This year for Halloween, I decided to go as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. Apparently I was Dorothy once before when I was very young. However, I do not remember it and that dress wouldn't fit me anymore anyway, so I made a new one and I was happy with how it turned out. I also made my own ruby slippers (and I am still finding sequins all over the house).
Saturday morning my family and I ran in the Spook Sprint Fun Run, a 5K benefiting adoption. I ran in costume (because why not?), but I didn't want to run in my ruby slippers so I "adapted" my running shoes for the occasion.
Here is the family after the run:
Saturday night was spent at my dear "Daddy" Marc Jensen's house in Preston. Marc gets way into Halloween, decorating his yard with a doomsday theme and dressing as the Grim Reaper to hand out candy to the littles. So it is a tradition among some of my friends to spend the night there, watching Marc scare children and then having dinner and chatting or watching a movie. This year RoseAnne and I made some delicious soups and rolls. Here I am in my apron:
Kassie and Brett playing with Furd, Marc's faithful skeletal friend:
Kassie definitely won the costume contest of the night. She came as Richard! Can you tell which is which?
Then on Sunday, instead of continuing with our traditional alphabetical movie night, we took advantage of the fact that it was actually Halloween and had a Halloween movie night (we watched Clue and Rear Window) and costume party, complete with spooky treats like crushed bones and human fingers!
Me with Mariska as Jane Bennett (I went as Elizabeth Bennett in that same dress last year, cool huh?)
Stephanie and Adrienne came as Sick and Tired :)
Scott made this awesome no-strings-attached Pinocchio costume:
Allison as the Greek Goddess Artemis
Chuck as a Fish and Robert as the Karate Kid (which was one of our "K" movies...)
And the whole A-Z Movie Group (Well, some of us, anyway...)
All in all, a pretty fantastic Halloween!