We bought a van!

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We bought a van!
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 2:26pm

I know fellow MOMs will appreciate our purchase yesterday of a minivan! haha We still have some paperwork to finalize being sent to DH (he's overseas right now) so as soon as he returns

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 4:21pm
Ugh the Odyssey is my nightmare. And unfortunately it looks like we will be getting it. We really wanted a Pilot but everyone is raising the prices on them here because they are in high demand right now. I think we're going to get a 2007 Odyssey even though the thought makes me want to cry! But what are you gonna do? 3 babies definitely will not fit in our Ford Focus!

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 4:32pm
I hear ya! We have a Civic and were gonna get a second vehicle...I wanted a CRV...but that idea changed quickly. lol We looked at the Pilot as well but the Odyssey made more sense for us. I'm already getting heckled (lovingly of course) by my family. haha
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 5:22pm
I love my mini-van!!! The image not so much, but it makes life SO much easier! I have the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan which replaced our 2005 six months ago, I just couldn't justify the extra money for the Honda though it does look nicely appointed. With the new one's coming we are looking at possibly having to get a full size van and I'm kicking myself having just bought a new mini-van!
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 6:33pm

I know there's some sort of stigma attached to driving a mini-van but I seriously LOVE our van. We drive a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country. I can't imagine not having the DVD players and automatic doors. Those auto doors are a lifesaver with older kids as are the DVD players. We also have stow and go seats which are a godsend with all the stuff 4 little kids require. I can't imagine NOT driving a mini-van. I hope you continue to love your Odyssey & you're right that with 3 carseats it will be much easier to get in and out!!

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 3:16pm

Congratulations! We have started van shopping also and are leaning toward the Odyssey. I'll be trading in my 2006 Pilot, which I loved. The Odyssey indeed looks awesome, lots of cool perks. All my friends recommend it too.

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 4:17pm
I'm glad everyone likes having a van. I'm looking forward to driving it, just have to get used to driving something so big.

Becky - Glad to know your friends recommend the Odyssey. DH was actually the one who picked it out and led the charge but since I'll be the one driving it the most I had final say. haha I like that the third row folds down for plenty of storage (triple stroller, especially) and all 3 carseats can fit on the second row. The backup camera is a perk, too!
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Fri, 07-22-2011 - 4:19pm
Congrats Kim, your back will thank you for the purchase! It's so much easier getting the car seats in and out.

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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 12:16am
Most definitely, Melissa! And it's less climbing for my short legs, as opposed to an SUV.

I drove the van home today! I am now officially the owner of a minivan. :-)
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:40am

Congrats, Kim! I got a 2011 Odyssey in February, a month after finding out we were expecting & 2 weeks before finding out it was twins. I absolutely love it. We got the very base model, so we don't have the back up camera or a few other perks, but I still love it.

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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 1:30pm
We got the EX-L, so a couple of nice upgrades but not too crazy. The car market here sucks so we got a good deal on it. Funny thing is I'm almost getting too big to drive so it's going to sit until DH gets here in 2 weeks!
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