Friday, July 24, 2015


For the last 3 or 4 years Jack and I have shared one car, a Corolla.

Jack drove it to work during the week, and took it to the game store on Saturdays.  That meant I could do anything that required a car only on Sunday, otherwise I had to borrow a car from a neighbor or relative.

For the most part that wasn't a problem.  But once I got pregnant they want you to come into the doctor's office ALL THE TIME.  And then once Miles was born, he also had his own doctor's appointments I had to take him to.  Suddenly, it felt like I was borrowing a car every time I turned around.  (First world problems, I know.)

Well, with a second baby on the way we realized that 2 car seats just won't fit in the backseat of the Corolla (at least not with two adults who are both over 6 feet tall in the front).  So it was time to add another car to the family!

For the most part it wasn't a big deal to not have regular access to a car, it just took some careful planning.  But to suddenly be able to hop in the car whenever I need to feels so LUXURIOUS!

We went car shopping with just 2 criteria: it had to be in our price range (cheap), and it had to have enough room in the backseat for 2 car seats.  That's it.  If we had found something that fit those 2 criteria but was neon pink we still would have bought it.

Saying that I'm pretty relieved and excited that the car we did find that fit our budget and car seats is such a cute hatchback!  A hatchback will come in so handy on the farm and was #1 on my wish list for a car, but they seem hard to find on the used car market so I tried not to get my hopes up.  BUT HERE IT IS!

And it's all mine.  MY PRECIOUS.

Seriously, I have to fight the impulse to go out to the driveway to give the new car a kiss goodnight.  I really do love this car.


  1. Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect car. :)

    1. Thank you! It IS the perfect car :-)