Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween Party 2014

If you've been reading the blog for awhile you know that my husband loves his Halloween parties....you can see all of our past parties herehere, and here.  Last year I vowed that I'd be better about getting pictures of all our friends who put time and energy into their costumes just to come hang with us.  Well, here's the round up from 2014.

If you can't tell, we were Mario, Princess and Toadstool from Mario cart.

Baby Stella was a cow with her two farmer parents it tow.

Greg and Meg, well, this one went over my head.  Greg is Billy Madison and Meg, well clearly she's a penguin but there's an obscure movie tie in there that I DID NOT get....here's a link, if you needed help like me.  Check out that creeper Mario in the background!

Sarah, well, I'll give you a second to guess.  Did you get it?  Clever.  Chicken Cord-on-Blue....get it??  Dan, he was this guy from Office Space.  TPS reports and all.  (In all fairness, I didn't get this one either).

Betsy was Wonder Woman, Pat showed up in this strange onsie that he just happened to have on hand....NOT for a Halloween costume (strange *smile) and Anthony was some flannel clad mountain man.

I'm sure I've missed a few costumes here and there but I really did much better than I did last year.  Everyone commented on how weird it is that the parties have changed from being all out drink fests with the cops coming by multiple times to babies running the show until bedtime and parents calling it a night long before the wee hours of the morning (hey, we made it til 1am this year).  In my opinion though, this party was the best kind.  One where were surrounded by our favorite friends all sitting around chatting and having a great time.  Thanks to everyone who came out and helped my husband realize that we are still in fact young at heart!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pumpkin Carving 2014

If you live in the Midwest you know that this Halloween the weather was less than ideal.  When it SNOWED on my way to work in the morning I had serious doubts about if we'd make it out Trick or Treating.

Luckily Abby is still just a little too young to know that's she's missing out so we decided to forgo Trick or Drinking (yes, an annual tradition coined by my parents and their friends when WE were kids...I'm sure you can figure out how happens all on your own), and carve pumpkins in the nice warm house.

Abby was NOT a fan of touching the pumpkin goo.  She was perfectly happy sitting close and watching me to do the messy work.  She was however excited when she finally saw the pumpkin all lit up.

The funniest part?  When we all commented about how carving pumpkins used the take FOR.EV.ER when we were kids.  Zach reminded us that it was probably because our parents were drinking the whole time.  HA!  It sounds like I'm bashing them, but I'm really idolizing them....they know how to have a good time!!!

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

1 Family x 12 (November)

Just 2 days into November and we've already got our family photo for this month.  I'll have a full Halloween post coming your way later this week but for now, here's our family costume for this year.  In case you didn't get it, we're Mario, Princess and Toadstool from Mario Cart.  Thanks Ellyn for the great costumes once again!!