Party Pictures!!!!!!

I know you are so anxious to see the pictures, so here they are. Follow this link to flickr . . . PICTURES!

(And I know how many look at my pictures at flickr so by golly, you better comment here!)

We had such a tremendously spectacular time . . . like, I don't think it could have been any better. We had about 50 guests . . . amazing costumes . . . super yummy food (and I say that not because I made much of it but because I had so much help making the other half of it) . . . everyone commented about how awesome it was (seriously, I'm not bragging, you could ask Erin who is sitting right next to me) and so many commented on our house which helped make me feel good and feel like what we've done on the house so far has paid off. Weather was perfect. We had straw bails outside, a fire pit, lots of string lights, pumpkins, and just lots of happy people. The costumes were amazing. If you check out the pictures you will see some of my favorites . . . Sgt Dangle, the floozy, the pregnant redneck, and the pregnant cheerleader. I haven't laughed so much in so long. You couldn't look at these people and not almost pee your pants. :c) There were some I didn't get caught on camera like Scooby-doo and the Harlem Globetrotter. When he walked in he said that the Rogain had worked a little too well (he had a 'fro). It was so so funny. I'm so mad I don't have a picture of that but they had to scadattle early. My friends who couldn't drink (Chel who was preggie, Lindsay who was preggie and Kristi who was nursing) even had a blast. Jamie had stayed after the birthday party to help us decorate and she did a kick-arse job. I thank her so much because she really did help me TONS. My other awesome helpers were Erin (why, of course!), Michelle, Heather, Leann, Nikki, and Leann's girls (oh, and Jamie's girls helped a bunch, too). I absolutely could not have done it without any of them. We decorated as spectacularly as it looks (not bragging, I swear) in less than 4 hours. Wow. I'm amazed.

Anyway, that is the gist of it. It was so great. And I wish even more had been here. You really did miss out, but I understand why those who couldn't come didn't. Maybe another year when little children aren't such a priority like boobies and diaper changes and bed times :) I was really lucky because O'ma took our kids for the night so it kinda sorta felt like college again. We even tried to stay up like we use to. 2:00 Erin and I were in bed, but I probably could have stayed up longer but man, I was worn out.

It rocked. Hope you can come in 5 years when we do it again ;)


Johanna said...

Omg! I can't WAIT!

it's me, Val said...

Erin and I are giggling at you, Jo!

I didn't have any great pictures of you and Jas as a couple, so can I use some of your pics??? :) I'll post them tonight if so.

SOOOO glad you could come. It was so so great seeing you. I love ya!!!!

Jo said...

hehe. :) I just looked at all of your pictures (twice!). It literally was the BEST Halloween party I have EVER been too! Your home is perfect, and so Val. That is really the sign of a home, when you walk in a feel like it matches the person's personality as perfectly as yours does. I could move right in tomorrow! ;) You can absolutely use some of my pics, althtough they are embarrassing compared to yours!!

Anonymous said...

Loved the decorations (of course!) Sorry we had to miss it.

it's me, Val said...

To your last sentence, Erin and I both said "Oh please" because we both saw them last night and thought they were awesome! you caught so much that I wasn't able to --- so thank you!!

And thank you for all the awesome things you said. You are such a great friend. xo

MKB said...

My first time to your site ad I LOVE it!

I would like to secure my invite to your next party!! You are a scream, my creative sister! But you definitely have more energy than I do!

I will be bookmarking your blog and will be back often!


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Jennifer said...

great pictures....love the preg. cheerleaders teeth. The best!

and I don't know what I enjoyed seeing more of your house or the party!!! Love what I seen of the house!! I just love Noah's room to pieces..and Maia's too. I just love that green. I might get that color from ya.....when I'm in the mood to paint, and since I painted all summer....not right now

well have fun guys.
ya jenn~

jen said...

bless Oma

my thoughts on your photos
"Erin arrived safely" LOL

"My mom (she was so funny)"
I LOVE your mums necklace

Looks like it was a lot of fun

it's me, Val said...

jennifer, i know! Weren't those teeth the best?! and i knew you'd be excited about the house. i don't think i got the kitchen, did i? or the downstairs. i'll do that at a later date. glad you enjoyed ;)

it's me, Val said...

jen, glad you caught the "erin arrived safely" one ;) we kept saying we were going to send her hubby, jer, a picture of just that with those words written underneath. we never did. we aren't that mean :c)

and my mom will thank you on the necklace. you're so sweet.

MP said...

Decatur can't be that far of a drive..I haven't been to a halloween party in eons!

Erin said...

hee, hee : ) Miss you already, "my Val" : ( I seriously was almost crying when I was going through security at the airport. Thank you for your excellent hospitality and the lovely visit. It was more than I hoped for and it will be one of my favorite memories.

it's me, Val said...

Now that makes ME cry. (((hugs)))

SuperMom said...

OK, Val, your house looks like a Pottery Barn catalog. Seriously, you've done a great job on the house and, of course the Halloween decorations are simply amazing. GREAT job!

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures. It's given me some great party ideas! :)

LiLi said...

The house looked great, the decorations were awesome, and you'd better post the recipes of all that delicious food!!! WOW!

Alexis Jacobs said...

Looks like an awesome party!! Wish I could have been there. Next time :)