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What Happens In Indio...

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Summer has officially begun for my family- for CA Girl her kids are almost done but we decided to start the summer off early with a weekend getaway for our two families in Indio, CA.

As departure day grew closer the kids got more and more excited and then the fun began.
From here on out- Emmy's comments will be in blue- Lourie's in red


Emmy: I was very jealous you were already leaving and I was stuck in the pick-upline.

Lourie:  I was questioning my sanity at this point.  I picked up the kids early from school so that we could get there nice and early--like right at check in.  Thus leaving us with time to get settled, pick up dinner and have time to swim.  Of course in my haste, I didn't think to ask my teen if she had any assignments to catch up on or any tests that day!  D'oh! Not only that, but I missed packing an extra pair of capris for me.  Ooops.  We made excellent time just the same....

But soon we would find out your early departure wasn't so lucky after al…

Blackouts, DWTS, and Variety...Oh My!

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The last three weeks I have had the worst luck with my recaps for DWTS.  Last week it was Verizon's fault for messing with time travel!  This week it was a power failure.  There is never a good time for these things, but when it is 90 degrees outside it makes for cranky people.  Luckily, I have a gas stove and I could light the pilots to cook my dinner.  It was also the same night as Kristin's Variety show at school.  Thank goodness the power had not failed at the high school!

These kids put their hearts and souls into their talents and it showed.  All moms should be and probably were very proud of their kids that night.  Indulge me, as I recap the Variety Show instead of DWTS!  I give you MMHS Variety Show 2012!  I will be brief.

First up The Advanced Women Ensemble singing Wanna Be (The Spice Girls)  Most of these girls chose to dress up...hmmm...questionably.  I will leave it at that.  The performance itself was great.  But I just kept wondering where was their mother?  And…

Pass the Chocolate

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I didn't write anything yesterday cause I was still mentally on vacation here...


My family went there with Emmymom and her family.  She and I will be duel blogging all about our grand adventures this Friday!!  You have to read BOTH blogs.
I actually had a post thought out in my head.  I just never took the time to write it.  I was doing laundry.  Ick.  Dishes.  Bleah.  And editing pictures from the trip.  Now that part was fun.  But it literally took me all day.  Because every time I sat down to do it, I got interrupted or had to go pick somebody up.
From my FB yesterday:  If I am laying on my horn as you are pulling out of your driveway, that should be your signal to STOP.  Brilliance right?  Less than an hour later I was out again to pick up my teen from a rehearsal and another idiot driver tried to change lanes right into me!
 Do you know anyone who this suits?  I do.  And the really stupid thing about those stupid and bad decisions is they are repeated, and then complained a…