THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Introducing My New Car...Yes, it's a minivan, but I'm not going to start wearing jumpers.

Well, the Yukon engine was pretty trashed, so we had little choice but to buy a new vehicle and get ourselves home. We loved our Yukon XL, but decided that we should choose something that can still fit all of our children, but provide us with the gas mileage that our commutes need. So, here it is: Our new minivan. minivan, minivan, minivan I swore I would never drive a minivan. But here it is. My minivan. Mine is white, but I couldn't find a white picture. It has the tv, sunroof, leather and a navigation system with a sultry mans voice. He's been named Jeeves. Someone tell me I still have it going on. minivan, minivan, minivan.

We made it home safe and sound at 5:30am. I am going to crawl into work in an hour or so being that I have no vacation time left for the year.

42 comments:

Salome's Mom said...

I think it is beautiful and it is probably so comfortable. Enjoy it and stop thinking silly thoughts. I love how you transformed the blog to include the "Los Tres Reyes Magos".

Nancy said...

Welcome Home!!!
You may have gotten a minivan, but you got the upgraded model.
Seriously, It's beautiful!
I hope you are able to keep your eyes open at work today.

Cyndi said...

I love it! I have several friends who have the Honda Minivan and all love it. I have been considering it but I have to say I am like you, I said I wouldn't drive a minivan. So let me know how much you love it and by the way you made a great color choice white is the only way to go. Glad you are home safe drink lots of coffee and soda today.

Truly Blessed said...

There's a reason minivans are so popular with families, right? They work.

Hey, Mama of five, you'll have space for all of your kiddos, all your stuff AND you'll be saving on gas. What could be better?

What year was your Yukon? I thought it was the same as mine ('03, with 125,000+ miles on it -- hoping our engine isn't getting trashed!).

Have a great day.

~Amy~ said...

The family I live with has the same one!!! I swore for a long time that I would never want one either....but I actually LOVE driving it! hehe I'm glad you are home and everything is good! :)

jennifer said...

I feel for you having to go to work without any sleep! Believe it or not, my kids are begging me to get a minivan. They've seen so many cool comercials lately. You're going to love it. I like my Yukon XL too, but I think I might have enjoyed my minivan even more.

I still think you've got it!!!

mommy24treasures said...

oh you will love it! I LOOOVE my honda odyssey, I have had a Grand Cherokee Jeep, and an Expedition but this is my favorite! The sliding doors are SO great!

Dannye said...

it's cute, and we will always think you have it going on!! can you live in the minivan too?? my goodness what amazing things come equiped in cars now, a tv, navigation system...i am in awe over here (I only have the moon roof in my new car, and thought I was all that, hehe!!)...glad you guys are home safe and sound!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

WELCOME HOME...
And just so you know..
I said I would never drive one either .. and mine is JUST like yours except it is silver.. with all the bells and whistles..
AND I LOVE IT..
You will too..
You can change the man voice to a female voice..
I also love it due to the wireless headphones..
You will love it... seriously..
Hugs to you
Kim

i-Con said...

Beautious AND smart. But, please, no jumpers or mom jeans ;0)

Noemi said...

You will love it soon enough! It is really nice! And think of all the money you will save on gas!

Hope the day goes by fast so you can crawl into bed and get a good nights rest!

PS: LOVE "Los Tres Reyes Magos" We give our kids gifts on that day too it is a lovely tradition for our family seeing the kids pickup grass for the camels.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Glad you made it home. Love the minivan, sounds like it’s got lots of gadgets and gizmos!

Thinking of you today as you struggle sleep deprived through your workday.

Don’t worry girl, weather you drive a minivan or a motorcycle you had definitely go it goin’ on!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Verna said...

You're Home!!! Great. Hey, I loved our minivan and would take another one over our Explorer any day. It's got so many bells and whistles. We never had that stuff. Good gas milage is a big plus with today's prices.

Rachael said...

