Monday, August 29, 2011

Big Mama

Warning: Big Mama DOES NOT refer to me, and anyone caught trying to call me Big Mama will receive many crusty glares and will not be spoken to for at least.....3 weeks!

We like to name our vehicles.

Our suburban's name is's the perfect name for our big, old car.

We believe that if we are really nice and encouraging to Bertha - she will last much longer and perform much better.

With our size family it's nearly impossible to go on vacations that we can afford (we certainly cannot fly, and it's not fun to drive in our cramped suburban), so we have been saving for 6 years for a motor home.

We haven't even been able to visit Dave's family in Illinois for 8 years.

We finally found the perfect motor home.
Just the right size, right age, and right mileage.

It was priced well below the blue book price, but it was still a little high for us.

We offered a price that we knew would be ridiculous and figured they would counter offer.

To our surprise they accepted it!

We drove down to Utah to pick it up and paid cash.

We even had enough left over to finish our RV pad right next to our driveway.

We are all IN LOVE with our new toy and can't wait to go on a big trip!

(We will probably take lots of little trips, but we are going to DisneyLand in December and Illinois next July!!!)

The kids have already slept in it and we are having fun stocking it up.

She is dubbed "Big Mama", and we hope if we give her lots of love and encouragement she will give us many years (and many many miles) of happy memories!!

good things:

driving up and surprising the kids

new toys

huge blessings


Gina Hallam said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! HOW WONDERFUL!!!! Now you can come visit us in Middleton too :) I'm so happy for you guys!!!! What a wonderful addition :)

Jen said...

love it! it's HUGE! Come to DC! please, please, please! Granted, i have no idea where you're gonna park Big Mama! ;)

The Saville Family said...

I love it! That looks like so much fun just waiting to happen. Congrats on your new great purchase.

Erin said...

Looks like you guys are going to have a lot of fun memories in Big Mama. We name our cars too. :)

Marley Family said...

Awesome! I love it! We also name our cars ;)

Julia said...

Good for you! It's beautiful and will bring your family so many wonderful memories! (Really proud of you for paying cash, too!)

Erin said...

I'm so excited for you guys...that looks like so much fun!

Bingham Family said...

Oh WOW! What fun... That looks great. Come visit us too. :)

Anna Crowe said...

So excited for you! This is awesome! And when you come to Disneyland, please make sure you make a trip 30-40 minutes west so I can see you... uh... I mean go to the beach. I live 10 minutes from the beach, you know.

The closest is Santa Monica Beach, but I would be thrilled to meet you at Redondo Beach, Venice Beach, Hermosa Beach, etc.


If we time it right, Jenn has been thinking about coming to Cali in December too...