Sunday, November 27, 2016


I was HORRIBLE about taking pictures this Thanksgiving, but I did get 5.
This year we had a Gunnerson Thanksgiving!
Darin's mom is a WONDERFUL cook! 
(How did I get lucky enough to have amazing cooks on BOTH sides!?)

I feel bad I didn't get a picture of the "Main Table" with mom, dad, Nate, Janie, and more.
Mom and dad made cute little name place settings, Andrew LOVED his!

Thanks mom and dad for hosting a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Matthew's Halloween Party

Matthew planned a little Halloween Party for a few of his friends.
I COULD NOT believe how clever Matt was! 
I really didn't help him AT ALL!!

Here were the activities he planned:

#1 Eating donuts on a string
#2 Wrapping the kids up like mummies
#3 Haunted house (that he made himself in our backyard--as he pulled each kid in a wagon ha!)
#4 Hide and GHOST seek!  (I thought that was EXTRA clever)
#5 Bat, bat, Vampire
#6 He had everyone draw names and then they made Halloween cards for each other. :)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Family Costumes 2016 -- Monster's Inc

I am a HUGE lover of Halloween and dressing up! 

Let's be honest, all these costumes were pretty much finished by June! 

I made Andrew's costume with paper mache, a balloon, some paint, and tights for his arms and legs. 
We bought Darin's costume for $7 with a gift card online.
 Mine is just a dress from the DI and my mom sewed a little more on to make it long enough, she made my wig with purple fabric, stuffing, felt, and wire hangers. (Thanks mama!!)

Matt's is a hazmat suit we got online, and I just had him wear it backwards, then I put a box where the "hood" is, and I cut out holes for the kerr jar lids and some red Christmas ribbon I had.  I cut off the feet to make it shorter, and used the extra fabric to cover a box for the backpack.  I just used some black vinyl to do the "CDA" on the bag, and the "2319" on the front.

Lindsay's was the easiest, I got the shirt as a hand-me down, the leggings are from DI, and her hair ties are just pompoms glued on a bread tie! (Thanks for that idea, Heather).

Happy Halloween from Mike Wazowski, Sully, Celia, the CDA, and Boo!