yes. our search for a "family" vehicle has come to an end. it was not a fun process but it was a learning experience with high reward. it was sad to see the tacoma go... probably more sad for me than for S. i don't want to talk about it. but we finally found a great middle of the road vehicle- a used vw touareg. we love it. it's small and cute yet it's got some power to it so that we are able to pull a boat and tote kayaks and what not. by the way, did i mention we also got a new boat. well... not new new but new to us new. lots going on around here.
oh. and school is off to a great start. seriously, better than i ever hoped. praise the LORD for all our MANY blessings!