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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Unexpectedly Memorable




Today we became a two vehicle family, the grateful owners of a car in which our older teenagers will be able to learn to drive (you can't legally learn in a 14 seater min-bus). The children were very excited to see it for the first time, not giving my husband a chance to even hop out of the car before exploring....

Due to unexpected supply issues, we have waited five months for this particular car and today it was available for collection in a nearby town where my Mum lives. The children had drawn up a rotation plan showing who would sit where in the new car on our journey home. We had two scheduled stops so the children could swap seats between our mini-bus and the new car.




Master J had been at school all day, he enjoyed a ride late this afternoon, and so did I. A short turn in the driver's seat highlighted how different it is driving a car again after four years of mini-bus driving.

February 29th comes but once every four years. This one has unexpectedly become very memorable for our family.

Sharing at Project 52: A Great Leap.



31 comments:

Jan said...

Looks great, Karen, and blessings for many happy, safe years with the car.

Carrie said...

what an exciting day! Cool color! Green is so bright and cheery. I drive a green car ;)

Bren said...

What a great car, love that apple green :-)

Isabelle said...

Love the color... one of these days you'll see butterflies "riding" along with you and ladybugs too :))

Ruby said...

Lovely color. Have fun riding your new car!!

Giga said...

Niech uczącym się dzieciom jeździć samochodem, ten kolor szczęście przyniesie. Moja córka ma podobny kolor autka. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.*** Let the children learning to drive a car, this color will bring happiness. My daughter has a similar color toy cars. Best regards.

Andrea said...

Congratulations Karen, beautiful color, enjoy it much

May said...

CONGRATS to your kiddos!!!!
The car color is awesome and am sure nobody will want to ride in the mini bus again...:D
Am so envious of your gorgeous blue skies, sunshine and the lovely green!!!! And your blog header..to die for!!

Marion said...

Nice color! Hope it will give lots of fun!
Best regards, marion

Sylvia K said...

How terrific for all of you, Karen! Love the color!! Happy weekend!!

Sylvia

Deanne said...

Very exciting for your family!

Linda R said...

What a cool car.. I love the color of it.. I bet you all have great big smiles on!!!

Hugs, Linda

Connie Smiley said...

Such a cute car, and a well ordered family!

Cathy said...

Blessings mount up, five months...wow. I must say I love the color of this vehicle. Everyone will see you coming and going, and you will be able to spot your car without any trouble in the parking lots!

Nadege, said...

Great color and the right size for the kids to learn, easy to handle.

Jeanne said...

what a lovely green that car is, and your kids do all look very excited. Safety for all of them! as they learn to drive, and peace to you , as this is a rather harrowing experience having your kids drive off. I remember it well. Congratulations on your new addition and have fun with it!.

Lesley said...

What a cute little car!!

Gillian Olson said...

Great story, love the colour of the new car too!

Marie said...

How wonderful to have a new car! I love the color!

thefisherlady said...

It's gorgeous!
What a wonderful way to make this 29th a memory! Many happy and safe driving days to you all! God bless all the travels!
Your kids look excited!

Seeing Each Day said...

I think that's so funny/sweet that the children had planned the rotation and you had to stop during the route to change seats!!! Very nice colour by the way. Is it your older two at the moment who get to drive it?

s.c said...

Somebody must have thought about nature by choosing this car. Or you don't want any disturbing elements in your photo,s in the garden. Looks great.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What fun for the family.

Jo`s Garten said...

That is a nice one! Have fun and drive safe!
Best wishes from Berlin
Jo

Angela Häring-Christen said...

That's a nice colour and a cute car. Good luck!
Greetings from Switzerland
Angela

Barb said...

What a cute ride and a great color - no wonder the kids are in love! I remember those days of teens learning to drive. (Very nerve-wracking!) Stay calm.

Ocean Soul said...

What a great reason to leap for joy on Leap Day! The teenage drivers must be ecstatic! Oh, and excellent choice with the Honda...we are a Honda family too! LOL.

Liz said...

Congratulations on the new addition! I am sure Miss E (19) will be overjoyed to finally have the chance to drive, let alone the others of yours who are old enough to learn. A very exciting time for the family. The younger ones look so excited. Beautiful shots of a lovely memory.

Marty said...

I love to see your family, your blond children !

julie ball said...

How fun! The new car already fits into your neighborhood - everything's so green and beautiful! :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the colour, have fun with the new car:)

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