Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Little Intrigue....

So, it turns out that Amanda is a murderer.  How unfortunate for Jason. ;) We spent last Saturday night hanging out at a great Murder Mystery dinner thrown by the Cannons, and joined by the Larsens and the Whites --fabulous food, wonderful company, and plenty of laughs. Jason was a Colonel who carried a whip and a monacle everywhere, and Amanda was a none-too-bright social butterfly/lingerie designer. They know us so well!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Girls' Weekend in Des Moines

Girly weekends are so much fun!  And when those cute girls are family--so much the better! I got to fly to Kansas City to pick up my awesome cousin Maddie and then road trip with her out to Des Moines, where we visited Katie, Aaron, Aunt Linda and the girls.  We had a fantastic time going out to an apple orchard (with slides, a jumping pillow and a pool full of corn), watching movies, getting manis and pedis, and a yummy dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.  Thanks to the Allreds for being great hosts, and Maddie for being a great road trip buddy!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I Heart Halloween

After a long battle with the flu in the Stremel household, we decided to cancel the Halloween party we were planning, which was a big bummer. However, we were feeling decent enough to get out for a little while on Halloween night. We headed to Savers to pick up some last minute costumes and were able to throw together a fairly convincing Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. We met Kristi and Eric Coppus at Frog 'n' Firkin for pizza and to enjoy some people watching. We entered the contest they were having and were semi-finalists. Since we had put the contests together in about 2 hours, we were proud of ourselves ;) Our favorite costume of the night, however, was Kristi's last-minute "oops" costume!