Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Dinner 2009

Last night was so much fun. We hosted our annual Halloween dinner.
The menu was great. We had Pumpkin Cheese Balls (sorry, I forgot to take a picture before setting it out)
I was a little worried the younger kids wouldn't like the snakes, so I also made Creepy Crawly Bugs for the kids (I forgot to take a picture, but mostly because mine weren't near as cute. )
Dessert was Halloween Layered Fudge (delish, I need to try this out for Christmas with Raspberry flavoring or maybe peppermint)
and Spiderweb Brownies. Good think I cook well, it makes up for my lack of skill in the decorations department).
We also had Gummy Worm Punch, (apparently I can't cook and take pictures at the same time). It was really good. I had to do mine a little differently because I couldn't find an ice ring mold, or a good substitute that would fit in my punch bowl. Instead I bought a ice tray of the long skinny cubes and froze a gummy worm in each slot. This way everybody found a gummy worm at the bottom of their cup.

Tyler and Preston wore the matching shirts I bought them. TOO CUTE!
We had a cheer leader cheering for the good food!
Not sure what they were playing, but Jeff had his two little girls just in giggles!
Can't wait until next year.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Josh's Mountain Pictures

Josh took these pictures while he was hunting last week. I like these kinds of shots rather than gun shots because it's so much easier to post pictures to the web than to cut up a deer.

Savannah's Fall Mountain Pictures

Last Friday I took a drive up the mountains. It was so pretty, but I should have gone two weeks earlier. Judging from the leaves on the ground, it was gorgeous a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Misc. - Catch up time!

My dear, dear computer, I can not say how much I missed you the last three weeks. My deepest apologies to Blogger and Facebook and for all my neglect. I hope to make it up to you.

Earlier this month I participated in an online blog swap at Kirstikoo. It was fun. I wanted to handmade my gifts, but I couldn't find Halloween fabric. Sometimes its tough to live in a small town. So I went with Plan B, the Quilted Bear. I had such a hard time choosing stuff because I feel in love with so many things. I love the little pumpkin; it has an electrical child proof plug on the back so you can decorate your outlets. What a great idea!

Funny thing about the swap. My friend Meka, in Las Vegas talked me into doing the swap and I knew my friend Christine in Idaho was doing it too. I was surprised when I got my name because it was someone I knew. April lived in my ward when I was growing up and she still lives in Roosevelt. So I was able to hand deliver my gift instead of mailing it.

My gift came from Andria in Michigan. I am in love with the items she sent me! My kitchen is in Sunflowers, but it's hard to find stuff for it so I absolutely LOVE the dish.

I love these magnets!

And I love this garland she made. So cute!Earlier this spring Shanna did a giveaway on her blog for handmade gifts. I received mine earlier this month and I am in awe of her talent. I wish I had just the tiniest best of her talent and could sew like her.
It keeps moving around my front room while I try to find the perfect spot for it. Right now it is resting on my little rocking chair.
Earlier this month my cousin, Jessica, and I took a trip to the city. We had a blast! Shopping at the Dress Barn, the Fashion Bug, DI and Quilted Bear. I found some Halloween shirts for my nephews (oops, I didn't take pictures!). I complained to Jessica that she always finds the cutest things at DI, but this time I had the awesome find. I got this stick horse for $1.50! I can't wait for the nephews to come over and play with it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Family Picture