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Friday, March 23, 2007

What's Behind Door Number 1, Bob?

A NEW CAR!!

Look what we got yesterday:


A new van!! Well, not new but new to us because really, who BUYS brand new cars??? (Add to TO DO list: plant tree on which money will grow) I LOVE it! It's so nice and clean and currently Goldfishcrumbandcrayon-free! Woot! AND it has the "Magic Doors", as my kids and their friends call them-magic because they open and close with the touch of a button -forgive us for being so excited-we traded in our 12 year old van so we're a bit Old School. Plus, I got some good knitting progress in on my Jitterbug sock while waiting forever at the dealership yesterday (which was a GREAT place to buy a car, seriously! Super friendly and not the usual slimy car buying experience) and last night the Husband and myself went out on a date-an all-around AWESOME day! Not to mention that our date was sponsored by one of our great friends (featured here wearing some lurvly Clemson mittens knitted by moi! Ok, so maybe not much of a need for wool mittens in South Carolina, but aren't they fun and orangey??) who is home on her Spring Break and called US and offered to play with the Things so the Husband and I could go out-hello?! How often does a babysitter call you and ask you to go out so she can play with your kids?! One of the many reasons we love her!! As previously noted, an all-around awesome day!

I've made some good progress in Clean and Purge 2007 but my enthusiasm is seriously waning-cleaning is for losers. I think I'll go knit for awhile, love on my babies (sigh, some of whom are big girls now...) and enjoy the weekend! Have a great Friday, y'all!

8 comments:

Lynne said...

Yay!!! A new car! I'll take the kitchen applliances. Congratulations!

Gina said...

Ah, the American dream...you've attained it. Congrats!

Bel said...

Congratulations!! Magic doors! What fun! My van has them, too, and it took my a month to realize that there are THREE buttons...check the car forever, cause sure as anything a small thing will find a button you're unaware of! We also suddenly had to make a "new van button rule." We had to take turns who was allowed to push "the button"...otherwise it was all this, "I wanna do it!" "No! I wanna do it!" And all I could picture was sad little smooshed fingers!! Anyway, maybe girls aren't the "control-freaks" that little boys are...they just looooove the buttons! But the novelty does wear off after a bit.

Congrats again!! And I agree about the cleaning thing. I have a germ-free but majorly cluttered house. But a lived-in house is a loved-in house. Chillin' and knittin' is a better idea...

...did that just sound like the title of a Beastie Boys song???

jody said...

Ahhhh, Belinda, the Car Makers will get a flower basket from us b/c the buttons to open the doors are right up next to the steering wheel so only the driver gets to push them-the doors can still be opened by the regular handle, but the magic part is operated by mom and dad only-yay Honda! (ok, unless there is a tricky hidden button I have not yet discovered in which case I will be so very very sad...)

Blissful Debbie said...

Loved the car. Congrats. Hey, my daughter's bestfriend goes to Clemson. Did you make those mittens? You must give me the pattern or better yet, you could knit them for me in your spare time. Thanks a bunch.

hey pat said...

oh my goodness...did i really make it on the internet?!? i'm practically famous =) and just so you know, i had a fantabulous time playing with your Things. that really is right near the top of my list of "favorite things to do when i go home." and congrats again about the new car! (if you and hubbie and Things want to take it on a road trip to see how Thing 2's stomach handles the new car, feel free to drive down to clemson to see your's truly...the only stipulation is that you also have to bring my car down to me =)

jody said...

Hey, Hey Pat! Sorry we missed you leaving yesterday-but we just may need to take a road trip your way and maybe we'll let Thing 2 ride in YOUR new car, just in case-haha! Thanks again for being part of our family (you are you know, even if not by blood!! :)

cate said...

Thanx for posting!! I LOVE new friends. I am gonna put you on my Knitting Circle. Catie