Episode 2 is here! We probably had a little too much fun making this one. In this episode, we talk about my brief love affair with the tambourine, buying used cars, my most embarrassing moment, how Chad and I met, some good marriage advice from a reader, and more!
Thanks for listening, friends!
Love hearing y’all laugh and interact with eachother! Good stuff! Stow-N-Go!!
Ha! 3 words, one letter. Thanks for listening, Shanda!
Guys are listening. 🙂 Lol.
🙂 Yes! Thanks, Josh!
You guys, this is THE most fun podcast to listen to! I love it!
Thanks for answering my question….even though it meant not taking it to the grave with you. =)
Thanks so much, Emily! And, thanks for your question! 🙂
Love your blog and podcast. We don’t have the Stow and Go, rather the 2001 Sienna where the seats will break your back and are a pain to get back in right. Other than the seats, we have loved the Sienna, 212k miles and still going on the FIRST transmission and engine. We also have a 2003 Highlander. Highly recommend Toyota products.
Thanks, Deb! This is good info! 212,000! Wow! Our Town & Country is going to hit 200,000 before long. Minivans really go the distance!! 🙂
Your second blog was 3 minutes short. I had to finish my travel listening to KLove. I have a 48 minute commute to work and I enjoyed every second of it. Although I think the [&] in stow and go is a symbol not a letter. (HAHA) If you can find an Expedition in your price range my wife really loves hers and wishes she had one when our children were living at home. And to let you know the last time we bought one we tried to buy in OKC and had a horrible experience and my son tried to buy a pickup in OKC and they would not deal with him at all. My wife finally found what she wanted in Vernon, Texas.
🙂 Thanks so much, Bobby! I don’t think there’s a chance of finding an Expedition in our price range, but I do love them and think they’re very pretty cars! And, that’s the fun thing about shopping for used cars–you never know what you might find! Thank you for letting us join you on your commute!
Ed and Minnie Wood
I got pulled over in that 35 mph zone in Newcastle also Chad. just couldn’t get the speed down to 35 coming out of that 45mph. I pulled the car over at the Bobcat Café. Rolled all the windows down where he could see us. He checked us out and said have a good night. Probably the same nice Young County Sheriff officer.
I also agree with Joshua. The guys are listening. Melissa, I think the audience would love to hear about the two of you coming out of college to Nashville, to Law School, to Law Firm, to Texarkana, and now to Olney as Pastor and how the two of you have supported each other in those moves.
Ed and Minnie
Thanks so much, Ed and Minnie! Great idea!
Listening from Australia. 🙂 we have something like a stow&go in our Mitsubishi Pajero. It’s a 7 passenger SUV. But you do have to tilt the middle seat all the way forward to get into the back. The back seat folds into the floor, or can be removed. We can fit quite a lot in that space for the seat. We don’t have kids yet, but we bought it to hopefully be easy to use with up to two kids (maybe three cramped in the middle) before having to use the back seat. With the fold up removable seat, it can’t be used for a car seat. And that seat isn’t very comfortable. But it’s there and legal if we need it.
My husband likes that the car meets his spec preferences for going on back roads 4×4 and all that. For me it was the comfort, ease of driving (backing up camera, automatic transmission and ease of turning corners in tight spaces like parking garages) compared to the four door Ute (pickup) we had before. We both preferred driving manuel cars, but my back pain wasn’t allowing me to be able to drive for long with ute.
Thanks for sharing about the caution to never be above sin. It’s only by God’s grace that we have hope, but we all have the potential to commit terrible, horrible acts. God bless.
Thanks so much for listening and for your recommendation! I had never heard of a Pajero, so I looked it up, and I think the U.S. equivalent is a Montero. They’re pretty cars! I appreciate the info! It looks to me like your future kids will fit nicely. 🙂
Melissa, I hope you find a car that works for your family. Growing up we always had the basic caravans/plymouth voyager types. They tick so many of the boxes to meet needs and are in an affordable range. My dad never felt like he could afford toyotas. Now living in Aus. I’m learning a completely new world of cars. Vans aren’t big here. There are few choices. The suvs or sedans and wagons seem to be the go to. Families tend to be smaller as well, not in my circles, but generally families are 1-2 kids only.
I have no idea of the cost in the states for monteros. I just looked up the 2016 and they look outrageously expensive. We did a trade in with cash on our used Pajero. My hubby says the Pajero is the “cheapest” of it’s kind here. It’s also very reliable, so we’re very happy with it. One down fall to suvs is the doors. With kids and vans you just hop out of the front, slide the door open with an easy motion, but with ours, you have to go around the middle seat door to get to kids/items inside. Or you have the danger of closing a door on an arm if you try to reach over the door. (True story. My hubby accidentally closed the door on my arm because he didn’t realise I was trying to hand him something when he was getting something out of our middle seat.)
I love hearing you and your husband interact. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I echo the comment asking about your transitions, and sharing more of your family story. 🙂
Just listened to the first two episodes–loving them! Fun and funny and great to “see”/hear another side of y’all. I know you wrote about this in the most recent post, but I agree that I would love to hear more about making the transition from law to pastoring.
Thanks so much for listening, Sarah!
i’d like to suggest an embarrassing moment for Chad. 1993 church camp basketball tournament