There seemed to be a direct correlation between the size of my quickly expanding belly to the number of times I knocked Ella's head on the roof of the car, trying to squeeze her in the middle of the backseat of the ol' Impala between two squirmy and rapidly growing boys. But as purchasing a new vehicle is a big commitment, I wanted to make sure.. So I took this profound information and went to great lengths to graph these occurrences. And this is what the charts show.
There's just no arguing with that kind of scientific data. And as I still have a few months of belly-expanding to do, it was quickly becoming obvious.. The time had come to take the plunge into getting a true "family" vehicle.
So we began looking around.. trying to decide what would work best for us. We looked at SUVs, Durangos, Pilots, Suburbans and ultimately *gasp* minivans.. boy did I buck and kick against a minivan. Don't get me wrong.. I dearly love my many friends who drive mini vans.. It just wasn't for me. Ever since I started this journey called motherhood, the thought of owning a minivan has been one thing that just gives me the heebie jeebies.. ranked right up there with projectile vomit in my face and poop in a public pool. I don't know what it is about the van that has me running the other direction.. I mean the features make sense. Stow and go seats! Sliding doors! Endless storage capabilities! Great gas mileage! I get it.. I just couldn't bring myself to go there.. So we looked around. And looked. And looked some more. And nothing we saw seemed like it was going to work for us. And just at the point when I was about ready to throw in the cloth diaper and reluctantly join Club Minivan, we discovered it.
The Chevy Traverse.
(No, this is not a sponsored post, but if Chevy does get wind of it and would like to knock off a certain percentage of my monthly payments, I would be okay with that.)
|One Word: LOVE.|
More Words: Looks. Prettier. When. Clean.
This new (to us) vehicle has SO many custom features our old car didn't! It's crazy how extravagant it is.. I feel a little guilty driving it around town. Like.. it's a little too lavish for us. I mean.. for starters, the exterior does NOT resemble the surface of the moon.. (Our old car had some
Keeping up with the Jones's??? No way.. They'll be trying to keep up with us now.
Seriously though.. It's a pretty basic package of a vehicle, but I am possibly just dying for someone to call me when I'm driving. I may have moved up the ranks by a little something called Bluetooth.
And I do exaggerate slightly.. Our old car really wasn't that bad and served us well. It was exactly what we needed for that season in our life and I'm thankful we were able to fit it to our lifestyle as long as we did. But the time has come to move on and make room for bigger and better things.
(Did I mention we can fit SIX kids in this new vehicle?? Hmmm...)
By the way.. on a complete and unrelated side note is anyone interested in buying a 2006 Impala? Runs great.
Would make an awesome work commute car or a nice humbling first teenager vehicle. :)