1. Remember that test I was talking about? You know, the one that was in large part responsible for my brain almost exploding? Well I took it on Friday, and praise the Lord, I passed!
I cannot tell you how much of a weight it has been off of my shoulders to have that behind me. Now I can spend my time stressing about important things like what kind of cookies to make for an upcoming cookie exchange and which colors to use in the babies' nursery.
2. We got a new car! After several weeks of research on Brian's part, we decided it was time to bite the bullet and bid my beloved Jetta farewell:
We were both a little sad to see her go, but we knew it was for the best. And saying hello to our new friend, the Pilot, made saying goodbye a lot easier:
I can't say the actual car-buying process was a blast and a half, especially because it took 2.5 hours. Only about 30 minutes of that was spent looking at and test driving the car, so I can only imagine how long it takes when people come in not knowing what they want!
Brian did the negotiating (while I squirmed uncomfortably in my chair) and thankfully was able to get us a good deal on our trade-in and on the cost of the new car. I was surprised at how serious my normally very laid back husband was about the whole thing... he even told me we needed to wait in a remote part of the sales floor so that it would be harder for the salesman to find us when he came back from talking to the business manager. He said it was a psychological trick and made us look like less of an easy target. Clearly he came in with his game face on!
Something else that made me laugh: when the salesman was showing us the car, he said, "I don't know if you still use CD's, but in case you do, there's a CD player and CD recorder in here." I'm not sure if the more embarrassing fact is that he thought we were old enough still use CD's... or the fact that we do still use CD's. Ha!
PS- Happy 30th birthday to Erika!! Let's pretend we bought this car as a gift for you instead, ok? :)