Friday, October 31, 2008

Adult Halloween Costume Party!-*YOU GOTTA SEE THIS*

Since it is Halloween and all, I thought it was an appropriate day to share our


Once a month all us friends get together for a group date or family outing. We each take turns heading it up--this year my month was October along w/ Allison Millet. We had such a FUN Halloween party last year.. we decided to make it a annual thing. We held it on the weekend of October 18


~THE PARTY PLANNING PALS~ (Me and Allison Millet)


(Thanks to my friend Nicole Gordon for opening up her beautiful and large home!)


Everyone brought their own treats...and of course some got creative and went ALL out

(Julie Hoggards creation above and homemade rootbeer below w/ dry ice)

Millet Spiders


We played some group games of BLACK MAGIC and LET THE BROOM HANG (thanks Hanis tribe)!

of course....DONUT EATING CONTEST on a string was in order

( There were so many at once I could not tell who finished first out of 3 people--2 shown above, only missing Julie who represented the girls quite well not shown)


The winning group! It probably was cheating to have the orthopedic surgeon help, as he makes a living doing things quickly, efficiently, and gently with his hands!

AC/DC Rocker Mummy!

Who is that?

and a good ol' game of STINKY FEET~

(identify your hubby's feet)


(that would be MY MAN!- I did NOT pick the winner just to set the record straight!)


IF any of you lack ideas for Halloween costumes-check out the photos below...

people went all out!--(I guess they just get more creative every year)

1st place costume winners- The polygamists! 2nd place winners- McCain and Palin

the hippie Sorensen's The wild woman (Cara the cave woman) and her hippie sister (

The polygomists-The Welly clan

(really some people came solo b/c of babysitting, sickness and trips--so they made the best of the situation don't you think?) They were so funny--they played their parts all night- referring to "father" for most of the evenings events!

Jim & Monica version of Deal or no Deal ( the game show)

Gordon Scooby Doo

Gordon for president!

Rigg Devils (they had Obama signs on their backs)Hoggard Greasers

(those would be my saddle shoes from 8th grade cheerleading...I knew they would come in handy one day!)Steinerts Bride of Frankenstein Raban Romans

Tylers GreeksSadie our Country Bumpkin Backus Plumbers and Pipi's

Williams PiratesBishop Bargar and the pregnant nun--she really IS 7 months pregnant! ( my mission costume is getting good use)Millets Mirage-from gypsy to prison!Little Red Riding Schultz
..and a lady who made a wrong turn for another party she was suppose to be at (really...that happened)--SUPRISE!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

HaPPy BiRtHday to ME!!!!!

I turned 33 (Dan had to remind me b/c I thought it was 32)!!!!!!
It was such a great day...and here is why!
My sister and BIL had come the night previous and filled our car with 33 balloons. They also TP'd our bushes, door and mailbox w/ more balloons and Happy Birthday streamers.

DAN WAS HOME!! For the 1st time EVER (even when we were dating)
Dan came home from seminary before the boys woke up. I did not hear a thing until 8:05am...and then it was only to Dan yelling at the boys to get in the car as they were late AGAIN!!
Dan made me get back in bed and he brought me breakfast--poached eggs, MY FAVORITE!!!
I was able to hang in bed for a bit and finish off my 2nd novel of fabelhaven!
Dan did have to go into work for a little over an hour to do an evaluation and finish up paper work. The kiddos were good to me!
When Dan returned home he sent me to get a pedicure-now that softball is over I may be able to heal my big toenail!

When I got back from that Dan and I went and had a picnic lunch in the park, laying under the trees in the fall colors and WARM weather. We got run over by we went to a furniture store to price couches, as ours are dying!

Although-it was my b-day Dacie looked like the one who was growing up to me today. I could not resist taking a million pictures!

Of course there is nothing sexier than a man in an apron making your b-day cupcakes!! velvet--my favorite!!!!

After going out to dinner w/ Dan to get my favorite salad-- we came back home and had a 'mini' party w/ my sis and MY CHILDREN!!! I am NOT officially 33 until I blow out my candles according to Sterling. He does not believe in the day BUT the party!

NOW I am 33...

Dan's mom when she was watching the kids this weekend--had a creative idea and let the kids decorate cards for me, and then took them to the dollar store to pick out presents for me.

They were sooooooo excited--and felt such ownership in this birthday.
Their excitement was absolutely contagious!

...and of course, here is the 'loot' I raked in w/ a new winter coat hanging in the closet!

Now that I am 33, My goals for this birth year are:
To lose (at least) 33 pounds
Run 33 minutes straight w/out stopping (maybe a marathon)
I'll have to keep you posted!!!!!