Friday evening, we threw a Halloween party for a few friends. This was our first party in our new house (we moved in June, so it took us long enough!), and we were so anxious to finally host something. The party was a blast, but honestly, the people that came make anything fun. We lucked out in the friend department here. Good people, these people.
The party was a costume party, because obviously. It's Halloween, so it's simply a requirement. This costume aspect was about the death of us. Parker really wanted to be Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec. I love those two, but dressing up as Leslie Knope would have meant wearing a suit all night. Nooo thank you! That's just not fun. Parker had a slew of other fun ideas from Jon Snow and Ygritte (Game of Thrones) to Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, but we couldn't find the pieces to make the costumes work.
That's when I stumbled upon the Mickey ears. My love for Disney knows no bounds, and Parker reluctantly agreed to go along with it. He deserves husband of the year for this one! My favorite quote of the week that I'm still laughing about...
"I went from Jon Snow to Luke Skywalker to Mickey... Happy wife, happy life."
That poor kid. What a trooper!
Our friends got really into the costumes as well, which made it so fun. There were some clever costumes! We had everything from Wilma to a burglar to a Bud Light. I love doing life with these girls. They make this whole Navy thing awesome.
I think military friends are kind of like family. You don't get to pick them, so you kind of just hope for good ones. We have definitely been blessed with a wonderful military family!
It was finally time to go to bed at about 2 AM, (I cannot remember the last time we were awake at that hour) and we thankfully got to sleep in the next morning. Saturday was Halloween, and we have been so excited to pass out candy to the kiddos! Since this was our first Halloween in the new house, we weren't sure how many trick or treaters we would have, but we were hoping for a lot! We each made sure the other one didn't make any plans for Saturday night. Nothing sounded better than passing out candy. We'll make a great older couple one day ;)
We went through candy on candy on candy and had so much fun seeing all of the sweet costumes. I told Parker it made my ovaries hurt. They were so cute and I wanted to adopt them all for my own! We also watched Hocus Pocus in between answering the door. I haven't seen many Halloween movies, but that one is so darn cute!
Sunday, my sweet friend Lea took our family pictures for Christmas cards. This girl is a saint, and she did such a good job! One of my October goals was to take our Christmas pictures so I could get the card ordered and not have to worry about it, and I am so thankful to Lea for helping us out with that. Here is a sneak peek of one of the shots she got!
All in all, it was the best weekend. Sunday felt like it lasted forever with that extra hour, and it now gets dark by 5 PM. Pros and cons, ladies and gents.