Sunday, May 23, 2010

MMM, Day 22 and a new purchase!

Today we are headed to Austin, to get a new-to-us minivan!!  A lot of driving (Austin is about an hour away) means I wanted to be comfortable, but still cute.  I am wearing Butterick 4985 on top with my McCall's 5142 jeans.  I made this top before I really had figured out Big 4 sizing (and have any of us REALLY figured this out??), so I cut it a size larger than I would now.  It is a bit big in the shoulders and the neckline gapes just a touch, but the fit isn't bad, and I really like the style.
And here is the pretty new car we came home with!!  A huge thank you to everyone who contributed experience and opinions regarding our big purchase.  It was really helpful.  You all convinced me of quite a few things I might not have even considered, most particularly the leather seats (which we got!).  She is a 2007 Honda Odyssey Touring Ed. and she is easily the most tricked out car I've ever driven (DVD player, GPS, seat heaters - the whole nine yards!).  I love her!  We're calling her "the Limo" since she's so fancy.

11 comments:

  1. Hooray for a new car! I didn't realize how great GPS was until I got one recently, and it's so nice to have even if you just leave it set to display an area map rather than give you directions.

    And I love this blouse :-) I, too, have not really figured out big 4 sizing... they are never as consisitent as BWOF. Sigh.

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  2. Oooo, fancy! If I had all that fancy-schmancy stuff in my van, I'd be inclined to keep mine (but I'm trading it for my sister's sedan... go figure!).

    "Limo" will be about right, it's nice to have a car that you love when you're in it so much hauling the Little Monkeys around (or at least, that's how it works in our house).

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  3. Congratulations on the new wheels!

    When you asked for mini-van help I didn't chime in since we don't have one. But I'm glad someone told you to get leather seats. The first time you clean up a major spill or vomit (I've done dog vomit years before we had a child) you'll be glad. :)

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  4. Congrats on the new van! You will enjoy all of the extras. If you keep it for any number of years, they will definitely be priceless!!! I know the remote control doors have been AMAZING -- even more so before the boys were old enough to open them on their own!!
    I am sure the folks at the dealership were quite impressed with your outfit!

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  5. Hallo from the land of Honda ! I drive a Honda Elyson which looks very similiar to yr Odyssey. It has 7 seats, remote control sliding door, GPS (thank God for that!). And at the Honda main office here, there is a real Robot to greet & serve you in the lobby. Honda first started doing robotics & only later, ventured into cars. Happy Monday from Tokyo!

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  6. Nice new vehicle; you will really like it I think. My company car is a Honda! I love it, great mileage, etc.
    I loved your comment about figuring out the Big 4. I don't think I will ever get the same fit within the same pattern brand.

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  7. Congrats on the limo - enjoy the toys!

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  8. Very cute top. You look great in this outfit.

    Congratulations on your
    new purchase ~ sounds perfect!

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  9. Cute top! I'll have to pick it up when Buttericks are on sale this next week.

    Enjoy the Odyssey. My brother and his family love theirs.

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  10. Love the car. Mmmmmmmmmm cannot live without the seat heaters! Enjoy the limo!

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  11. Congrats on the new car! She's purtty!

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