Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Hour


Ryanna had her last day of school for the week. She gets a long Labor Day weekend. Too bad her dad doesn't get the same privilege. Our friend Melissa invited us to their community pool. It was fun to sit around and chat and watch Owen do everything but get in the water.

Ryanna loves to be jumping and playing in the water. Owen loves to be running around the edge of the pool and finding rocks to throw in the pool. Whatever...

You know, it's still over 100 degrees every day down here, so after we'd been swimming for two hours, nothing sounded better than a Route 44 Strawberry Limeade from Sonic. I love half price Happy Hour!

Oh yeah, another thing...we got a new car!!! More correctly stated, we got a 2006 Toyota Sienna. I drove around for weeks, but couldn't find an abandoned one. I guess a car payment is in our future. Despite the cost, I'm still really thrilled. I feel like I should take a picture of me standing in front of the van and jumping in the air and yelling, "Toy-ota!" Do any of the rest of you remember that ad campaign from the mid 80s?


This is not a picture of our van, but it looks just like the van pictured here. Except we have a magical parrot that hangs from the rear view mirror. Don't ask me, it came with the van.

17 comments:

Melissa said...

Today was fun...horray for the new car!

Jack and Annie said...

Let me see... magical parrot hanging from the mirror. Are you sure you didn't pick up that van in my part of town. They are usually found in vacant lots next to run down houses inhabited by drug lords.....JK

Glad you found a new car!

Lara said...

Congrats on the new van! Although, I'm not so sure what a magical parrot is...

Heather said...

You crack me up, seriously.

I love the name Eli, for what it's worth!

Happy new van! Oh what a feeling, Toyota!!

rachel said...

Congrats on the VAN!! Silver is great hides dirt and all that! Whoohoo for three carseats in a van and not a car! Loved the name post!

Cari.Ryan Florence said...

Congrats on the new car. I totally hear you on the car payment issue!! Ryan and I have never had a car payment, but that will definitely change once he graduates. I'm terrified to have a car payment!!

rachel said...

Congrats on the VAN!! Silver is great hides dirt and all that! Whoohoo for three carseats in a van and not a car! Loved the name post!

RussellsRoost said...

Yea Van! It actually is a good looking van! You did well!

JM said...

If no one else will say it, I will. You got a MINIVAN? What are you, a soccer mom? (The truth, though, is that I'm jealous. Bitterly. I want a van, too!) I totally remember the ad campaign, but the best part of remembering that campaign is picturing you - pregnant out to here - attempting to leap into the air in front of said van with the toy-ota! music going. Awesome. :)

JLJ said...

I remember those ads, with the jumper freezing in mid air, toy YO ta! Those Siena's are very nice. Congratulations. And PS I'v tried emailing you but our outgoing email server is on the fritz.

Heather said...

I miss our Happy HOur days! Luckily they have Sonic here, so I still get to have an occasional drink when its hot and muggy.

Congrats on the van too! You've got a new car and a name. Looks like you're about ready to have this baby!

jayne said...

After I read this yesterday I couldn't stop thinking about Sonic. I got a cherry limeade and was not dissappointed!

jayne said...

After I read this yesterday I couldn't stop thinking about Sonic. I got a cherry limeade and was not dissappointed!

Lauren and Trevor said...

Sonic drinks really do satisfy. Congratulations on the van! Have a great labor day.

steve said...

I like the new ride. Instead of a parrot I think you should get a toy Yoda, it seems more fitting.

Sabina said...

Congrats on getting your van! Isn't that the last big project before the baby comes. I'd love to hear the story of this particular purchase. Derek told me a couple of the ones you were looking at. I'll bet your kids are in heaven. I remember feeling so very spoiled and luxurious when we got our van! How did your bathroom turn out? Were you able to get all the wallpaper off?

bloggingchristy said...

We have a 2006 Sienna too!! We are car twins, except ours is Blue :( I really like your silver one, snazzy