Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lots of Changes

When I was 19, I wrecked my precious 1999 Toyota Solara. I loved that car, it was great on gas mileage and had lots of room. But, I had to cut ties with it and move on to what I have been driving since 2005. My white 2002 P.T. Cruiser, fittingly named Petey:

I loved good ol' Petey. It was a great little car, and I loved that people told me it was a mobster car. Since I married an Italian and all, it seemed very fitting that I drive a mobster car. ;) No, Jason's family is NOT in the mafia, but I like to tease him about it anyway. But, Petey just got too many miles on him, and I was about to enter the realm of extensive car repair if I didn't trade him in. We decided that I needed something reliable, car seat friendly, and able to endure MANY years of driving.

Say hello to Rhonda! (Named by one of my besties, Ashlee.) It's a beautiful 2009 Honda Civic, and I'm in LOVE with it!




We are hoping this car gets us through the next few years without children, and then the first few years WITH children as well. It is definitely kid-friendly. While test driving it, we stopped at my sisters house. Riley climbed right in, nodded her head and said: "Whoa whoa whoa whoa!" So I like to say that Riley made the final call on our new purchase!

10 comments:

katie + bret said...

CONGRATS!! New cars are always so much fun!! I am on my 9th and still love the feeling of something new!!

(no, not spoiled, Daddy is the manager of a car dealership).

My equinox is named "nox" - Clever.

Christine said...

i name my cars too! all of my friends have named their cars, and i in the next little while, i'm gonna do a post with all of the cars. and their names, of course.


Hi, Rhonda! Nice to meet you. :)

Jen Creed said...

How awesome! Congrats!

And, I got your text while I was driving the other day and couldn't respond, but you are so welcome :)

Tatiana said...

Congrats on the new car! It's funny that your car has a name :)I have a friend that names almost all the things she owns (car, computer, cellphone). I just came across your blog, and thought I should tell you it's cute :) Hope you're having a great day

Lyr said...

I LOVE Rhonda!!! She is one hot thing!!! Now get in and drive your but up here!!! lol

Katie said...

before your last little paragraph I was about to say--"CAR SEAT FRIENDLY!?? DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL US??" But then--you explained.

cute, rhonda..

Miss B. said...

I had a 2006 that looked just like that and I LOVED it! I sold it though last year because we're living in a small city where we can walk and we wanted to save some money. I miss that car! Enjoy yours!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Lovely new car!! Yay!

Lisa H said...

I loved Petey, but Rhonda will steal my heart too I'm sure. Glad you are enjoying your new toy!

Laura and Ryan said...

I love the new car! I have always loved Honda Civics. They seem safe, easy to drive, and perfect for a family. Enjoy!

ps- love the PT Cruiser as well!