Time for a Cool Change


This past weekend found us cashing in on a FAB deal for this Volkswagen Routan.

Crap.  A minivan.  

Hell froze over when BP decided to become Catholic (YAY!).

Now it’s gonna freeze over again because this great big hunk of a man has to drive a MINIVAN.

Why, oh why, did we purchase such a soccer mom-grocery getter-kid toter-family oozing vehicle?

To fill that backseat up with baby #3 in November.



Angie's Circus


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 13:38:07

    No way!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! On both the van and the new baby, but especially for the baby! I love my van and you will definitely need it with three children! More power to you! 🙂 I am so happy for you guys!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. Susan
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 13:48:45

    Congrats Mandy!! I’m so happy for you!!! You’ll like having a van for the extra space and it’s really easy to get kids in and out of! 🙂

  3. hyperactive lu
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 14:01:52

    🙂 can’t say much else, but that i’m tickled….pink or blue for you and BP! oh and great van!

  4. Sarah
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 14:54:00

    Wow – Congratulations! We’re so happy for you guys!!! I personally think the Routan is the least-minivanish of the all, one that even I wouldn’t mind if I had to have a minivan. 🙂

  5. Mimi
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 14:59:27

    Whohooooooooooooooo! Congratulations!
    And, I love my non-minivan VW.

  6. Angela
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 15:04:27

    Oh my gosh CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Way to reel us all in with the minivan story! I almost missed the point of the post! So, are you hoping for a girl this time? And don’t feel bad….my hubby told me yesterday that I’m eventually going to have to drive a mini-van, too. I’m really hoping I’ll get my SUV, though.

  7. Jen@OurDailyBigTop
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 16:06:05

    I was all about to defend the minivan and then saw your news! You’re sneaky!

    So happy for you. Congratulations and hope you’re feeling well.

  8. Sharon
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 16:33:23

    I just got goosebumps!!!!
    What a clever way to spill the beans. 🙂

  9. Regan
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 16:37:00

    Congratulations Mandy!!! That was a great way to tell us your exciting news. Much more clever than my way. 🙂 Sage’s birthday is in earlyNovember. I think it is a great time of the year. I also have a mini-van and love it!! I can’t imagine having kids and not having it.

  10. Jessica
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 16:39:39

    Bwahahahahahaha!!!! That’s how we got our minivan! I’ll bet Milli Vanilli will sound wonderfully in your VW. It did in my Jetta! CONGRATULATIONS on your new…. van!!!


  11. midwest mommy
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 16:39:46

    Congratulations! How awesome is that (the baby not the van, lol)

  12. Christie
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 21:06:56

    Congratulations!!!!!! Three kids are definitely a blessing…and most definitely a wild ride!

  13. Cassie
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 21:57:04

    WHAT!!! Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  14. jenny
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 23:11:35

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Seriously…Yay! I am so, so happy for you.

  15. Saltybaby
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 11:08:06

    Congrats Again! tell BP that he’s still cool in my book, and that it could be worse…..he could be driving a minivan with wood-grain on the sides of it. I am a fan of German engineering. big ups to VW for making a cool mini.

  16. Blond Duck
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 17:30:56

    Congrats! Do you know what it is?

  17. Heather
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 18:10:33

    Wow! Congratulations on the baby! And welcome to the minivan clan!

  18. Cassie
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 19:23:23

    YAAAAAYYYYY!!! I almost burst into tears when I realized what you were saying and I don’t even know you in “real” life! Am I weird or what? Oh Mandy, I am so very very happy for you. And believe me, you and BP will be very happy that you got that van. Oh God bless you. I will be praying for you and your family!!!

  19. Missy
    Mar 31, 2009 @ 19:41:53

    Congrats! How exciting! We have had out minivan for about 3 weeks now, and I really do love it – the extra space is awesome!

  20. Angie @ Many Little Blessings
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 00:26:18

    Wow, wow, wow! Congrats all round!

    And, I don’t know how I missed the announcement about BP, but how super! 🙂

  21. Michelle
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 11:01:14

    OH my goodness….congratulations! I had to double check and make sure you weren’t posting this on the 1st. 🙂

  22. Pooba
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 14:46:21

    No way!!! At this rate, you’re gonna need one of those buses like the Duggars!

  23. Brenda
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 20:52:58

    Congratulations! That makes it all worth driving a mini van 🙂

  24. pam
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 21:43:00

    Baby number 3 is awesome. You are going to love your van. Congratulations, I loved how you announced you big news.

  25. Donnetta
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 22:49:51

    CONGRATULATION!!! And what a perfect, FUN way to tell everyone!

  26. Patrice
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 02:01:12

    That was a very sneaky announcement! CONGRATULATIONS!! That’s awesome news!!! So happy for you! 🙂

  27. anti-supermom
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 10:15:37

    Congratulations. Three will be awesome!

    And the minivan rocks too, don’t let anyone tell you differently 🙂

  28. Jaina
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 10:27:22

    Congratulations!!!! That is so awesome! 🙂 That was sly of you, I did a double take at first 😉

  29. Kate
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 12:57:26

    AWESOME!!! Congratulations!

  30. Krystyn
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 15:36:54

    Congratulations! How awesome!

    And, hubby loves to drive our minivan…but don’t tell him I told you!

  31. apeacefulserenity
    Apr 02, 2009 @ 23:04:17

    WOOHOO! Congrats! How exciting!

  32. Susan In The Psych Ward
    Apr 03, 2009 @ 18:11:55

    Congrats on the baby….. that’s so exciting!

  33. Amanda
    Apr 09, 2009 @ 21:18:21

    OMG!! Just where in the crap have I been? Congrats Mandy!!!! I am SO excited for you!!!!

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