The saga of the blue mojitos
When you need a blue mojito, you can whip it up yourself, or go to a full-service bar.
But when you need 10 gallons of blue mojitos, who you gonna call? The Stocks - Ken and Karen, of DeWitt and Black Lake.
The “signature drink” at our recent wedding reception was the the “Blue Huron,” - aka, blue mojito - and the Stocks graciously took it upon themselves to concoct the drink in mass quantities and serve it to the wedding guests.
For the whole story - including the recipe - click on the photo.
P.S.: Notice that Ken’s necktie matches the drink, and although you can’t see them in the photo, so do Karen’s earrings.
Little seersucker dude
Being a “ring bear” for Uncle Ben and Aunt Sacha was tough work, and here Colin takes a well-deserved break.
As it turned out, the ring bearer became attached to the ring box and was somewhat reluctant to surrender it to the best man when the time came.
Ultimately the best man (the ring-bearer’s dad) won the tug-of-war, and the wedding proceeded.
The ring-bearer’s mom, Roxanne, posted this photo on Facebook.
They arrived as singles, and left nine days later a married couple.
And what a nine days! People came to Lake Huron from Japan, London, France, California, New York, D.C. and - of course - Detroit to witness and participate.
On Thursday, the newlyweds will depart L.A., bound for Iceland - yes, Iceland - for a two-week honeymoon trip.
Love conquers all. Even volcanos.
While in Michigan for the wedding, Lord Huron’s front man got pressed into service around the camp fire on the Lake Huron beach.
He said the new gold band on his fret hand felt a little awkward at first, but he made the adjustment and gave us a little taste of the band’s upcoming album.
A Japanese feast
My son’s new mother-in-law, Satsuki (far left) and her husband, Chris (far right) have been staying at our Lake Huron cottage for the wedding festivities.
On Sunday night Satsuki cooked us a traditional Japanese dinner. The menu included karaage, chirashizushi, tempura, misosoup and sunomono.
My wife banished all Western eating utensils from the table. Yet, I still managed to consume roughly three times what a normal person might eat.
I can honestly say it was one of the 10 best meals of my life.
Pictured are (clockwise from Satsuki), son Benjamin, new daughter-in-law Sacha, daughter Caitlin, boyfriend Tony, Chris, and my wife, Sharon.