Sunday, June 5, 2011

Isn't it Ironic?

After receiving word that the crashed Corolla was a lost cause,  we decided to go ahead and get a new Sienna and make our old Sienna the commuter car.  We figured it would be nice to have the family car be new and reliable and have a safe, old car for Spencer to drive when he gets his driver's license in a few months (not that I'm old enough to have child with a driver's license yet or anything). 

So, on Friday night, after much haggling on the internet and in person, we bought this beautimous new minivan with 8 seats, automatic doors, a navigation system, and even a built-in DVD player.  While these features may not seem very exciting to most of you, to those of us who have been driving around the same old economy car for the last decade, these features are downright  luxurious. 

On Saturday morning, before leaving the house, we give the kids a lecture about how we're going to keep this car uncluttered and clean, including a strict no-food policy except on vacations.  We really made a big deal of it and went so far as to breathe out threatenings for anyone who dares to maim our sparkly new car with so much as a muddy footprint. 

Shortly thereafter the aforementioned parental pep-talk/threats, the following prayer was given by Ellie: 

Dear Heavenly Father, We thank thee for this day and for our new car.  Please keep us safe.  Bless us to be good and keep our new car clean, so it won't get messy like our old car.  In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Shortly thereafter the aforementioned prayer, we get in the car for our inaugural trip (other than driving it home the night before) to take Ellie and Adam to ward soccer. 

Within 20 seconds of being in the car, Ellie accidentally dumped out a bag of stuff she'd randomly brought with her.   Thankfully, the stuff was all easily picked up and put back in the bag.  Unfortunately the long-lost crumbled remnants of a chocolate Easter bunny that also adorned the inside of the bag proved to be another story. 

At least the new-car smell hasn't worn off yet. 



Grandpa-Grandma said...

Can't believe that you broke down and brought another Sienna! And another silver one no less. (Or was your old one blue?) Where is your sense of adventure? ;o)

Hope this bodes well for your cross country trip to your class reunion in MN and further adventures at Mount Rushmore and at the family cabin in Idaho!

Lara said...

Dad, It's actually "Cypress Pearl" and is a grayish green color. I personally would have loved a red van myself, but when you're getting a good deal it's hard to be picky about things like color.

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

It's pretty! We ordered large car mats for our Honda Odyssey. Really helps keep things clean.

Charlene said...

Love the new minivan!! We've had ours for a year and so far we love it!

Deanne said...

It's beautiful. We are thinking of taking the plunge into mini-vandome. Were did you get a good deal on yours?

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