Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We have known for a while we were headed in the minivan direction. I mean, we loved our SUV, but seriously, gas is $3.00 a gallon!! There is no way we were going to spend close to $100 a week to fill up (yes, it costs that much for a V-8 like our Expedition was)! So last year I actually started talking about "the minivan" to CJ. We got rid of the pricey Expedition when we moved to Lexington and have been driving a Taurus. It wasn't ideal, but we all fit and it was economical. When we found out we were prego, we knew the car was not going to work for us much longer- we began praying for God's provision. We are living on less than a quarter of our previous salary which in no way was going to afford us a SAFE minivan, much less to go back into a large enough SUV- but with God all things are possible (Luke 1:37) and we know He has plans to prosper us (Jeremiah 29:11).
Lo, and behold, we received a super generous gift that allowed us to purchase a van. PRAISE BE TO JESUS! We had been doing research for quite some time so we had become very familiar with what was in our price range and what the consumer reports said. Much to CJ's dismay (having been in the car industry) I had been speaking with a wholesaler already. However, CJ was put to rest when the son called and said, "My dad overheard us talking when you were in here the other day and went over the weekend and found this van for you. It is a one-owner van and it is loaded. We are going to leave it out for you to come by to see it and take to your mechanic for a look over. If he finds anything, let us know, and we'll fix it. I believe this is the one for your family."
PRAISE JESUS AGAIN!
Sure enough our long-standing family mechanic looked it over and not only gave it an ok, but said, "You're getting a really good deal with this." Yahoo!
The boys have already chosen which seat is theirs and they are both in the very back which means great news for my ears! We are all safe and not trying to figure out who will get strapped to the luggage rack when the baby comes!
Friday, February 22, 2008
These crazy 3 year old emotions are nutty! And to think, we'll have to go through this again at puberty! Yahoo!!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
13 Ways You Know You Live With All Boys
1- You’re always making something to drink.
2- They are way more interested in your breasts than you are.
3- Rarely are there left- overs for dinner.
4- There are random pieces of clothes laying about- in obscure places!
5- The soap on the bathroom soap dish is always dirty.
6- The front door is constantly left open (oops, that is from me :) ).
7- You ask your friends what quiet sounds like.
8- The commode always needs flushing (and usually wiping).
9- You carry a bag of wipes where ever you go, because, really, all it takes is one Hershey’s kiss and there is a major mess!
10- You find yourself repeating the same directions at least 3 times in a row before you’re even acknowledged.
11- You are usually running to rescue the dog from some sort of “experiment” involving jumping off of the bed or rope- maybe both!
12- Clothes are being taken off as soon as you open the front door (could explain #4).
13- Every time you step on a toy it’s a monster truck or a LEGO block!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008