Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Halloween

The Batty Barnes Bash was so much fun! Since I've done everything for Halloween already I kind of feel like October should be over. Anyway the party was so much fun! We had lots of great food but the cake was the best by far (which my sister Kenzie made).

The decorations were brought to us by my sister Kellie and her great ideas.

Nate went as a Pimp, I as his employee and Maddie was a hippie.

The house looked very spooky.

Thanks to everyone who came :)

The next day was the pumpkin carving contest at my dad and Debbie's. We had to much fun. At dinner Maddie sat in a big chair and ate! I can't believe how big she is!

Kellie did a creepy skeleton

Ryan did a cute (but manly) kitty cat jack-o-lantern
Jackie did a bleeding pirate

Jared did a vampire

Corey of course did a his usual :kid" jack-o-lantern

Brad did a scary Jason mask pumpkin

Kenzie did Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean

Nate carved a peek-a-boo pumpkin

I did Cinderella's pumpkin carriage.

It's nice to win but I wish I didn't. I never feel good if I win and I always think someone else deserved it more than me. Still we had so much fun. It's nice to get together with my siblings and have fun.
Here's our family after the contest.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Fun Days!

Wow! What a busy weekend. On Friday my cousin Melissa and I went to Gardener Village. It was SO much fun! This was my first time going and I will be going again. I loved all the cute little shops and stores. My favorite by far was the candy store. Here's some photo's of our travels.

Then on Saturday my family all headed down the Thanksgiving Point (which I had also never been). I was so much fun. First we went to a giant pumpkin weighing then off to Cornbelly's which is like a Fall Theme park. We went on a hay ride, went through a corn maze, watched pig races, went through a haunted lizard and bouced on these giant ballons. O my word! I love it. I felt more like it was for me and not Maddie. She acutally fell asleep right as we walked into Cornbelly's. O the irony! I'm sad that Nate didn't get to go but I am so thankful to my family for helping me out with Maddie (espeically my brother-in-law Ryan). Here are some photo's of the day. Notice how there aren't any of Maddie at Cornbelly's?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Front Room is coming along well.

The front room is almost finished and I am so happy because my halloween party is coming up soon. I found lots of my inspiration from paint colors at home depot and HG TV. Here's what it looks like so far.

I'm hoping to get the tile finished this week, as well as the trim. I'll post some pictures of the finished product.

On a sadder note I recently lost my job of 3 years. I will miss the friendships I have made there but am very excited that I get to be a stay at home mom (my real dream in life). Now I get to spend all my time with this great girl!

I feel pretty lucky!