Monday, March 18, 2013

Van O'liscious

From Mr. Cool...

To Mr. Carpool

Introducing the newest member of our family... no... not Ash... Dexter!!!

I've been a little remiss in the introductions department.  Dexter joined our family December 1st, 2012 and I finally just got a picture of him.  My bad, but it has been sooooo cold for soooo long and I just couldn't bring myself to brave the snow/ice/inversion just for a picture.

While I will miss the Wayne-mobile and even unexpectantly cried when we sold him (pregnancy hormones), I could not be more thrilled to have a van.  I know it's not very hip to admit and the typical thing to do is complain,  drag your feet, or try a bulky, gas guzzling, less roomy SUV instead.  I, on the other hand, have been unashamedly pining for a van since the second I tried opening a car door with a grocery bag in one hand and a baby in the other.  Heaven is a door sliding open at the touch of a button.

I told Bear that driving it makes me feel like a millionaire.  It's not a vehicle normally associated with millionaires, but it was one of those amazingly rare moments in life where I asked for something and the universe responded ASAP.  Bear did have some hesitations.  He really liked his truck and it is so nice to have a pick-up around, but he was finally convinced that we should all be able to fit in both vehicles.  Since meeting and driving Dexter around, I think he's been fully converted.

The previous owners took excellent care of him and he really does have a lot of get up and go.  He's nice and roomy too.  The first three weeks we owned him, River would ask to go play in the van and since we were trapped in our apartment for so long, I was happy to oblige.  Bonus for us-Everyone in Utah wants a Honda or a Toyota, so Dodge Grand Caravans sell way cheaper here.  I am an American Made girl at heart and wanted a Grand Caravan, so win/win for me.

And in case you want to know, he is named after everyone's favorite fictional serial killer, since I used Dexter as an example of mini vans not being emasculating, while trying to convince Bear to sell his truck.  I am okay with this for three reasons.

#1 Dexter is fake.

#2 He kills bad guys


#3 It worked.  I got my van!!!

1 comment:

Scott and Stacia said...

a van with only 2 you are on top of things!! Here we have 3 kiddos and will be traveling with our 5 seater for us :)