Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween

























Our first Halloween as a married couple was definitely a success. We started the weekend off with carving pumpkins and baking tasty treats. As you can see, Mr. Jordan was hard at work on our pumpkin with his "tools." He refused to believe that actual pumpkin carving tools would be better than his axe, buck knife, and a pocket knife. What a man.



Our pumpkin, Pierre complete with beret.
















I tried to fulfill my wifely duties of domestication by baking treats for us. Mom sent me some really cute Crate and Barrel cupcake decorating supplies and I found a great recipe for a "Boo Cake," from Martha Stewart. The cake didn't taste that great, but overall, I think it turned out pretty well.































Here we are looking very French. It is easy to say that the best addition to our costumes was Nick's faithfully grown out mustache. Touche!

































This is just a side note, but if you have never read the Pioneer Woman blog - DO IT. It might change your life. She is hilarious and among other things, she writes down some pretty great recipes on her blog. One I found was a way to spice up Rhode's Rolls. A Sunday favorite for probably every Mormon person in existence since they were created I'm sure. Anyway, Pioneer woman blogged about brushing the rolls with butter and rosemary and baking them to spice things up. I tried it today and it was delicious! Definitely not health conscious, but since Halloween is a holiday, I figured we can eat what we want! Obviously, my rolls will not compare to what the Jordans will experience in about 3 weeks when we get to go HOME for Thanksgiving and experience La Table de Shelly! Delicieuse!


9 comments:

Julie and Andy said...

Cute costumes! Andy liked Nicks plumber butt! I have been reading Pioneer Woman for a long time now, I love her blog!

Tiffany said...

Yeah, nice plumbers crack! Also, LOVE the costumes! YOu guys look so legit! Way to go Nick growing the stach! Syd, are you holding a real cigarette?!

Sydney said...

No! It's fake. I promise.

The Nicholas Family said...

haha ya'll looked so real! and I do love that he grew a real mustache for the event! Hope ya'll are doing well!

Darrell said...

Too cool! love the cakes. love the post. love your zest for life. (Nick's butt crack pic we could do without, however.)

Nick said...

I fully concur with the above statement concerning my crack. Unfortunately, the combination of my wife being quite sneaky with our camera and my lack of personal modesty within the comfort of our own apartment leads to such pictures being posted.

sheila said...

I am going to start looking for a new magazine coming out entitled "Better Homes with the Jordans" wow, everything looks so festive. (The man carving on the floor added an unusual touch, or should I say toushy.)

Alix Mae said...

Haha love the costumes and the yummy lookin food!

Darcee said...

Love the cake, Love Pierre, Love the costumes, Not loving the crack. It kills you know, as do cigarrettes. Love you both and can't wait to see you on T-day!