Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2008

Happy Halloween everyone!
Here is our family rock band LAST halloween:
We had alot of fun a couple of weekends
before making our tie-dye shirts.

Here we are in all of our finery!

Aren't we cool?

I've been switching back and forth between a
new operating system and an old one that was having problems.
I don't want to delete the old one yet because I don't have
all of the stuff that I want transfered over to the new one.
Like my pictures!
I signed in today using the old system so I could have
access to last year's halloween pictures!
Tonight we'll attend the Boojum Tree Halloween party
and I'll post pictures of our costumes tomorrow.........
Have a great and SAFE halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween is coming!

Today I completed our halloween costumes!


For the past 5 years of so my family have attended a really fun
party at the Boojum Tree which is owned by a really good friend of mine.

Last year we had a group costume......
we were a rock band.
We got together several weeks before halloween and tie-dyed shirts,
then we wore black curly wigs, a headband, sunglasses, hoop earrings
Oh, and we tied rocks to our beltloops so we could be a "rock band".

Unfortunately I don't have access to the pictures at the moment but we
looked really funny! Whoops, I mean "cool"
We are going as a group again this year too.
Pictures to follow in a few days..........
Earlier this week I attended my monthly Bunko meeting.
What a great group of ladies!
I am truly blessed as I have been friends with all of these gals for over 20 years!
Last night Mike and I got some dance lessons.
Our dentist whom we have gone to for ages mentioned that he
was teaching "couples dancing" to some of the people at his church.
So we have been going and doing "okay".
Mike and I have taken dance lessons several times over our 30 year marriage.
The first was when we were newly married and we went to a local country bar
and learned the 2 step. We were pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
A few years later we signed up for a ballroom dance class at the community college.
A little history here........
my husband is from TEXAS............
he is NOT a smooth
ballroom dancer.........
so when the instructor said that she noticed an "oilrigger"
I knew just who she was talking about........
A couple of years ago we did another stint at the
country dance lessons in preparation for
dancing at our children's weddings.
We are doing okay at these ballroom lessons,
but have decided that it is impossible to
make a silk purse out of a sows ear..............
I don't think we will ever be smooth
ballroom dancers........
there is just too much country in our style!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

It's been a LOOOONG time since I posted last and lots of things
have been happening.............
I'll start with our fun evening last weekend when I had 15
or so people over to carve pumpkins............
Here are some of the finished pumpkins in the pumpkin patch:
Our Pumpkin Patch after dark:

Alot of fun was had carving up the pumpkins.
We set up 2 large tables and provided tons of carving tools.
Last year after halloween I bought some battery operated
pumpkin carvers.....those little babies took pumpkin carving
to a whole new level!

While some were carving pumpkins others were in the kitchen
cooking up some pizza!
Grandpa and Grandma were seasoned pizza makers.
I learned a new trick or two from grandpa!

This little guy already looks like a pro and it was his first time making pizza!

Brian, of course, has been tossing pizza in this kitchen for YEARS!
When the kids were growing up one of the most favorite activities
was to have friends over to make pizza.
What fond memories I have of those days!

If you have never tried having a pizza making party I would highly
recommend it. You just can't help but have a good time!

At the Baldi house you just can't let a fall night pass without
having a bonfire! Here are the men of the family getting the
fire started.

What a WICKED evening!