Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Carrigans

This past Sunday I got to take some pics of my sweet sissy and her boys!  She is into photography too and has a 50mm lens so in my naivety, I used it for the shoot!  Some turned out great and some not so much, but these are my favorites from the evening! 

Notice anything different?  I played around with a little edditing on this one!  The one above is the finished product!

I also edited out the background on this one because my sissys face was hidden but this smile was too cute to pass up!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my beautiful family!  :) 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Am I Missing Something?

Sometimes I dont know what to say in my posts, so the reason I havent been posting latley is mostly because I dont feel like I have anything worth really saying.  I think we all go through these spells.  But today I saw something I have a big question about....  First of all... read these lyrics.

Yellow diamonds in the light And we're standing side by side As your shadow crosses mine What it takes to come alive
It's the way I'm feeling I just can't deny But I've gotta let it go
We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place
Shine a light through an open door Love and life I will divide Turn away cause I need you more Feel the heartbeat in my mind
It's the way I'm feeling I just can't deny But I've gotta let it go
We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place We found love in a hopeless place

Pretty good song right?  What I got from that is that "we found love in a hopeless place".  Thats a pretty good message!  But apparetnly it really means this...


We are reading the same lyrics as she is singing right?  It amazes me how you can hear a song and read lyrics and to someone else it means THAT.  I literally feel like I need a bath after watching that!  I dont understand it?  The song says we found love, but nothing about that shows love....nothing!  It does show a hopeless place... but I dont see any love being found except for the drugs they were on.  Which brings me to my next cause of concern.  Is this what my kids are going to want to watch?!  Please say no, because Im about to freak out!  It almost seems like subliminal messages with the drugs and smoking flashing up there.  

I try my best to keep an open mind about a lot of things, but that is the beauty of it all.  You can have your opinion and I can have mine, and my opinion is that this is TRASH and it terrifies me that this video is being banned in other countries but ours accepts it openly. Am I just being "old fashioned"? Maybe I am, but in the end whats the harm in that?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Dexter kind of Halloween

This past Saturday Nathan and I invited over all our friends for a Halloween get together!  I love entertaining and Halloween is so fun because you can just be silly and do things you normally wouldn't dress up as a giant spoon and fork... or create a Dexter inspired Kill Room to freak out all your guests!  Thats exactly what we did and here are some pics to show you all our Halloween fun!

We roasted S'mores by the fire pit and made up an insanely stupid scary story.  Each person took a turn adding their own part of the story line, and needless to say, it got a little crazy!

I decorated the living room with cobwebs and a Happy Halloween banner in addition to my fall decor!

These were part of my menu!  I got this recipe from Pinterest and called them Italian Mummies!

Part of the Dexter Kill Room!

When Dexter kills people (bad people) He always takes pictures of the killers victims and post them around the room so the killer knows why he is being murdered.  So, I went on facebook and pulled random pictures of my party guests and printed up photos of them to hang around the room to add an extra spooky feel!

I didn't get very good pics because I was in a hurry, but These are amazing Spinach Bowls I pulled from Pinterest!

This is my favorite Punch Recipe, its Cheerwine and Pinapple Juice!  I also filled a latex glove with water and froze it for the ice block.  It turned out great looking, but I dont think I washed the glove good enough because as it melted, it made the punch taste pretty a plastic glove.. so I had to brew up another batch without the hand....

The Spread:  Spinach Bowls, Cheese n Crackers, Italian Mummies, Mummy Dawgs, Mexican Spider Dip, Sausage Balls, and S'mores!

You can see the TV on in the background, we found a movie on Netflix that just loops old horror movie trailers!  It was fun to watch all of them because they were pretty corny!

The Menu and tent cards are from Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Magazine, you can see some of the free template designs Here!  I just downloaded them and edited the font in on Picnik! 

I cant believe I didnt get a pic of it, but our sweet friends Wendy and Daniel announced that they are expecting!   She had on a shirt that said Mommy and Baby and his shirt said Daddy!  So sad I didnt get a pic!

Did you do anything special for Halloween?  Do share!  :)