Monday, October 5, 2009

Say Hello To The Mystery Machine!!!

We have a van!!!!

Check out the Mystery Machine:

My brother [pictured below with two of the Monkeys] really outdid himself. He is *famous* for being able to get a good deal on everything he buys, and he's been looking for a van for us for a few weeks now. He found plenty of things that would be "good enough" but nothing that met his standards for "awesome" and "a good deal".

Then, on Friday, he found our new van! He talked the guy down 1/3 on his price [meaning I paid 2/3 of what he was asking - it was a *phenomenal* deal!]. And the van is really awesome - we just love it. It is really big on the inside, but it is easy to drive - drives like a dream. I think it is so cool looking [and yes, it definitely reminds me of the Mystery Machine, only burgundy, every time I look at it!]. It has what I call "character". :)

The kids love it too! They are so excited - we all are.

My brother brought the van to us yesterday and he my SIL stayed to play with the kids. It was so fun!

My brother played catch with my two older kids. Which was great - my brother got my son his baseball glove for his birthday and it was awesome for them to be able to play catch. My son [or my daughters] have never had anyone to teach them to catch or throw - ever. I'm so happy they have a guy around who will do that stuff with them now. My son caught on really quick and did a great job throwing and catching - WooHoo!

My SIL played with the younger girls while the older kids played catch - that was awseome to watch too. Monkey3 has a real natural ability when it comes to gymnastics and it was fun watching her show her aunt what she could do [back bends, cartwheels, one handed cartwheels, etc]:

And having my SIL play "air plane" and spin them around was definitely a favorite activity:

I have to say, life is really coming together for us here. Things are good. We are all happy - we are all enjoying life again.

God is Good and life is beautiful.

And Monkey1 is silly:

I hope you had a great weekend!

God bless you!


  1. Looks like a great van!! Isn't it wonderful when things work out? The pictures are great, your little ones look so happy!

  2. What a fun post! Loving the mystery machine! Can you send your bro my way? My car blew up today and we are on the hunt, without his luck!

    Gotta love aunts and uncles! How fun for your kids.

  3. My oldest darling would want to make curtains for the windows on that van.

    Your brother and SIL are talented!