Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Family Member

We have a new addition to our family. No it is not a baby! Everyone take a breath. We purchased a new car. So we thought it would be fun to take you through the history of our family vehicles.

Our first car came in the form of a red Honda hatchback, similar to the one pictured here. We bought it off Chet's college roommate. He was leaving on a mission, we were getting married and didn't have a car. It was a perfect fit. We named him PODI ( long "o" sound). This was way back in the days of 1998. This car had an over-heating problem, but it got us from point A to point B.

Next came reliable RILEY. This white 1993 Toyota Corolla, was a huge blessing. I was 8 months pregnant and our little honda began letting fumes in the car every time we drove. We decided it probably wasn't the best car to be driving a baby around in. A truly inspired and dear friend, called us up one morning and said "I just felt I should call and offer to take you car shopping today." We found RILEY that very day. This was May 2000.

In February 2005 we welcomed RAZOR BLUE into the family. After moving to the Portland Oregon area it became necessary to have two vehicles. Chet would go off to work everyday, and I would be trapped at home. Things are not as close or in walking distance as they are in good ole podunk Rexburg Idaho. This 2004 Mazda MPV was a perfect fit. We decided on a Van because we knew we would be taking many trips to Canada and would need the space. Also I had hopes for more children, which would happen three years later.


Isn't he cute? We would like to introduce you to our 2007 Mazda 3 Hatchback. The kids named him SPOOKY. A fitting name for him because he is a misty gray and was purchased on Halloween Night. We sadly say goodbye to RILEY whom we love, but had seen his last days of functionality. It was time to upgrade to a more reliable, and for Chet's sake, sporty, vehicle. So welcome to our 2008 family SPOOKY. You will be with us for a long time. Don't be afraid. I'm sure Alyssa will end up being a good driver.


Sharp family said...

Even though this was before you were a "family" I think this is a great time to think back on the days/ day! with the "CAMP" Chet might have to fill you in that one! Got to love a good car story!

Heather said...

I love that you name your cars! *looks around furtively* I thought I was the only one. Congratulations!
I'll call you to tell you my car blessing story. It's likely not proper to write it out. hehe!

jamie t. said...

congrats on the new addition! I love the history of the family cars. I can't wait to get a new car even though it will probably be a van. :)