Wednesday, May 7, 2008

We are the proud new owners...

Of a big ol' momma 15 passenger van! We're thinking of getting it painted like one of the two famous vans above...what's your vote? ;)
(Truth be told, to get it painted would probably cost more than we paid for the van itself...thank you Lord for basically placing it in our laps!)


Denna said...

I like the second van the best. LOL
I am glad you guys got something bigger.

MamaHen said...

Oh Laine,
Please, please, please paint it like the Partridge Family bus and put "The Ferrill Bunch" on the side. Can you even imagine?
Wendy Clark

Stefanie said...

You have to know, I am CRACKING UP!! I just start giggling when I think of you, teeny tiny YOU, driving that big ol' van!! Chris SO wants to get one of those big boys... he just hasn't broken me down yet. So what kind of deal did you get on it?
You are so right, God IS so good... He might be hinting that you will be needing a lot more seating in your future ;)

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think we should go with the great idea (I think it was Coleman's idea) to sell squares for people to advertise whatever they want and use that $$$ to buy plane tickets to China. :-)

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh Wendy stole my idea!! I LOVE the Partridge Family!! Too funny!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll buy a square on the Ferrill Family Bus! Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in on a square too. Great idea. You should be able to buy 8 tickets to China and 9 (or 10) return tickets. We could even advertise suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the vans. Like the idea of the Ferrill Bunch


Hope for Lucy said...

I vote for Patridge Family---or Ferrill Bunch


Loved that'm getting old.


Leighboe said...

I say let the kids paint it; can't get more original than that! :)

Sherri said...

Let's see, 8 of the seats are filled already.......with one on the way.....are you planning to fill up the rest of the seats?



Tina said...

You go girl!! I saw a family in one of those the other day and I thought of you!! Maybe you can get that show "pimp my ride" to take you on!! LOL..jk

The Young's said...

You are SO funny!!! Congrats on getting it!! You guys need it, I'm sure!! :) Have a wonderful week!
Love ya,

G and C said...

Yea Laine,
One more detail falling into place on your journey!! Jehovah Jireh, the Lord will provide(Gen 22:13,14)!

Dollar General said...


Robyn said...

Laine, I know I mentioned the mystery machine at church first but I am partial to the Partridge Family. I loved me some Keith Partridge!! But I do love me some Scooby Doo--not Scrappy Doo but Scooby. Maybe we can paint one side crimson and white and the other orange and blue HA!! I can't wait to go for a ride in the Ferrill Funmobile!!
Love you guys!!

Trace Car Driver said...

so glad God is providing all you need... i bet you are the coolest, best dressed momma and lookin good driving that big ol van :) hey - jon and kate drive one too - ha! (do ya'll ever watch that show? we love it!)

Anonymous said...

I can't see the second picture for some reason. But Robyn stole my idea. I like the Mystery Machine!!

So did you get a yes?

Journey to Lilly! said...

hahahahh!! I love it!! I vote the Partridge Family Bus!! A friend of mine has a 15 pas & she has each of her children in stick figure on the back door!! Hey, you have just enough room now to pick up the Pintaro bunch!! Between the two of us we are 15!! But only until you bring home ...How many??? more sweet babies?? God is so good!!
lv u,

Mike and Barb said...

Love, Barb

Ohilda said...

WOOOHOOO!!!! Sounds like such fun! I would definitely go with the "The Ferrill Family" on the side.


Nicole said...

WOW! Can't wait to see pics of it!!!

Anonymous said...

You know, since you homeschool and often do it on the go (like me!) you could do the Magic School Bus!!!

mommyofmany said...

WELCOME to the Big Family Bus Club! We're happy to have you as new members!

Greg and Steph said...

Love the van!
I like the Partridge Family!
However, my dad had a school bus that he painted an American Flag across it. That was back in his "flower-child" days. LOL!
Steph ;)

Lisa said...

I always loved the Partridge family bus. I love the square idea. Are we still on for Wed?

Amie said...


PMP when I saw this post... can I fight you for the partridge family idea, that is a hoot!!! Ferrill bunch on the side, even funnier.

One question, have you figured out how to park yours? any tips? Cause I haven't. I am parking in thr furthest spot away in the next town and the kids are having to hike to the store cause I am a big ol baby and I am afraid I am going to back over a little grandpa who won't be fast enough to get out of the way when he sees that monstrosity backing towards him.

Happy Big Ol' momma van day! Please send pics..LOL


Anonymous said...

That's sooo funny. I just asked Michele Willis what does a mother of 7 drive? And you have answered my question....even with pictures.