Saturday, November 14, 2009

Halloween Piñata

I'm not quite sure how to upload a video to blogger with the new editor, so I uploaded our piñata video to Facebook and just embedded it here.

Halloween 2009

Our family was a little off this year for Halloween...we had the party on November 7th! Even though it was a week removed from the actual holiday, the party was great fun!

Marna and Selena did a fabulous job decorating.

These pictures don't really do it justice because the flash made it look so bright. In fact, the lights were dim giving an eery look to the room.

We had some great costumes.

Abby from NCIS

He wasn't even sure exactly what he was supposed to be.

Frankenstein's Monster
(of course Dad kept saying she looked more like the Hulk)

A vampire

A bat
Not pictured: a clown and a highway construction worker
We played Apples to Apples...

Had a cupcake decorating contest...

Demolished a pinata (I'll post a video of this later. Need to edit it together first)...

And bobbed for apples...

We find bobbing for apples in a tub of water to be incredibly disgusting, so we opt to bob for apples hung on a string without using our hands. It's much more fun...and sanitary.
Selena finished the night off with some snack scultping...

And promptly eating, of course.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Marine Corps!

Last Saturday, November 7th, Jeff and I had the unique opportunity of attending the 234th Marine Corps Birthday Ball.

It was so much fun to don our fanciest clothes and enjoy a fancy meal in the company of so many servicemen.

My brother joined the Marine Corps shortly after 9/11. While serving in 29 Palms, he met and married the love of his life, so the Marines have definitely been a blessing to his life. A few years ago, he was accepted into the officer training program which allowed him to work toward his undergraduate degree, which he will complete in May. We will miss him immensely as he leaves MN next summer to continue his training at Quantico in VA.

Since he will be moving, this was our last opportunity to attend the ball, so many of our family chose to support my brother in this unique way.

My brother with my parents

Our little sister and her husband


I didn't get good pictures of everyone, but my older sister's husband, my brother's wife (of course), and my brother's wife's cousin (from CA) all came out to the ball as well.

Everyone looked so fabulous!


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