Oct 31, 2013

Happy Candy Day!

Just popping in real quick to say Happy Halloween! I really love holidays. All of the holidays. I will dress up in theme for anything. 

This year I didn't really go all out for Halloween though. I was more trying to think of wearing something comfy to work. I was thinking I would go as a marathon runner today with some tall compression socks, a race bib, my iPhone on my arm band and water bottle for props. It would make it easier to hit the gym at lunch also! 

Then I decided to still go comfy but dress up so I can squirt water in people's faces all day....
Cloudy with a chance of rain

The boots turned out to be a good call since someone's fog machine set off the fire alarm at work, and we ended up standing in the parking lot in the middle of a tsunami for like 15 minutes. No biggie. My clouds survived. 

Tonight we will attempt the indoor activities at a local church. Unless there are eleventy billion people there and then I will just take B door to door with an umbrella and scare the old neighbors with her bow and arrow....she wants to be Katniss this year. 

Hope everyone has a safe, fun and jacked-up-on-sugar kinda night! Happy Halloween!

Oct 28, 2013

More Partying

I've gotten into the habit of saying we have a "free" weekend when we don't have a softball tournament. Most of the time when someone asks me what our plans are it's usually "softball". And there's nothing wrong with that. It's our thing. This weekend we had "nothing at all to do"....and then I looked at my planner. "Nothing" actually included a fall carnival, birthday dinner with the fam, a baby shower, picking up clothes from a consignment thing I did, and the usual house stuff we have to do on "free weekends". 

This is the first year I let B go to the carnival by herself....and by that I mean, I was waiting in the car the whole time where I could both entrances to the building. Because I'm that mom. Look, she was just lucky I let her go by herself mkay. 

After the carnival we got ourselves all ready to go out to eat at one of my favorite local places. I had an amazing dinner and opened some great bday presents. Then the sweet waitress brought out this amazing piece of work...
I couldn't eat the whole thing, thank goodness, but I sure did try. Needless to say, I am hitting the gym hard today. 

Sunday I got to help some of my best friends throw a shower for another BFF. We have so much fun when we all get together. And I think we have all balanced out our "place" in the party planning. Luckily, we have a creative person who made this beautifulness possible. 
I made food and got to use some of my new wedding gift serving pieces. I may have been overly excited about that. 
We laughed hysterically at this new baby shower game. Baby showers aren't boring like they used to be. 
And a group pic to end the day. These are seriously some of the most awesome chicks ever! We definitely know how to have fun when we all get together too! 

Oct 25, 2013

"Free" Weekend

I'm barely hanging in today, people. This is one of those "maybe I should've called in sick" kinda days. It's casual Friday, and I came really close to trying to test the lines of "casual" today with yoga pants and a Tshirt. Almost everyone is off today because we have reached that point in the year where people need to start burning that vacation before they lose it. This year I got an extra week and I went to town on burning that up starting about March, so I'm good. And by good I mean, gotta save every last day so I'm not that pathetic "workaholic" sitting here on Christmas! 

Anywho. It has been one of those weeks. I think it's because I didn't have cake on my birthday. I plan on making up for that by having cake all weekend long to make things right in the world. I am one of those people that believe your birthday lasts a whole month, so going with that we are going out to eat for my birthday with my family this weekend. The week after my birthday. I'm super excited because we are going to the place where I had my family bridal shower just a few short weeks back. Plus both of my sisters will be there. It is hard to get us all together because one sister has 3 kids and the other sister is in college right now and plays two sports for her school. "Busy" is putting it lightly for those two. 

Hopefully this little cutie will be in attendance this weekend also...
And I get to open birthday presents. That's always fun. Especially when your tween daughter goes shopping for those presents and can't half keep her mouth shut so you already kinda sorta know what to expect....

That "can't keep her mouth shut" kid also loves chevron and was super excited to spend her OWN money (i.e. money that was left in a wallet that her grandmother gave her) on a birthday gift for me this year. Hello fall scarf!
We also have a school fall carnival and baby shower in the mix for this weekend. It's a good thing that this is our "not  busy" weekend, right?!

Oct 1, 2013

What Day is It

This morning I was surprised by all the October in my inbox. It's my Birthday Month!! Yes, I get a birthday month. Don't even start on that subject. But this year it snuck up on me. I woke up to $10 off here, 20% off there type emails. I love those. 

Today I updated the wreath on our front door. I just couldn't leave before making sure our neighbor (just one) was able to see we understand it's October at our house. September was wedding month, so after the 14th our "H" hung on the door. But Brooklyn has been asking when we can put up the Halloween wreath, and Halloween decor can't go up until Oct 1st in our house. 
Not bad for my first homemade wreath attempt. It still needs something at the top along with a bow but I just haven't found that yet. Another Hobby Lobby trip should fix that right up. 

Along with birthday month comes what I consider the first month of fall. Sure it's still 80 degrees here. Maybe I wore leggings and boots to work today anyways. It's October the official month of the pumpkin in my book, so that means it's fall. Time for picking out pumpkins, painting them, going on hayrides, running through haunted corn mazes, making soups and hot chocolates, putting pots of mums at all entrances. 

This weekend we have our neighborhood yard sale....the first one since we moved to the neighborhood. So I'm ready to clear out all kinds of junk so I can make room for new decorative junk. That's how it works right?? I plan on taking everything that doesn't sell to Goodwill Saturday afternoon and probably heading to get some fall flowers and pumpkins to go by our front door. 

Anyone else have an Oct 1st rule for fall decorations? Any fun traditions I should add to our fall list? 

And because I promised Natalie, here's another wedding pic that we have so far. This was one of our sneak peek pics that the photographer posted on facebook the weekend of the wedding. She was amazing and I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures she took.