Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Marshmallow shooters YES, after shave NO

Well the Sea Witch is back.  High tailed it off to Aurora, Colorado to bring my grandmother's engagement ring to my son to give to the woman who stole his heart.  This was a quick trip planned to surprise her and I got to meet Cristi for the first time (after a year of phone conversations) and her delightful children...three more raviolis for me!!! 

In typical "Easterner" style, we celebrated with fresh lobsters.  "Uncle Kevin" sprung for this celebratory feast and we ate like rock stars.

Everyone sat around the table with good food, good drink and lots of love.

How wonderful that both my sons gave family rings to the women who love them.  My oldest son gave his wife my mother's engagement ring. My youngest son gave his soon to be wife my grandmother's engagement ring.  And, I wear the ring my husband's mother wore.  Yes, you can say it, we are hopeless romantics when it comes to family diamond rings. 

So, what does all of this ring business have to do with marshmallow shooters and after shave?  Well, it's all about not checking baggage and running items through carry on.  I had packed four marshmallow shooters (guns) with a bag of miniature marshmallows for the kids and my son. My honey insisted that these would in all likelihood be confiscated by TSA since they looked like guns.  I couldn't find anything on the TSA website that said I couldn't bring them, so I was ready to take the chance.
I sail through security without a problem (and I have four of these babies in my carryon) honey gets pulled aside, frisked, poked and x-rayed because he has a small bottle of after shave. 

Contraband to TSA so they confiscate it.  The marshmallow shooters were a huge hit and got lots of play time by kids and the big boys.  I think Squirt, the dog liked it best because she would eat up every mini-marsh she could find so there was never anything left behind.

A short vid of the kids attacking my son's best friend in the kitchen.  If you watch closely, you can see the mini-marshmallows shooting all over the place.  These silly little toys kept everyone laughing and playing for hours.  Don't you love a house full of love?

So now I'm trying to play catchup at work and also read all of the posts that I have missed.  Please give me some time to read and then drop by and say hello.  I miss my blogging friends and all that life plans around you. Blessings to you all. Sea Witch 


Doris Sturm said...

I don't understand why they would take aftershave? I never read this being one of the things you can't bring...I know about scissors and knitting needles, but after shave? Well, I've not flown for a while, I guess things have changed in the past 5 years.
Sounds like you have a nice family life and thanks for sharing it with us.

Jacque said...

I missed ya Witch!!

You sure are becoming a much needed woman! I am so happy to hear the great news!

Have a great week catching up!

Barb said...

I'm so excited for you. I love the fact that the family rings have been passed down- very romantic.

The video was too much fun. I will be on the search for Marshmallow Shooters.

big hugs,

Tristan Robin said...

I have never heard of marshmallow shooters - I may have to get a couple of those.

Sounds like a lovely weekend - lucky you!

Debby said...

I loved reading this post! Sounds like a beautiful family. MArshmallow shooters!!!!! SLURP!!!! hehehe..I have to remember to show my hubby the lobster pics, he will love it.

J said...

What a lovely post, so nice to see you all happy!


One Vintage Hag said...

What a lovely romantic post Sea Witch ~ The marshmellow shooter part of your story was fabulous, enjoyed the video. I think my Solider would enjoy one of those ~ where did you find them?
Best wishes to your son & his new love,
♥, hag

Bettyann said...

what a lovely, romantic family..congrats to you and your family...3 more raviolis yippeeee..take care and welcome back..

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Welcome back!

Congratulations to you son and new daughter-in-law to be! The Ring is lovely and I think that is a wonderful tradition to keep.

Those lobsters were tremendous! WOW! I love lobster and that photo made me

I'm glad the TSA did not confiscate your fun marshmallow guns! They almost took a box of fudge I bought as a gift once, and they did take a bottle of Guinness mustard I bought in Ireland. :-( I didn't think of mustard as a liquid -- obviously my mistake!

♥ Pat

Ann Nutter said...

TSA makes no sense. Best to confiscate that Old Spice! I suppose it was over 2 oz. I still maintain that the terrorists got their way with us on 9/11. Look at how we travel now. Love your blog, but I think you know that already.

Kathleen said...

Wow, sounds like a great time was had by all. Nothing like family. LOved the pics, and the story about the after shave. Hugs, Kathleen

Ana said...

Awesome news...Congratulations to your son and his bride to be. Oh and what a way to celebrate...Lobster looks good. And it sounds like those shooters were a big hit. So happy everyone had a great time. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,