Friday, September 26, 2008

New Additon

These last couple of weeks has been a crazy stressful time, and I wonder if my life will ever be what we hope and dream for it. These weeks have shown me that it doesn't do much good to plan around here.
Long complicated story short, we had to get a new (to us) car. The Van broke down, and while my car was still in great dependable shape, it was a bit small for all of us. ( I bump my head and usually at least one of the girls' every time put them in their car seats.) You can forget about room for groceries, or anything else by the time you have all the stuff that goes along with two little girls in there. The original diagnosis on the repairs for the van cost more than it is worth, so we decided that the best thing to do was sell try to sell the car, and get something else that is dependable and gives us enough room. We decided that we could survive on one car for awhile, since my mom's car is here for use in emergencies. We listed the car for sale on Craigslist, and started keeping our eye out for something else. We decided that whatever happened would be what was supposed to happen, and we didn't really try hard to sell the car, or find a new one. In less than a week we had an offer on the car, and found another one that we could buy without having to finance. SO... after a miserable weekend of car shopping with a baby and a toddler we are finally done with all of it! I'm so relieved to have it done. I have had my fill of used car salesmen-that's for sure!

2001 Ford Expedition

We may never know what the right thing to do was, but this is what we chose to do-no looking back. I miss my car, I have had it since I was a Senior in high school, but I do really like my new one. From what I know anyway! Tony has been taking it to work, so I have had little time to get to know it.

The second we walked in the door from buying the Expedition, the phone rings and it is my mom. Turns out she is needing her car, so it will no longer be here for emergencies. So much for our one car plan! I don't mind only one car, but if one of the girls gets hurt, or Tony is in a wreck or something, I have no way of getting to where I need to be. That makes me a little nervous! The good thing is, the price on fixing the van will be a lot lower than we were originally told. The bad thing is, we still don't have the money to get it fixed yet...hopefully in a few weeks. Then Tony can drive that to work, and save the miles and gas on the new car. That's kinda the plan anyway...but like I said, plans don't really work out very well for us lately!

The girls are growing so fast. Gabbie can crawl anywhere she wants, and she pulls up on everything! She wants to be big so badly! Anything Natalie does, she wants to do too. It is sad for me, because she is still my baby! I am not ready for her to be a toddler too!
I gave Natalie a haircut last night. It was only supposed to be a trim, but it was pretty uneven (It's only been trimmed once before) and with her wiggling, it came out shorter than I planned. It looks cute, but that was a sad moment for me too. It has taken her almost 2 1/2 years to get that much hair! It looks thicker now though.
That's most of the new stuff for now. Gabbie is awake from her nap and wants a snack, so I better go.


Talkin' Texan said...

So where's the picture of Natalies new do? We can't wait to see everybody. We hope to get there Monday!

Rachel said...

It's never just one thing, is it? "When it rains, it pours."
It sounds like (to me, at least) that if you could buy the new one without financing, it was a good choice. I hope it turns out all right.

Hannalife said...

Congrats on the new car!! We had to buy a new one recently, too, because my car that I had all through college finally died. Poor car. It's amazing how much stuff two little girls need. It sounds like your little ones are growing, growing, growing!! Keep up the good work!

Talkin' Texan said...

Okay, I'm commenting on an old post becasue you've been to overwhelmed to make a new post. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! Sweet daughter of mine, I've been where you are. I wish I could always make the road smooth for my children, but I can't.
One thing I know for sure--God wants to be the one to make all things right in your life. He needs to be your provider, your comforter, your encouragement, your peace, your hope... As long as He is still on the throne, there is hope. Please believe it!
God has been faithful to bring your father and me through countless situations that seem hopeless. We are nothing special and I know that if He has carried us, He will carry you and your husband and little angels as well.
I'm praying for you today.