October 31, 2010

October Review

I turned 40 this month.  Ouch.  I had really wanted to go on a trip (just Jay and I) to celebrate, but everything was too expensive.  We ended up going to the cabin (it was Fall Break), with my parents, and my SIL/BIL's family.  Hooray for the Haslips and their 6 kids for mine to play with!

Ugh!  That's a lot of candles!
But I did blow them all out in one breath.... easy peasy!
.... and Grandpa gave the boys a lesson in forestry.
We also picnicked near Sunrise....

The fall colors were gorgeous.....
.... thanks Dad, for building such a great place for our family to be together!
Jay and I often write parodies for special events (family member birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, friends moving away, etc.).  We have always written them together.  Well, I should say that Jay has never written one without me.... until now.  He surprised me by singing and playing his guitar, a parody he wrote for me.... which I shall share with you later.  It was sweet and funny, and I won't do it justice by just posting the lyrics here.  (I was too "into" the moment so I didn't think to pull out the video camera, and neither did anyone else!  Bummer!)  It was sweet and funny.  Classic Jay.

Last night we went to our ward (local church congregation)/neighborhood party and "Trunk or Treat."  The kids' costumes turned out quite good. 

Jack as a Luchador...
.... and sans mask.
Mary was very cute as "Pippy Longstocking"

Collin was dressed up as a "Deviled Egg" (an egg with devil horns), but he removed his costume shortly after arriving at the party.... he is that age where he wants to dress up still, but it's not really cool.  So, I never got a photo.  Oh well.

I looked pretty good too, as Princess Leia, if I may say so myself, though on one bothered to take a picture of me.  Humph.  :P  I got lots of compliments though.  (But boy, I look really bad as a brunette.)  

My talented husband has some serious pumpkin carving skills.


  1. Happy Birthday, Alice! Even though you couldn't go on a little getaway, it sounds like it was a wonderful day and weekend. You are always welcome here...although it definitely wouldn't be a romantic getaway. I would have LOVED to hear Jay's "Alice" song. :)

  2. Happy Birthday, Alice. I hope your next 40 years are as wonderful as the last. I enjoy reading your posts.


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