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Monday, December 3, 2012

New Van!

The title says it all.  We got a new van.  We didn't plan on getting a new van anytime soon but the old one died and we just didn't have any more money to sink into it.  The old van was a 2000 Dodge Caravan with nearly 150,000 miles.  It was given to us for Christmas 3 years ago by my folks.  It was such an unbelievably generous gift at a time when we desperately needed it!  The trio was about 2 weeks away from being born and up to that point we had no way to even get them all home from the hospital unless we each drove a separate car! That van got us back and forth to a lot of places in the last 3 years.  And we were a little sad to see it go.

The van we brought our babies home in from the hospital

But as luck would have it we found a newer used Honda Odyssey for sale at a local dealership.  We got a good price and a fair trade-in on the old van.  Overall, we could not be happier with the new van.  It is fully loaded with leather seats, automatic sliding doors, sunroof, DVD player, and more.  It is sooooo easy to get the kids in and out of the van now.  It drives like a dream!  While not planned...a great surprise!

1 comment:

  1. I'm feeling your pain now on saying goodbye to the old car! After 12 years, hubby's truck that he bought a few weeks before we got married is officially dead. It isn't worth the money to fix it. So, for the last two weeks we've been looking for a mini-van. Though we knew this was inevitable soon, I am so ready for this process to be over! This is the last thing I want to be doing at Christmas time. I'm trying to have faith that we will find the right one at the right price soon, but it definitely hasn't been easy.