Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our New Ride

Back in October, our trusty Mercury Mountaineer started encountering some problems. Long story, short, we started looking for a new car. It took about 2 weeks of searching on the internet. But, we finally found exactly what we wanted for a great price. We had to drive 2 hours, across the bay, to get it. So, On Halloween 2009, we got our first minivan (with a LOT of help from Andrew's parents!).

I have wanted a minivan for a long time. And I am not ashamed to say it. For those of you who are scared of the minivan, this thing is awesome! We decided to get a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. It was used. But, it only had 3000 miles on it. So, it was basically brand new.

There are a ton of options on it. Some we definitely wanted (power doors, dvd player, stow-n-go seats). Some we didn't really think about (power stowing rear seats, hard drive music system). And some that we can't live without now (like heated seats and remote start).

There are 2 DVD players. And you can even hook up your Wii or X-Box and play games while going down the road. Although, we have never tried it.

There is plenty of room for at least 5 kiddos. So, I don't know if we can have more than that, because I don't want to give up my minivan.

Madeline loves to play in it. Yesterday while I was feeding Oliver in the passenger seat, she buckled (which I didn't know she could do) her monkey into Oliver's car seat and then "drove" us to Target. The day before (while we were playing in the puddles), she said, "I have to go to work," as she walked to the car. Then she felt her pockets and said, "uh oh, I lost my keys." She looked all over the ground for them and kept hitting her pockets. Then she walked over to the trunk and hollered back to me, "I found them. They were in my pockets!" And off she went pretending about going to work.

She also knows how to open and close the doors with the button now.
Automatic Doors

We love our new car and plan on having it for a long long long long time. Thank you Paul and Marg for helping us with it.


Sincerely Anna said...

Whooo, all the bells and whistles - how fun. That sweet Madeline, she has the best imagination already. I bet she keeps you laughing all day.

Matt and Laurie Beardsley said...

Ahhhh it's beautiful! I am definitely in the minivan camp also. I want one so much! :-) Have fun! Don't let M drive too fast!