Friday, October 31, 2008

Still nothing

Well, we still haven't heard if the agency is any closer. Tomorrow is the deadline...but it's Saturday. So we've passed the deadline. Honestly, it's hard to see why this has happened. We've been working on this adoption for 1 1/2 years and we still can't send in our dossier!!!! I just hope that one day when I look back, I'll be able to see just a little bit of why God has set this in our path.

On a lighter note, we were talking last night about the larger vehicle we'll need. Obviously we won't all be able to fit in my Jeep. We've decided that the best way to go would be to get a 2wd diesel excursion. What? you ask? A gas hog? Well technically no; it takes diesel fuel. But when you think about it, a vehicle large enough to haul 6 people and their stuff and a dog,...a minivan isn't going to cut it. And a minivan gets about 18 mpg UNloaded. So what happens when you load it to the max? Fuel economy goes down. That won't happen with the diesel. And we'll have room to grow. ;)

But my question for everyone reading is,

Do we get bucket seats in the middle or a bench seat?


Jenn said...

I vote for bucket seats. We DID get the minivan and you're right... it's gonna be tight when we're six instead of four. Some days it's tight with just the two cranky kids. But I would definitely go with bucket seats. It allows for better flow of movement inside and a little extra space between a couple of siblings who really need a few more inches of "MY SPACE"

Genece said...

I've had minivans with both and I much prefer the bench seating in the middle and third row seats. It just works better with our family. Having lived in Alaska, where messy weather is practically a mainstay, I found it much easier with kids in tow to have the bench seating. Just my 2 cents. Hoping that the ball gets rolling very soon for ya! Praying for it! I know how long of a process it's been for you.

Em and the Fam said...

I guess it depends on just how many you hope to grow to!
Which design has the most seat belts? Is there a difference?