Sunday, April 27, 2008

weekend update!

on friday afternoon ( after a fun little 'cropping potluck get-together at our house thursday night...) mike and i headed out to Grand Forks for the night to celebrate his 35th birthday!!
( Happy Birthday Honey!!! )
we stayed at a really outdated hotel ( but very clean! ) to save a bit of $$ and the rooms have
THESE!!!!

coint operated "Rest Aid" bed massagers!! HAHAHA!!! ( i stocked up on quarters for this! )
funny stuff....and actually quite relaxing if you do just lay there and RELAX!!!
{ GIGGLE }
...have you ever stayed anywhere and tried one of these???
..anyway, we went to a mexican restaurant that has become a favourite over there called Paradio's and had a fabulous dinner together, I even got to share a mexican fried ice cream with mike this time....( always too full before when i've gone...)



...awwww.....happy birthday sweetie!!!!


we came home yesterday around dinner time and my mom brought home the babes and an ice cream cake to have with mike since he didn't get birhtday cake in the states...( ooppps! )


hhmmmmm....oh yes...also on friday courtney got a much anticipated delivery in the mail...
her new Premier dance jacket to go with her new kilt!! the kilt will take about 5 more weeks to arrive yet, but her beautiful new black jacket is here and looks great on her!!
she will be trying it out at her next competition on sunday may 4!!!!

...and lastly, we have decided to go ahead with a complete kitchen renovation since the 'incident' noted in my last post....
YIKES.
( note the cupboards and counter, and the white floor in the above photo...it will soon be looking like the next photo!! )
we have picked out new cabinets, countertop and sink for the kitchen and we are also finally going to be changing our flooring again too! we are putting a light colored laminate in the living room, hallway and also the kitchen too....
( big sigh, that white linoleum in the hallway and kitchen was a love it / hate it relationship for me.... ) oh yes, can't forget painting too....
anyway, i am telling myself that it is going to look fabulous when it's all done because all the renovating mess is already driving me crazy and we have barely begun....
mike took the wall out over the sink to discover that part of the wall was insulated with 1976 Winnipeg Tribune newspaper!! hahahaha!!
oh well, that's all gonna change now...








10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have fun renovating..the kitchen is the worst room to do...followed closely by the rest of the house! LOL But it will look so good when done! (and it will be a little warmer).

Tara said...

Wow! How exciting though, you will have a brand new kitchen by the end of it!

Can't wait to see it!

T

Anonymous said...

You will never want to leave your new kitchen, you will be baking all the time! ;)
Hope the renos go well
Michele

Anonymous said...

How come everyone is leaving comments on your new kitchen?? I thought everyone would be talking about the little machines in your hotel room on your trip to Grand Forks. Anyhow, I am excited for you over your new kitchen as well. See you soon sweetie. Love Mom

Kim said...

I KNOW!!!
hasn't anyone been on vibrating bed before??
hahahaha!!!!
:O)

Anonymous said...

We don't want to talk about a vibrating bed... in an old hotel too......

Paradisio is the place you ate?

Anonymous said...

Paradisio?

Kim said...

yes...
Paradiso's on Washington...
been there B4??
and we stayed at the Happy Host Inn on 32nd st...just outdated, but clean...my grandparents know the owner..
:O)

Andrea said...

I thought Grandma and Grandpa always stayed at The Plaza in East Grand Forks...that is where Trevor and I always stayed...cheap and clean.

Anonymous said...

tee hee vibrating bed.....

gotta love the retro stuff!