Halloween Prep

It was a fairly busy last weekend. Friday there was a Halloween party at the Ashbury Clubhouse. It is pretty neat that our association does these events for the kids in the neighborhood. It is nice to see all the neighbors and let the kids do activities. They did a little parade for all the parents, there was dancing, crafts, and of course it wouldn’t be Halloween unless there was treats.

Grandpa and Grandma Wassmer came up Saturday morning and we went to trick-or-treat at Naperville Safety Town. This is a cool little town where kids can go to learn about various saftey topics. They set it up so we could walk around and get candy at each of the mini buildings. Nothing makes kids happier than a bucket full of candy and stickers.

Halloween is always fun for the kids. It also kicks off  the beginning of my weekly raking duties. I’m glad that Carter is at the age where he has fun cleaning leaves in the back yard. Grandpa and him went out and did some “raking” on the patio. I didn’t know this but a shovel works just as good as a rake.

Saturday night Julie and I went to a wedding with the rest of the Stubler clan. It was a nice wedding at the Two Brother’s Roundhouse in Aurora.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, and Congratulations!

I know I’m not the only one out there that consumed WAY too much turkey last weekend. O yes… I could have stopped after the first round, but what good is it having extra holes in your belt if you don’t use them every once in awhile? Of course I went back for more and I know you did too! We were busy busy busy this weekend. Besides the standard family Thanksgiving at our house, we also had a Wassmer family photo shoot and a wedding reception for my sister.

Every year the entire Wassmer family tries to get together to do a family photo shoot. We pull out some extra lamps for light, break out a big sheet for a backdrop and I bring my DSLR camera. Then we spend hours mixing and matching all different combinations of people until the kids are cranky or I run out of batteries. This shoot we ended up taking 312 pictures! By the end the kids were antsy and the adults were stressed. I think we ended up with some pretty good shots though.

The same night as the photo shoot we also celebrated Shelly and Brent’s Birthdays. They are both over the hill! We didn’t have any gag props to hand out or “old geezer” games to play, we only had an ice cream cake to devour. Happy Birthday!

On Saturday, everyone got together to celebrate Shelly and Stephen getting married. They ran away to Bermuda for the ceremony a few weeks ago so we had to help them celebrate some how. My Mom hosted an open house and tons of friends and family came to hang out. We had another large helping of food and cake which only gave me the excuse to loosen my belt even more. Congrats Shelly and Stephen!

Congratulations Jason and Anna

Last weekend Julie’s brother, Jason, tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Anna. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was fun, just a great wedding. Both Julie and I had the honor of being in the wedding party and standing with them as they took their vows. We are thankful for being part of your special day.