Go Brush Your Teeth!

October 31, 2008

If they’re anywhere near as sugary as mine are, you need to brush them twice.

No sugar coating on this blog today – it was 100% candy time!

This afternoon Becca, Zora and I enjoyed snacks of greek yogurt with granola plank and PB plus hot tea.

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Zora liked the sunglasses she found in our house, plus the rocking chair that the husband sat in as a baby :)


When the husband came home he opened a pumpkin beer and gave Becca and me a sip. It was good, but Cottonwood is still king of pumpkin beers.


Just before dinnertime, we put on our costumes, Zombie Bride + Groom, to head down to our neighbors. You should have seen the husband lacing up my corset! And I think he did a pretty good job turning mascara into zombie eyeballs. I’ve also got blood dribbling down my chin. It was SO FUN to put my dress on again!



Our neighbors, Sarah and Adam, went as a Fisherwoman and Richard Simmons!



The summer version :mrgreen:


For dinner we had yummy pizza from Hawthornes, a local place nearby that we’d never had. It was quite good! Very classic NY style big pieces. We had fun toppings: portabello and gorgonzola on the small and sausage/pepperoni/mushrooms/peppers on the large. I had 2 tiny pieces of the small and half a large slice.

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Plus we brought a huge spinach salad with pepper, cuc, apple, cranberry, and blue cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette. Plus a yummy beer!

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It was actually QUITE difficult to eat all of this in my wedding dress. I couldn’t even feel my stomach to know if I was hungry or full!


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We didn’t get very many trick-or-treaters, but I did get a few girls ask me wide-eyed, “Are you a briiiiiide?!”

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On to the SUGAR BOMB!!!

I had about 5 handfuls of this AMAZING candy corn peanut mix!


Plus 2 balls of each of these. I wasn’t crazy about either :(

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Because all I really wanted was this! I eat one once a year on Halloween and it’s so good. Remember the ice cream Snicker bars? I used to LOVE those.


And I split these with the hub, along with a few peanut ones –


And had a ginger snap!


Then we went out to build the fire!!!!!! It was fun to get to know our neighbors. They have a great house and yard!



And I had a s’more…


And s’more, and s’more, and s’more, and s’more, and s’more, and s’more (some were just marshmallows though) I LOVE FIRES!!

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And then I came home to find S’more from Rhodey Girl in my mailbox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the prize RG!!


I REALLY hope I don’t have a sugar hangover tomorrow 😥 I don’t feel that full, but you never know. It was a fun Halloween!

Tomorrow the husband is working at EF and I am working on school work. But we have plans in the evening to go to our friends’ house for dinner.

Have a TERRORific weekend!

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1 jenner October 31, 2008 at 9:38 pm

looks like you had a terrific halloween! i can’t imagine trying to eat in a wedding dress, i would have dropped the pizza face down on it, i’m sure. bonfires (and smores!) are so much fun!!

… why do you only eat snickers once a year?! they’re not that terrible for you, are they??


2 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 31, 2008 at 9:43 pm

Wow, what an awesome Halloween! Glad you had fun!


3 yadi October 31, 2008 at 9:44 pm

The smores made my mouth water- I would have been happy with just a bite of that. My princess got a ton of candy – we’ll save it for the upcoming birthday party and give most of it away.


4 maggie October 31, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Halloween is the perfect time to splurge on candy :)

Freshman year of college I would get those snickers ice cream bars alllll the time – I was kind of a candy addict back then.

I got bars from RhodeyGirl today too – I wish I had checked the mail before I ate my candy – I totally would have gone for a spooky smores bar 😀


5 Erica October 31, 2008 at 9:53 pm

You costumes are GREAT You still look gorgeous in that dress (even as a more ghostly version of yourself ) :). Glad you had a fun, sugar filled night!


6 M October 31, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Your hair is cute like that!

If you didn’t talk to the parents, you might want to take the pics of the trick-or-treaters down. (You’re Kath, I’m sure you asked.) Just to be on the safe side.


7 Dana October 31, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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8 Ruby Red Vegan October 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Wow, that rude comment above is totally uncalled for. You should delete it, Kath — you don’t deserve meanness on YOUR blog! :)

I’m glad you had a great Halloween, Kath! I should probably have brushed my teeth twice, hehe.


9 Angie October 31, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Ohhh I am totally craving smores now! yum!

Glad you had a great day :)


10 Shelby October 31, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Oh who cares?! It’s Halloween, your supposed to indulge! S’Mores sound so very delish right now.

Your costume is so gorgeous!


11 Biz October 31, 2008 at 10:54 pm

What a great night! We love our bonfires – any excuse and we are outside!

Nice costumes too!


12 Madison (FollowMyWeigh) October 31, 2008 at 10:57 pm

wish that cottonwood pumpkin beer was around here! sounds good :) .

*drooling* at the s’mores!


13 bobbi October 31, 2008 at 11:28 pm

I so want to be a zombie bride so I can wear my dress again, so cute! Man yummy candycorn mix!


14 Juliet October 31, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Looks like you had a great time. Love the zombie bride idea. My dress is just packed away in a box. Maybe I should rip it open next Halloween. :)


15 Fancy October 31, 2008 at 11:50 pm

You and Matt are adorable! Your boots are cute (by the bonfire). Are they Uggs? I’m on a mission to find cute ones that aren’t as expensive as Uggs…I have searched everywhere but all the ones I find are either not cute or not comfortable. Anyone have any suggestions?


