Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I had a delightful time!

me and kelly!

My visit with Kelly this past weekend was just perfect. It was so nice to see her. She has a gorgeous home! Really.. Like, I wouldnt even want her to see my little dump!

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SEe her puppies above? they are so sweet, keenan and reagan.. they were my buds while I was there! and Reagan stole my hotdog and chips off my plate while I wasnt looking durning ghouls night! Kelly had them all dressed for halloween in jail clothes that said "bad dog". But really, I thought they were sweet as can be. I didnt get a picture of him, but Kellys husband was also quite sweet. He took us to dinner and went out in the morning and brought us "snoogles". What are snoogles you ask? well duh! why didnt I take a picture of them? snoogles are a wonderful pastry made by an area bakery that was voted no# 1 in the country! and they were delicious!

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Kellys decorations and collections are to die for! I seriously was in halloween heaven while there!

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She hosted Ghouls night while I was there. I helped her prepare some things and carved her pumpkins, but most of it she had prepared in advance. Let me tell you.. Kelly is seriously the hostess with the mostess.. everything was perfect. and all of her friends brought goodies too..

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I got to meet a bunch of Kellys ghoulfriends and her mom and her moms friend. Everyone was so friendly and one of the girls even brought me a little present! I had a great time sitting around chatting with everyone. All of them are artists who work for American Greetings designing greeting cards! what a great job! I'm jealous! why on earth did I become a social worker? eiy yie yie!

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I did entertain them with some social work stories.. but I would change jobs with them anytime!

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Check out the awesome cake Kelly made me! Its a birthday cake! There was so much food it didnt get touched there, but I brought it home and it was delicious! isnt it adorable!?

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Kelly had party favors, the cutest little halloween buckets and "crackers" full of candy and halloweenie stuffs! As well as halloween pez's for everyone. I also brought faux cupcakes for all the girls. and one of her friends brought goodies for everyone too. It was like trick or treating! everyone went home with a bag full of treats.

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Mostly it was just really nice to visit with Kelly. we hung out and chatted and watched Bridesmaids.. and laughed our butts off. we went to world market and out to lunch and before I knew it was time to go home! I would have loved to stay another day. but all hell was breaking loose at home and I needed to go.

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I was getting phone call after phone call! first Tony called to tell me I was going to have to stay in ohio as his alternator went... then Bethany called to ask if I left my car keys home because something was wrong with her car! Then Robert called to find out if I had a thermometer because Tiffany was sick. They robert called to tell me that she was in the hospital with kidney stones (remember she is 7 months pregnant). Next day, bethany was texting and worried because tiffany is her babysitter and the dr. told her she couldnt babysit anymore. then robert called to tell me the baby had been born and I needed to come home.. (he was LYING!) he always does that to me.. tries to get me going for NO reason. next time I go away, I'm turning my phone off.

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most of everyones problems have been solved now.. but Tiffany is still in the hospital. hoping she can come home today. then... they have to move! this week...

I am doing makeup for the musical Annie for lake plains players this weekend and I have to be there the next 4 nights.. remind me next time to say NO!

but anyways, thats all for now folks! but first ..

oh yeah.. kelly  treasures!

check out these treasures that I got from Kelly~ ooooooooo!! arent they devine!

have a great day!



Debby said...

What a fun time you had.
Next time we wil have to meet. Were you in the columbus area. What a great party. Your firnd has some wonderful decorations.
A perfect place for you to visit.....even looked like your decorations.
Wow, they sure bugged you from home. Happens to me all the time. Then I worry the whole visit. But glad you had fun.

Lisa said...

How fun! I want to do a Ghoul's night! No time this year but I'm inspired for next year.

Kai said...

You know, Viv, I NEVER got to trick-or-treat as a kid so I grew up not even THINKING about Halloween except for drawing ghosts & stuff in school & watching my parents make a big deal of my brother getting ready to trick-or-treat. So for YEARS, I just decided to consider Halloween as the 'opening act' of the holiday season. HOWEVER - thanks to my beautiful online friends who LOVE the holiday & make it so fun & festive - I'm REALLY beginning to be INTO it! THANK YOU!!! Your awesome visit with your friend was SO much fun to read about and LOOK AT via the photos! HURRAY for girlfriends (ooops - GHOULfriends) and great times! And don't kids ALWAYS do that? You can be RIGHT THERE WITH THEM and they pretty much ignore you, but heaven FORBID you get out of their sight for 5 minutes. That's when they HAVE to talk to you! Kids. Sigh. Gotta love 'em. One last thing. I know why you became a social worker, Viv. It's because kids NEED you & you are WONDERFUL with them. LOVE YOU!!!!

Jane said...

Looks like you had a great time - except for all the phone calls! Such wonderful Halloween decorations - and the Ghouls' Night party sounds like such fun!

Jingle said...

Sounds like it was fabulous! I love that tree!

Lynn said...

Wow,Wonderful time! Next time do take your phome but leave it off and just check messages at bed time! I hope Tiffany is feeling better soon!! Hugs to all and you know you will say YES to doing the make up next year too LOL

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

All I can say is WOW!!! I have never been to a Halloween party, and that was one part I would have loved to attended! I'm happy for you, it looked like so much fun. Just standing there looking at everything would have been fun enough for me, forget the party!!! I hope everyone at home survived without you! Have a great week, and thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures.

Cindy said...

What a great time you had! Love the decorations and the food table. I want that tree! I'm so glad that the drama has calmed down at home and hope your daughter is doing well.

Kim K. said...

I've been on pins and needles waiting to see pictures from your trip. I adore all the decorations and the way all the food was displayed. Such a wonderful party. I'm so glad you were able to go. Next time, you definitely you need to keep your phone off and just check messages at your convenience. I hope Tiffany is feeling better soon!! Please keep us posted.

Halloween hugs!!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, my goodness, Viv! You are one busy woman! Sounds like the world falls apart when you leave home...but it's good for them, right?!

LOVE the idea of a "GHOULS" Night Out! How adorable!

Her house is so fabulously warm & decorated--what fun you had!

Hoping things are calming down a bit for you, my friend...!


Susan said...

What a fun party. You lead a very exciting life. Enjoy the chaos, one of these days things will be too quiet.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'd be wonderful at a creative job like American Greetings, but there aren't many people who could do your job, and it is an important one. You are getting jewels in your crown for all you do for those naughty boys.

I hardly ever turn my phone on!


LuLu Kellogg said...

I would have died and gone to heaven in all that Halloweenie decor!

OMG Viv...I can't believe all the phone calls you were getting! Eeeeeeeek! Oh yes, next time turn the phone off!!

I do hope Tiffany is better!


kandeland said...

what an AWESOME spread of food that was! omg! I was loving all the creative detail she put into her Ghouls Night! Such fun! and her home and decorations look lovely. So happy you two got to get together and have fun! xo

Whimsicalnotions said...

omg im exhausted just reading about the fun the mayhem and the loot.Im glad you had so much fun,Loved reading about it.Should be more fun like that in life,Its true moments and memories thats what makes life worth living,

Sandy Michelle said...

Girl I am swooning over Kelly's decor, food and all the gifts she gave you guys! You're so lucky!!! Happy Halloween!

Sandy xox

Lori said...

Wow! Sounds and looks like you had a great time! What a fun Halloween party!

Renee said...

What a great party. The decorations look great. Food looks delish too.

I want to have a party like that.

Julie said...

That sounded like a wonderful party! Maybe next year Don will feel better and we can have a party.. October 31st is his birthday!