Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Car!

With number three arriving in just a few months, we knew a new car was on the horizon since my 2008 Ford Escape just wasn't big enough for our growing family. We started considering our options quite a few months ago. I thought for sure I would end up with a large SUV, but once we started looking at features and the price tags, we realized that a minivan really made much more sense for us.
So then we narrowed it down to the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey. Justin was ready to buy the Sienna without even test driving it, but I insisted we check out the Odyssey too. 

We had planned to wait until August or September to buy the new car, but then the A/C in my Escape started going out so that sped up our plans a bit. So on Friday, Justin and I took the afternoon off to test drive both options without kids in tow. We went to the Honda dealership first and realized that we could fit three car seats across the second row which was a HUGE selling feature since Jackson can't quite buckle and unbuckle his own seat without assistance. The Sienna only fits two carseats in the second row. Done deal. We called the Honda salesman as we were pulling out of the Toyota dealership to tell him to draw up the papers. We went and picked up the boys from school and then went back to sign our lives away.

A couple of hours later and we were proud minivan owners. Crazy!

The boys watched a movie while we signed our lives away.

First ride! Jackson really was excited about the car...just not about taking pictures!
 Here's to years of family memories!

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