Monday, July 9, 2012

Grabbing Fun with Nestle and Tombstone #Cbias #GrabSummerFun

My ex husband’s family has a yearly tradition of meeting up north at Great Gram’s house for a week over the 4th of July. It’s something they’ve done for years and allows the cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents to catch up.

I took my boys up last Monday and they stayed there with the extended family and I went up to join them on Friday. It was such a great time with them. Having not grown up with any extended family, I soak in this time as much as I can.

The kids had spent a ton of time down at the lake shore swimming, fishing and building an awesome sandcastle!
Sandcastle Dinner came around and I surprised them with 5 Tombstone pizzas!! To say they were excited is to put it mildly. There were 15 people up there, so that’s a lot of mouths to feed!
Tombstone PizzaThere’s always something to do. Playing dominoes, cards, board games, playing in Grams hidden cubbies, etc. Truly the fun is limitless up there.
Tombstone PizzaThe first time I only cooked one pizza and with lots of hungry kids, the next time I stuck in two! Thank goodness both fit. Pizza number one was gone within moments of hitting the table.
Tombstone Pepperoni PizzaThe next 4 came out in glorious fashion, literally to “oooohs and ahhhhhs”. lol It was pretty amusing. You’d think they’d never had pizza before. I was most excited for the last one, which was the Garlic Pepperoni.
#GrabSummerFun Needless to say, we blew through all 5 pizzas in no time flat.
Tombstone PizzaAfter dinner, as is their custom, they had dessert! lol Something I’m still not used to. So, surprise, Aunt Mimi brought up 2 boxes of Nestle drumsticks.
IMG_3655This family lives enjoys summer fun down at the lake pretty much the whole time we’re up at Grams so we headed down there for our ice cream treats! It was perfect timing as the sun was setting and the day was finally cooling off!
Nestle DrumstickWe’re also a family who loves taking pictures of the kids. Summer and Christmas are the only times we can have all the younger cousins together so all the moms pull out their cameras and we snap until the kids melt down or start acting insane. Of course, both happen on a regular basis so sometimes it’s hard to figure out if it’s the picture taking or just life in general.

So, not only do the moms have ideas of how we want to take pictures:

Nestle Drumstick&
The kids have ideas as well:
Nestle Ice Cream and
Nestle Drumsticks and
Nestle Is this what a family reunion is like for you? lol Please tell me the insanity doesn’t only reside with this group.
Make sure you visit Walmart (my home away from home) and grab a selection of their Tombstone Pizza and Nestle Drumsticks. Be sure to Visit Nestle and Tombstone on Facebook!! That way you can keep up with all of their yummy goodness!
You can also check out my Google + story and my Walmart shopping experience!
Tombstone I couldn’t resist this photo. To know here is to love her!

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15 comments:

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Looks like a great day with family and good eats!

hippie_mom said...

How fun! I especially love that picture of the kids against that blue/green door enjoying their ice cream!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Did you seriously mean that you don't have dessert that often? What the heck? Glad you fed everyone with such yummy treats! Aunt Mimi is very popular now, I'm sure!

Lori Pace said...

You guys look like you had so much fun! Pizza and Ice Cream cones are the best for a quick dinner! :)

kerry said...

wow you have a fun family :)

Mama on a Green Mission said...

Love those summertime weekends away! Looks like you all had a great time and the food sounds like the perfect fit!! Who doesn't love Tombstone and Nestle? :) YUM!

Laura Grace Andry said...

Wow! Thant looks like a great time was had by all. I especially love the picture of all of the kids lined up eating their drumsticks.

I come from a huge family and always looked forward to getting together with the cousins. I am glad that your family gets to do this, these are great memories that you will all look back on fondly.

Now I need a drumstick.

Diane said...

I love nestle drumsticks! Perfect treat for a summer day!

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

Summer fun with some fun food! Great pictures and post.

Debbie McConnell said...

Awe so much fun!! I love spending time with family, the more the merrier too!

Tina B said...

Loved looking at these photos, your kids are so lucky to be able to spend time with extended family. I have never seen Garlic Pepperoni, I will be on the lookout for that one!

Lisa Brown said...

Looks like a fun time! My mouth is watering... I LOVE Tombstone pizza AND Drumsticks!

Kelly Bejelly said...

It looks like it was an awesome time! I don't think a day went by in college when I didn't have tombstone pizza.

Amy said...

Ok, I am so ready to get a Pizza!!! I love pizza - mine never turn out as Delicious looking when I make em!...

Liz said...

That was so much fun & the pizza & drumsticks were yummy, Thanks!! The Illinois gang loved spending time with the Minnesota gang! love you!

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