SURPRISE for US!

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mom called today to let me know they were coming over to visit mi-mi. no biggie, this happens often – they miss their little grandson. plus it’s his 7mo birthday…
so mom and jannelle get here first and begin playing with and loving on jeremiah. normal.
then i noticed a mcdonald’s happy meal bag. i reach for it. mom says, “don’t touch that!” i say, “what is it?” she says, “it’s for you. but you have to wait til dad gets here.” i’m all like….okayyyyy what could it be???
well, when dad pulls in, he honks. mom runs to the kitchen, grabs the bag, throws it in jerry’s hands and says “open it open it!” so we open it…..

inside, ladies and gentlemen (i know of no men who read this journal, but for the sake of normalcy) were KEYS.
we run outside to find a MINIVAN!!!!!!
you may not know this, because i don’t think i’ve mentioned it, but we have been looking for a minivan as well as a house. (side note: grampa had always wanted to either pay for our car, buy us a new one, or pay off our college loans. the new car was the most logical plan, and that’s what we were looking for!!!!) since the house is so important, the minivan hunt has been thrown a bit to the wayside.
not by my parents though! they faithfully searched for both.
well, the minivan is a maroon color and very very nice. 1998. nice interior, nice exterior.
can you believe it???? we are so thrilled. it’s nice not to worry about that, and it’s nice to be able to get out of here when i need to!!!!

Our New Minivan!

oh note, if you have already emailed me about snapfish and site additions, i’m using your email to add you to my bloglet. ๐Ÿ˜‰ if you haven’t yet, just look to the right and add your email! ๐Ÿ™‚ i am still seeing how bloglet works – i HOPE it works!

earlier today i practically scared jeremiah half to death with a humungo sneeze! poor guy just woke up from his nap, so the giant noise startled him. i had to smile and reassure him repeatedly that mama just sneezed…i finally said ‘say bless mama’ and got a smile out of him. poor fella! (we always say ‘oh bless you!’ whenever he sneezes. :D)

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  1. Kay

    Hi there Jenn! Thanks so much for the login ๐Ÿ™‚ Jeremiah is SO cu
    Hi there Jenn! Thanks so much for the login ๐Ÿ™‚ Jeremiah is SO cute. He’s got to be one of the cutest babies I have ever seen. I have to come back soon when I have a bit more time to look at all the pictures I missed since the last time I was here ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jennifer

    That’s awesome Jenn!! Those are nice vans, too.
    That’s awesome Jenn!! Those are nice vans, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Carol

    That’s cute with the happy meal bag.
    That’s cute with the happy meal bag. How exciting Jenn. I’m so happy for you and Jerry! It looks nice and I love the color. Now you will have plenty of room for all those babies ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Julie

    Oh, that reminds me of a funny story! LOL! When Jared was around
    Oh, that reminds me of a funny story! LOL! When Jared was around 20 – 21 months old, whenever I would sneeze, I would say, “Say bless you mama.”… Soon, he would say that every time I sneezed. And when Daddy sneezed, he would say, “Bless you mama!”, and when grandma would sneeze, he would say, “Bless you mama!”, etc… LOL! It was so funny.

    Congrats on the new van!

    Hugs
    Julie

  5. Ellen

    Way awesome new ride! Congrats. Please keep our incoming Freshma
    Way awesome new ride! Congrats. Please keep our incoming Freshman in your prayers… today is freshman move in at Fort Hays State University…
    http://www.fhsu.edu
    and Christian Challenge wants to reach them before the world does.
    http://www.fhsuchristianchallenge.org

    Cheers for another year,
    Ellen:headphones:

  6. Thia

    what a wonderful blessing!
    Oh
    what a wonderful blessing!
    Oh…God bless you (for that sneeze)

  7. Manda

    Wow! I can hardly believe that! what a blessing, and what wonder
    Wow! I can hardly believe that! what a blessing, and what wonderful parents you have. Praise God for family. YEAH.

  8. Bobbie

    CONGRATULATIONS JENN.. I am so happy for you about your van.. yo
    CONGRATULATIONS JENN.. I am so happy for you about your van.. you will love it so much!!!!!!!! I am behind on checking your journal.. and playing catch up..lol.. We have the same year grand caravan.. but ours is hunter green.. we used our tax return money this year and got it.. OH.. so nice to have something big.. to haul children.. and all their things..lol.. Hope you are well.. sending prayers on the house hunting..
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!!!!!
    hugs..

  9. Rachael

    I am so jealous!!! That is a nice van, and for free? I wish I ha
    I am so jealous!!! That is a nice van, and for free? I wish I had such generous parents. That is so awesome!

  10. Holly

    What an awesome gift! I know y
    What an awesome gift! I know you will enjoy it knowning where it came from:D

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