Thursday, November 4, 2010

The End of October!

I have had a great past two weekends! They were filled with some much needed rest and fun (which I won't be having much of in the next few months- the benefits of working retail during the holidays and being in school with finals looming). On Friday night, Oct. 22, 2 of my friends and I hosted a birthday dinner/game night for another friend of ours. I made Chicken Tetrazzini and Pumpkin Dessert Squares. Both were a hit! I am sometimes amazed at my domestic skills :) We also played Apples to Apples, which is by far my favorite game to play and Partini. I'm really good at Apple to Apples and usually win or come close to winning!

The past 2 Saturdays and one Sunday, I worked at Williams Sonoma. It's getting to the busy time of the year with the holidays approaching so going to work is more fun because we are busy! I also love the smell of the store when they are cooking all the holiday goodies that come with Thanksgiving and Christmas.

On Sunday, Oct. 24, I went to a Pumpkin Carving Party. I love carving pumpkins! We had a contest and my pumpkin won the "Best Pumpkin" contest. My roommate also carved a baby pumpkin. She loves pirates so her pumpkin is pirate themed! It was a great way to spend a Sunday!

On Oct. 29th, we had our Law School Halloween Party. It was a great event (even if I sat outside the party for 2 hours checking people in and selling tickets). I was Minnie Mouse for Halloween. I'm not a huge fan of dressing up but I think my costume looked pretty good and most importantly, it was comfortable! The leggings that I added to the costume were a must for several reasons- covered up and warm (it was in the 40s that night)!

Here are some pictures of my exciting weekends~
The Birthday Party-
The Birthday Girl!
Playing Partini- this game is really hard!
Pumpkin Carving Party-
Yummy Food!
Kourtney (my roommate) carving away
My pumpkin before-
The finished pumpkins-
Do you see the Cubs logo?
Kourtney and my finished pumpkins. We left them outside a few to many days and they ended up rotting and making a huge mess. Its the lovely Houston Humidity!
On our way to the Halloween Party- Yes, that's my roommate. No, she's not really pregnant. She was a Pregnant 16 year old (from the show 16 and Pregnant on MTV)
Minnie Mouse ready to go!
The Mad Hatter and Minnie Mouse (aka Tim and Catherine- the party planners)

And on a side note- my Mom is here visiting my dad, my brother, and I. She's going to be here until after my birthday (Nov. 11th). I'm so excited to have her in Houston for a few weeks and am looking forward to spending some quality time with my family all together. And we are going to the Nutcracker Market next Friday. So excited! here is a picture of what I'm in for!