Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

Every year we enjoy going to our church's "Trunk-Or-Treat", and chili cook-off. Since we did not have an actual costume contest this year, I decided to post some of my favorite pictures, and tell you what Awards I would of handed out:
Kate and Brittney as "Most Imaginative" costumes. Just try to imagine that Harry Potter has turned into a beautiful ladybug.
Merinda and Lauren as "Oddest Pair Standing Next to Each Other" costumes. It almost hurts my brain to look at a pioneer girl standing next to a one-eyed, one-horned, flying-purple-people-eater (which Lauren and her mom made themselves--way to go!).
Most "Normal Family Costumes" costume. What a handsome bunch!
McKenzie and Rebekah modeling "The Most Beautiful" costumes. But wait, I don't think these two really are dressed up. They look this beautiful everyday!

Cindy and Jennie with the best, "I Pulled It Out Of My Halloween Box a Few Minuets Ago" costumes. It's good to have Halloween costume connections!
The best "Twins" costumes. Hmmm, you have the beautiful Little Bo Peep with the big sheep, and the scariest Little Bo Peep I have ever seen with. . .Lamb Chop?
The "Most Creative" costumes. It takes no imagination to see how creative Jessica was for completely creating, and making hers' (and Ariels') costumes from scratch. I am still amazed!
The "Coolest Costume In Town" costume. And who said that Elvis is dead.
The best "I Can't Believe How Much Work Went Into This Costume" costume. Way to go Cheri, you're amazing.
Best "Overall Costumes".  At least, according to Breck Manwaring.
Best "Kid's Costume". But wait, that's not a kid (or is it?).

Best "Beauty and The Beast" costumes. The picture speaks for itself.
"Biggest Wig I Have Ever Seen In My Life" costume. John always did have an eye for style.
The "Best-Looking Couple" costumes. It's Mark and Bridgette, need I say more?
The best "Three Stooges" costumes. This too speaks for itself.

The best "Best Friends" costumes. Who says a Kentucky hillbilly and gypsy lady can't be BFF's.

Monster Truck Jam

I have always wanted to go to a Monster Truck Rally and a couple of weeks ago Brad took me on a "surprise" date. I thought the surprise was a haunted house or something similar, since it was close to Halloween. But not until we arrived at Freedom Hall in downtown Louisville (and everyone was wearing earplugs), did I clue in to the fact that I was checking off another event on my "bucket list".
The main trucks that competed in the various events (wheelie, speed, donuts, and freestyle) were named: Backdraft (first picture), Mutant Ninja Turtle (which really looked like one), Stone-Crusher, Blue-Thunder, Grave-Digger, and Superman (above).  Superman was my favorite because that big truck really could fly! While doing the wheelie competition, its wheelie was so big that it almost fell backwards and crushed the top in. The only thing that saved it from utter destruction was its huge cape (made of fiberglass) that lodged between the small cars, causing the truck to roll back onto its wheels. Unfortunately, everything after that amazing stunt was a little anti-climatic.
Gave-Digger was my second favorite truck. We don't have a picture of Grave-Digger because I didn't have my camera with me. All of these pictures came from Brad's cell-phone. He did however, record an awesome video of Grave-Digger, but was unable to download it to my computer. So imagine a really loud tuck (the loudest one there), that really looked like it came from the grave. It was not pretty. The cab looked like it was practically falling off of the chasse (sp?) so it wobbled and bounced as it moved. But it was fast, and did incredible stunts. It just goes to show, you can't judge a book by its cover. The truck in the picture above was Stone-Crusher, which I think had the best detailed paint job.
This final truck is Blue-Thunder. It was a little more compact, and as you can see, defied a little bit of gravity itself. I liked Blue-Thunder because it was painted such a pretty light and teal-blue color. Is it o.k. to call a Monster Truck pretty? Anyway, the point is, you can enjoy the smell of diesel and burning rubber, the consuming noise of a powerful engine in full throttle, and the site of crushing glass and metal, and still be in touch with your feminine side. I loved it! And just want to thank my dear husband for the great experience!