It’s official…

…we’re old and a full-on family.  We bought a minivan this last weekend.  Our trip to California for Christmas nearly killed Dan and he vowed to never take a road trip again until we got a bigger car.  So we’ve been saving up since then and made our big purchase on Saturday.  It is pretty fun to have a new car.  Jack is over the moon about it.  He asks multiple times per day if he can go play in the car.  So here are a few pics of our new ride.

So the DVD player has got to be one of the greatest inventions ever.  Pretty pumped about using it for our road tips.  It is also nice to know that the kids are no longer melting in the backseat because they have A/C vents now.  You should see their poor sweaty, red faces after a drive in the little Civic.  And I am proud to say that we cleaned out the garage enough to get 2 cars in the garage for the first time ever!  It felt so good.  I love dejunking/organizing even though I’m not that great at it.

So that is by far the most exciting news…but here are some pictures from our adventures the last couple of weeks.

We went to Kennecott Copper Mine with the Pett side of the family to celebrate Grandpa and Grandma Pett’s heritage.  They both grew up in Bingham which no longer exists because of the copper mine.  But it was so neat to hear Grandma’s stories.  She is a great family historian.  And that mine is pretty impressive.  Jack loved running free and looking at the big hole.

Zoo trips are always fun.  But they are a little less fun when a big thunderstorm rolls through while you’re there.  I tried my hardest to be brave (those who don’t know…I am terrified of lightning…like deathly terrified), but I couldn’t take it anymore when it started pouring and the thunder was SO loud…so we ended up in the reptile house for a lot longer than planned.  When it had finally passed, we came out and the whole stroller was soaked.  Sorry Sophs!  And they had closed to train because of the weather which is usually one of our favorite parts.  So alas, it was a fun time but a little disappointing.

And for the randoms…we had another sickness roll through our family.  Poor little kiddos.  I gave Sophs her first set of pigtails although you can’t really see them in the picture, but her face is sure cute.  Jack decided to make the Golden Gate Bridge one day which really just included dumping every single toy out in between the recliner and couch.  He was pretty proud of himself until he had to clean it up!  And I am not that great of a chef although I really enjoy it…but these breadsticks were amazing and looked delightful so I felt kinda proud and had to snap a photo!

7 Replies to “It’s official…”

  1. I about fell out of my rocker over here when I saw that pic of both your cars in the garage! Nice work! Love the new wheels! That’s going to be a real game changer! Can’t wait to get in on some of that breadstick action!

  2. Awesome work Ame!…good job on the garage! Can’t wait for you to take me on a drive when you are here! Glad you made it to the copper mine. I definitely have been there a time or two, herding around 30 ten year olds. 🙂 I had a sick child again too…lets try to stay clear of that when we are all together! 🙂

  3. Ha! That’s so funny! Jake and I have just spent the last two hours looking at minivans and calling private owners and dealerships. We should be getting one this week as well. Love the pictures! And how fun to do Kennecot, I haven’t been there in ages!!

  4. Love it— the car, the garage, the pigtails, Kennecott, the Golden Gate Bridge, yummy bread sticks and all kinds of pictures of my kiddies. Sorry about the T-storm Ame. And isn’t it funny that Jack that was sick maybe once before starting the nursery and now get sick way too often. It will get better soon–January when he gets to be a sunbeam.

  5. Love the new car! And those bread sticks look delicious!! I want some 🙂 Can’t wait to see you all soon!

  6. Aaagh! Minivan days…. Kelley still refuses. Really can’t beat the space and storage area, though. Most of our friends have Honda Pilots and Kelley might be leaning toward that. We have time since it won’t be til our 3rd kid we upgrade.

    Looks like so much fun! Your breadsticks do look delish! Bad thunderstorms! We had a terrible one here the other day and Kelley thought of you (reminded him of when we came to Utah for a BYU game and we had to leave during a storm).

    Of coure the kiddos are adorable!!

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