Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is Halloween, this is halloween, halloween halloween

Me as "The Bride of Frankenstein"
This weekend has been busy with Halloween activities. Friday night our neighbors had a family pumpkin carving party. The kids had fun although I was left to finish the pumpkin myself. Good thing I only brought one instead of three like I originally planned. They always have their house decorated to the max!! Lots of candles and everything Halloween you can imagine. They also had their dining room table set up with all kinds of scary treats for the kids to put in their goodie bags. Cami didn't want any eyeballs or skulls. darn 

Saturday my friend Deb and I went to an adult costume party. I dressed as The Bride of Frankenstein. This picture doesn't do justice to my amazing makeup. I am going to do a repeat next week on Halloween and will try to get a better picture.

Scary treats to tempt the children.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Here I am with my reunion committee. Now that I am one week post reunion I am ready to comment on it. Right after the reunion I was exhausted and feeling defeated. Now that a week has passed and I am "recovered" I am feeling much better about the whole thing. It was a lot of work. A LOT of work. But. . .It really was worth it. So many people had fun. They have been posting messages and have been very appreciative. Many of them even want to meet on a regular basis. I need to remember that it is not all about me; it is their reunion too. They don't know what I had envisioned as the "perfect" event, and if the reunion was flawed or not. I am the only one that know what went as planned and what didn't. Friday night's happy hour at Depot Cantina was perfect! The atmosphere was happy and upbeat. Our fellow alumni, Mike Rasmussen played for us and he was GREAT! It really couldn't have gone any better. They had to kick us out!! Saturday, we were really hindered by the gale force winds that forced us from our beautiful outdoor venue to the indoor one that was nice, but not the same. I know that no one would have wanted to be outside eating in the dust and cold, but my visions of mingling during a beautiful sunset were dashed as Deb and I drove out into a wall of swirling dust. We didn't get the band that we were promised. We were promised a band that would play a variety of music. We got a band that played a variety of country music and one Billy Idol song. (It was scarry) Don't get me wrong, the were good, just not what we had expected. The food was great and watching my fellow Buffaloes on the mechanical bull was even better. Sunday couldn't have been more perfect. The weather, being there at the school, the caterer and bounce companies showed up on time, Wallace was there as our surprise guest, touring the school, the kids playing and the adults catching up. I don't have one complaint. So overall, the weekend was a success.

Deb "on" the mechanical bull. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Flower Time

It's finally cool enough to plant some flowers. So we went to Home Depot today and picked some out. Unfortunately they didn't have a lot to choose from. They look pretty good now that they are home and in the pots. I planted Garden Mums, Petunias and Alyssums. They are cute.

Rocky Point

Our family loves to go down to Mexico. We go down at least once a year but this year I have been lucky enough to make three trips. Our neighbor owns a condo down there so we decided that we should go down and check out his place at the Sonoran Sea. It was BEAUTIFUL!! They have a pool, which is actually three pools, with a swim up bar. Just steps away is the beach. We went with our awesome friends, the Nipar's. The kids had a blast going on the banana boat and on the jet skis. Debbie and I enjoyed snorkeling and looking for fish. It was a little nerve racking to see all the rays but they were just as afraid of us as we were of them. This was one of the most relaxing vacations I have been on in a while.
View of pool from our balcony.