Sunday, April 17, 2011

welcome to the family....

No, not Cullen ;)
I wish!

It is not new news that gas prices are out of control these days.
They are affecting everyone, including our family.
We had to make a tough decision and get rid of our SUV. 
Billy goes through so much gas!!
Although I have no idea what he does during the day or where he all drives to.
For all I know he is a clown and makes balloon animals for children as a day gig.
His work is mostly all in the evening/night, he coaches/skill trains kids for hockey.

I, on the other hand, hardly go through a tank a month!
I ride the bus to work and my Dad picks me up from work.
Target is a mile down the road, my parents house is 2 miles down the road.
I don't venture out much further than that these days. 

Without further ado, I introduce you to Billy's new (to us) car.
It's a Lexus IS250.
It's one cute little sporty car and Billy really likes it.
The mpg is obviously much better than the suv. 
The major downside is the trunk.
It's just going to be interesting to see how B totes around all his hockey stuff in there.

Baby Cullen's car seat fits just fine in the car behind the passenger seat.  
I've heard/seen on many blogs lately that cars just don't work for babies.
There are millions of people with babies/kids who have cars.
I'm sure we'll make due just fine :)

The Saab 97X will be greatly missed.... 
bye bye

stock photos taken from bing images.
although both of the vehicles are identical to the ones we have/had.

40 comments:

PaigeR530 said...

Love the new car! So pretty!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Oh I have the IS300 and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Yay for hubby and his push present, hehe!!

katie@tulsadetails said...

Oooooh love! How fun!

Melissa said...

Love the car! :)

River said...

I am so jealous. Lexus is my favourite type of car, and I hope one day I'll have one! Certainly not a cheap car...

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Love the new car!!

I think most carseats fit in cars, it's just all the other baby junk that might not fit!! However, I know the SUV route is still a ways off for us. We'll be shoving BG and her junk in the car for a few more years!

Cole said...

What a great new car!! :-)

Mrs. Lukie said...

LOVED my IS250! Enjoy it :)

Lil' Woman said...

Nice car!
Heck if I needed to downgrade, I'd go with a Lexus too.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'd be lying if I said my heart didn't skip a beat when I saw this post title! It's no baby, but still exciting news!!

And for what it's worth...we have TWO SUVs and still have a hard time getting a car seat in the back because they're both on the smaller end of the SUV spectrum. I'm sure you'll manage just fine without it!

KY said...

That car is sexxxxxay!!!!!!! Bow chica wow wow!!

Hayley said...

When I had the twins, we had a Ford Fusion- both babies fit just fine, and their stroller fit in the trunk (it was a big ass stroller!). We have 3 kids though- we had to take two cars everywhere until I got my SUV. But yeah, 2 sedans with 1 and even 2 babies is plenty!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the new car :) GREAT choice!

Inna xoxo said...

Gooooorgeous new car! Mamas gonna be pimpiiiin! hahaha. :D you can pick me up in thattt thing! lol
xoxo Inna :)

Meg said...

Love the new car girl. Little Cullen will love it too!

Amy said...

Love your blog!! New follower! PS..I'm due April 30 with our first baby boy too :-) Congrats to you...nursery is adorable...Amy
www.johnnyandamy.blogspot.com

SG to SP said...

Nice car!! Cullen's going to get to come home in style!!

Kaycee said...

Congrats! That's super stylin'. I really thought you were introducing Cullen!! :)

Becca said...

Ohhhh! That is a gorgeous car! I drove a 2 door car until Autumn was at least 7 months and we still had plenty of room. It was a pain getting her in there but more than enough room!

Suzy said...

Such a tease...I saw the title of this posting and almost fainted! I thought for sure that this was going to be all about Cullen! Anywho...what a beautiful car!!!!! I'm jealous, my two door is awful for transporting Charlie to and from!!!

A Northern Girl With A Southern Heart said...

What a great new car! I seriously am in love with the IS250, I wish I could rock one. Have fun with it! =]

Teenage Bride said...

These prices are crazy!!!! Nice car though,. I hope Billy is happy!

Jax said...

YAY new car! My friend has that car and LURVES it! :) I love my SUV, but I agree. This gas stuff is really not great when you have a bigger car... blah.

Dana said...

Super cute car!!! I had a car for up until February with my son and it worked just fine for us. We had to switch since we are going from 1 to 3 kids which stinks now that gas prices are way up. At least I don't do much driving these days, nor will I be doing much in the next few months.

Shannon said...

You're not alone! We're thinking of getting rid of my precious Tahoe and going to an Accord! I luvvvvvvv my Tahoe! So, we'll see what happens!

Megan said...

Love the new ride! We fit 3 kids in a ford focus, it can be done :) We did however suck it up and buy an SUV as well

Mommie Couture said...

Ah, I JUST got rid of that exact car... You won't notice it until Cullen is sitting in the car but the way the seat slants in the back makes the car seat not sit properly and baby's head will slump forward. I did everything I could to alter it - but it didn't work. =\ I also had a tough time fitting the stroller in the trunk. I LOVED that car though, it was my baby.

ty said...

Ooohh, I LOVE the new baby!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I love it!! My boyfriend has been eyeballing the very same car! He drives a Denali right now. And at about $100 per week, it's a gas drinking machine!

Hailey said...

I have a white IS250 and LOVVVE IT!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I just switched from a huge SUV to my small sedan. I do have to keep the passenger seat up quite far in order for me to click the car seat handle that releases it from the base, but not a big deal. Andrew cant really fit in the passenger seat with the car seat, but thats fine, because I let him drive anyway when he is with us :) Saving gas money is WAY better than having lots of room- in my opinion! You are lucky you dont have to drive to work and that you guys can have one car between you!! Ugh- we have 3 cars right now- trying to sell one, and its so annoying.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh that's great! Now you'll be able to bank some more money from the gas.

Mrs. Stethoscope said...

we have a nissan Altima and it works just fine with a baby.. I have found that putting the carseat in the middle works best (FOR US) becuase we have a baby mirror in the back so I can see her while Im driving

Annie said...

ohhhhhhhh so nice!!!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Congrats on the new car!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the new car, it is super sporty and sleek looking!!!

Marian said...

Oh, Lexus is great!! My mom has had a few and she never ran into a problem with them (minus blowing a speaker, but that was her own fault). We've actually been looking at some for Liam so let me know your feedback:)

Tiffany said...

love the new car.

Kelly@Kelly's Avenue said...

Very nice car
new follower

Courtney said...

I LOVE my IS250!! I had a SUV prior and the gas raped me. The IS is so much better! Im glad to hear the car seat works, even though there are NO babies in my future!! :)

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