Yes! The Carpenters have stepped into the realm of mini van life.
Does that make me officially a mom. I don't know, but I know that for some reason a mini van does carry with it some preconceived ideas. If money were not an issue of course we would have chosen a cool SUV type vehicle instead of a good old family van. Why? Well, b/c SUVs make you appear more like you are really going somewhere, somewhere like the beach, or hiking in the mountains. A mini van instead makes you think of a good old family going to church or something of the sort. :)
The truth of the matter is that we have chosen the live life on the hwy of driving a more affordable vehicle that will work for us.
I thank God for this new vehicle where we can fit 3 infant car seats and maybe invite a friend or two to join us for an adventure to the zoo or the Rangers game, maybe someday to the beach or to go hiking in the mountains.
To me driving a minivan and looking in the rearview mirror is a reminder of God's great power and grace. God's amazing power of creation-creating this three little souls with love and with a purpose. God's grace to us in blessing us with them and grace to sustain us day by day.