Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Stuff

Well, I thought I should finally update those of you who haven't seen us in the last month... we got a letter in the mail from a car dealership stating that they would give us above market for our car if we traded it in... and below market for a brand new or used car on their lot. So we thought we had nothing to lose and went in to see how fair a deal they'd give us. What we didn't expect was to come home with a van! We got a 2008 Chevy Uplander for less than half the price and they gave us almost double what our little 2005 Chevy Aveo was worth! We love our new van- it's fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. And Serra loves watching movies on the DVD player while we drive- especially at night. Also, her car seat is on a captain's chair so it's a little higher up than she's used to and she can actually see completely out the window! So we're all thrilled. Here are some pictures I took today, but we've had the van since the end of November- we were keeping it a surprise for our Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation, but decided we've waited long enough!

Also, I have been kind of sick of wearing ponytails everyday, but I didn't have the time or the energy to waste on doing my hair each day. So I went to a new stylist and paid the most I've ever paid for a haircut [not hard to do since I would go to the student places here and use coupons...] but I LOVE it! There are so many ways to style it- and it just takes a few minutes and sometimes a little product. Here's one of the styles I wear it in most of the time. [It's also dyed black, but my sister Paige did that for me a couple months ago... I need to redo my roots]. Sorry the pictures are a little blurry, but our camera is kind of on the fritz.


Amy said...

So you too are a minivan driver? Woohoo! Liah and Emily were thrilled when we got our van and they could see out the windows.
Cute hair!

Oliver and Megan said...

cute haircut! and yay on new stuff!

The Mendes Family said...

I really like that haircut...ps I would totally attend the game party if you had another one and I was around. That sounds really fun!!