I'm getting worse and worse at updating my blog in a timely manner! So here is a quick update on everything that has happened between July and now...
Kenny started school...his LAST SEMESTER and it took a bit of poking and prodding to get him to go every day but he will take his last final tomorrow. They don't have a graduation ceremony for fall semester so he won't walk until spring - if he decides to walk. But either way he'll be a college grad soon enough! He will graduate in Exercise Science and he plans on going to PA school (Physician Assistant if you're like me and didn't know what that was). He applied to a few schools this year that would start next summer and we've heard back from 3 of them. He got an interview to 2 and was rejected from 1, which unfortunately was the U. So if he gets into school this year than we will be moving out of state. We are still waiting to hear back from a school in Las Vegas and one in Puerto Rico...I'm hoping for vegas.
I was really crafty this fall and made some adorable pumpkins out of 2x4's (shown below). A little wood and paint is about as crafty as I get! I also made a wreath out of black burlap that turned out perfectly spooky for our front door but since it is now almost Christmas, that wreath has been put away and i don't have a picture of it - sorry I'm sure you were just dying to see it!
We through a Clue themed Murder Mystery dinner party in October to celebrate Halloween that turned out to really great. We gave everyone characters, some were clue characters others we made up, and had them come in costume to the church for the party. We had a five course meal and in between each course we collected clues from rooms set up around the cultural hall. During the third round the killer started killing off suspects making the mystery even more important to solve!
We planned the game so that we could play it again and have a different killer everytime and no one, not even the killer, will know who the killer is until the third round. Anyway, it was the first time we made something like this and we were pretty proud of how it turned out! And in case you're wondering who killer was...it was...Mrs. Peacock! (a.k.a. Deborah Riley)
We also had a Halloween party with my family this year that turned out really fun. We ate soup and bread bowls (that were Halloween Orange), a brain, worms, eyeballs or toes, and your choice of vampire blood, swamp fog, or poison to drink. We played monster bash, ghost snatcher, dipped caramel apples, and dug for worms...if you want to hear about how we played any of these games let me know!
So there you have it...a quick update on the last 5 months! I know so much more has happened but I'll update again soon...