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The Van

*originally posted on Oct. 19, 2007*

Well, folks…we’ve done it.  I’m officially a soccer mom.  For a while now, I knew I was going to have to do something about car space.  Now that I am keeping Ella, I didn’t have room in my Galant for 3 car seats.  And it won’t be long before we’ll need 3 carseats of our own, anyway!  So…we bit the bullet, talked to our friend Mike who sells used cars(please let me know if you need a car-he’s GREAT!!  And can get most anything you want!), and got a Honda Odyssey.  And let me tell you…it is amazing!  I never thought I’d be so in love with a car! 

The doors open and close automatically, which for non-parents probably isn’t that big of a deal, but when you have toddlers…it’s great that I can open the door remotely, Tucker can climb in and  be getting his seat buckled while I’m dealing with Emerson.  It saves us all a lot of screaming! 🙂 

It has a DVD player in it.  Tucker & Emmie have already enjoyed that on our trip to Cordele. 

It has amazing trunk space! 

The third row seats are stow-and-go.  And when you are using them, there’s plenty of room for full-size adults back there!

There is an optional 8th seat that goes in the second row.  And it actually makes the 2nd row big enough for 2 cars seats AND an adult(and I’m not talking an adult wedged between them…there’s room to sit and easily buckle your seat belt!)

It has at least 6 “hidden” compartments that I’ve already found!  They used every possible space for storage!

The sound sytem is great.

The air is great…and the controls are simple enough.  They allow the driver, passenger, and the rear to all be set differently.  And, if you know know me and Marsh very well…one of us is always hot and the other one always cold!

So…that’s it in a nutshell!  For those of you looking for a van…these suckers don’t come cheap, but it’s well worth it!