Thursday, October 23, 2014

And the winner is...

fun giveaway! How nice of you!! I still have rusty pickle halloween alphas,,,lol. so you arent alone! Thank you for the chance to win!

TeenaBugg 38! Please email me at by next Monday so I can mail out your prize. :)
If I don't hear by then, I will pick a new winner.

I will definitely have a few more giveaways soon!

I meant to post the winner yesterday, but I feel as if I am a record on repeat when I say I have been soooo busy. I had a substitute teaching job in preschool on Tuesday which was a lot of fun. And then I volunteered in Erin's classroom yesterday. Plus, Mike is in town early this week for a training, which is keeping him busy. But it's just super nice to have him home on nights he would typically not be here!
In fact, he wasn't able to come home last weekend. He needed to be on the job site. 
And we couldn't go there because the kids had a big Walkathon for school, Erin's dance classes and soccer game. Just too much to miss.
But it was kind of a bummer because it was our seventeenth wedding anniversary on Saturday.

It turns out we both mailed a card to each other as a surprise.
And then he sent me these as well...
pretty flowers. :)
And here is where I get mushy. ;) 
I am so happy that we have had seventeen years together and I seriously look forward to many, many more. Marriage is not always going to be perfect. It's not supposed to be with all the challenges that can come up. That's real life. But what makes it special is that we are in it together. And there is no one I would rather hang out with! No one I would rather be with. <3 p="">
Ok. Enough of the sappy stuff right? Sorry I am a romantic at heart.
But anyway. On our actual anniversary (which we will celebrate very soon) the kids had a walkathon, and then Erin had dance classes.
That night though we went back out to Six Flags for Fright Fest. Just the three of us.
And we had so much fun despite wishing Mike was there.
Last weekend we ended up in the Sinister clown area and one of the clowns came up behind me and scared me to death. He had these crazy contacts in and the whole thing was just spooky.

Well he found me again, but this time I wasn't scared :) (warning, scary clown ahead)

Creepy though right? Imagine turning around and seeing that clown right behind you staring at you. That's what happened to me last weekend. I was prepared this time though, and Evan snapped that shot of us with my phone.
And I guess I'll be honest here and say that I'm glad it was still daylight. lol

Erin loved this clown so much...
that instead of being Elsa for Halloween, she now wants to dress up like this clown. I found her a clown costume with a big bow for her hair, and I also bought some face make up. We are definitely a unique family when it comes to Halloween. No sweet little Elsa costumes here!

I'm actually looking forward to Halloween this year. Mike is in town and he and Evan have some pretty big plans for decorating the house this year. Let's just say it's a Toxic Zombie theme with scary clowns running around. Our neighbors are going to love us! :)
Just kidding, they really do love us. And we get a ton of trick or treaters now since we are known for our decorations.
Do you love Halloween? Are you big on decorating for the holiday?


  1. So funny that she now wants to be a scary clown for Halloween! I bet that will be a unique one in the neighborhood!

  2. Congrats to Tina!! I love love love the photos ... so fun!!!!!!!!

  3. Congratulations to Tina! Clowns kind of freak me out so thank you for the pre-photo warning. LOL!

  4. such fun photos- looks like fun!
    i don't have issues with clowns but my oldest son does- we went to the circus and he about fiipped out.

  5. Oh yes, I do love Halloween, probably a bit too much because it is not really celebrated here in England so no decorating outside but it doesn't stop me inside. Looking forward to it this year as last year I was in hospital with a broken hip! Happy Anniversary to you and Mike, the flowers he sent are gorgeous! Anne xx

  6. That's hilarious! I would have screamed!! :) I love Halloween, and always dress up! We don't usually do decorations, since we don't get trick-or-treaters. My hubby learned about my love of 'couple costumes' the hard way and now it's an annual "discussion." Yes, marriage is not always perfect, LOL! :) He shoots down about 20 ideas, then says maybe, shoots down 20 more, then says maybe, and finally gives up and says OK to the first maybe! :)

  7. Happy Anniversary!!!

    And, looking ahead, have a Happy Halloween, too. Sounds like you'll be well prepared for it. :)

  8. Congrats on 17 years and sorry you weren't able to celebrate together. I must confess that is usually something my dh and never seem to do, but we are getting better and I try to plan trips around the day since it's usually the week before high season at most places.

    I am right there with you on the clown, I will say that at least the second one has a Victorian type feel to her so I could see maybe where your dd was drawn to her.

  9. Happy anniversary!! Such pretty flowers :) We decorate for Halloween, but not as much as some of our neighbors :)

  10. I can't wait to see how Evan and Mike decorate with the zombie theme this year!!!!!
    Love those photos :) That sounds like an awesome place to see.
    Happy Anniversary :)

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  12. Sounds like a fun and busy week!
    Sorry Mike and you could not celebrate the anniversary!
    Look like all of you had a lot of fun those pictures are so fun!
    Pretty flowers!
    Congrats to the winner!
    Happy Anniversary I did wish you one on fb. :)