For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekend Fun

Brad and the boys spent Friday and Saturday(until evening) on a church trip to"Super Start" in OK. The boys had been looking forward to this event for over a month, and the days finally arrived. Both boys talked their dad into being a sponsor. Brad doesn't really mind, as he loves to share these experiences with the kids, and he is so great with Pre -teens. All three left in high spirits but returned somewhat worse for wear. Brad wasn't feeling so great (his allergies were getting him down), and the boys apparently didn't sleep,thus being "grumpy pants" the whole evening. An early bedtime Saturday night was definitely in order.
While the big boys were away, mom spent time at home with the other kiddos. Nate asked a friend to spend Friday night, and they had such a good time. I enjoyed watching(and listening) as they interacted together. We rented movies and had a "movie party" on Friday night. On Saturday, they spent a few hours playing. Their very favorite thing to play was blocks. I loved the terrific tower they built, and the fact that it was turned into a "hot wheels" station....very creative! My girls spent hours playing dolls and house mom spent her time cleaning house and finishing some laundry. I am so thankful for this time because I now feel somewhat more organized and"together" again.
We decided some family time was in order on Sunday. So, after church, we went out to lunch and spent the day "dream" shopping. My washer and dryer(the dryer is 13 yrs old)are on the blink. I am hopefully wishing for a nice front loading set in the next few we began our research. The boys had fun day dreaming about flatscreen TV's, sound systems, new computers, and video games... yeah, a few hours spent at the electronics store! The girls had more fun looking at pretty dresses and new spring outfits. I am so proud of all of us... we did all this "dream" shopping and only bought Mandy's Easter Dress(and it was on sale).
Does anyone have "front loading" washers and Dryers? Any recommendations?? The sales guy said LG's are the highest consumer rated... just wondering??
P.S. My friend Kimi is having a giveaway on her blog site...check it She is giving away the cutest personalized(with your child's name) clippies. Her blogspot is just tons of fun to read and such a testimony!


Jill and Rick said...

Sounds like you guys ALL had a busy, but good weekend.

Kim, we've got a set of front-loading LG washer/dryer and I love them. We didn't get the stands that go under them, because I knew I'd never be able to reach into the cabinets over the machines if they were any higher. One caveat on the washers; they tend to get a little musty smelling. I have to keep the washer door open when not in use, and I clean out the rubber seal in the door, plus run a "clean tub" sanitizing load with a little bleach occasionally.

I love the fact that they use less water and less detergent, they're quiet, plus you can do some pretty big loads in them. (Plus I confess that I love the way they look!)

I also picked out a little work station that fits right between them and I can fit my soap and other stuff in there too.

Happy shopping!


David and Sarah said...

Looks like the little boys had a great time! Nothing like the imaginagion and creativity of children.