By: Jennifer Murray

Videos of a “Venturous” Vacation: The Final Chapter

Our Videos of a “Venturous” Vacation Video Series is finally coming to a close! Shewwww! Thank goodness there’s no upcoming Disney World, Grand Canyon, etc. vacations in the near future! It’s taken me 3 weeks to blog about a 4 day weekend! =) However, I have enjoyed sharing our “Ventures” with you and hope you’ve taken a little humor and pleasure in our amusements!

Here it is the Final Episode. (My apologies for my lack of coherency and to any Walgreens employees.)

We received our new van on Monday night from DEAR DEAR friends who made us an incredible offer on their 2004 Honda Odyssey. We are have already become Ody enthusiast! Guess we’ll have to join the Ody Club! (Yes, it does exist.) Special thanks to the Brunings and to Brad’s parents for letting us borrow their vans while we were in transition.

Our favorite features, which are unique to us as quad parents, are that we can fit 3 car seats across the back row (meaning for the first time we could actually carry an additional passenger + much easier access for “locking and loading”) and there’s enormous rear storage for the wagon and all of the quad gear! Yesterday was the boys first ride in it, complete with frozen custard from Ritter’s to celebrate! God truly provided for our needs and we praise Him for orchestrating all the details!

14 Responses to “Videos of a “Venturous” Vacation: The Final Chapter”

  1. Lindsay
    May 22, 2008 at 5:10 pm #

    I was cracking up with the video.. love the dog in the random car. So glad you guys got a new van! So where is the next road trip?

  2. Jolly Johnstons
    May 22, 2008 at 7:12 pm #

    Yay for new wheels! God is good.

  3. Kate
    May 22, 2008 at 7:45 pm #

    Congrats on the new van! The Odyssey is my dream car! Oh my…you know you’re a mom when you’re dream car is a type of mini-van. :-/ They are so super nice though…I’m so happy you guys got one!

  4. Following HIM
    May 22, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Loved the video. Glad the six hours were not that bad! Brad looked like a trooper! Hope the milk was better at CVS:)

  5. Kiki
    May 22, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    Nice van! And the 3 car seats across the back sounds so nice and I’m not a parent of quads, just almost 3 kids all in car seats and I am pretty sure that with the car seat laws, I will have 3 in car seats at some point.

  6. Jenny
    May 22, 2008 at 10:41 pm #

    You will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Odyssey! I always said I would NEVER own a mini-van, but we just recently purchased on ’01 Odyssey. It’s WONDERFUL! So glad y’all had a safe journey.

  7. twarpula
    May 22, 2008 at 11:18 pm #

    Oh you will LOVE your Odyssey!! I had the 04 version and now I own the 06. We upgraded to the other simply because it came with an 8th seat and with our 4 it is perfect!! Good choice. I love how the kids can get in and out with no trouble. And you can’t beat the gas milage on it. Plus it is one of the safest cards out there.
    Enjoy! -tanya (mom to 5 yr old twins, 3 yr old, 21 month old)

  8. Gen McNulty
    May 23, 2008 at 2:00 am #

    Hey Mama!
    I tagged your for a game.. come by and see.


  9. debi9kids
    May 23, 2008 at 2:28 am #

    Yeah! Glad to see you got the new van!
    I am sad your trip is over! I was really enjoying getting to know you all so personally.
    Can’t wait til your next trip!
    🙂 Debi

  10. My2Gs
    May 23, 2008 at 6:54 am #

    I just love your videos and how you guys can smile and laugh through all of it. We are getting ready to take our kids (3 and 9 months) on a road trip to North Carolina tonight…..13 hours in the van. We have a Dodge grand caravan and this will be our first big road trip in it. We’re driving through the night, so hopefully both kids will be fast asleep for the majority of it 🙂

  11. Charity Donovan
    May 23, 2008 at 10:07 am #

    The video is hilarious! So you did get 3 carseats in the back row??? We were told this was impossible & we had to have a vehicle with this option since we are a quads + 1 child family. We will be looking at those next then! Thanks for the info!!! =)

  12. Williams' bunch
    May 23, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    Glad you got your van…the picture looks nice.
    I liked the random dog in the car,too…pretty funny.. 🙂

  13. andrea
    May 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    So funny! I loved the banter on whether objects in viewfinder are closer that they appear…And congrats on the new van!


  14. Terri
    May 23, 2008 at 3:13 pm #

    Enjoyed the videos. thanks for sharing with all of us! Congrats on the new car!

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