Thursday, November 12, 2009

Better Late Than Never

I can hardly believe it.
New Moon is just around the corner and I couldn't be more excited!
Just a reminder to anyone who hasn't picked up their need to. I will NOT be standing in the lobby before the movie starts, waiting for people to get there. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but, I'm just sayin' it how it is.

So I realized I never did a Halloween post. I realize it's just a tad belated, but, whatever. For some reason blogging and me lately have grown a bit distant. We're working on our relationship though, trying to close the gap. We had a long chat last night and decided we both got a little lazy, a little comfortable, and neither of us were doing our part to keep the relationship alive. Fortunately we realized this before it was too late, while we could still salvage the relationship.

Halloween 2009

Macy the Vampira
(She chose this completely on her own, no influence from me whatsoever, I swear. It was a proud moment.)

Payson as Optimus Prime

Bill and I dusted off our old hippie costumes for a Halloween party at the Myers.

Bill won Funniest Costume! He even got a golden mummy statue, just about the coolest award I've ever seen.

We have to brag a little bit. Bill had the idea to add a little "flair" to his pants to make them more groovy. He had the idea to cut four slits in each pant leg and sew in some flower power fabric triangles to widen the leg into more of a "bell."

(Here Macy is helping me create the "before" picture)

And the after.

I have only ever sewn one other thing in my life and I had no idea how it would turn out but it totally worked!! I was so thrilled with the end result, and Bill was ecstatic with his 36" circumference! It especially made it worth it after he won the award. I like to think he won it because of my superior sewing skills.


Ben and Alissa said...

It had to have been the superior sewing, what else could it have been?

I absolutely love both Macy's and Payson's costumes, they look great!

Glad you and blogger have decided to try and make this work.

Shayla said...

Definitely some superior sewing skills, for sure! You guys looked awesome...and Macy is SCARY. :-) Been missing your blog posts! Can't wait for next week...seriously, CAN'T WAIT!

Davis Family said...

What's going on next week again, everyone seems so excited about something....

The costumes were great! I didn't dress up this year and kind of missed it, but I can only do so much. Macy was really cool looking good job on the make up.

Amy said...

The costumes are AMAZING. Macy looks totally scary. Good job on the hippie pants! Awesome!

Noelle said...

wow, you put my halloweenness to shame. i didn't even get out my witch hat. :)
love the sewing. way to go.
love that new moon is next week. i'm going friday with my sisters and saturday with my friends. i'll be waiting for your review.

Rachael said...

You guys all look awesome! I'm so sad I didn't get to see you guys! And I will sleep soundly tonight knowing you and your blog are working through the troubled times.....

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Oh those pants... Those Awesome, Groovy Pants!!

Combine that with the fro wig, and there's no way he's NOT winning the golden afro! er.. mummy... whatever. He HAD to win!

Amy J. said...

Oh my goodness! YOu didn't tell me about the pants! Those turned out sooo good. And the kids costumes looked amazing...oh and you looked good too! :)

dandee said...

Love all of the costumes! I'm so proud of your sewing skills. You're right, too. The pants made the costume, that's why Bill won! :)

M-A said...

great costumes!

i so wish i was there to get in on your early new moon viewing. can't wait to hear what you think of it:)

debsters said...

I am NOT showing my boys Payson's outfit, they'd flip. I made them dig in our dress up bins this year. You all look fabulous.