16 August 2014

On SUVs and Minivans

Before we left for our awesome Florida trip, I sold my 2004, dependable sedan for $5000.

Yup, you read that right. 

I have been toying with getting a new car for a while, and our mechanic knew that we were open to selling and another client who was looking, so we took the plunge.

I was having such a hard time because I couldn't justify a bigger vehicle for our family of two.

But we did it. 

We are pg on paper, right? 

Our family of two is a temporary arrangement. 

I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around that. 

I even said to Mr JB while we were at the dealership that I was planning to give him my car when it's time to move to a minivan. 

I said that even before I could think. I haven't let myself dream of minivans for a LONG TIME. 

After nine years of IF I can honestly answer when someone asks if we have kids, "Not yet."

Btw, we have a meeting with our new social worker Monday morning if you could spare a prayer. 

I can already imagine all of the kid paraphernalia in the trunk and the car seats in the back.

Who am I? 

Not so much infertile, but an adoptive mom waiting for her kids. 

p.s. This is what we got:
p.p.s. Go over and congratulate my dear friend, Amy. God has finally answered her prayers! 

25 comments:

  1. :) I see no coincidence at all in Amy's news and your new car. And I will be praying on Monday - text me when it's over?

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  2. Love the new vehicle. Good luck with the S.W. visit...is it a follow up or a visit to update?

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    1. We were paired with a new social worker in July (we never met with the first one, we were just given a name). We were on vacation at the same time, so this is our first meeting.

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    2. How did it go?? Was thinking about you today.

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    3. The social worker got the date wrong! We were both really upset since we tidied up and I was so stressed. She's coming on Friday morning instead.

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    4. Ugh...so annoying!!! I'll be thinking about you while I do my Fri AM yoga class! Hope it goes well.

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  3. What a cool vehicle, so exciting!

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  4. That ride is swag, girlfriend! Let kombucha and coconut flour bon bons destroy it! :)

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  5. Wishing you the best on Monday. Love the car.

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  6. What a fabulous car! We are considering an upgrade as well for my car in 'anticipation'!

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  7. Oh! Very nice and very exciting!!! Prayers for you both tomorrow!

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  8. When we bought our new car a year ago, it was between the CRV and the Camry. We were on our way to the Toyota dealership to test drive the Camry (for the 2nd time) and I said, "Wait. What if we have/adopt a baby in the next year? Which car should we really get?" The answer was obvious, so we changed course and headed to the Honda dealership. While we didn't have/adopt a baby in the past year, we're still happy to know we have a very spacious SUV ready for them. :) Congrats on the sweet new ride!!

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  9. Congratulations on the new car! I'll keep you in my prayers on Monday.

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  10. Love the car!!! We have been having this debate in our house recently, too. Enjoy the sweet new ride :)

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  11. Hi, JB. I don't think I have ever commented here, though I've been reading for some time (since I started my first blog in 2010). Please know that I am praying for you! Your faithfulness inspires me.

    P.S. Love the new ride!

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  12. Nice wheels! I love that car, my mom recently got one. I hope your meeting went well!

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    1. The social worker got the date wrong, she's coming on Friday at 10am. Ugh.

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  13. Absolutely love the new car!! Gorgeous. We've been thinking about a new vehicle, but mostly because we're hoping my mom will move out and we're currently using hers ;).

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  14. Hi there! I'm Heather and I have a question about your blog that I was hoping you could answer! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

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  15. Thinking of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers, Endo sister!

    Love,
    Maria In Mass remember me? :)

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  16. Lifehopes, if you read this, I'd love to hear from you!
    I can't access your blog! Thank you!

    Love,
    Maria In Mass

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