Thursday, November 4, 2010


I have read on several of the blogs I read that people have just been so tied up with busy lives that there hasn't been much time for blogging. I can totally relate.

I've been working on this horrible Biomechanics paper that I have just not been motivated to do and it's one of those papers where you're so close to finishing but it's like you don't have an ounce of energy left to finish it! Well, there was a positive part about this paper. It was due last Friday-the 29th, but last Wednesday my professor she didn't want it any earlier than the following Monday, and we had until next Friday (tomorrow-Nov 5th) to turn it in. Well, then Monday she told us that we won't be having class on Friday, the 5th, so it was just due to her by class time that day. I was just going to turn it in during lab today, but thennnnn this morning, I received an email that lab was cancelled and the paper isn't due until NEXT Monday! Talk about crazy! Yet, very relieving! Even though I'm basically done-just have to cite my sources in my paper, but that won't take long at all. And then the negative part about the paper-I told myself I couldn't write another blog until the paper was finished because if I was going to type that much, it was going to go towards my grade! haha

Well, technically my paper is not completely finish but since I have enough time today, I wanted to blog!

I went home last weekend for the Halloween festivities I always look forward to. About 5 years ago, my dad got the idea to set up a canopy tent at the end of our driveway and he would bring the grill out to cook hotdogs. Mom also decided to make chili for this and that way 1) trick-or-treaters wouldn't have to walk up our long driveway for candy; 2) we could eat dinner and stay warm with the chili; and 3) trick-or-treaters' parents can also have a treat! Well, over the years it turned into what seems like a full-out feast of wonderful food, and some of our friends actually plan on coming over!! (last year, some people were worried why we didn't do it, but we were at a wedding that day :) )

This year, dad even brought the fire thing from on the back patio so we could roast marshmallows and keep even more warm (which my cousin Alison was THRILLED about!!)

Here are some pictures of this year's Halloween set up!

Set up!
Condiments for hot-dogs and chili:
The feast table...
My contributions: Pumpkin Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting, and Roasted Pumpkin seeds that were coated in cinnamon, nutmeg, and all-spice. Mmmmmm!
Even Chestnut got a costume this year! :) This made us laugh ALL night.
When I asked Mom if she bought good candy for trick-or-treaters, she said, "It's candy y'all would like." I approve, because that means we get leftovers ;)
Abby's pumpkin!
Dad's pumpkin!
My pumpkin!
Matt's pumpkin!

*The roasted pumpkin seeds came from the last 2 pumpkins...haha.


Nina Diane said...

what a great idea!! or maybe I should just come to ya'lls house. Love the pumpkins

Mallory said...

Mom would love more guests next year...since she just realized that neither Matt, me OR Abby will be there next year since Halloween is on a week night.