Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat...

I've been thinking about doing a fun little post to wish all of you a happy Halloween (or for those of you who don't participate in Halloween, a little something fun to make you smile!) Unfortunately, other than slapping up a few pictures (so I could show off my adorable family) and using some horrible puns, I was at a loss.

Then I saw that Mary at Giving Up On Perfect (which you really need to check out if you don't already read it) was doing a Carnival and Giveaway (with really cool prizes). I wanted to be involved in both...until I read she was looking for stories of costume catastrophes, holiday mishaps, and not so perfect Halloweens.

I didn't have any of those kinds of least not that I could think of off the top of my head. We've only trick or treated one time since we adopted the girls and other than the price of the costumes, it went pretty well. (Look how cute they are!!!)

I racked my brain for something that would apply. I even dug out a box of photos to see if it would prompt some memories.

It's funny how many things you forget (or try to forget) about until you look at pictures...

Like the Halloween before we adopted the girls. We were down in the Bahamas staying at Atlantis for some meetings I had for work and our company did a big costume bash. My hubby and I went as Elvis and Priscilla Presley. The picture below (which happens to be the only one I could find that was decent enough to share without cropping) was taken with Dr. Gadget. He's pretty darn cool, but I digress...
Somehow I blocked that costume catastrophe from my mind. I was at Atlantis...a zillion miles from home...and let's just say my dress could have used a little more cloth on the top half. I don't think I even realized how bad it was until I saw the pictures! I wouldn't let my hubby post any of them on Facebook or anywhere else once I saw how indecent my dress was. My costume....disaster. My husband...he totally rocked his Elvis costume. He probably had 30 strangers ask to have their pictures taken as we walked through Atlantis...And what's even better, the costume made my normally shy hubby quite bold. When the Tina Turner impersonator got up to do her show, he just got out of his seat and joined her in the front of the room. He even danced!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend spending time with your family! :-) Thanks for indulging my desire to show off my family!


Blogger Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Oh no! It MUST have been bad if you kept them off FB and everything!! After my brother's wedding last year, I was appalled for the same reason - my bridesmaid dress was WAY too low-cut, and some of the photos showed off my, ahem, assets WAY too much!!!

Thank you for playing along last week and for the tweets, too!

November 2, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

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