Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekend Fun with Lady Friends

A group of us celebrated Erica's birthday with cupcakes and beer.
The birthday girl with her gift from me.
Very appropriate, especially given where we work!
The next day, I went to a wedding shower with my mom and sis held at the Edsel Ford property.
The shower was in honor of the lovely Stephanie, who is getting married this June!  Stephanie is one of the "Ya-Ya kids", a term reserved for the sons & daughters of the women who are a part of what can only be described as a seven person female mafia- the Ya Ya's (of which my mom is a proud member).
The Ya-Ya's first banded together while working at the Bovenschen school and have been friends for over thirty years.  
Their main pastime, beside shopping @ Nordstrom's, is getting scolded and/or kicked out of restaurants for being "too loud."  Seriously.  This happens constantly!
Close up of the gorgeous centerpieces.
The happy couple- Stephanie and her almost husband John!
Mother of the bride and crazy Ya-Ya Kathy (also known as Kate or Trixie).  
We couldn't get over the fact that she was taking pics with a disposable camera!  
I didn't even know they made these anymore!
Um, how do these things work again?!
After the shower was over, my mom & I walked around the property a little bit, which was so beautiful.
I tried to strike some fierce poses, but it was really, really cold!
It was so gorgeous by the water...
...but pretty freezing!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fam Love

These pics are a little old- my fault.  But, I couldn't help posting them cause them make me smile.  We had a little family b-day celebration for myself and my Uncle Howard back in March.
Birthday buddies
Uncle Howard receives a classic Dad gift.
Molly definitely enjoyed the party.
So did Henry.
And, of course, my Mom had to cause trouble by introducing this bizarre game into the mix.
Purchased at the dollar store, naturally.
You push the guys down and when they pop back up, you try to catch them in the air with the handled baskets.  
So basically, these pointy, plastic projectiles exploding in your face as you try frantically to catch them.
My mom was never one to worry too much about things like "putting your eye out."  Usually, she is encouraging someone to do something wildly inappropriate- like "hey, if you put Grandma's wig on and let me take a picture of it, I'll pay you a dollar" type things.  OR, she is trying to light something on fire- seriously!  The lady is a pyro.

Needless to say, I love her.
Henry and I didn't do to bad, but Hen was definitely better at it than I.

April Lately: Mostly Carbs

My sister Kara wore this outfit to breakfast at my Mom's house the other day.  I really love this particular "ensemble", though is it is pretty tame compared with some of the other things I've seen her wear in the morning.  Kara is not truly awake until about an hour after she gets up, so it's always fun to see what she'll thrown on in a half conscious state...
We also ate this @ the same breakfast- a pull apart cinnamon roll from Pinwheel Bakery.  If you haven't yet visited Pinwheel Bakery in Ferndale, check it out!  They actually operate out of the Red Hook Coffee Shop now, so stop by if you like coffee & amazing bake goods- I recommend their key lime bars and raspberry brownies.  And their Mexican chocolate cupcakes.  AND, I guess pretty much everything they sell.
When we got home, Pruitt allowed me to pet him, which was exciting.
I actually think he looks kind of creepy in the photo above, so I am posting this one too.
Just to reinforce his handsomeness.
We just kind of kept eating the rest of the day...apparently that's all we do.

For those of you who know what Pinkberry is, this place, Bloomberry on Woodward, comes pretty close.
We did do one non-related food thing: shopping in Birmingham.
And we scored these!
The next day, in order to continue carb loading, we went to Polish Village in Hamtramck for dinner.  
I really love this place.
CJ got a hungarian pancake.
I got perogies and cabbage rolls (which I ate too fast to get a picture of).

Bonus Photo: Poetic Justice.  This is a photo of President Obama sitting in the Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum on when he visited on Wednesday.  Whatever your politics, I think this photo embodies something that everyone in this country can be proud of.