Sunday, February 5, 2012

Van Nostalgia

So we got a new van this week.  Our old van was out of warranty and having some problems, so it was time to trade.

But I can't help but feel a little sad.

Its kind of like moving out of your old house into your new house.

Its exciting to move, but its also sad to leave the memories behind.

Which of course is silly, because you get to take your memories with you too.

But still, its easy to slip into the nostalgia.

We bought our old van in anticipation of the arrival of the twins.  Which turned out to be a huge lifesaver!  Because as it turned out, both girls needed to travel in carbeds instead of carseats.  And had we not had a van, we would have had to go everywhere in 2 cars.  (You cannot put 2 carbeds in the same row of seats.  They are designed so that they will only fit on the passenger side back seat.  So had we not had the third row of seats, they would not have been able to ride in the car at the same time.)  The only places we took them were doctor appointments, but trust me we had a lot!

This is me getting Lenay buckled her carbed in the day we left the NICU. 

She was 6 and 1/2 weeks old and still only weighed 3 pounds 15 ounces!!!  Craziness.  I don't know how we ever did that.

That van helped get our little babies around to the places they needed to be.  It not only brought the girls home from the NICU.  But when Campbell got pneumonia a month later, it brought her back and she stayed on PIC for a week.  It also brought Lenay to the hospital for her heart surgery when she was 6 months old.

It took Noah to swim lessons, soccer practice and games, baseball, basketball.  It carted his friends around.  It took us to Wisconsin Dells for Spring Break last year.

So many memorable moments.

But isn't my new van so pretty?