Monday, November 22, 2010

We got a new car!

Last Wednesday Andrew and I purchased a new car! We started looking about 3-4 months ago - we both knew we wanted an SUV and that we were going to trade in Andrew's RX8 to get it.  The big question was which one do we want? We decided on an SUV because we knew we had to get rid of Drew's car since it was causing us so many problems so why waste 2-3 years on a car that isn't family friendly?  We wanted a car we could grow into, especially with the thought of kids on the horizon. We test drove about 6 different SUVs, from the Acura to the Mazda to the Infiniti to the Ford to the Audi. After all of this test driving we had narrowed it down to two cars. The Infiniti FX35 and the Audi Q5. I liked the Audi and Drew really liked the Infiniti but he also liked the Audi, just not as much. I personally didn't like the look or feel of the Infiniti but I gave it a try. 

Last Monday we went and test drove the Infiniti again. On Wednesday we drove the Audi. After a bunch of negotiating and forcing them to their bottom dollar, Audi offered us an amazing price that we couldn't pass up and one we knew Infiniti couldn't match.  So we signed the papers, traded in Drew's car and waited for our brand new Audi to arrive. 

Friday night we got the call that said our car came in and we could pick it up on Saturday. When we arrived to pick it up it only had 6 miles on it! Not bad for coming all the way from Germany eh? ;-) I have to say - I love our new car!! Below are some pictures that I took on my phone the day we picked it up!

Only 6 miles on the car!
The color is called Meteor Gray.
That is one sexy looking SUV!
 The Audi symbol. 
Navigation and Sirus Radio
The center console. This lights up all red at night!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Caught in a whirlwind

 First I must say - to get into the spirit of the holidays (I LOVE CHRISTMAS) go check out this give away by The Undomestic Mamma for some pretty awesome holiday cards!
 
It has been a crazy two months. Very stressful and emotional.  As my last blog stated, my aunt passed away a couple of weeks ago and my uncle just a month earlier. Last week my grandfather also passed away and it has been very hard. The funeral was today in Louisiana - my mom is doing really well dealing with everything. I am sending my love and hugs and thoughts her way - I feel horrible. I am just hoping it is all over now. I know bad things come in 3s so it better be over for a long time!

On a happier note, Andrew and I are now officially scuba certified! Very exciting for us. It was a bit nerve wracking at first, but I did well not to panic (it was close the first time under water and my mask kept leaking) but after I got comfortable all was well! We spent last week in Ft Lauderdale for Drew's birthday and so we could get certified in open water exams. Of course, that mean I insisted on driving 3 hours north to Orlando so I could got to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter just one more time. It was very crowded but I had a great time and I got pictures of a lot of things I missed.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the trip.



I realized that I never posted pictures of the dogs in their Halloween costumes nor gave updates about the Harry Potter Halloween party my best friend through, so that will be my new blog for tomorrow!!