Friday, September 28, 2012

Napoleon Dynamite Party

Last month, some of our friends hosted a Napoleon Dynamite themed birthday party. At first I thought it was so random, but the party turned out to be so much fun and really creative. I didn't think to take pictures, but I found a very similar party on the web. I have never been very big on themed parties, but I thought this one was so clever.

The menu included corn dogs, quesadillas, and of course, tater-tots. For party favors, all the guests were given tubes of ChapStick. After dinner and cake, we all gathered outside for a backyard screening of the movie. It has probably been at least ten years since I've seen it. 

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day Weekend! We really enjoyed getting a little break from the chaos. A long weekend was just what we needed!

On Saturday, we went to Tour de Fat, a bicycle "race" that New Belgium brewery puts on every summer. Everyone dresses up in crazy costumes and rides around town on their bicycles. Spotted this year: a Chinese dragon, the Flinstones, a family of unicorns, and several grown men wearing nothing but diapers. We live in a strange town. 

M and I didn't participate in Tour de Fat this year. We just sat on the sidelines and watched with Sadie and Georgia.

Yesterday, we went to a cookout where we ate tons of ribs! It was glorious. 

Also, my mom finished her hike on the Appalachian Trail this weekend. She and my dad are still up in Maine, celebrating. I am so proud of her for pursuing her dream! So much of the time, I feel like I am too afraid to pursue what I really want. It takes a lot of courage to do that, and I hope I got some of those genes from her. We'll see...

P.S. M is having {very!} minor surgery today, but your prayers would still be appreciated! Thanks!