Tuesday, March 13, 2012

If I had a MILLION dollars.....

I WOULD EAT KRAFT DINNER...

WITH HEINZ KETCHUP....

IN MY BLUE JEANS.....

ON A CRUISE....

WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

A few weeks have passed since we celebrated
my oldest son, David's Birthday.



For his birthday he wanted to experience Langdon Hall,
Country House Hotel  and Spa from the other side.
 David works full time in their kitchen
and has been there for 4 years.  Langdon Hall is the #1 Hotel
in Canada and is known for it's 5 diamond dining.

Scrub up everyone!  Hair cuts and clean clothes!!!


J.J. the hair has to go!   I promise you won't lose your strength.
Defeated!!!  Oh, the things I endure for my Mother!!!

Our next challenge was......"jackets are recommended"

The last time both of my boys needed a jacket was for a funeral and luckily we haven't
attended one in about 3 suit sizes.
We did our best to spruce up.... but apparently there is more to fine dining then looking good.
J.J. and I are looking at the menu but it really isn't written in everyday English.
I won't be able to tell you what we ate.  I have no idea.  Oh, I was told.  In fact,
we were treated to three hours of dining and about 20 different courses.  Each
one described in detail when they served it but I have no idea what they really
said.

Does it look good to you?   David ate mine and his.
I think David was embarassed to dine with his not so refined, not so quiet family.
It turns out that in this fancy restaurant you have to be very quiet.  I mean really,
really quiet.
We are a family that jokes around and plays pranks and we are NOT QUIET!
Oh, and you know how you look in passport photo's????   That's how the
other guests look.   They do not crack a smile.
Turns out that money does not buy happiness.

How do you NOT laugh out loud with a huge snort when your daughter looks like
this when she tries the soup?
Shrimp, right???  That's what I call it but that's not what they called it.

????????
David and Laryssa!!!!  You are not helping your Mama stay serious.
HOW DO PEOPLE DINE IN SILENCE????
Irv likes the food too!
Laryssa's boyfriend Ben,  likes the food too!

 J.J and I dreaming of pizza and popcorn.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TURNIP!  That is the nickname David's co-workers and
friends have for him.  David assures me that this dish was delicious.

So believe it or not.  The staff wanted to sing Happy Birthday to David but that's
not allowed in the Dining Room.  So we, all went to to the Kitchen where David
works and where we could make noise and be ourselves.
I can see that David has lots of fun working here and they are very good to him.
Oh and at the end of the day.....
David still loves his Mama, even if she doesn't enjoy fine dining.




3 comments:

  1. I laughed (and snorted) when I read this and saw the photos. While you may not be refined, you are a great family and a lot of fun to be with. I'd choose that OVER a million dollars, and I'm glad you're part of mine:)
    Love ya all.
    Diane

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  2. That is AWESOME!!!
    JJ...you clean up pretty good!!
    And Denise...
    OMG girl!! You are a riot!
    Sounds like a GREAT night!!
    Happy birthday David!!

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  3. This is the funnies blog I have read in a long time.. I am now a follower...love ya Denise..

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