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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend Recap - Halloween Party

Saturday night Patrick & I attended a Halloween costume party at his friend Jose's house.  It was an absolute blast.

Can you guess who we were?



 
 
If you guessed Bruce from Swamp People and an alligator - you are correct!  Need a comparison?
 
 
 
 
Other party guest included Forrest Gump & Lieutenant Dan:

 
 
Here are the party hosts:  Kerri Strug and Bela Karolyi from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

 
 
The most interesting man in the world and a zombie librarian:

 
 
And one more good one of my gator face:


 
 
Sorry for all the terrible photos.  My husband may have reminded me to charge my camera and I didn't quite listen to him.  So we had to take camera phone pictures - blogger fail.  Saturday evening before the costume party, we went to a Halloween bash at Patrick's aunt's house.  All of his cousins' kids were dressed up and I only got one picture before my camera died.  So here is the cutest little dinosaur you've ever seen:
 
 



Have a great Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spookiest House on the Street

This weekend, Patrick & I put up a few outdoor Halloween decorations.  He wanted to make sure we had the spookiest house on the street.








 
 
Mission accomplished!  The best part?  All the items were $1 or less!  The Dollar Tree was my best friend this Halloween - I found caution tape, spider webbing, tombstones, skulls, large skeleton and plastic rat there.  The holographic ghosts came from Michaels on sale for $0.79. 
 
 
Next I'll have to show you what type of decorating I've done inside the house. My mantel is looking pretty good but I've got a few finishing touches.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weekend Recap - Long Weekend

I loved our long weekend!  Patrick & I were both off work Thursday and Friday for his birthday and I feel like we got so much accomplished.

I already posted about Patrick's birthday fun on Thursday, but I didn't tell you about the big "gift" Patrick got for his birthday - a new TV! 

 
 
Yay!  This is a huge upgrade over our old 32" TV.  It a is 46" Sony something.  I'm not electronic savvy. 
 
Also on Thursday, Patrick & I had an assembly race.  He put together a new desk for our office while I had to assemble a lamp and an office chair.   
 
 
 


 
 
You can see the desk and the chair in the top picture and the lamp below.  It was a close race, but Patrick ended up beating me.  I probably shouldn't have taken that 2 hour nap at the start....another example of how slow and steady wins the race.  In all honesty, I didn't actually finish the chair either.  In my first attempt, I couldn't get the legs to attach and I screwed the arms on the wrong sides.  It was a total fail so I gave up and let my husband work his magic.  I do really like the end look.  The desk came from Office Max on sale for $180, the chair came from Big Lots on sale for $36 and I found the lamp on clearance at Target for $15! 
 
We also hung up some new decor in the office, but I am saving those items for a separate post so as not to jinx anything. 
 
On Friday, we had a baseball Postseason Party to watch the beloved Cardinals take on the Giants in game 5 of the NLCS but it was not a winner so again - no pictures until I feel it is safe to post.  My husband is extremely superstitous when it comes to baseball.
 
On Saturday, we did some thrift store shopping - still no luck finding the last piece for Patrick's Halloween costume.  However, I did score a few goodies I didn't even know I needed. 
 
Saturday afternoon Patrick watched the Notre Dame football game and helped me decorate for Halloween during commercial breaks.  Our front yard has officially been spookified and I love it.  I'll have to take pictures tomorrow so I can show you what I am so excited about.
 
Today I went to Perryville for my cousin Jennifer's baby shower.  She is expecting twin girls in December - how exciting!  She looks absolutely FABULOUS for being 7 months pregnant with twins.
 
 
 
That's all for now.  More to come later this week.  Go Cardinals!
 
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Husband!

Today is a very special day - my Patrick turned 29!

We both took off work for the day and had a special lunch at our favorite place - Stefanina's.



 
Hope he wished for a Cardinals victory tonight!

 
Patrick with his sister Jessie who prepared the birthday dessert.


 
Love you!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy 26th Birthday Grant!

I know I did a mini post about Grant's birthday yesterday, but I wanted to give a fullo shout-out to one of my favorite little brothers.









I love you!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Recap - Home, Cardinals, Gavin & Grant

Whew!  It's Sunday night and I am watching the Redbirds take on the Giants in Game 1 of the NLCS.  Current score:  Cardinals 2, Giants 0    Yay!

Here's a quick recap of our week/weekend:

I added a new pumpkin to our front porch decor.  I'm DYING to put out our Halloween decorations, but they keep calling for storms so I don't want to risk it just yet.

 


 This past week, Patrick's mom came to paint our office and our hall bathroom.  For the office we chose a light grey and for the bathroom we chose a dark yellow.



 
 
On Friday night, I picked Patrick up from the airport and we stopped for a bite to eat before heading to his friend Jose's to watch Game 5 of the NLDS.  Wow -what a game!  The Cardinals never cease to amaze me.  And remember my new boyfriend Pete Kozma?  He batted in the winning runs.  I love Red October.
 
 
On Saturday, we went to Perryville to celebrate my brother Grant's 26th birthday.  I can't believe he is already 26!  That makes me feel so old!  Here's Grant with his favorite little buddy.
 

 
 
On Sunday Patrick & I went to church, watched the Rams game and are now watching the Cardinals game.  I also managed to assemble a couple of shoe racks for my closet and put up a little indoor Halloween decor.
 
 





 
(Patrick had to get in on the action.)
 
 
Oh - you wanted to see more pictures of Gavin?  No problem, because I only took about 100 this weekend.
 
 
He really likes this bouncy thing in the doorway.


 

 
 
Hope everyone has a great week.  GO CARDS!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Grow Grass Grow

When Patrick & I moved in to our house in June, there were 2 huge brown spots in our yard.  The grass was dead and there was no reviving it. 

A couple weeks ago, Patrick decided it was time to take matters into his own hands.  He borrowed a hoe from his dad and got to work on our front lawn.

 
(Proof of large dirt patch)
 
 
He worked up the soil...


 
 
...and removed all the dead grass clumps.
 

 
 
Then he scattered the grass seed by hand (real professional, I know).
 
 
 
 


Then we watered and waited and watered and waited.....until finally they were here!  Our baby grass popped up!


 
 
It may be kinda patchy, but it is there and I love it.  Here's hoping to more!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekend Recap - Redbirds, Chimenea & Fireplace

Happy Monday everyone!
There's not too much to report - we had a pretty relaxing weekend.

Friday afternoon we were glued to the Wildcard Playoff game between our beloved Redbirds and the Braves.  Luckily, the Cards came out of top and are heading into postseason play.

I will never falter in my love for Yadier Molina - my favorite Cardinal - but I do have a new boyfriend in Pete Kozma:



Saturday evening, Patrick & I had our weekend date night at Stefanina's and then we went to Home Depot and fell in love with this chimenea:

 
We plan on using on Halloween to sit out in our driveway when handing out candy.  I like the chimenea style more than the basic firepit because it should (hopefully) keep smoke from blowing directly in your face.
 
 
On Sunday, we went to church, did some shopping, watched the Cardinals game (not a winner - boo!) and I worked on some more fall decorations.  Check out my fireplace:
 
 



Have a great week!
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