Friday, May 31, 2019

Congratulations on graduating Aubrey!

It's been a fun week in Michigan and we've got even more celebrating to do. Abby graduated last Friday, and this Friday it's Aubrey's turn!

And it wouldn't be a graduation if there weren't a bunch of people to help celebrate with her.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy 70th Birthday Celebration Richard and Chi!

Happy 70th birthdays Richard and Chi! Since we're in Michigan and they used to live in Michigan, a party was planned with all their friends.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Ian loses his first tooth!

For the past couple weeks now, Ian has had a wiggly tooth. And any time you look over at him, he's usually wiggling it. Finally on this trip to Michigan it started getting really loose.

Read on for the rest.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Congratulations on graduating Abby!

Congratulations Abby!

We've got lots of people here to celebrate with you.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bugles Taste Test

We certainly love our taste tests and we've got another one already.
I happened upon a whole bunch of different Bugles flavors, not only the regular savory ones, but also some interesting looking sweet flavors too.
The kids were excited, telling us how they were going to eat some Beagles. No, not Beagles guys. Bugles. I know they're a favorite of Theresa's too.

There's 7 flavors to try. Original, Bold BBQ, Nacho Cheese, Hot Buffalo, Churro, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Caramel.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

S'mores Oreo Taste Test

According to reports, this summer Oreo is releasing 4 new flavors. Oreo has separate releases for each of them versus releasing them all at once. The first of which is S'mores Oreo! Later flavors will include a Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip, Maple Creme, and an Oreo Thin Latte Creme.

Rater than wait until August to try them all at once, we're tackling them one at a time.

I like the packaging for this one with the camping tent. And I like how Oreo did the layers of the creme. There are two separate horizontal layers of creme. One marshmallow and another chocolate, and they both have different textures. That marshmallow texture is really gooey and sticky like a marshmallow.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Orange Vanilla Coca-Cola and an Orange Cream Soda Taste Test

After 12 years, Coca-Cola recently announced a brand new flavor. Orange Vanilla Coke!
It wasn't a question of whether we would be trying it. It was a question of what we would be trying it with. A friend suggested pitting it against other Orange Cream sodas and I thought that was an excellent idea.

I was able to find 4 other kinds of Orange Cream sodas, plus I couldn't help but get the original Creamsicle bars that these are trying to imitate. Let's get tasting!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Revenge of the 5th

You can't celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th, without also celebrating Revenge of the 5th. 


Saturday, May 4, 2019

May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th Be With You today!
It's Star Wars Day and we've got to celebrate!
Our hats of course are all Star Wars themed. Theresa and I have a Wampa hat and a Yoda hat from Disneyland. Ian and Alli are wearing really cool hats from Tokyo Disneyland. Ian's got a Rebel Pilot plush hat and Alli is wearing a plush Darth Vader hat. When I set the hats out for everyone to pick, she was quick to grab Darth Vader. Why did you pick that hat Alli?
Alli - I like Darth Vader. He fights bad guys.
Um, Alli. Darth Vader is a bad guy.
Alli (shocked) - What?!?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2019 Lay's Turn Up The Flavor Chip Taste Test

In 2013 there was Chicken and Waffle, Sriracha, and Cheesy Garlic Bread.
2014 brought Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Cappuccino, Mango Salsa, and Wasabi Ginger.
2015 had West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro, and Southern Biscuits and Gravy.
2016 showcased Chinese Szechaun Chicken, Brazilian Picanha, Greek Tzatziki, and Indian Tikka Masala.
2017 had Everything Bagel with cream cheese, Crispy Taco, and Fried Green Tomato.
In 2018 there was an incredible 12 regional flavors. West Coast Truffle Fries (returning), Thai Sweet Chili, Chile Con Queso, Fried Pickles with Ranch, Bacon Wrapped Jalepeno Popper (returning), Fried Green Tomatoes (returning), Deep Dish Pizza, Cajun Spice, Ketchup (returning), Pimento Cheese, Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice, and New England Lobster Roll.

Now it's 2019 and Lay's is mixing flavors and music. There's Wavy Electric Lime and Sea Salt (inspired by Pop Music), Flamin' Hot Dill Pickle Remix (inspired by Hip Hop), and Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese (inspired by Rock and Roll).

A Spring Break Trip to Florida - Disney Springs

Continuing our Spring Break visit to Florida, next we went to Disney Springs! I have to say, I do like the parking garages here now. The flat parking lot didn't have near enough spaces to park.