Image 3 - Our kitchen on cake making day!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Image 3 - Our kitchen on cake making day!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
And I know Jenny does too.
Well I have discovered a cure. At least it works for me. Here it is: really really ridiculously high-pitched singing.
I tried it the other day, and my hiccups were instantly gone. It was amazing. Well, not for those who could hear me (namely, Greg). So when I got the hiccups again a few days later, I looked at Greg and said "You know what I have to do." He started shaking his head and backing away slowly - "No. Please No." "I have to honey. It will only take a second. LaaaaAahhhhhhhhhhhh!" INSTANTLY GONE.
Try it. This is not a trick. And if you are just dating, maybe you should wait until you are married to pull stuff like this. Let me know if it works for you. I am 2 for 2.
Disclaimer: Use at your own discretion. May not be best suited for public places. Side effects may include dizziness, shortness of breath, mild and temporary embarrassment, and mockery.
Monday, May 11, 2009
This weekend we went over to my parent's house to celebrate Mother's day. I have the most amazing mom ever and am so proud to be her daughter. We enjoyed spending the day with my parents, and celebrating my mom.
We went out to lunch together after church and enjoyed some seafood. Then we set out to go blackberry picking. This is a Grosse family tradition. Well, not on Mother's day, and not necessarily every single year :) But, I do have great memories of growing up picking blackberries together as a family, and then coming home and Mom making a delicious fresh blackberry cobbler. So Greg and I have decided to keep up with the tradition, and go out for annual blackberry picking.
This year it was a little tougher to find good blackberries. We must have hit the jackpot last year without realizing it, because Greg and I filled up 2 buckets to the halfway mark. We froze lots of the berries, and made lots of cobblers. This year we had trouble covering even the bottom of our buckets. It was still really fun and my parent's and we both got enough to make a cobbler.
There were plenty of pretty and not so pretty creatures in the field. Here is one of the pretty ones.
After our intensive labor we relaxed in the pool, and my parents told us all about the different kind of plants and flowers in their backyard for when we have a house and a yard. Greg and I are both looking forward to learning a little about gardening.
It was a great Sunday. We missed you Kimmels! And we missed not getting to hang out with the Matterns and Bryants on Mother's Day!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
An e-gift card isn't quite as cool as a regular gift card, but hey I'll take it because it was free. I am going to try to avoid paying shipping costs though. A lot of things at Target have free shipping with $50 purchase. So I will either wait until I accumulate more target e-gift cards, or until I can find a free shipping code (if Target does those).
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
The newlywed's first dance.
Julie and her 3 brothers did a lip sync to "I Will Always Love You". It was my favorite part of the reception :)
After the reception Scott surprised Julie with a horse and carriage ride. Very sweet!
Congrats Julie and Scott!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
We had to fake the surprise picture just for fun.
Greg did a little fishing off of the island and caught several fish. Oh and it is not cold outside; Greg is wearing long sleeves because he got burned.
One of the highlights of the trip for me was when I got to pet a manatee. They would come right up to the docks behind the hotel, and this one was friendly. If ever there is an animal willing to be petted, by all means I will pet it!
One of our nightly dinners.
One day we all rented bikes and biked through a nature preserve.
We also made time by the pool because it was so pretty.
We had perfect weather the whole time and it was a such a wonderful family vacation. It was hard coming back to reality, but we enjoyed Captiva while it lasted.
On an unrelated note, does anyone else want to throw their computer out the window due to blogger spacing issues? I can never get the spacing to come out on the way it looks when I am in edit mode. If anyone has any tips please share!!