Monday, September 29, 2014

When you're actually a productive adult couple...

Remember how excited I was for this past weekend to be filled with NOTHING?! Well somehow, Caleb and I changed our minds and decided to use this (once in a blue moon) free weekend to our advantage. Friday evening was pretty lazy, I'll be the first to admit that...but Saturday? Oh boy.

Saturday was full of early alarm clocks...quick showers... and all the adult things.
We made a trip to my credit union, and finally made my individual checking a JOINT CHECKING! That's right y'all, we SHARE a bank account (finally) and clearly that caused for an excited (and devious) faced selfie.

Then, we went to Caleb's bank to close his checking and open up an official 'emergency savings' account to put our emergency cash in...so we aren't tempted to touch our cash and hit that 'transfer' button like my bank makes it so easy too.

After those super adult-like things were finally done we thought "why not keep the streak going!?" ...so we went car shopping. I'm just kidding, it wasn't a total spur of the moment thought. We'd actually been thinking of buying a used car for a while (my poor car is so old and unsafe the mechanic actually told me to stop driving it). But we really did look for HOURS, and with not much luck and a few rude car salesmen later...were feeling a little discouraged by midday, so we decided to grab lunch, and head home to wait for the Bucks vs UC game. After a quick hour of relaxing and internet surfing, I hear Caleb yell "UM! GET IN HERE!" to see an adorable little silver car online at an amazing price with hardly any miles on it for sale at a Subaru Dealership only 25 minutes away. I truly thought it was too good to be true, but we got our shoes on and hit the road to see it for ourselves.

Would you believe if I told you the car was still there, with only 18K miles on it, at an incredible price?! We took that beauty for a test drive, and fell in love. So we talked them down and were able to drive that baby home. GUYS! We bought our first (used) car as a married couple! WOOHOO!

Once we got home, we decided to take our baby for another ride around town, to pick up snacks. Did I mention I've NEVER hard a car with air conditioning?! Yeah...NEVER!

Sunday was full of deep cleaning (like crazy), laundry, and watching football. I missed my Bengals since its their Bye week but I have to admit it was nice not having to worry about a win or loss! We had a night of worship at church and that's where we finally got a picture (together) with our new baby!

Also? We made a big payment towards our debt this month (again)...and I realize I never blogged about our August budget/payoff/etc...so I'll have to do that later this week! Hope you all had a great weekend!!

20 comments:

  1. Congrats! it feels great to be productive and Subaru makes an amazing car. I'm sure you will love it!

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  2. New cars are so fun! And hooray for a/c!

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  3. Look at ya'll being all responsible... Go 'head with yo bad selves!! LOL! That's so exciting though!!

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  4. Love the new car!!!! My mom and step-dad have a Subaru and are basically obsessed with it. Glad you have a safe car now too!! Plus AC and a passenger rear view mirror :P

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  5. So exciting!! Congratulations on your new car (with air conditioning, yay!)

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  6. Yay! Congrats! Getting new cars is so fun (not that I have much experience I just assume it is haha!)

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  7. So exciting about the new car, congrats! Productive weekends are great weekends, for sure.

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  8. So many fun things this weekend!!!!!!! :):) I had a car without air conditioning when I lived in Michigan. We sold that before we moved to the desert and I'm pretty sure I would have never left my house if I had a car without air conditioning while living here. :) Have a great week!

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  9. Congrats on the new (to you) car!!

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  10. Yay for the new-to-you car!! You'll put miles on that thing in no time!! :)

    Oh and congrats on the joint checking...still working on this side of it for us :/

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  11. Yay!!!!! Girl, you deserved this new silver bullet like no other...no more NO A/C!!!! YES!!! Congratulations...you guys are such grown ups now! ;)

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  12. That first picture of you two is awesome!!!! Yeh for a newer car! And YEH for AC! :)

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  13. You two make grownup activities look fun!

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  14. This is so exciting! Getting a joint checking account is one of those things that married couples do that don't even occur to me. I love the new car and next summer, you'll REALLY enjoy that air conditioning. YAY!

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  15. Wahoo!!! That is so exciting!! Yay for being productive and getting things together as a married couple!!!

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  16. congrats on the new(ish) car! it took austin and i forever to finally combine bank accounts also.. maybe because it took me forever to actually change my name! oops. but it's so nice once the money is all in one place. yay for grown up things!

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  17. Yay!!! Congrats on your "new" car!!!! :-) I love it!

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  18. Now that is what married weekends are all about! So happy for you friend. Y'all are just too adorable. YAY for having a reliable car and getting such a great deal. Super stinking happy for you. :)

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  19. Thanks for letting me post, love the blog. I wanted to let you know that if you are ever on the fence about sedan versus hatchback, go for the hatchback. You can always learn to love your hatchback, but once you go sedan and realize you can't move anything, you are stuck in your comfy little sports car.

    Eleanor Nelson @ Performance Auto VA

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