Sounds like your minivan is all tricked out. I don't think you will start having to wear the "mom" jeans yet. :)

Mr.Brian said...

Merry Christmas,You now own a moni van,
You are now a small Dutchmen..Get it mini van!!!!!

Ashley said...

Oh, but RMJ - this isn't just any minivan ... it's an upgraded one! TV, sunroof, leather, navigation system ... does it get any better than that?

secret agent said...

I am laughing right now.
New minivan for Christmas.
Did you get the cost of hotel and food off the asking price.....I hope.

Lisa said...

So glad you made it home. I was also one of those no-mini-van people. Until we had to get one. Now I love it and can't live without it. You are still a hot mommma!!

Heather said...

Welcome Home!

Mine is white too - brand new and I LOVE IT!!

I am not a minivan kinda gal, but if the van fits, drive it! You still look good behind the wheel:)

Good luck with the dragging to work!

Heather

Gail and Dan said...

Awesome minivan. My next door neighbor has one just like it and LOVES it. Glad to see you got home safely. :)

Roy and Lori said...

Very Nice! Glad you're home!

Cindi said...

It's very nice! Very, very nice! Beautiful! And functional too.

And if it makes you feel better about purchasing a minivan...that is the sexiest minivan I've ever seen. ;)

Jeff and Michelle said...

I swore I would never have one either, but now I have driven one for the last 5 yrs!

Doris & Dan said...

Enjoy the new ride! Good to hear that you made it home.

Keep smilin!

Elise said...

I drive an Envoy now but to be honest I miss my mini van. With lots of kids it is really the best way to get around. I say "yeah" to the new purchase but if you start wearing jumpers we might have a blog intervention;)

Holly said...

Glad you are back home! Enjoy your new car! My mom went back to the minivan a couple of months ago (I greatly discouraged this decision...lol!) No, it's a nice car.

Kimber said...

Welcome home! We have the same one (in white too)! I LOVE IT! I swore I would never drive a minivan too but now I love it. YOu can be stylish AND drive a mini van. I promise!
Kim

Janet said...

I am so thankful that you are all home, safe and sound!!!!

Laura Nipper said...

Welcome home. Dont worry your still a cool mom even if you drive a mini van. Just think of all money you will be saving in gas.

Mardi said...

Welcome home! I guess you deserved an extra Christmas present this year! :) Very nice! :)

kerri said...

Beautiful.
I want a Jeeves....sultry, sexy voice huh????

Daniella said...

Love your mini! Glad you got home safe.

Steffie B. said...

What's wrong with jumpers?!?!?!? lol

Debz said...

Glad you made it home.
I rather like your minivan, and it's cool options.

Dawn said...

You will love it just in the $$$ you save in gas. We have a SUV, and YIKES the gas it takes. Enjoy, you will look great!!

Kim & Jeff said...

Welcome home! Hope you made it thru work today with a little extra caffeine boost.

Nice new vehicle. All the extras sound nice - not to mention the sultry voice talking to you in the morning... What more could get you going :)

cougchick said...

hey. I drive a loser cruiser too. It's okay. You are still one hot momma!

The Shocks said...

I'm glad you made it home safely. I like the new van.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

I am seriously behind with my bloggin'. Sorry that you had all those car troubles but every cloud has a silver lining and yours is gorgeous.
Welcome home and nice wheels you sexy mama you.....in a purely platonic way. ;-)

LINDA said...

You still got it! No minivan is going to change that. And white is the way to go--easiest to keep clean surprisingly. I am really, really sorry you had so much trouble in my home state here; but, hey! You're going to get much better gas mileage now.
Glad you're home and safe and hope you're relaxing with a coffee right now!

sea star said...

Welcome Home, even if you pulled back home in a minivan.

I thought I wanted that exact same minivan because of the gas issue as well, but the dh refused and I'm so glad because like you, I love my Yukon XL, it's just so me. But if I were to get a minivan, that would be the one.

April said...

ah...look what I just found. Very cool.