I feel like we have been so busy this month. Fortunately our December has been filled with lots of fun and hysterical events. A couple of our friends had what I now consider my favorite themed party: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Don't get offended...lots of women still wear these infamous sweaters (and apparently some men do too, who knew?) but to be quite honest...they're terrible. I had some good laughs in Thrift town while scouring the Christmas clothing racks. It was a riot to show up at these parties just to see what everyone else was wearing. There are some truly ugly Christmas sweaters out there.
Last week I hosted Bunco. I was excited when I was given December as my month to host. What better time to have a party than when your house is all decorated and party ready? Typically on Bunco nights the 12 of us have dinner and play Bunco but I thought for the holidays we would have a holiday party and ornament exchange instead. I made a really nice dinner and the most adorable cupcakes for the group. After dinner we exchanged ornaments using "white elephant rules." It was a lot of fun and there were so many cute ornaments for each person to take home.
We missed: Heather, Caprice, Jenny & Megan
To All My Friends: Merry Christmas!
I'm hoping in the next day or two I will have some time to sit and blog about all of fun December activities.
Funny, the things that make you happy when you own a house.
Our Jack O Lanterns turned out super cute. Between all of us, we carved 6 pumpkins. After carving we put them on the front porch and lit them. Ta-da! Well Carved!
The next day, Cardy and I took our nieces, Chile & Sage to pick out a couple pumpkins. Once again, I did most of the gutting while the girls debated on what kinds of faces to carve. Chile went with a two faced theme and Sage decided on a happier Jack. Cardy always likes scary faces!
Halloween just wouldn't be the same without some good ol' Jack O Lanterns to set the mood!
-took the subway to Ground Zero (basically just a construction site. best view is from the subway down below)
-Wall Street & Trump Tower
-St. Patrick's Church (truly amazing.)
We did not rest for one minute during our time in the city but it was well worth it. I loved NYC and was not at all intimidated by the amount of people or the fast pace, in fact...I can't wait to go back!
Kelly & Jennica had a wonderful, intimate wedding. We were so happy to be part of it and excited for the opportunity to finally visit New York.
- trip to New York: Part I & Part II
- best Halloween gift ever!
- pumpkin carving
I've missed blogging...but blogging about a week long trip with countless adventures is hard. I'm trying to muster up some energy and creativity first.
Cardy keeps teasing me about the blog. Every picture I take, he'll ask, "is this for the blog?" and every time I get on the computer at home, he'll yell from the other room, "are you blogging?"
Enjoy & Happy Halloween!
I would like to think of myself as an informed voter. I take pride in my right as a citizen and as a women to vote in this country. I have educated myself to the best of my abilities on both candidates policies and backgrounds. And although I give my full support to the Obama campaign I have enough respect for Senator McCain to not slander or insult him as a person. I may not agree with his plans or future policies (which I will not go into) for our country but fear him??? No, I do not fear him. Fear for our country and the continuing turmoil, yes, I fear that.
Educate yourself. Vote. Make a difference.
while the guys were off doing this.....
i was off doing this.....
but always came home to this.....
a)Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search
b)Using only the first page, pick an image
c)Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker
d)Copy the mosaic image (right click, save image as) to your computer
1. What is your first name? Jennifer
2. What is your favorite food? Pizza
3. What high school did you go to? East High
4. What is your favorite color? Green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Justin Timberlake
6. Favorite drink? Water
7. Dream vacation? Bali, Indonesia
8. Favorite dessert? Cheesecake
9. What you want to be when you grow up? A Mom
10. What do you love most in life? My family
11. One word to describe yourself? Blessed
12. Your flickr name? Synga