Today we had haircuts... just Sara and I. I could hardly sleep last night because I was thinking about what I wanted the hair dresser to do. I decided to have it cut right above my shoulder. My hair was down at the middle of my back before. When we got there I told the hairdresser exactly what I wanted and you could tell she was surprised. A lot of my friends have their hair short so I thought it would be neat. I haven't had my hair that short since I was about 3.
When we decided a number of weeks ago to come down to Phoenix for a weekend, Dave immediately started to search for a run to register us in. It is a great way to spend a Saturday morning and you get to see more of wherever you are visiting. Of course, you get a t-shirt too which we don't have enough of.... (Why don't they get creative and start giving socks, or toques or headbands? Just a question.)
Well, he found one. It was a bit different than anything we'd done before. It involved a lot of mud. MUD? I said I'd run, not get filthy from head to toe! But, love makes you do strange things...so I agreed. Dave was giddy. Look out Mad Mud Run! We were pumped!
This morning, we headed to the course early and I wondered what we'd gotten ourselves into. Many of the competitors wore costumes - from argyle socks, to bright patterned shorts. There was even a lady in a wedding dress. It was awesome! Dave and I chose green - little lame but at least we matched. My purple bandana was a late addition thanks to my good friend Amy who knows my day is not complete without a touch of purple. (Those were our wedding colours by the way...what was I thinking?)
A friend of ours lent us his Hero cameras so we could take video and photos during the run. Unfortunately, only the one Dave had worked so we have no photos of Dave in action. But, we did all the obstacles together.
After completing the 4 mile run and all the obstacles, there was a mud pit about 3 meters wide, 10 meters long and 2 feet deep. You have to go through it and go under all the flags. There is absolutely no way to stay clean. We even had mud in our teeth at the end! But we crossed the finish line feeling amazing! There were hoses at the end to spray off. It helped but we're not sure those clothes will be clean again!
Who knew how much fun mud could be? We do now! Next time we'll wear costumes. Yes, I did say next time.
Halloween continues to be my favourite holiday! It is so much fun to decorate, create fun food, make cool costumes and of course, have an excuse to indulge in chocolate!
Parker and his friend Jett hit the youth dance the Friday night before dressed as ???? We're not sure but they looked really good. Wonder if the girls thought so. In case you're wondering, Parker's shoes are size 18 and Jett's are size 21.
Often, we have a Halloween party or two. This year we had a pumpkin carving party with a few friends. The pumpkins turned out great!
Sara and two of her friends dressed up as the Three Blind Mice. Sara got an award that day and went up to receive it dressed as a mouse. Pretty funny!
Hannah had planned out her costume for weeks... She had convinced her cousin Owen to go as Prince William and she would be Kate - one of her favourite people. We found her the perfect dress, a coat, the shoes and even a fascinator. That picture is yet to be taken because William had to go without his princess. In the middle of the night before Halloween, she woke up so sick and missed the whole day. For a 9 year old, does it get much worse? I don't think so. My heart broke for her. So, there will be a Halloween party coming up. TBA At one point when she woke up, she rolled over on the couch and asked me, "What did Matt dress up as today?" I answered that he didn't. "Lame - o" was her response before she rolled over and fell back asleep. So, maybe we'll have to make him dress up for the party. Suggestions???
The candy haul was therefore a little smaller this year, but have no fear, we all still managed to get an adequate amount of chocolate. :)