And now we won't ever have to take two cars on our family trips again! (we went to the mountains on Saturday... pictures to come!)
Plus, we will still be able to go on trips with the girls' best friend, Mia, even after Charlie, Grace, and Mia's big sis, Emily are home! (more pictures coming from our day at the park this morning!)
And of course, we now have an excuse to put one of these on the back of our car ;) Not to mention the fact that we now have a bunch of extra space... you know... because we do have a dossier just sitting at the C2A2!
So yes, we have a new car. Or maybe bus would be a better word, as it is a 15 passenger. However, really, it is an 11 passenger, because in order to have cargo space, the back bench has to be taken out. And while we vowed we'd never get a white van, we are now the proud owners of a... white van! Let's just say that the price was right.
The girlies are very excited about their new ride. AnnaClaire is mostly excited that her WHOLE family can now fit in one car! Of course, there were some tears when she realized that HER "sa-bore-ban" wasn't coming home with us. Afterall, we have only had that car for 3 years (the above picture is her in front of it the day we bought it. She was 16 months old!) We have had some beloved memories in it. Yet... the side mirror was completely off the car, two seatbelts were broken, and the brakes were down to the metal, as the car was reaching 150,000 miles and was many years old. We simply didn't feel the need to put all the money into fixing a car that our family couldn't even fit in. So we said goodbye and drove off with our new bus, which I am sure will hold many, many memories!