Thursday, August 11, 2011

FREEDOM is spelled O-D-Y-S-S-E-Y

I am Free!!
For the last 4 years we have been sharing my Hyundai Accent. Little cute silver car. It has been great, and actually not too hard to share. Now that Alma goes to work full time, it is getting harder.
So we decided it was time. So we shopped around, and looked at lots of stuff, and we decided on a used 2002 Honda Odyssey.
I know that there are lots of people out there that hate mini vans but can I just tell you how wonderful it is! Doors open themselves, lots of space for the girls with AC vents right above their chairs. I used to get them out of the car and they would be sweating so bad. We could not get cold air back to them when we were in the Accent. But now they are keeping cool in this heat.
Whitneys car seat is not squished and her head isn't toppling over bc there is no room. It is so wonderful!
It has been so much fun to drive. It has a DVD player too which has been fun to play with. We put in Tangled while we drove and Kaitlyn stays happy in the car, instead of whining. It is so much fun!
So here are some pictures of it.
I am free to go and get a gallon of milk when I want, do visiting teaching when I need to, go to the store or parks or the mall when I want, meet up with friends for play dates or take the girls swimming when I want, go visit my parents... the world has endless possibilities.
Our weekends will not consist of running errands all day Saturday. I can get them all done in the week and we can play on Saturdays! YEA!

Do you like how in the picture below... my seat is a lot farther up so I can reach the pedals. :)
Our DVD Player

and the wireless headsets.
It was in such great condition with low miles. And I can't tell you how happy and how free I feel. Hip Hip Horray!
It was worth the 4 year wait!


Kenna said...

It's beautiful, Jessie! SO happy for you! {even if it is a mini-van :p ) Hooray!

Owen and Shannon said...

So jealous!! Seriously, I daydream about owning a mini-van! No stooping down to put Elijah in his carseat, him not being all sweaty when I pull him out, more cargo room, doors that open by themselves. But I have to admit, with 2 children, you are definitely more deserving! Maybe by the time we have 2 kids I can get my mini-van. So excited for you! Congrats!!!

Chapples said...

Looks very nice! It's so fun to have a new used car in good condition! That's how I felt when we got our Highlander. Yay for your new freedom and being able to get out!!! Getting out everyday, even with just a trip for milk really makes life more enjoyable! Congrats! It looks like perfect condition, good job on your find!!

Jen said...

Yay! It is great isn't it! Happy Birthday by the way and you look great! You're girls are so fun:)