Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Feeling the MOM vibes

So it is official we bought a minivan I only thought I was a mom of 3 before, now I feel like a mom of 3. We love it!! It is gorgeous, I am so glad I didn't settle for anything but the really hard to keep clean BLACK one because, I love it. ( I have a strange affinity towards black vehicles, I believe all vehicles look better in black) It drives like a dream compared to our 99 dodge durango with a V8 , 5.9 liter engine. and will probably use about half the gas which will be nice come this summer when gas will be 5 dollars (it is already 4 dollars here for those of you that don't live on this side of things) The boys think it is SUPER fun. Their favorite feature (we have not gotten the entertainment system installed yet) is the sliding doors that open "all by themselves" in Kevin's words "now I don't have to get soooo tired opening and closing the doors" I love that kid :D....


Now for the car buying story....(there is always a car buying story)

We wanted to do it the easy way you know through costco... get a price...go buy it...be done....



we tried it and we didn't like the costco price, of course, why would we want it to be easy. but we went and met with the costco guy which was a meeting at 6:00 p.m. an especially hard time of the day of course and so we waited for Bryan to get home raced over to Costco, I had to get some things that night for a party I was having the next day at my house ( a belated wedding reception) and the boys ate while I shopped then we rushed over to Miller Toyota and ....kinda liked the car.....and really didn't like the sales guy (who was not a sales guy) but honestly who doesn't want to be told why they WOULD want to buy a car and start making car payments when we haven't at all for a couple of years. He knew very little about the car and we felt blah about the whole thing and then the price was blah too and the color was blah....gray (that is blah for me, other's love gray) So we went home....late....and the kids got in bed by about 9:30....
The next day we set up an appointment at another dealership, Puente Hills Toyota, with another guy that had given us a better quote online...So after the belated wedding reception party we went to the dealership and saw more gray and white minivans but now the price was in our range it wasn't really the entertainment system we would have preferred but hey they have nothing now the kiddos weren't going to complain, and the payments were comfortable so we thought, you can't get everything, or can you???? We ended up getting the exact entertainment system we wanted and my last minute request...."Could we Get it in BLACK?" So a few calls to some other dealerships and voilla!! a black Toyota Sienna with the drop down flat screen from the ceiling/roof...automatic doors, back up cam and my favorite feature, bluetooth, which can play my Meaghan Smith album right off the ipod feature of my new iphone through the car speakers and I am one happy Mama!! Of course, although we got to the dealership at 5:30 p.m. we didn't leave until 10 p.m. and of course we missed dinner (good thing I had water and an abundance of animal crackers in my "purse" Luckily they had a big screen playing toy story 3, and some motocross racing video games there and that entertained Kevin and Adam but Isaac was a force to be reckoned with. ( he is like Kevin and for those of you that knew Kevin as a baby, you know he ONLY sleeps in a bed...so does Isaac) he sleeps fantastically in a bed but not so much anywhere else, even the car. Long story, less long, we were going through an in&out drivethru at 10 p.m getting 3 plain cheeseburgers on our way home and all of this in time for daylight savings that night!!!


The boys are trying to catch up on their sleep the last 3 days they have slept in till" almost 9, and 8:30 which for them is way late as they are 6-6:30 a.m. boys...but we do love the new car!! and eventually we will catch up on our sleep too :D

It may have been this video that made us buy it :D

and Here it is


7 comments:

Beth said...

if we get a minivan i want a black one, too. i've always liked how kirsten's looks. congrats!!! new cars are so fun.

Amber said...

We LOVE our minivan too. I wanted a black one also...but got impatient. I actually like dark grey. Just as long as it's not WHITE. Bleck. Congrats on your new purchase. It's SO nice to have all that space huh!

Stevens Family said...

You look great with the swagger wagon...loved the video. Congrats on your purchase and getting what you want :-)

Brent and Emily said...

Very snazzy! :)

Sarah said...

We love our mini-van. Congrats on yours! We didn't care what color it was and we dig our "Granny-gold" color, even though we know it's super ugly. Ha!

English Garden said...

Congrats Tanya, Hey Amber whats up with white?!! I love my van too, I wanted one even when we only had one kid, I know most people resist the minivan, but sliding doors with kids is all I have to say. Mine needs an oil change right now that I've been putting off so I'm driving Eric's car, boy do I miss my van.

The Trotter Family said...

I think that will make life easier!