Last Saturday while out running errands w/ dream boy, I get a text from a friend asking me my favorite color?
I reply - "Blue - why?"
She says, "Never mind."
It drives me a little crazy when people do that, so I'm sure that's why she did it!
Later that night at #2 son's college soccer during half time my friend appears on the field by me & hands me a brown paper gift bag and says, "Happy belated 50th birthday! Molly & I wanted to get you something special."
When I opened it up I was so excited ------ it's a Gurgle Pot!!!
There is a store in Holland that sells these. Last year I came across them, but then all of a sudden the store was gone. My heart was so sad to see this little store gone as it was very unique. But then a few weeks ago while wandering the downtown streets of Holland I see the Gurgle Fish in the window of a store & realize that the store wasn't closed, they had just moved to a better location!!!
The story of this pot is that this guy was at a wedding in France. There were no available hotel rooms, so several of the guests were hosted by French families. While sitting at the dinner table with his host family, he not able to speak French & they not able to speak English, he picked up this Fish & poured himself some water. He realized the fish gurgled when he tipped it 1/2 way. So you can imagine the amounts of water he drank while enduring 3-4 hour dinners. When he returned to the states he began his quest to recreate this pot......and walaah! You see the finished product above.
I love it!
Then yesterday at school the secretary from the front office calls me & tells me something was delivered for me. Since it was my 30th wedding anniversary, I'm thinking dream boy sent something & was a little miffed as he sent me a huge bouquet on my birthday last week & it was to cover both!
Well, much to my surprise this is what I found......
Isn't it adorable? It's a fruit bouquet - completely edible! It was a "thank you" from a couple who's engagement session I did this past July. Can you say Awww??
Sorry dream boy - I goofed when I thought it was from you.
When I got home from school I wanted to make a special treat for dream boy to celebrate our 30th anniversary. He called & told me not to make dinner as we were going out, but he didn't tell to not make dessert!
I found this recipe last summer online & have been wanting to try it, but was waiting for (a) the weather to cool down so I could bake
(b) a very special occasion
This is a triple decker Boston Cream Pie Cake! It's made totally from scratch - I felt a little like Julia Childs making this tasty treat! Between the batter & the custard it has 14 eggs in it! Oh.My.Goodness. Delicioso I tell ya!
We went to a quaint little Italian restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo for dinner. The owner seated us at our table & asked what brought us out? When we told him that it was our 30th anniversary he pulled out the wine list & told us that any bottle we chose was 1/2 price just for us! Our dinner was absolutely scrumptious.
Before we left to go to dinner we went out into the backyard to take some pictures. I had asked #1 son to come out & take them and after a few shots, I wasn't seeing in the camera what was in my head. So I thanked him & then went & got my tri-pod.
While I was playing around with some shots, this is what dream boy decided to do....
Now this was a Kodak Moment - he doesn't normally clown around in front of the camera like this!
Well, I got out the tripod & had dream boy all set up & then leveled my tripod & camera. I was standing on the edge of the retaining wall & when I turned around to jump down & go join dream boy, two blocks from the retaining wall that I was standing on fell off. Down I went and then right behind me down went my tri-pod & camera. Dream boy came running over to make sure I was okay - yep, I am (feeling it a little in my foot this morning) but when I turned around I found my camera & tripod laying in the flower bed behind me.
When I checked it out I could see a scratch on the edge of the lens, but other than that, it seemed to be fine. I took a couple shots & it worked okay. So we moved the tripod & took a few more pics like this...
I love this shot.
When we went into the house I was putting my camera away & went to take a shot of that lucious triple decker cake & realized I couldn't move the zoom on my lens. Uh oh - it's NOT okay. I am so bummed! It took pictures okay, but I have no way to zoom with this lens. It was my smaller one so fortunately I can still take pics at #2 son's game this afternoon with my bigger zoom. Dream boy is taking my lens into the shop today as it is right around the corner from where he works. I sure hope they can fix it. I have several photo sessions coming up with seniors & I need that lens!