Grocery Store Mishaps & Capturing Joy

So remember yesterday how I mentioned you should come back today for a story about my latest grocery shopping extravaganza?
Well, let me tell you about it-
So the man and I are shopping the aisles like normal grocery shoppers do.
I come across some oatmeal that says "Weight Control"
I think "Oooh, perfect. I think I could use some weight control"
So I do what any woman would do-
grab the box..
turn around to put it in the cart where your man should be standing..
 and say while turning
"Oh, now this scares me-it has 6 grams of Fiber..."
Only to come face to face some stranger woman-not my man.
My face immediately gets bright red as I realize I just expressed my concern to a stranger as to how this oatmeal very well could tear my stomach up causing some sort of bowel movement I didn't particularly want.
{Fiber & I have a love/hate relationship. Minus the love}
I spot my husband doubled over at the other end of the aisle laughing his head off at what just took place.
After erasing every thought out of my head about wanting to punch him in the face or kick him in the shins...
I made my way his direction hysterically laughing which obviously squirted pee out of that area on your body which has the power to do so.
{Can I just mention here my sister thought that particular part on your body started with a "B" instead of a "V" for years and years..oh to be naive again.
Or anatomically challenged..whichever.}
Not only did the above occur, but approximately 29 times during the shopping experience-my shoes decided to slip on the dang grocery store floor causing my body to compulse every which direction as I hung on for dear life to the cart-my husband-the freezer door-etc
in hopes that I wouldn't completely hit the deck.
Miraculously, my booty never made contact with the floor.

Moral of the story: I am never grocery shopping again.
And if I ever do have to, I am going fully prepared with duct tape over my mouth,
gripper socks on my feet, and three layers of panties on.
With an extra two in my purse just for good measure.

On that note, we should probably get into the joyful pictures for the week.
All of which are pictures I captured on our recent getaway to Mackinac Island.
Enjoy the show.
 I will never get tired of taking pictures of flowers. Get used to it.
 My niece smokin' a crayon. Completely normal.
 Hi butterfly.
 My sister. My best friend. My sista friend.
Her eyes? All Natural.

 Yeah, I ate that.
Gettin' stoned.
The man I never want to stop putting my arms around.

There you have it.
Hot dog, that was fun.
You know what comes next-
Link up down thuuuur-
Smack this picture on your blog

{I am doing away with the code...I can never get it to work.
I'm buttoned challenged. Get over it}
and show the world your beauties.
As in pictures.
Doy bird brains.

Happy Weekend Party Animals.
Make it one to write home about.

PS. Thank you for all of the nice comments you made about having a nice body yesterday...
My husband was so flattered you noticed his studly figure ;)
I, on the other hand, am a little disappointed nobody left a blogging device I should use.
He always gets all of the attention...



  1. You never cease to make me laugh. Lord knows I needed it this week. Thanks for being such an awesome blogger. I hope to get out and snap some joy tomorrow- it's been a couple of weeks since I've linked up.

    You make my day! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. bahahahahahahahahahahah on so many levels! i seriously could not stop laughing about the B/V mix up---love that girl!

  3. Always a hilarious read. Love it. You are too cute!!!

  4. When I read your blog I just want to die! You are so funny and I love the way you express yourself. I cannot tell you how many times I want to share some pee story but feel it doesn't go with my blog feel. Maybe I should consider changing around a bit. LOL!!!

  5. I am so thankful I didn't have anything in my mouth when I read this otherwise it would have come right out of my nose!! Hilarious!!!

  6. Oh my gosh! You are hilarious! I am trying to imagine what the lady in the store must have thought : ) SO, so funny! LOVE your pictures. What a pretty week you had. Absolutely stunning!

  7. peeing in public places. well it happens.

    and my mom warns me that it gets worse after you have kids. oh dear for me (and for you)

    :) thanks for the funny story!

  8. too funny....! I can believe you ate that whole burger like looking thing.... it looks eat all worthy! yup! Those eyes are amazing!

  9. Pretty sure yours is the only blog that actually makes me (literally) laugh out loud. (it takes a lot to get me to really laugh) Which I just did through that whole post. xoxoxo

  10. http://withlovelu.com/September 15, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Erin, the photo of your niece smokin' a crayon made me LOL. I really enjoy your blog!

  11. Goodness, I pretty much laughed the entire time I was reading this. I think I may or may not have woken up my roommates. I'm not sorry. Oops. Anyway, I really need to start carrying my camera around so I can snap pictures and link up with you. Fail on my part. But I throughly enjoyed this post. So thank you! :) Have a great weekend!

  12. HAHA!!!! Too funny about the grocery store!! Love the crayon smokin and HELLO! Your sistah's eyes are UH.MAY.ZING! Beautiful pics as usual!

  13. lol, this reminds me of last year {around this time}. I was 6months pregnant with my son and my husband and I were in the middle of moving a bunch of boxes to my parents. "we" got in the elevator at our condo {an elevator full ...10+ppl}...and I"m talking away to "him" telling him what we need to do with the boxes and our apt decor etc... When I get off in the garage of our building I realized NO ONE followed me out of the elevator. 2 seconds later the second elevator door opens and out walks my husband. Turns out the 5min I spent riding the elevator blabbing away...was to myself. I don't even want to know what the other ppl thought. Embarassing!

  14. Beautiful shots. That burger looks yummy!!

  15. LOL i freaking love you!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!
    oh I love your pictures by the way!!

    much luv!!!! --JeNeal

  16. omgosh that was hilarious! lol!! and I love your pictures! And is that a hamburger?? that is the highest hamburger stack I've ever seen! You go girl :)

  17. I took a minute to look around, nice blog! Maybe we can follow each other through google friend connect? Nice stuff here so I added you, glad to have found your site!

    Hugs from NYC

  18. Thanks for the story! It's so funny, it made my day! :D


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)