Out with the old... in with the new!

The "old" car

Gosh, I'm going to miss my stickers on the back window!

Well, I've finally given in!  I fought the idea of a van for a long, long time, and yet here we are... proud owners of a Sienna.  Most of you know, I loved my Camry.  It was somewhat sporty and didn't make me feel "old".  Here lately I've started telling myself to GET OVER IT!!!  My children have pushed me beyond all measures in the car.  Amos and Grace fight constantly EVERY time we go anywhere.  Someone is always touching, hitting, poking and yes, even looking at someone else the wrong way!  It's never a good thing if your mad when you get to church on Sunday morning because you had to referee a fight while driving.  The more they would fight, the more crazy I was getting!

I finally reached my breaking point and decided it was time.  Grace and I had a hard time saying goodbye to the car.  When we got out of it in the parking lot for the last time she said, "you've been a good little car.  I will really miss you."  As she was talking to the car, she had her arms stretched around the door trying to hug it!  As pathetic as it may sound, she was saying and doing all the things I wanted to do, but didn't!  

On the way home from picking it up (we special ordered it and had to wait a week for it to get here), they watched a movie and I didn't hear a peep out of them!  I don't intend on popping in a movie every time we get in the car, however, today was a special occasion. I was so impressed with how quiet they were, and how everyone kept their hands (and feet) to themselves!   

I guess I have officially embraced the van.  I don't know why I had this preconceived idea that vans weren't cool!  I would recommend it to any mother that would like to keep her sanity!!!  Thank the Lord for cars where the seats don't touch!    

The new van!
I LOVE how the side windows roll down like a car
I think they like it too!
Their favorite thing is the dvd players....imagine!
This picture says it all!
Here is a scary thought!!!


Brandy said...

with baby number 2 on the horizon, we are starting to look at vans....they once were not cool, but they are making them pretty darn cool these days!!! Or maybe I'm just getting older, lol! Either way, they're a must for moms! I love yours!!!

Jamie said...

Your blog looks great! I hopped over here from Brandy's site.

It looks like we have a lot in common. 3 kids very close together.

Just curious... Do you sell your goodies online?

amydc said...

Hi Amanda. I saw your comment on my friend Jamie Elmore's site. You sew wonderful. I always say that I'm going to take a basic/intro class- but it never happens. We were kinda scared to get a van also. Now that I have it, I'm not sure how I ever lived without it. I think I even needed it when I was 16. I used to haul everything in my car in high school & college. Anyway- congrats on your van. I am jealous of your dvd players. :)

Gary and Kellye said...

Hey Amanda! I need to start keeping up with blogs better! Anywho, congrats on the new van...I think the Siennas look really nice...but I am a bit biased to Toyotas anyway....:)

davidcatherinewilson said...

whoo hoo! I totally missed that you got a new ride! I love it. I bet your time in the car is going to be stress free! Love all your sewing stuff you posted! So cute and professional.