Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween Time!

I know this post is a bit late! We haven't had internet until now & it's time to play catch up!
This year Chris & I ended our travels in Utah, where we spent my 24th birthday & Halloween. It is always a blast in Utah, seeing family & friends, eating at our favorite Utah restaurants, & enjoying a change in weather. We love Utah!

BIRTHDAY!!
I was actually really dreading this birthday, I am feeling really old & the hardest part is I don't know how much I have to show for my 24 years! It's a weird feeling that hasn't quite gone away, but I am hoping it does soon! Anywho...we invited a bunch of our closest UT pals to join us for dinner & a haunted house up in Salt Lake City. It was so great to see everyone! We really do wish we could see them more often! Courtney, the doll she is, made a dinner reservation at one of my favorite SLC spots, the Dodo. After dinner we went to Nightmare on 13th, which was SO freaky! The boys all claim they weren't scared...bah! Utah always has wicked awesome haunted houses...if you ever get a chance to visit in October, you should definitely check them out!

some of the lovely ladies
from the left: Traci, Cami, Rachel, Me, Brit, & Court

after the haunted house
from left: Brit & her husband Keith, Danny & his wife Traci, Mark, Chris, & Me

Danny is one of Chris' closest friends from BYU, and his wife Traci is the nicest person I have ever met. They are expecting a son! We are so excited for them!

Brit & Cami were my college roomies when Chris & I met, it's always fun to get together with them & laugh about old times! I will always love these girls!
Brit, that savvy little lady & my twin (we basically agree on everything & think so much alike it's freaky) works at a fab store that carries fab goods...lucky for ME! Her & Cami surprised me with a little Marc Jacobs for my bday....Keith was taking pics, apparently I LOVE me some Marc!
(he is one of my very favorite designers)

Courtney Nicole & I.
I'm really glad we got to see them, they live about an hour north of my parents & even though that's close it always seems far! I am really grateful to have her for a sister in law & love her mucho!

Miss Rachel!
Rachel is Chris' cousin, and I ADORE her! You know how there are just people you click with? Chris' family is FULL of those kind of people! I am so happy we were able to see her while in UT.

Danny (aka Deluxxe) & Chris
All they do is make eachother laugh the entire time they hang out.
It's awesome.

Brit, Keith, Cami & her husband JR

During the week I was able to go to lunch with Cami & my friend Benz. Benz is hilarious & full of very good, intelligent conversation (haha, there is really no other way to describe it). It was so great to see him! He just received his mission call to Mongolia! I am really happy & excited for him, I think he is going to be a great missionary.


MORE BIRTHDAY!!!
My family had a small shin-dig for my bday as well, Katie (my sister in law) ROCKS! She made me this awesome cupcake tower of heavenly goodness.
Observe:

These fabulous cupcakes are topped with handmade (by Katie) chocolate butterflies! Whaaaaaat? Yes. I am spoiled. The end.

Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE having older brothers? It's the best. Older brothers are so fun. Here are 2 of my 4 older brothers with Chris.
from left: Cim, Chris, PJ


Logan & his cupcake face, this kid is SUCH a character! He is constantly entertaining us.

Lorena (my sister in law) & her youngest, Dylan (who has the cutest cheeks!)

birfday girl & my sweet shades compliments of my father

birfday girl's hot husband

HALLOWEEN!

my dad gave me a pk of 20 vampire teeth for my birthday, the kids enjoyed them almost as much as we did..



we had some pre-Halloween dress up time...


Chris was cracking me up with the clown costume. He would be a cute clown if he didn't have the scruff & the scary stare!


Chris, my mama, & I decided instead of carving pumpkins we would glitter them! I normally cover or shimmer my pumpkins, but we found glitter glue pens so decided to draw on them this year! It was fun. Chris refused at first, but it only took about 10min of watching us before he said "hand me the blue"!




The only costume I could convince him to wear...

Trick or Treat!

my cute nephew Caleb aka Dr. Caleb

my mother in her Shakespearian costume

Katie & I were both Witches

Cim was an ACDC fan
(if you see his shirt he put tape over the 'LL' & made it "CK" haha what a nerd)

PJ's family were all Pirates!

Aubrie was a Princess!

Pirate Alex!

BumbleBee Justin!

Ellie was Tinkerbell!

Joshua was Spiderman!

Logan was BuzzLightyear, he received the royal treatment & didn't have to walk

Caitlyn was a cowgirl!

Danny & Traci joined us for the Trick or Treating, she was a gypsy & he was Sherlock Holmes

All the adults dressed up!
(you can barely see Chris because his mask is black, but he definitely IS choking me)

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

8 comments:

Alison said...

24?! You are so young, my dear! Happy, happy birthday! That cupcake tower was absolutely incredible!

lauren said...

um- that cupcake tower looks awesome! Katie is my new hero! As for UT- I am so glad you had a blast! Happy birthday, and happy halloween!

Dominique said...

We miss you guys! Keep the blog up so I can still see you in all your cuteness. 24, oh, those were the days. You have accomplished a lot just by being the wonderful person you are. BTW, where are you guys living?

Brittany and Johnse said...

How fun!! Happy Birthday! :)

Brandon and Kelsey said...

Why do you always have to look so cute?!?! I need you to take me shopping!

Adam & Samantha said...

that looks like so much fun! you shouldve called us when you were up here! happy belated bday and happy halloween! looks like you had a blast.

lori and clark remington said...

Cute pictures! I love the butterflies on the cupcakes and the yellow frosting! I have a cupcake tower...I need to be more creative with it!
Looks like a fun birthday and Halloween.

The Queen said...

hAPPY BIRTHDAY, mARI! wE MISS YOU!!

oops, sorry, caps! Anywho, I didn't even get to say goodbye, you were just gone all of a sudden! I'm glad you had a good birthday. Just wait till your thirty and feel like you don't have anything to show for it! lol