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Posted by Kevin at 10:44 PM | Comments (0)
March 17, 2008
It's as bad as...

After shopping at IKEA this weekend we now have a new definition of bad.

It's no longer as bad as, a "poopy diaper." Now it's as bad as an "IKEA pizza pocket." They were wickedly bad. And I mean that in a literal sense. The whole grain crust was thick, leathery and yuck. The processed meat thing inside was even worse. Take my advice and stay with the meatballs and cinnamon rolls. Those Swedes can make good, cheap furniture but they can't make a pizza pocket.

At least we have a new definition of bad in the McLaughlin house now.

Posted by Kevin at 05:08 PM | Comments (1)
Busy Busy

Let's see. Where exactly did this weekend go? On Friday, I got a tooth yanked that was abscessed. It hurt. The drugs really knocked me out for the rest of the day which was ok except I totally forgot that Grandma Vicki was coming down for the weekend to visit the girls. I was pretty out of it all weekend so I'm not sure what they did. Me, I mostly just slept and tried to recover. Thank goodness for pudding is all I can say!

I did manage to drag my sorry self down to IKEA with Kevin on Sunday and we ordered the rest of our kitchen cabinets. They are arriving on Wed. Yikes! Once they are here we will have no excuse left. The thought of tearing up my kitchen makes me break out in hives but I need to keep looking at the big picture, right? Out with the old and in with the new!

Posted by Chrissie at 04:37 PM | Comments (0)
March 10, 2008

It was a perfect weekend for the coast. The beautiful spring weather held for us all weekend. I'm so glad to hear that Kevin managed so easily without me. All this time I've been hesitant to leave fearing that he'd be in over his head. Now that I know he has things so very well under control? Well, let's just say that the mommy going away weekend once every year is definately going to increase. Yes indeed.

Over the weekend I finished a very cute quilt top that is, unfortunately, earmarked for a family Christmas present so I have to pictures I can post here. We also discovered that the cute local quilt shop was having a going out of business/retirement blow out. It was a little bittersweet. One the one hand, the prices on everything were phenominal. But on the other, that meant no more quilt store in Lincoln City. Sigh. Ah well, I guess that means next time we'll have to try somewhere new.

I wonder if Kat is free next weekend...or do you think that's too soon?

Posted by Chrissie at 04:09 PM | Comments (3)
March 09, 2008
Day 2 and beyond...

Day 1: The night went pretty smooth as well. Leina took her scooter on the walk and thus so did Kulia after a moments reflection. Now I wasn't about to let this turn into a "dad lugs the scooters all the way home trip" but Leina is really good at her scooter now so it wasn't a problem. Both she and Kulia zipped all the way down our hill with only a few falls and no tears. Unfotunately both of them used my leg as an emergency break several times so I'm still feeling the walk 12 hours later.

FYI - the TV bribe still works like a charm. Must remember to continue paying the elctricity bill...

Day 2: We head to Papa & Manny's for dinner tonight so I only have to make it to nap on my own. Only ~6 hours to go, no problem. Strange, the laundry still hasn't taken care of itself? I'll have to ask Chrissie how it goes from upstairs to down, then back upstairs all neatly folded in my drawers. Maybe I need to change the batteries in the laundry basket?

Posted by Kevin at 08:43 AM | Comments (0)