Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween

The wizard won the witch...... and then she gave me a kiss!
This whole party was a success because of this woman and all her hard work and organization. My best friend, Deb. She held my hand through my grief and helped me put it all together. She picked me up when I fell down and gave me a shove when I felt I couldn't go on. I would have canceled the whole thing and held a pity party instead, but she would not let me. She is just what the doctor ordered and I love her for holding me together.

Despite the weather a hardy group of campers showed up for the party. These are the entries of the pumpkin carving contest.


Love of my life got our bonfire going before the sun went down. With a little help from a propane torch.........


Let the eating begin! Everyone went through the line and tasted each chili and salsa first and cast their ballot...... Then they were allowed to really eat.



Due to the bitter gusts of wind we had to put the buffet line inside the tent instead of outside. See the hay on the ground? To soak up the water squishing up out of the ground.

Hey, it's not Easter....... so why is there a bunny here? Ohhhh, I get it now.


The winning carving was....... M I C... K E Y.... MOUSE.

My personal favorite is the one that says.... KAN-DO ROCKS! I snuck a prize to Alyssa for this one.

Wicked cute little faces!

Cutest costume went to the smallest guy here. That shirt will swallow him, but he was so cute!

Check it out!

You just want to kiss those cheeks, don't you?

Trust me...... she is no angel! This really is a misleading costume!


It was hard to catch the winners for a photo op. Jan is a good sport and an excellent cook. See the glasses in her hand? My logo is etched on there! Thanks to Martha the Wizard! Hmmmmm.... I guess she really is a wizard.......


Winnie the Witch just came into being, She wants to be awarded as a prize.





I wonder what two of my fave campers are cooking up here.

This is supposed to be a shot of the full moon....... not so good.

I confess..... I am technology challenged, but these are the brave souls leaving for the hayride. Too windy for me..
The rest of us stayed here at the fire. What is that smell? Hey, Fred, are your shoes hot? Patrick would appear to be warming his backside. Good idea.
I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.





















24 comments:

Rae said...

Looks like a fantastic party. All the smiling faces must mean everyone had a good time. I think it is great that you went to all that hard work to entertain. I am sure everyone appreciated it.

Living on the Spit said...

What a great party! It really made me smile. Sending hugs and continued good thoughts your way!

lifein3dee said...

It does look fun! Glad you were able to enjoy yourself, and have a friend like that.

Carol said...

Great photos, enjoyed the post, looks like a great time was had by all. And, just WHAT would we do without our bestest friends??? So glad yours was there for ya!

Pat said...

Looks like a great time was had by all! You had a lot of events, good prizes, good food, and good company. What more could you have asked for?

SJT said...

That campfire looks heavenly. I wish I was there.

Brian Miller said...

trick or treat! its great to have friends like that. looks like you had an amazing time! still jealous of the chili and salsa! i like it hot!

luksky said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! Everyone needs friends like Deb. Glad it turned out for you. :-)

Alix said...

AWESOME!!! I would have much rather been with you than be where I was.

And as for Deb... I bow to her. I kiss her feet. She's a good friend Kathy... something I desperately miss in my life. Hold her close and appreciate her always. And give her back what she's given to you. That's the real definition of friendship.

Who won the chili cook off?

Oh My Goddess said...

A full moon hay ride too?!
Awesome party!

Sunny said...

What a fun time! Great pictures!
Sunny :)

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

That looked great fun! The pictures brought it alive. Loved the baby in the dragon costume, so very sweet. And the Mickey Mouse pumpin was a treat!

Nancy said...

Congrats on a party well-done. It looks like loads of fun. Love the costumes and that little dragon looks like my little grandson - he was a dragon last year.

SkippyMom said...

What an awesome party. :( Wish I could've come.

[PS tagged you for a meme on my blog Hugs!]

The Good Cook said...

So glad you have a good friend to help you through this time. Aren't women amazing? What would we do without our girlfriends?

The party looks fabulous! Glad you pulled it off...

These Nine Acres said...

It looks like a fun time! Love the little guy...too cute.

otin said...

While the pictures were magnificent, and it looks like you had a great time, I was particularly touched by the way that your friend got you through!

labbie1 said...

Wow! Looks like everyone had a great time! And the new logo is just great!

Are you getting new shirts with the new logo? I want one for my t-shirt quilt! :)

Deb is a great friend to you! I loved hearing how she has helped you through everything! How wonderful!

labbie1 said...

Oh and Wall-E whispered (or was it whimpered?) that you got a new thing called a motorhome! So, you found one! I want pics! Show us!

otin said...

LOL! In response to your comment about grossing out, I don't get grossed out! There is nothing that will turn my stomach, well, accept for child abuse and other serious crimes. I know that you could not gross me out! haha!

Hit 40 said...

Outstanding friend and party!! Very nice!!

Meggie said...

For some reason, a lot of the pics in this post were not available? I managed to get most of them to display, but not all.
Looks like everyone had fun, so that was nice. Love & hugsXX

Jo said...

Kathy, I am just catching up on my blogging, and I read the post about your son. Omigosh, there are no words...! How on earth you are able to even put one foot in front of the other and carry on is amazing.

What a wonderful friend you have there. She deserves a big hug...!

Karen said...

I started looking at your pictures several days ago, and got interrupted... Looks like everyone had a grand time, and that you have an incredible place there. Wow. I'm envious!