September So Far

September started off with excitement…we bought a van! We are now the owners of a 2004 Nissan Quest! I never would have imagined that I would be driving a minivan but I am and I LOVE it! Our van has power sliding doors and power lift gate…luxurious and so nice for a mama with littles!

I captured this bedtime story moment the other night! Poor Weston just wanted to be included!

Our baby boy is turning into a toddler! He’s pulling up and starting to let go, I have a feeling he’ll be walking before he turns 1!

Sweet Weston has mastered crawling!

Looking so big in the highchair!

My boys LOVE to eat! I really think about half of my day is simply spent feeding children or preparing to feed them. Instead of lamenting the ever increasing grocery budget, I’m viewing all the food they consume as an investment into my children {and seriously, there are no better investments than children!}

And another little eater, this one is always saying “I’m hungry.”

Brothers!

With my sweet wee one!

This picture is super blurry but their little faces are so sweet! I love these two boys so much!

3 Responses to “September So Far”

  1. Shelley says:

    Funny thing – we decided this morning that the next vehicle we are getting will be…a Nissan Quest! My parents drive Nissans and LOVE them. Glad you are liking it!

    Great pictures!

  2. Molly says:

    I would love to hear more about your van-buying process. How did your savings go, did you trade in a vehicle, and what was the deciding factor?

    • Rachel says:

      I'm planning on writing a detailed post sometime but I'll sum it up for you! 🙂

      We've been saving a couple of years, we put most of our tax return into car savings this year since both of our vehicles were 10 years old. We purchased the van with cash and then sold John David's truck {and put that money into savings once again}. We didn't necessarily need a van right now but we wanted to have 2 vehicles that could fit 2 car seats {the truck was a compact truck}. Power sliding doors were a want that is very convenient…it's so easy getting the boys in the van. We like that we can carry extra passengers when we have guests or bring a friend or two with us somewhere. And, we hope to expand our family sometime in the next 2-4 years so it will be nice to already have a vehicle that can accomodate 3 children. {Our small SUV won't hold 3 car seats across the back.}

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