My solution. I have an orange shirt I bought this summer before I realized orange is not my color. I've worn it a few times and thought I should just applique something on that real quick. But I don't do simple very well and decided I had enough material to make a cute apron to go with it. Well the ruffle God's were smiling upon me yesterday (for my mom or anyone whose ever made a ruffle you know this is tricky and can easily go wrong, very wrong). But for only about the third ruffle I've ever made it went really well, fast, and I didn't even break the thread. So in about an hour and a half I had a fun new apron (which I wore over jeans) to wear with my fun new shirt and after a stop at the drug store on our way to the Trunk or Treat I had a hat.
Oh and somewhere in between all that I made white chili for the chili cook off. I was kind of worried as I'd never made this recipe before but I wanted to try something different. I was skeptical about the recipe, so I tried to hide my chili among the others (this wasn't hard as there were at least 25 crock pots of chili) and didn't even eat it myself. But when I went to pick up my crock pot at the end of the night there were people waiting by it to tell me how good it was. Then I felt a little guilty for not trying my own pot of chili as it turned out to be a hit.
Good times. Except for the fact that Travis was in Utah last night. He's been out of town on business all week and I did this event all by myself. Which by the way is no fun at all. We really have missed him and can't wait to see him tonight. Here was my text to him at the end of the night: "If you die I am remarrying." His reply: "Marry for money." That is why I love Trav, he completely understands that I need him, and can't live without him and can express that in three simple words: Marry for money.
Oh and the kids had fun too. I got these pics of them before we took off and they turned out a little funny. Dallas wouldn't really smile because as he put it, "Pirates don't smile." And he also wouldn't put his arm around his sister or let her put her arms around him because as he put it, "Pirates don't hug." And Hallie must think that pirates dance and jump around because that is all she would do. So crazy pics aside I think my pirate children had a good time. I told Trav for real Halloween I've got some pirate stuff for him. His reply: "I don't wanna be a pirate." That is for you Katie and all my Seinfeld friends out there.