the space, oh the space!!! We are loving it, to say the least. In fact, when people began to give me advice about what van to get, and so many people said that they loved their van, I thought, "how can you love a car? any car?" But, I do, oh I do. And I especially never thought I would love a van. I thought that I would drive one eventually, but it would be with an attitude of this is what is practical, this is what is best, as I looked longingly over at the SUV's across the lot. But no, I am 100% on board with this. I love it. As does Ada, who can't decide if she wants to sit in the "way back" or in the second row. John doesn't have a choice. But he loves that he can easily get in and out on his own, which goes along with his, "I do it," stage quite well.
We ended up with an '07 Kia Sedona, which is what we were thinking we would end up with. I know that everyone suggested an Odyssey, but just trust me when I say it wasn't in our budget ;) Unless we wanted way over 100,000 miles, and we just didn't. We are thrilled with our sedona, and we are overwhelmed because it is such a gift. We needed a new, reliable vehicle so badly, but it seemed so out of the realm of possibility right now that we didn't even pray for that, but God has provided anyway. We are so, so, so thankful!!!!!
In other news, I think Ada and John are as thrilled about their .99 bubbles as we are about the van. I am not kidding. They love those things. Ada will announce, "It's bubble time, John," and he takes off running toward the front porch, saying, "yay, bubbles!!!"
God continues to overwhelm us with his goodness!! Which of course would still be true, van or not ;)