'm looking forward to being able to get to work earlier some days, since Tami and I can now travel separately if we wish. I'm also looking forward to not having to break my back just to put Nessa into her car seat, and to not having her pushing against the back of my seat when she's bored. Hopefully the tinted windows will help Nessa when the sun is at the wrong angle, since she refuses to keep sunglasses on her head no matter how bright it is. And the DVD player should make long trips much easier on everyone.

Now we just need to get one of our girls to start playing soccer... :-)


Rachel said...

Congrats on the new blue car! It's amazing how we can get so excited about minivans these days :-D

Tami said...

Thank you. :-)
It is pretty exciting. Of course Shawn's great post did make it sound like a much easier process / decision that it really was! We went out practically assuming we would go for the Toyota ... then we drove/priced the Kia and that pretty much eliminated the Toyota and then we drove the caravan ... then we drove the kia ... then we drove the caravan ... and finally, with lots of research between the driving we made a decision! Whew!

Now, if I just didn't have a reason to appreciate the heated seats this week!