1.23.2013

Utah Weekend Part II: My New Ride and an NBA Game

Saturday was the biggest, busiest, and most exciting day of all last week--maybe of this entire month or even quarter!  We woke up that morning with intentions of buying a "new" car.  Bron and I had been shopping around for a while, trying to decide on our next big move: the vehicle that would replace the dying Impala and carry our family through its growing years.  (And just to be clear, a minivan was out of the question.  Bron's pride won't let him own a minivan.)  So off we ventured!  My aunt was so kind to watch Jed for us the entire day.  Frankly, I don't know if we could have done it without her help!  Coming back to see Jed's toenails painted blue was totally worth that one.  We were lucky.  We found exactly what we were looking for at a small used car lot in Woods Cross, Utah.

So without further ado, meet my new ride!

      
Isn't she a beauty?  She's a 2008 GMC Acadia.  She has heat and headlights!  She also has leather, heated seats, a third row, 54,000 miles, all wheel drive, and a price tag to fit our budget.  (Wait, what budget?)  It's basically a minivan on steroids.  I am in loooove!  Our three hour drive home on Sunday was a treat.  I am officially spoiled.

That night Bron and I ditched both children and met up with a dairyman and his cute wife to go to a Jazz game.  We had tickets Bron's boss had won at a charity auction.  Little did we know, they were VIP tickets.  We arrived at the arena and soon found ourselves on the top floor in front the Sports Bar.  A delicious dinner, dessert, and endless drinks were all provided.  I am not exaggerating one ounce when I say that it was fancy pants.  These yellow beets we ate were to die for!  We went back for seconds.  For vegetables!  And the dessert was even better (duh).

Then it was time for the big game.  We scored seats on the tenth row at half court.  Those players are huge!  Are people really allowed to be that tall?  I think we were just as entertained by the Jazz's mascot running around doing silly pranks as we were the actual game.  It was pretty much amazing and a blast of an evening with my husband!

9 comments:

  1. Woods Cross!? You were so close to us! Sometime when you make a trip to Utah it would be fun to meet up with you and actually meet you in real life. :)

    The Jazz game sounds fun. Kyle and I keep saying it would be fun to go to one, but haven't done it yet.

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    1. Yes, I should give you a call so we can catch up! I'd love to meet your little girls. Hope you and Kyle make it to a Jazz game this season. We can't wait to start taking our little boys in a few years.

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  2. So jealous you have an Acadia!! How fun.

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  3. that car is a beauty, but a miniman isn't that bad! We have a minivan and I consider myself a very hip person.

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  4. It really is a beauty!! Love it!

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  5. Yay for new cars, I just got one too!

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  6. How are you enjoying the Acadia? Do you have any name for it? It’s such a good car, I think it deserves one. :) And I’m sure it can perfectly do what you bought it for – carry your family throughout the years. What are you going to do with the Impala, by the way? -->Naomi

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    1. I absolutely LOVE the Acadia! Everything about it. It's so much fun to drive and perfect for hauling kids and groceries. No name for her yet, though I think she deserves one too! We plan to sell the Impala this spring.

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  7. Oh my goodness! She is gorgeous, Jessie! I love your taste. This is going to be a great ride when you go for long road trips with the whole family. How is the experience in driving it so far? I hope you’re not having problems this soon. :) Take care!

    Mickey Doshi

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