16 Lisa November 1, 2008 at 1:36 am

Mmm, I’ve found that s’mores can be surprisingly romantic.

I think Thumper from Bambi said it best when he said, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” I think in the blogging world that can be amended to, “If you can’t say something nice or constructive, don’t hit submit.”


17 Christie November 1, 2008 at 1:38 am

How cool that you got to wear your wedding dress again. I thought of doing the same thing but I had to work all day in my Halloween gear and decided against it. I would be so scared I would get something on it/mess it up.


18 Moran November 1, 2008 at 3:59 am

Your costumes look great!


19 Megan November 1, 2008 at 5:58 am

What a fabulous Halloween with awesome sweet treats. I need to try that peanut and candy corn mixture!


20 coco November 1, 2008 at 6:30 am

Your dress is so nice and the res of custumes just made it perfect for the Halloween.
All the sweets that you had made me remind my childhood……. so good.


21 VeggieGirl November 1, 2008 at 6:33 am

Cute bear with your snack + HILARIOUSLY fun costumes + lots of treats = super Halloween!!! 😀


22 caitlin November 1, 2008 at 7:12 am

hahhaha! love your comment about not being able to feel your stomach in your wedding dress. i have a sneaking suscipion that i wont be able to feel anything in mine :)

god, and i love smores too! its one of the things i’ll indulge in if there’s a chance to… after all, how often do you get a bonfire!


23 HangryPants November 1, 2008 at 7:32 am

Zora is adorable!

I love your wedding dress, but oh my god – didn’t it get dirty! I guess that doesn’t matter once you’ve worn it, right.

Oh and my niece and nephew each received a tooth brush while trick or treating!!!!


24 sarah November 1, 2008 at 7:35 am

ooooooh! i LOVE the idea of bringing out the wedding dress! i may have to steal that idea in the coming years; i mean, i WANT to wear that gown again and when else would i have a chance to?

the only dilemma is cleaning it — i remember it was pretty expensive to do, and i have fantasies about future daughters wanting to wear the dress, so i want to keep it nice :)


25 Kinder November 1, 2008 at 8:07 am

Looks like a great time! What a good idea to dress in your wedding duds!
I hope you don’t have too bad of a sugar hangover!


26 Kinder November 1, 2008 at 8:08 am

ps – That Richard Simmons has the best costume – lol!


27 WendyF November 1, 2008 at 8:55 am

Bonfires, pizza,smores and pumpkin beer sounds like a great night! I had a bit too much of the treats last night so extra spinning for me today. Today is Day of the Dead so we will celebrate that. Have a great weekend.


28 Alexia November 1, 2008 at 9:25 am

Looks like you had a fun night! I haven’t had a s’more in years!!! YUMMY!


29 Justy2003 November 1, 2008 at 9:35 am

What a fun night! And good idea to break out the wedding dress and get some more use out of it!

S’MORES!!! I definitely would’ve indulged on those as well!


30 amy a November 1, 2008 at 9:37 am

You two are too funny…and a perfect couple!!!

Snickers once a year is not so weird. There are many things I used to eat and don’t anymore, or only ever eat once a year. I love Mounds but I only ever eat them around Easter – I used to think you could only get them then! Now I know differently, but I don’t ever buy them — except at Easter.


31 sirenjess November 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

I use to LOVE the snickers ice cream bars. My sister and I use to fight over them. I use to love to eat snickers but i’m not into them anymore. But you should eat one more than once a year.


32 Michelle November 1, 2008 at 9:53 am

What a great idea dressing up as bride and groom zombies! I would love to get some more wear out of my wedding gown…I’ll keep that in mind for next year! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Good for you!


33 lee November 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

wooooww i want a s’more por favor! it looks awesome and so does your costume!


34 lee November 1, 2008 at 10:24 am

and yes, i do remember those snickers ice cream bars…..i still eat them!


35 Kath November 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

jenner ,
No, they’re not that bad. Esp. a mini. But I don’t seem to come across them except on Halloween each year.

I did ask :)

Fancy ,
I don’t think I could ever pay over $100 for a pair of shoes!!! They are $20 boots I found at Target. They’re warm and cozy. Maybe not as comfortable as Ugs, but they do the job walking across campus in the cold :)



36 Lyn November 1, 2008 at 11:30 am

You eat one, fun sized Snicker bar once a year!! You split a packet of fun size M&Ms with hubby! You enjoy s’mores! Kath, seriously, you’re such a fantastic role model. I only HOPE someday I can learn that kind of moderation entwined with food enjoyment. I am so going to blog about this :)


37 runjess November 1, 2008 at 11:44 am

Oooh s’mores! The only way I like marshmallows. I traded sugar for alcohol this year, but I think I like sugar better.


38 Catherine November 1, 2008 at 1:25 pm

You’re wedding dress is seriously so pretty!! Glad you had a great Halloween… I missed out on the H-candy this year so I’m hoping the brother has something stashed away that I can steal… :)


39 Laurel November 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Looks like fun! And great costume ideas.

I wish I had enough self control to only eat Snickers once a year (and a mini one at that)!


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