Saturday, November 01, 2008

It Has Come Down To This

I never thought I'd drive one of these big honkers, but today we welcomed this beast into our family. It is my new ride and I am stylin'.

I didn't have a lot of options, no matter how hard I tried to find them. Fixing up the limo wasn't practical, at this point, for every day use. It needs too much work and, while it will be a really fun project some day, I need a car now that is reliable and safe. Adding a jump seat to the minivan proved to be too crowded. And, I needed something that would fit in the garage for the inevitable sleeping child, so a fun conversion was out. This was the only choice I had, so I have decided to love it.

And you know, so far, loving it isn't hard! We found a fantastic deal on a gently used 2008 with only 15,000 miles on it. It was used as a fleet vehicle so there is no evidence of the wear my family is sure to leave in due time. It drives really nicely, it is fun to be so high up, and best of all, there is enough room for the kids that they can have some space between them. They have been on top of eachother in the minivan and this has been causing misery for us all. Now my pincher can have kid-free space on either side of her!

Although it doesn't show in this photo because they all came forward (except Tony who is in the back corner), when they are all spread out it doesn't feel like we have so many kids. I kept thinking someone was missing!

At any rate, my nervousness at not having a seat for the new baby has been calmed and I am now ready to welcome soon as I get the clothes out and pick a name, that is!


KatieGirl said...

Soon you will wonder how you drove anything else. I'm glad everything is going well. I wish you a safe and uneventful delivery.

Jen said...

Hey there...remember when I had to rent one of those when you came to Dallas to visit! It was so cool.
Put some 22's, kickin' rims, some hydralics and you will stylin in da hood!!!

bauer zoo said...

my hubby had me look at a big van like that too. he thought i would hate it (he's more of a sports car or suv type of guy) and surprise! i LOVE it. we've had ours since baby number 5 and i still love it.