We've also been busy the last couple of weeks with car shopping. We've been saving and planning for a new van for quite a while now, and this week we sealed the deal on a Toyota Sienna. We were tired of putting more and more money into a car that we were only going to be able to use for a short time anyway (due to family expansion...and no, we are not pregnant). Our car had lots of minor problems, that added together would cost us a lot to fix. We weren't expecting things to go this quickly, but we're pleased with the deal we got. The dealer offered us an excellent trade-in value for our Stratus (almost as much as we paid for it 5 years ago!), and it being the end of the month (of the shortest month of the year), we were able to negotiate the price down to something we could manage. This is definitely a big step for us, but we're happy that things turned out the way they did. Hopefully this van will last our family for a long, long time!
And finally, for your viewing pleasure, we've got a few weeks' worth of pictures to catch up on!
|We had an "Up" date a few weeks ago. Heather "helped" Stephanie blow up some balloons.|
|Joshua eating something delicious.|
|Our Valentine's Day family tradition...homemade heart-shaped pizza and orange julius. This year we traded pepperoni for a taco pizza. Delicious!|
|The kids at the playground during one of February's unusually warm days.|
|Josh got his fill of dirt and wood chips. It...builds character.|
|Heather being glamorous.|
|Stephanie took the kids "swimming" the other day.|