Monday, June 20, 2011

A Welcomed Addition

The rumors are true! We have added another member to the Richards' family.

No. Not a baby, or a pet. A new car!! Well... not a new car, a 'new to us' car which means we are officially a two car family. I never thought this day would come! For me personally this means SO MUCH. No more bumming rides off of friends, no more feeling stranded at home and no more having to drop Keith at work if I want to get around. I made this joke earlier and Keith wasn't such a fan, but I AM A FREE WOMAN! Having two cars is spreading our budget a bit thin, nothing beyond our means, but the benefits outweigh that by far. My collection of Mariah Carey cds have already been moved into our previously shared car, Marty and I am basking in the freedom that comes with having my own car. I feel like I'm 16 and just got my license (except I didn't get my license until I was 18 and I don't even really like to drive haha)

So here are the details: we are now the proud owners of a 2003 Silver Honda Element. When we started researching used cars in our price range we fell in love with the Element partly because we wanted to stick with a Honda, and partly because we just think they're cool. We shopped around a lot, went to drive one on Saturday afternoon, but sadly left empty handed. We had told ourselves that a good deal was going to come along in time, and we still had some breathing room to find something before we got desperate. It all starts to get a little crazy when at 5pm on Sunday evening Keith pulls up something right on point with what we're looking for AND it was at a Carmax a few miles from our house. We made a call, got pre-approved for financing, went to the dealership, test drove the car, quietly pondered between the two of us, and left with a car. CRAZY! I still can hardly believe it haha Not really what we had planned for our Sunday evening :) We still have until Friday to make sure that we're happy with our decision, but for a second car that will just be used around the city, we couldn't think of anything much better.

The Element will now be Keith's car, but we still need some help naming him (we're a little weird about solely referring to our car by its name haha). Please send in your ideas! He's kind of an older gentleman of a car, but is definitely still sporty and fun... we're at a loss (Keith wasn't a fan of calling him The Silver Fox, boo)

And of course, some photos....
This is the moment they handed us the keys and said we could keep it.

Rolling out of the lot

He loves it. 

We did a little photo shoot in celebration, but since I don't have a camera anymore we had to do it with the computer... please excuse the quality, but enjoy our enthusiasm haha

Theo did not want to be in this family photo.

We love our new addition, even though I feel like it hasn't really hit me yet that he's ours to keep. Man. TWO CARS! It seems so normal to most people, but Keith and I have always shared a car as long as we've been together. Welcome to a new era in the Richards' family :)


  1. You got a Honda Element!? WE just bought a 2005 Honda Element too!!! Haha we loooooove it!

  2. i used to have a honda element, and it was by far my most favorite car ever. i am so happy for you guys and extremely envious at the same time. i keep telling my mom that when i can afford a car that would be my first choice. as ugly as most people think they are, the inside is incredible and it drives so smooth.

  3. hahaha I LOVE y'alls pics! Hilarious!

    I actually looked at Elements before I got my last car and I think they're super cool! It seems to fit y'alls personality too :) Congrats! Have a blast out there, free woman! lol

  4. YEEEEESSSSS! Drive it to florida so I can play that game where you curl up in a ball and roll around the back while you're driving. I'm so excited for you :)

  5. SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I know what a huge thing this is for you guys. so excited!! I love Elements. My bf has one and it's cute and fun!


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