Monday, October 20, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

10 Years Ago, in October 1998, I was:
1. a sophomore in high school
2. dating a sweet kid named Doug
3. babysitting most weekends
4. getting ready for Homecoming!!
5. going to football games on Friday nights

Five things on today's "To Do" List:
1. Go to work
2. Take Conner to speech
3. Realize there is no speech today when we're already there
4. Go to the commissary and FINALLY use some coupons!
5. Work on our costumes

Five things that I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Invest
2. Travel Europe with my hubby
3. Buy a nice but modest home
4. Visit family more often
5. Save

Five places I have lived:
1. Anchorage, Alaska
2. Poulsbo, Washington
3. Silverdale, WA
4. Bremerton, WA
5. Honolulu, Hawaii

Five jobs I have had:
1. Custodian
2. Busser in bowling alley restaurant
3. Caregiver to developmentally disabled adults
4. Nanny
5. Newborn photographer

Okay the five people I'm tagging are:
1. Lea
2. Chas
3. Rachel
4. Rochelle
5. Amy Jo

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Need Some Inspiration!

'Tis the season to think about Halloween costumes! I'm a frequent reader of Tip Junkie, and they recently discussed family themed costumes, so it got me thinking that I need some input! I like to do a family theme, but unfortunately this year, the hubster has duty on Trick-or-Treat Eve, so he won't be joining us this time.
Last year, when Conner insisted on being Buzz Lightyear, I decided we'd be a cast of characters from Toy Story. Our costumes weren't super awesome, but they were good enough to win us a costume contest at the mall LOL!
See? Conner was Buzz, I was Jessy, Curtis was Woody, and baby Cohen was one of those little green aliens from the arcade grabby machine hehehe. Can you see it? Most people couldn't figure out what Cohen was...
Maybe this split-screen will help. Seperated at birth, no? Freakin cute, either way ;)
So I need some inspiration for this year. I was throwing some ideas at Conner a few weeks ago. One of them was cookies and milk. So now he's got it in his head that he'll be a chocolate chip cookie. I figure I'd make 2 big cookies out of poster board and hang them over his shoulders by twine? Clearly, I'm only capable of VERY easily assembled costumes LOL (as seen by our Toy Story ensembles). Any other ideas? I think I'm going to be a carton of milk. Cohen... I know he won't tolerate a real costume. I thought about just pinning a bunch of cut out cookies to his clothes? But that's dumb, right? I dunno! Thoughts please!!
I miss fall...
I miss sweaters, and cute stocking caps, and cider, and cold noses, and pumpkins, and boots. Its just not the same when its 80 degrees in Hawaii ;)