Saturday, November 9, 2013


We were lucky enough to tag along with our friends the Hedges as David went home to visit his family in Huntsville.  What a BEAUTIFUL area!  We had to redeem it, because the only memories Ryan had of Huntsville was during/after his marathon…and this trip definitely made his feelings more happy towards this town.

If you think in your mind what fall looks like and feels like, you would picture Huntsville.  A little chilly throughout the day, a picture perfect conglomeration of all fall colors, the smell of fallen leaves, a little foggy in the morning…

When the icy grass melted away in the morning, we set out to pick some apples around their yard.  It took only 15-20 minutes to fill 8 bags of delicious apples!  We then got to witness, and even participate in the process of pressing the apples:

You will never taste better apple juice than this :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Halloween Party

After last year’s craziness, we were surprised anyone RSVP’d for the annual Halloween Party!  Luckily, we have some pretty awesome friends who are braver than we would be :)

We had some impressive costumes this year:

Popeye & Olive Oil

Lance & Sheryl

Bank Robbers

Mary Poppins & Burt

Kate Middleton & Prince William

Scary Joker/Clowns/Jesters

Our activities were absolutely hilarious.  Last year we got a little carried away with our “Fear Factor” theme – which led to a few green faces and many upset tummies.  I guess that’s what happens when one of the activities we name “Throw Up Throw Down”…so this year we were a little kinder.

Transylvania Twist:  Shakin’ our hips till the box was empty of chocolate eyeballs!

I Got Worms:  With a blindfold, sticking your face in messy, sticky noodles trying to find gummy worms…amidst cold hotdogs

Ghost:  Much like chubby bunny, but with a twist!

Monster Mash:  The mashed potatoes were our weapons and our spouses the targets

Scramble: Who could keep the raw egg between their chins and make it to the other side?

Make or Break: Will your spouse get a raw or cooked egg to the head?

Costume Contest: Popeye/Olive Oil, Kate/Prince, Mary Poppins/Burt

The overall winners this year were the SUNDWALLS!  What a fun time.