As if we haven't made enough changes around here since the beginning of the year, Shaun and I ventured up to Washington yesterday and we finally bought a new van. It's been a long time coming (like over a year!), but I am so happy with it. I rode home with my heated seats on and eating Taco Bell nachos! Pure Bliss!
It was a little sad leaving our old van! We brought both our kids home from the hospital in that thing, and it was our first big purchase as a couple. I remember the day we bought it, both Shaun and my phones went dead. We each called our dads a million times making sure we were doing everything right. We couldn't even call them to tell them we ended up buying it because our phones were dead! I remember I was a little embarrassed driving it for a while, because I hadn't even had Maisey yet. But it really was so good to us! I'm really going to miss the two built in car seats, but I'm not going to miss the small crack in the lower corner of the windshield, or the 4-year old BYU parking pass that we could never get off. We've had a lot of memories in that van: the countless road trips, me backing into a poll (twice!), Shaun pulling into the garage with the Christmas tree tied to the top, and Maisey falling out of it onto the driveway and landing on her head. But, we were definitely ready for something new!
And here she is! Just washed at the dealership, and ready for us to drive away! My favorite features among several: heated seats and power start.
When we got home, the kids went CRAZY!!! They are very excited about the DVD players!
Unfortunately, I think my cold has turned into a sinus infection, so once we got home, I didn't have enough energy to figure everything out, so the kids haven't even watched a movie in it yet. And, I took a 3.5 hour nap after church today, so all the bells and whistles will have to wait until later in the week to be looked at.
One more thing to check off the mile long to-do list before this baby comes!