Halloween was a lot of fun this year. Last year Matt and I were in Denton and we just hung out at the apartment and turned our porch light off. haha! But this year we decided to sign up to host a Trunk-or-Treat vehicle at our church. I decided to paint a drop cloth to decorate my car. I figured it would take a lot of effort this year (which it DID!) but for the next few years we can just unfold it and hang it up. It took me ALL afternoon one Sunday to paint. Haley even came over to help but it still took forever. BUT, I am still glad that I did it. I think next year I will add some glow paint so it glows in the dark!
It was also very cool to see some of my students come out to our church's T-O-T. I don't get to see them very often outside of school so I liked seeing them all dressed up in their costumes. I do have some pictures with some of my students, but since I don't have their parents permission, I won't post them on here. Here is a pic of Matt and I from that night (the drop cloth is in the background).
Matt and Clay organized an ultimate frisbee game one Saturday afternoon (which ended up turning into football). Matt and I invited Shannon and Kristin, some of our friends, and Clay got some of the LACOC youth to come play too. We had a LOT of fun! Kim came to take pics while we were playing, and James even got out and played for a bit! Here are some pics from that day (thanks Kim!)
This year we got a week off for Thanksgiving Break. It was AMAZING! I got so much done and am looking forward to the TWO WEEKS we get at Christmas Break. We had three Thanksgivings to attend this year and they were great, but I don't have any pictures. We had lunch with Matt's family on Thanksgiving Day, dinner with my mom's side of the family on Friday night, and dinner with my dad's side of the family on Saturday night. It was great getting to spend time with all of the family! Here are a couple of recipes I made for some of the festivities.
Death by Chocolate
One of my FAVORITES!
1 18.25oz devil’s food cake
1 5.9oz instant
6 heath bars
- Bake cake and let cool
- Make pudding and put in fridge
- Once cake is cool, crumble
- Break Heath bars into small pieces (or use pre-crushed toffee bits)
- In a trifle dish, , pudding, cool whip, heath pieces
I found this on Pinterest, and my sister-in-law made it a few weeks before. It's delicious! Click here if you want to go to the site it originally came from.
2 (16oz) containers sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits
2 packages Ranch Dip mix
1 large (28 - 30oz) bag frozen hash brown potatoes - shredded kind
- Combine first 4 ingredients
- Mix in hash browns
- Spread into a 9x13 pan
- Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes
I hosted a Scenty party last week for Lindsay McCarter (who is a Scentsy representative). It was so much fun and I got a LOT of great, good-smelling, free stuff! My sister-in-law helped me prepare for the party and I appreciate it so much! (Thanks again Kristin!) Again, I don't have any pictures from the event, but I did want to mention it on here in case you were interested in ordering, or wanted to have a party of your own. Here is Lindsay's website.
Well...that's all I can think of for now! Hopefully I will start posting more frequently. ;)