Friday, January 8, 2010

Text me...


A friend of mine asked her three kids what their New Year's Resolutions would be this year. Her 14 year old daughter said "to text more", which I thought was hilarious.
Hilarious, that is, until I got my latest Verizon bill. With $50 dollars worth up up charges for texting. It's funny...I thought that the premium texting charge meant you could text your little heart out and not get charged extra. Silly me. 776texts later, and I'll be storming the Verizon store this morning to change my account! A special thanks to all my friends with i phones.

Of course, being 33 and texting makes me feel very cool for some reason. Young and hip and all that...
Alas, I am young and hip no longer. Yesterday I traded my Volvo station wagon in for a Toyota Sienna minivan. I was leaning toward a Suburban. I just really wanted more space for the kids to spread out and quit touching each other in the car! Well, my friend insisted that I atleast test drive the Sienna Limited that had been sitting at our local dealer for a while. It's got all the bells and whistles...more than I need really. I have to say, after one afternoon I was pretty convinced. By the end of a very SILENT carpool with three five year olds watching the DVD player and not pissing and moaning all the way home I was officially hooked. I am loving that car! Yet another thing I said I would never do and here I am...pimpin around town in the mini. Gotta love it.

Have a great weekend!

XOXO Sippycups

26 comments:

Tickled Pink Talk said...

ah, the Toyota Sienna...I swore I would never drive a mini van, but I have to say, I love mine!

Lisa G said...

In 1998 I came to Nashville in a white GT 5.0 Mustang--I was hot!! Now,almost 12yrs later--I drive a Nissan Quest--with all the bells and whistles you speak of--oh and 4children ranging from 12yrs old-2yrs old...Wouldn't have it any other way!;)Enjoy the ride my friend.

Corey said...

OMGosh I got a bill from sprint yesterday with 652 extra texts on it! I actually called and told them I wasn't 12 years old! They took care of it... but I did actually send that many which is worrisome in itself! Also... shopping for a minivan this year... terrified.

The 5 Bickies said...

Welcome to the mom driving minivans society. They are an evil necessity that I am thankful for every time we shove our 3 children in to my husband's Volvo SUV.

Muffy said...

Glad to hear you are doing well. Love the minivan! It's better to have happy kids in the end....and I kinda like it!

Henley on the Horn said...

I always said I'd never drive a minivan until I drove one. I love my Honda Odyssey. With 5 children, it is necessary. We rented a Suburban for 2 weeks at Christmas and I HATED it. It was so laborious to get the children in and out of the car. In fact, I am planning a post about it on my blog! Long live the sexy minivan mamas!!!

MCW said...

33 is young. Sorry to inform you...even if you are driving a mini-van :)

linda said...

I've got to say, as un-sexy a car as the Sienna is, I LOVE it and I only have one daughter!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I drive a Tahoe but I sure do miss my mini van!

Pinot after Playdates said...

totally unrelated, but whenever I sign xoxo to anything, I always hear the gossip girl voice in my head. so when you write "xoxo, sippycups" i hear it in the gossip girl voice. and she's young and hip.alas, you are still young and hip :)

JMK said...

I don't even have kids yet and I have already accepted a mini-van will be part of my life! They make so much sense and allows you to keep your sanity! Have a great weekend!

Preppy 101 said...

You need a monogram for you mini!! I love your comment about touching each other. Isn't that hilarious how they will say quit touching me! I remember those days. xoox

bevysblog said...

We have the Honda Odyssey and I LOVE it! DVDs save a mom's sanity. When we first bought it, my husband was having second thoughts and was questioning whether or not we should have gotten that model. Then, when we picked up the boys from their grandparents' house and turned that sucker on, he said with a smile, "Buyers Remorse gone!"

Bridget said...

I guess the lesson here is Never say Never! I am glad you are doing well. I love the spec pics of the home you are considering to build. Looks like you are starting 2010 with a bang! Good for you!! New year fresh starts..

3 Peanuts said...

I love my minivan too. I have the Honda Odyssey. I said I never would but with 3 kiddos and carpooling it was perfect!

Preppy Napkin said...

"never say never"

Hokie Girl said...

I'm in the same boat with the van...not ready for it AT ALL! But I think its inevitable. I hear they are great ONCE you break down and get it. I just hope I feel the same way when it happens!

Summer is a Verb said...

You must get unlimited texting! No more surprise bills. Ever! XXOO

Susie Q said...

I really like it! How my parents ever raised 8 (EIGHT! 6 boys, 2 girls!) kids and only had a big station wagon I'll never know! We did have one with the way back seats that folded up - we were all crammed in there, though!

Kids sure do travel in style these days!

And don't forget you'll be hauling your photo equipment as your business progresses!

I am just SO GLAD you are back with the towheads!

Happy Happy Week to all!

S.

little miss can't be wrong said...

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簡單 said...

Knowledge is power...................................................

penny lane designs said...

Just randomly stumbled across your blog- cute title! Enjoyed reading it for a while. :)

sarah said...

I knew my older sister (who has 3 kids) was a lost cause when she described her Toyota Sienna as "cool as hell."

Ally said...

That is funny!

Southern Cupcake said...

It is on my next car list to test drive... Enjoy!

Love Being a Nonny said...

So, how are you liking your van?