People are always shocked to discover that Daniel and I have shared 1 car for so long... and many pity us for it, but let me be clear that while there have been just a few occasions where it was less than ideal, it has worked wonderfully for us to share and has been the best for our family. Not to mention, our communication skills as husband and wife have been greatly sharpened by sharing. AND because we have to coordinate our schedules, we have ended up with more family time because of it. So please DO NOT pity us-- we are beyond blessed! I can't put into words how thankful we are, even for the one tiny car that has been faithful to us for many years.
So when we first started this one car thing, we didn't realize that it was going to go this long, but it's been a wonderful blessing and an excellent opportunity for us to focus on other things like buying our first house and paying off some looming debt/credit cards thanks to guidance from Uncle Dave.
But alas, with baby number 3 cooking in the oven and expected to arrive in August, the time has come for a larger family car. Those who have been around on the blog or known me for a while know that I have been dying for a minivan since I was pregnant with baby number ONE! I installed that very first car seat in "the tiny car" when I was about 7 months pregnant, (because I swore he'd be early... yea right) and since that very first car seat we haven't had room to breathe or stretch our legs, or much space to drive since.
So here she is friends.... meet "Vanessa"! Carvey's new friend. (2 cars... that is gonna take some getting used to!) She's got junk in the trunk and space for 5 of us Kroh's and I'm completely smitten with her!
|2009 Honda Odyssey|