We got pretty good use out of the Halloween costumes I sewed for us this year. Although they are (still) not entirely finished, we got them done enough to wear to 3 Halloween parties:
|(Thomas' costume is definitely more noteworthy than mine, despite the contradictory head wrap.)|
|Tyson and Dara. (frog & mime) They made some excellent homemade root beer!|
|The engaged-to-be-married Cody and Beth (seen here as Gaston and Belle)|
|President Obama even graced us with his presence! (Sarah & John)|
|"Mr. Obama" was trying to heat up some food but came across the "Child" setting. We were concerned at first that this was a cooking setting (similar to "popcorn" or "potato") but we think it in fact meant that the microwave had been child-locked.|
(3) Thomas' work Halloween party:
We also wore them Halloween night, to show off to our 2 trick-or-treaters (although they came when I was finishing up the laundry at the laundromat... so only Thomas saw them). We were surprised at the huge decline in numbers from last year (when we had like... 8).
Overall we're happy with how our costumes turned out, and we're excited to keep them forever to use for nativities/Halloween/etc.
Among our other activities, we helped celebrate our friend David's birthday:
|Thanks again for having a birthday, David! We enjoyed the cake & ice cream & seeing you guys.|
Last Tuesday, I enjoyed the great privilege of attending a BYU devotional where President Thomas S. Monson addressed the university.
|you can kind of tell that he's walking onto the stage here... he's the first one at the top of the ramp.|
|...during... (I told him he could pull off a goatee...)|
|...during...(he had a straight razor shave, too!)|
|...After! I hardly recognize the fellow...|
|added some color (darker brown/reddish) and got new (better) layers.|