I never thought I would say this…

But, we bought a van today!  George had a 2004 Jeep Liberty and we’ve loved that thing.  It is an amazing little SUV.  We have hauled more stuff in that Jeep than anyone could imagine.  Numerous times we have made large purchases (e.g. desk, chaise lounge, antique Hunt cabinet, 15 bags of concrete, ect).  Every time we’d pull up in the Jeep who ever was loading our purchase would shake their head and say, “It won’t fit.”  We would always insist that said large item would fit, and it always did.  Just last weekend, we picked up the girls’ cribs and once again the person loading them said, “Oh these won’t fit”.  It was a tight fit, but guess what, both cribs fit!  Here’s how George looked crammed into the Jeep with two cribs in the back.

But, today we had to let go of the good ‘ole Jeep Liberty.  I always said I would never drive a van, but honestly it’s the best thing you can have for quad babies.  We bought a Volkswagon Routan and despite it being a van “mom mobile”, it is pretty cool.  It has all sorts of features I never knew existed and they are going to be great for the babies!  The doors have automatic slide, the seats heat (awesome for my achy back), there are these cool little sun shades on the passenger windows for the babies, and the seats stow and go so we can haul stuff (probably not like the Jeep, but a close second).  I think we are going to really like this van!  So who gets to drive it now???

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