Tuesday, July 9, 2013

more salads and reptiles

well this blogging thing has turned into kinda a weekly check-in huh-----i am sure i will be looking for things to do and hopefully writing more, after robyn and dillon's up-coming wedding

we are busy getting the last touches in order--the music finalized--the bows finished ----and maybe settling on one cake she loves----

but i am sure i will bore y'all to death afterwards with "tmi"---

Sunday we celebrated frank's birthday----we had pizza and a couple of salad's i made-----i once again brought out my award winning (jk) green salad, you might remember, the one with the almonds, cranberries and oranges---this time, i didn't dress it with the raspberry vinaigrette but gave a choice---forgetting i didn't have the "zesty" italian, my oldest grandson wanted---tried a new pasta creation---steamer bags,  of broccoli, fettuccine with sun dried tomato dressing--big hit

we had cake of course but i added a make your own ice-cream sundae, table----i was in a bit of a dilemma--cause you know how i am---about what 4 flavors of ice-cream to have-----ended up having, golden oreo---not such a hit----chocolate with mini m&m--ehh so so response----but definitely the two favs---girl scout, somoa and birthday blast---

interesting to me---the gummy bears were virtually untouched, while the gummy worms were gone, before you could say, candy reptile-----the chocolate syrup was used a lot and the cool whip----even though one of my grandsons, was careful to point out, that i was basically serving oil, not cream----he shared this as he mounted the oily mess on his concoction----

there was much entertainment at this proctor get-together, to be exact, there is never the lack of it at any occasion----they all have a small amount of the performer in them----

haha, i gotta tell y'all this----it might not relay too well in word------as frank was opening one of his presents---i was not aware it was a gift from my son colin and his family-----i mistakingly thought it was the shirt, i had suggested to robyn to get for her dad----she had told me she couldn't get the yellow color but had purchased a polo like it in blue---well when i turned my head and didn't realize the blue t-shirt, frank was holding up to show everyone, was indeed not the one from robyn---i exclaimed, "why did you get that shirt"--to which my son, defended---"well mom, it's a nice summer t-shirt"----i wondered, why is he coming to robyn's defense------thank goodness, i soon figured out what he thought---i quickly tried to explain, to no avail----they will not let me forget my rudeness---

oh and yeah---skip the fruit for the sundae spread--just keep it in the frig for yourself later

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  1. Sounds like Frank had a good birthday! Wait, the gummy bears were untouched??? That means there's leftovers for me. Right?

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    1. haha yeah, a whole baggy full---thanks!!

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    2. Can you FedEX them to me? I'll pay the shipping.

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    3. haha just seeing this one---i am afraid robyn did attack them later :(

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  2. I love your posts! I'm glad Frank had a nice birthday. I'm sure my kids would take those gummy bears off your hands. :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. haha as i do yours, my friend---yeah i was really surprised the gummy bears didn't sell----hope your week is good too :)

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  3. Ice cream sundaes....yum! Makes me reconsider my recent request for cheesecake for my birthday!

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    1. well i wouldn't want to make you not have cheesecake---love it!!!---but i will tell you, i probably shouldn't have had a cake--no one hardly touched it except my youngest grand-daughter who was eating it with her hands when no one was looking :)

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  4. The wedding will be perfect, just remember to enjoy it and don't worry, share pictures too.

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    1. i hope it will get close to perfect---and i hope to remember to enjoy it---oh i will certainly share pics---thanks :)

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  5. Weddings take a lot of organising so you must be busy. Gummy bears wouldn't have lasted long at our place! Glad you had a nice family birthday celebration.

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    1. i have worked on other weddings, but my daughter's has really had me stressed!!! yes it was nice to get away from the wedding plans and have a relaxing celebration---thanks suzanne :)

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  6. Happy Birthday, Frank!

    I'm guessing your grandson pays close attention to commercials, huh?

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    1. haha apparently so----thanks ms. a--i will pass your birthday wishes along :)

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  7. Big open family picnics are wonderful. No expectations outside fun and food. A few laughs are good, too.

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    1. haha yep plenty of laughing was had by all, joanne ;)

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  8. I was at a birthday party for my friend's mom ...they are twins (kate and peggy) and their mom was turning 60. When she opened this one gift ( I cant even remember what it was),Peg says out loud and sarcastic to die for..."Nice, present Katie...whaddya get that for?!" To which her grandmother said..."I bought that." It was terrible...at least yours was really funny! Needless to say , Peg has never lived it down.

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    1. haha and i won't live this down either---we never let anything go---everyone loves to dig and tease----but that's funny about your family too!

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  9. Sounds like a happy time. My husband's birthday is about a week away. I'm planning some fun for him.

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    1. it really was a nice evening---oh fun susan---let us know how it goes---early happy birthday to your sweetie :)

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  10. Sounds like you had a great celebration.

    I would have left the gummy (anything) on the table or pushed on the floor. :)

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    1. yeah we really did have fun---i know, i am not too big on the gummy stuff either, teresa :)

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  11. Good Luck with the wedding! Aren't families wonderful? They test the ties that bind at times. But, at least they do come and help celebrate.

    Everyone seems to be blogging less these days. It is summer, after all.

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  12. Make your own sundaes sounds like a fun idea! I would have made a cake too. What's a birthday party without cake?

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  13. Sounds like a great time as had by all. Salad, self service sundae and cake.....perfect! The count to ten rule often helps avoid a faux pas. There's also "Oh Lord, help me to keep my big mouth shut until I know what I'm talking about".
    Hope you enjoyed the fruit.

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    1. hahahaha i should certainly try one of those in the future---yep still loving the fruit and oil ;)

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  14. How odd that the gummy bears were ignored in favor of the worms. And now you have me curious about the ingredients of birthday blast.

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    1. i thought so too---i think the gummy bears are adorable----well the birthday blast has bits of sprinkles and cake---but i didn't like the consistency of the cake pieces, too chewy---but the kids didn't seem to mind :)

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  15. Happy Birthday to Frank!!! Sounds like all parties should be at your house. :)
    Marie

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    1. awww that's sweet, i will send your wishes along, marie :)

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  16. LOL. Open mouth, insert foot. ;) I've had a few of those moments with my hubby too--and he just gives me funny looks. Thankfully he gets that the brain is running a little slower than the tongue.

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    1. haha you too--good to know i am not alone ;)

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  17. Hi Lynne, I hope you had a great Independence day.

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    1. yeah thanks anthony--we didn't have the traditional one like we usually do, but it was good--hope yours was too :)

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  18. Sounds like a lovely birthday celebration! I could sure use some of that Somoa ice cream right now. Sounds delish!

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    1. it was fun---you know, i didn't even taste that kind!

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  19. I get the whole blog check in thing. That's kinda how it's been on my blog this summer too. I don't think you can post too much about a wedding : )

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    1. yeah, especially this summer for me---haha we will see :)

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