We bought a new car today! We found a 2005 Blue Subaru Outback Limited with 27,000 miles on it for a good price. We have been looking for several weeks with an auto broker that our credit union provides, but it wasn't really working. We wanted to trade in both of our trucks and move to one car, and the auto broker was saying that we would need to fork out an additional 2,500 b/c our trades weren't worth their loans. That was depressing. I found this car on cars.com and since it was at a Saturn dealership, I decided to go test drive it today. The guys there were great, they took both our trucks, covered our loans on them, and gave us a good deal on this Subaru. I absolutely love this car, it's completely loaded, every bell and whistle you can image, and it has the turbo drive, so it has quite the go-go-power! I had Annabelle with me at the dealer and everyone there was great. It really was a no-hassle sale, I told them what I needed to buy the car, and they got that for me right away. It was a really good buying experience!

On another note, Annabelle got a really nasty stomach flu yesterday. She threw up twice really badly...I didn't know someone so small could throw up so much. I felt helpless, it was really sad. She just wanted to be held in my arms for hours, and we had to take multiple baths to get the puke out of her hair. Poor thing. She woke up this morning completely better and back to her old self, but several hours later Troy was exhibiting symptoms. Sure enough Troy went through the whole sickness today, puke and everything. I felt so bad for him. He told me to go test drive the car, so I took Annie and did that. Eventually I had to call him to come out and sign the papers and bring our second truck for trade, so he had to drive out and help buy the car right in the middle of the worst of it. I felt like a REALLY bad wife! I took really good care of him when we got home and now it seems the worst is over, he's gone 4.5 hours without throwing up so I think we are in the clear. I just really hope that I don't get it tomorrow...that seems to be the trend!