Friday, February 1, 2013

Han Solo and Honey Boo Boo

Day 2 of the new blog and we are already off to a running start!

There are a few things that you may not know about our family.  We love road trips and we love Star Wars. And lucky for you, I have a story about both!

First, Star Wars.

A couple of weeks ago, Matt and I were driving home when we came across a brand new comic book store.  As soon as he saw the neon Batman sign in the store window, he squealed and almost hit a fire hydrant pulling into the parking lot.  After we perused a while, we found a table that had different shaped ice cube trays. Currently in our freezer, we have an R2D2 ice cube tray and a Stormtrooper head ice cube tray.  So, when we saw the silicone mold shaped as Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, we could not resist.

When we got it home, we couldn't figure out what to make in it, after all, it's HUGE!  We made ice, big deal, after it froze, we ended letting it melt in the sink cause we had no use for it.

Then we made jello in was alright.  It didn't really hold the shape and we're not big jello eaters, so it sort of went to waste as well.

Then, inspiration struck and had a brilliant idea!!!!

A couple giant Hershey bars and some wafer cookies...Voila! A giant KitKat bar in the shape of frozen Han Solo!

Matt had a Superbowl luncheon at work and I sent this, it was a BIG hit!

Now, Road trips.

This Thanksgiving, we drove down to Florida to spend the holiday with my sister, Erin and her Family.   Being, the King of Roadside Attractions, Matt planned the whole trip.

We joked that we were going to find Honey Boo Boo's house and stopping by to Redneckonize with the whole Honey Boo Boo family.

Little did I know, Matt took it to heart.  He figured out where they lived by watching the show and Google mapping the area.

So, on our second day of our journey, we stopped at a gas station that just  happened to be 50 yards away from Honey Boo Boo's house.  While Matt pumped gas, Emerson and I hid behind the car and peered at the house. There was a pick-up truck out front with a lawn chair next to it.  There was someone sitting inside the pick up bed, but we couldn't see who it was.  All of a sudden, there she was...Mama June!!!!  We got in the car and drove by twice before we decided to pull up and talk to them.

It turns out that they were selling t-shirts out of the truck.  All proceeds went to Stand Up to Bullying and were locally made.  We had to buy one!!

One of the older daughters, Pumpkin, was the one in the truck bed and June (Mama) also gave each of the girls a picture autographed by the whole family.  June told us that Alana (Honey Boo Boo) was inside taking a nap because they were up early shooting the show.  We talked for a little while when all of a sudden the screen door slammed open and a little girl bellowed "MAMA!!!!"  Alana was up!  She came and sat down by her mother.  A few other people stopped and some of them were a little weird and started taking Alana's picture.  You could see June getting a little antsy and protective, so we left to give them some room.

I know that this family has been portrayed as trash, but I have to tell you, they were polite, personable, and incredibly sweet.


Connie said...

You met Honey Boo Boo! How great is that?

Funny in My Mind said...

I have never nor will I ever watch that show but it is cool that you met a celebrity.
Totally cool candy bar!

Intense Guy said...

I am glad to see you and Matt are doing well and up to your usual hijinks!!

I love that mermaid header!