Sunday, February 21, 2010

New addition...


Yippee..we again have two vehicles!! Last year around this time we sold our sienna (toyota mini-van). Since expecting number 4 and Joe having hours cut back once again I wondered how it would all work-being able to find a reliable vehicle that fit our expanding family. After deciding on what we wanted to spend and test driving quite a few vehicles, we decided to buy a Chevy Venture. Our new van seats 8 so it can accomodate my family plus two more if needed-and the seats in the second row individually come out-which is really nice. I am really pleased with it-it's not brand new-always prefer used as we seem to get the best for our buck. But it has alot of the same features our Sienna had including the power sliding door and automatic lights-both were things that I really like to have. Plus it has a button to lock the rear lights-so the kids can't turn them on and off in the back unless I let them. It's great to not have the girls packed tight next to each other anymore. And it'll be so nice not to have to coordinate schedules for one car any longer. Joe teases me that our neighbors probably assume we like white vehicles since this is the third white vehicle we've owned. Maybe it's our family's lucky color? So far I feel lucky-or rather Really Blessed at the moment for how things just work out when you need them to. Again-I experience the Lord's tender mercies in my life. (The picture above isn't our exact van-but that's what it looks like)

4 comments :

Maryellen said...

So Proud of you. YOu are such an amazing woman. You always seem to recognize the Lord in all you do. I know if you continue to do that He will always recognize you with many more tender mercies.. Love ya, MOM

Carrie said...

How exciting! I remember going from our small car to a van and how thrilled I was. I couldn't imagine going back to a small car now that we're used to having so much space. I'm so glad you're back into a nice van!

David and Kira said...

You are in the same situation as us almost 3 years ago! That brought back memories reading that! We were in a Carolla with 3 kids, 1 car until a month before having Alyssa. I'm glad you got your van back! It will be so nice for you.

Synergy Girl said...

NICE!!! We have a minivan now, and are feeling like it is too small for our family!! Don't get me wrong...we all fit..but traveling?? IMPOSSIBLE!! We even have a cartop carrier, and STILL have to pack our kids in...and we have one more coming...AHHH!! We will see if the future allows us to upgrade...I HOPE...!!