Well Ryan and I have been hitting up all of the parties lately. I have been to a few costume parties and Halloween hasnt even happend yet. Here is an update of what I have been up to lately.
Ryan and I went to Palmyra to go to the temple.... so amazing. It is a small temple but still beautiful. We went to find a place to eat and found an awesome pizza shop in down town Palmyra, which is extremely small by the way. There were some protesters there as well... they were getting ready to stir up so trouble out side all of the church properties. Dont they have anything better to do?
While we were ordering I went to find a table to sit at and I glanced out the window and there was the printing press store where the first Book Of Mormon was printed. I have been before but it was so long ago that I wanted to see it again and Ryan had never seen it. So while we waited for our food we ran over got a few pictures and went through for a tour. The tour was wonderful... very uplifting and there were relics there that were actually used to print the Book Of Mormon along with a first addition. At the end of the tour we were handed a replica print of the first few pages of the Book Of Mormon uncut just how they would have come hot off the press. We will be framing that for our house for sure.
On our way home we hit up a party that one of Ryans co workers was throwing for his birthday and we were WAY over dressed... The theme was "White Trash" and between my pearls and high heels and Ryans Kenneth Cole sweater and tie we were a few steps above the dress code. Needless to say we didnt stay long.
I finally threw my first ever Trunk or Treat and Chili Cook Off... which I would say was a full on success. I had so many people telling me how amazing the decorations were and how fun it was. My chili was totally gone by the end of the night as was majority of the chili... guess we are all pretty good cooks in the ward.
I dressed up as a Referee and Ryan was a Football Player. I had to make a few announcements for the evening and decided that I might as well go with the Referee theme since I was already dressed that way and announced the winners as if they were being introduced into a basketball game or boxing ring. It was fun and I had an amazing turn out best of all... there were a ton of non members and less actives which is always to goal... to make those on the outside feel more comfortable on the inside.
After the Chili cook off we went to yet another party and stayed for a bit longer... those who were taking full advantage of the BYOB status really enjoyed my Ref costume... they thought it was pretty ingenious... I didnt think it was the unique but hey there were drunk so it explains a lot.
Once again once it started to be more about drinking and less about fun Ryan and I were out the door and headed home. I am so grateful for the gospel... it keeps me out of trouble... not because of the "rules" but because of the knowledge I have that sets me free from that which would be holding me back.
Anyhow... so far so good this season. I have been working a lot and enjoying it very much. Next thing I my to do list is the Christmas Party. I hope I can live up to the expectations that everyone now has for my parties.
How have all of you been? Done anything fun lately?