It is a little bittersweet though. We've had the old silver van since Brandon was 2. It took us to Anaheim and back twice, and taxied me and some friends to Reno. It has been driven through sketchy conditions on camping excurtions and many other countless adventures. That was the van that we brought both Logan and Sawyer home from the hospital in, and was the first car that Chris and I really bought together. Regardless of all of the memories, good and bad, that we've had with that old van, it was time to say goodbye. It's actually BEEN time to say goodbye for awhile now. I've been driving around with a messed up electrical system, no blinkers or brake lights, a leaky radiator, and a myriad of other problems for nearly two years. I'm honestly surprised it made it as far as it did. So even though it will always hold a special place in our hearts, we are not sorry to say "SO LONG!!" to the Silver Bullet.
The first morning after we got it, the boys asked if I could drive them to school. I was more than happy to oblige.
I feel so much safer driving around now. It's been such a blessing to our family. We all love our new ride. We have wanted to take the boys to Yellowstone for a couple of years now, but due to the condition of the old van, there was no way it was going to happen. But now it's looking like we've got a plan to go next summer! I can't wait to see all of the new adventures Goldie will take us on.