Saturday, January 2, 2010

What I've Been Up To..And A Winner!

Tuesday before Christmas...went out shopping with Will and Colin. Just had 3 stops....this transpired on a 6 lane ultra busy hwy while I was at a dead stop...yeah STOPPED:
My Sienna did a great job of protecting us, we were un-hurt...

Unfortunately, my van was very hurt...

I found out the Wednesday before New Years my van was totalled...I had a hard time accepting I was now going to have to find a new ride because I was STOPPED in traffic....don't get me wrong, I have had my share of trouble with the van, hit the buggy racks in the Target parking lot the first week I had it, hit some large boulders in our landscaping, backed into Greg's 4Runner.....HARD...etc, etc, so you get my drift...but this time, I can honestly say (to my loving hubby) NOT MY FAULT!!
So we spent New Year's Eve which was also our 17th Anniversary car shopping. Ironically it was exactly 4 years to the day I got the van. The van was paid off....it made me sick to think of another car payment, I had gotten used to not having one, having a little extra each month, so instead of new, I went used....and got a SUV I have been wanting FOREVER, a Toyota Sequioa:
I LOVE her....she's so pretty...and I can see perfectly out of her cause I can see the end of the front hood, the van's hood was angled so I never could see where the end was.....
As we were sitting in the 4-Runner when Greg came to pick us up at the wreck, Will looked at me and went "Hey Mom, maybe this was Santa's plan to get all those bang-ups in the van fixed for your Chirstmas present"!! I laughed....but ya know, maybe he was right after all....................


Now the Winner of my Giveaway is....................drumroll.......



Congrats Angie!!! I will be emailing you to get details of what type of custom piece you would like me to make for you so I can get started...so start thinking!

And ladies, I glady offer this service so if you would like me to make a custom, unique wall hanging just for you, let me know!!

Happy Monday!

16 comments:

sandy said...

Yikes! Thankfully everyone was okay!

Angie's Spot said...

Wow, that damage was even worse than I thought! I'm so glad you guys came out without any scratches and that you ended up with your dream car. Yay!!

And now, YAY ME!! This is just how I needed to start my Monday morning! I'll be in touch very soon with my details. And thanks!

Luv ya!

Andrea said...

I am praising GOD with you for NO injuries and a great outcome to a scary experience. A couple of years ago, a lady pulled in front of us and three vehicles were totaled as a result of the accident. Thank GOD, NO ONE was injured in our accident either. I, however was able to get an SUV, too. Like you, my van was paid for and I did not want big payments again...so we went with used, too.
andrea

Heckety said...

Oh.My.Goodness. That's just not funny. I'm very sorry, glad you got a new vehicle which you like, but sorry it had to happen like this. And with your boys in it too.
VERY glad you were unhurt. Here, if something runs into you when you are stationary I think the insurance counts it the other one's fault- does it work like that with you or will you have extra insurance and stuff too?

Deborah Ann said...

Aw, sorry to hear of the mishap! But I'm liking the new ve-hic-le! va va voom!

Lea said...

Landsakes...... HAWAAAAM*
That is just terrible... but thank GOD you're okay!!!

You're new ride is beautiful!
I love your new white SUV, AND I pray the Lord puts a hedge of protection around "Sequoia!!!"
Holykisses xoxo

Lisa said...

OUCH! That's gonna take a big bandaid. I'm glad you guys are ok. LOVE the new rode!!

Heart2Heart said...

Jane,

Praising God in this post for so many wonderful blessings. Thankful that no one was hurt except your van. Thankful that you got a better SUV that will make driving even easier for you and thankful for so many wonderful posts you keep on sharing.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

He & Me + 3 said...

Thank God you were not hurt...but sweet new ride. What? I didn't win? Congrats to Angie.

CaraBee said...

Oh my gosh, how scary! Thank goodness no one was hurt! On the upside, you got a new car!!

Shannon said...

Glad y'all were ok... was the other driver just not paying attention?

But yay for the new car!

And even bigger YAY for Angie!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, well, I'm glad you guys were totally not hurt after that! How scary!!

And what a blessing that came out of it though!!

Congrats to Angie on winning your giveaway!

Ms. Diva said...

Thank goodness you were all ok! Car accidents are so scary and especially when you are stopped!!

Shelley said...

Jane - so glad you are okay! Cannot believe how bad your car looked! Love your new one!!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Happy New Year Jane! Sorry to see your van totalled but your new ride is awesome!!! Love the license plate on the font bumper - lol

Angela said...

I am So sorry about the van, but YAY on the Sequoia! Those are awesome cars and I know a friend who has one and loves it. Think you will love it as well!

And yay for Angie!! Wahoo!

I'm mulling some ideas for a wreath for our back (side) door. The one everyone uses, LOL! I will be in touch about that soon!