Why does Maggie never want to look directly at the camera? She’ll look right at me, I’ll pull the camera out and – BAM! - she immediately looks the other direction.
Such a diva! I’ll get her smiling face… one day.
Both Maggie and Derek were very excited to wish their mom a very Happy Mother’s Day today.
They both went in on the card, but I think Derek is still waiting on Maggie’s half. Man, that dog is cheap. Kidding!
Derek and I spent the afternoon/evening celebrating Mother’s Day with his parents and grandparents back on the west coast. It’s actually really nice having our parents semi-near each other (approximately 2 hours apart), so we can see both families on any given holiday. We did the same morning-with-my-parents and afternoon-with-his-parents equation over Christmas and it worked out great. As long as we don’t move out of state – we’re golden.
Derek’s mom had purchased a Groupon deal for a local BBQ places ages ago and had been waiting for a crowd of people to feed it with. The deal was for a bbq FEAST that included enough meat, sides, and veggies to feed a family of 8 easily. I can see why she was waiting!
Everything looked and smelled amazing. I don’t eat genuine BBQ food often, but when I do, I enjoy it.
(anyone else prefer their corn not on the cob?!)
I also had a rib, some coleslaw, and extra fruit salad that missed the camera. Everything was delicious.
For dessert, Derek’s Dad made homemade angel cake (and, by homemade, I mean he said his secret ingredient was “just adding water to the mix” <- he’s a funny one!) with fresh strawberries and cool whip.
Strawberry shortcake for the win!
We stayed late at his parents’ place discussing cellphones and data plans. I think we’re *this close* to convincing them to go the smartphone route. I’m trying to win them over on features such as photo messaging, GPS (<-big want for them!), and games (also, very important). They both have very basic phones right now and are in the market for something new. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
On another completely unrelated note…. I’ve gotten a little deeper into 50 Shades of Grey. Oh me. Oh my. I’m not saying it’s the best book ever, but I’m starting to see what all the fuss is about – all of a sudden I’m finding it hard to put down.
And, with that, I’m off to read.