Last night I told Mike I could never think of anything to blog about anymore. "Maybe our story is told," he said. It was a good run while it lasted.
He should be the first to know our story isn't all told. In fact, our story has just begun . . . again . . . with the purchase of our new van.
When I called my sister Megan today to tell her about the van (see previous post), she said, "Sweet! Now we have a van to run the Ragnar!"
We were just joking at first. The Ragnar is a 189 mile relay race through some of the hilliest places around here. And, of course, everyone uses vans to transport/sleep in as they pick up runners, drop off others, and wait their turn.
Before long, Megan and I were working out all the details about really running the race. (Yes, I know my foot is a wreck, but we aren't considering that). When I told Mike about it, he asked how it came up -- if it had come up because of our van, and, I had to admit that it had.
"See," he said, "Our van is a dream maker!"
Then, when I told him about my last mean post about our van, he told me I was approaching it all wrong. My van post should have been less, "I'll never be cool again," and more, "Good news! I am now officially and finally THEE coolest person ever. That's right. I own a full size van. Look at it and weep!"
So, that's what this new post is. A proper welcoming to our van.
Welcome. I am so happy you joined us and that you are clean and new and a comfy ride. I am so excited for this Summer when my sister Shannon and I want to take our kids swimming or to the zoo because we'll all be chilling together -- in you. I like that my kids think you are the greatest thing that ever happened, and even though I am a little vain, I have only talked nicely about you to my kids so they won't ever think you are anything but AWE-SOME. And, even though I still mostly drive the truck, I realize from this sudden Ragnar business, that Mike is right -- you are a total dream maker. Who knows what adventures we will dream up now. And that is good because it was looking like our story was done -- it had all been told, but now that you are here, we will still have a stories to tell for years to come. Plus, it turns out that ONLY the coolest people even own full size vans. I can hardly believe I am now one of them.