Here are some pictures from my 28th birthday. Justin made me a delicious cake - red velvet with cream cheese frosting - and he decorated our home with birthday banners. Joci enjoyed tearing off wrapping paper and sucking on it. We went out to dinner and had fun celebrating.
Last week we went with my brother's family to the corn maze. It was a short trip because it was cold and Joci got cranky, but it's a tradition we've done for years.
A few weeks ago, Justin's parents were down and we had family pictures taken by Miranda Johnson of Sweet Pea photography. She has some pictures posted on her website and here are some more. They turned out great.
On Friday, my company celebrated Halloween. It is a really big deal there with different departments going all out with different themes. This year we chose an outerspace theme and it was AWESOME! I was in charge of heading it up. It was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun too. I always love it when people who doubt we can pull it off have to eat their words. :) I have tons of pics, but I'll only post a few.
This two pictures show the entrance to the room. We built the outside of a rocket ship, "The Enhancer."
Here's the inside of the rocket ship.
We turned our printer into a "robot" who greeted everyone as they entered.
Here is the cockpit with control panels and a wind shield.
Here is the bathroom for men, women, and aliens. Notice the floating toilet paper - no gravity here, so we had a lot of floating stuff.
Here is the galley full of spam, ramen noodles, and twinkies. The menu someone wrote up was so funny -- every day featured spam in a creative way like spam casserole and spam smoothies.
Some of my work associates hanging around.
After going through the rocket ship and the decontamination area, the trick-or-treaters entered outerspace. Not a lot of pictures of space because it was so dark and we lit everything with black lights, so none of the pictures turned out. Anyway, here were probably the best costumes - the Yip Yip aliens from Sesame Street.
Our fearless astronauts and robots (and a stray alien)
Aliens and spaced-themed folks. See the big silver square-ish thing between SuperGirl and the Planet Earth? His costume is the balloon boy from Denver. His silver balloon says "Not a Hoax" and "We Did It For the Show." Too funny.
Super Girl holding up the world.
Halloween night Jordan and Cindy brought Afton by to trick-or-treat. She was such a beautiful fairy princess.