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Sunday, August 15, 2010

It was time to move on...

I write this post with lots of excitement and a touch of sadness.
This past week John bought us a new car. It was time. We really had out grown both of our cars. Remember when we came home from Lumber Liquidators back in November (really? was it that long ago...)? We had both of our cars filled to the brim. We were quite a sight. In case you don't remember, let me refresh your memory.

There really wasn't a lot of room for much else. Thank God there weren't too many bumps on the way home. I would have bottomed out!

And renovations to the house:

(this picture was taken during our floor renovation. In case you missed it,  you can read all about it here and here).
And with Maggie's adventures:

We had just outgrown the Camry. We've been talking about getting a larger vehicle for a looooong time, but just hadn't done anything about it. Until recently.

Last weekend, I happened to be looking online at some vehicles and I came across one that fit us to a T. It had everything we needed. A tow-package (for hauling a trailer, and hopefully, one day a boat), a roof rack, and good safety ratings (since we will keep this vehicle through having kiddos) and most importantly, much more room. I didn't need all kinds of fancy bells and whistles, just something to meet our needs. Luckily, I have the best hubby in the world and let me pick out whatever car I wanted (as long as it fit into our "must-have" list).

We ended up at the dealership on Tuesday after work, took it for a test-drive and walked out of there with our new car. Please meet our 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Laredo.

  We were able to trade in my car, the 2006 Camry, and use that money as a decent down payment. The point of buying a new car was 1. we'd out-grown the Camry a long time ago and needed something larger. 2. to lower our monthly payments.
We were able to do both.
So now, I'm driving a new(er) car for less. Perfect I'd say.

Now we have the ability to haul, pick-up, fill-up, and carry anything we need for the house, Maggie or for vacation.. and one day, kiddos.
We did have to leave behind a certain piece of my history behind. The beloved Camry. I cried. Sobbed, actually. But I knew I had to let her go. I did tell Bob (our super nice sales guy) to please find a good home for her. She was such a wonderful car to me. I will miss the cam-cam.


  1. Congrats on the new car! I know you are super excited!

  2. Congratulations, it's gorgeous! I've been driving a Jeep Liberty for 6 years now and I adore it. Good for you!!!


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