Wednesday, November 4, 2009
So, I love Halloween for one thing... but this year was extra fun because I got creative with my costume (with the help of my mom and a 10 year old) and had a fabulous birthday! I was out in the lobby at Hill Auditorium after the USO/UPO Halloween concert and saw a little boy dressed as a waiter with real food glued to the tray. I thought it was BRILLIANT! So I decided to copy his/his mom's idea and be a waitress! I borrowed an apron from work, dug out my EFY name tag, and went to work deciding what foods I wanted to have on my tray. My mom suggested wine glasses with a piece of cake so I started getting creative. I bought two cute wine glasses (which are both now broken... they didn't even last a week!) and a plate. Then I bought two jello packs orange and red, some styro-foam, and frosting. The finished product looked great and I think people loved it. One of the greatest costumes I have ever done!! I then glued everything to the tray and it looked completely legit! I did end up turning it over too quickly and lost one of the glasses. The other one lasted until last night when Helaman accidentally knocked it over. At least one lasted throughout the Halloween celebrations! So that was fun!
My birthday was also great... it felt like a five day birthday which anyone can appreciate. It was my 21st birthday so people seemed extra thoughtful. Some amazing friends in my ward sent me flowers! They are BEAUTIFUL! I am doing everything I can to keep them alive and well for as long as possible. My mom also sent me new make-up (always a favorite!) and a v-slicer! I have already used it many times and I am loving having it around our apartment. My dad gave me $100 which was also GREAT! People in the ward also took me to various meals, with cards and gifts on top. It was great and I couldn't have asked for anything else!