Sunday, October 24, 2010


Last night we had a ward party that was AWESOME! 

It was adults only, they fed us, there was a pie making contest and we got to dress up! Wahoo I would get to wear my boots twice in one year ;)  I was so there. Paul on the other hand wasn't as excited about dressing up as I was. 

I got him to wear an old "western-ish" shirt that I had gotten at Old Navy many many years ago for .97 cents. (plus the discount, so really more like 70 some cents) I bought it hoping that he would wear it some year as a scarecrow. That never happened. It has pearl snaps and pointy pockets. It's as far as he would go. I take what I can get.

They covered the hideous gold accordion doors and made it look like a barn. How cute is that!?!

All around the room they had wanted posters. Do you recognize this outlaw? I love this idea and this picture. Mine was absolutely hideous. 

Check out our bishopric. LOL! 

They had so many decorations. It was fabulous. They had to spend so. much. time. on this activity. 

We had pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, baked beans, salad and rootbeer. For dessert we had all made pies. The bishopric judged who would be the winner and then we got to eat the rest. I made the chocolate, pecan, bourbon pie that I posted about last year. This is the only picture I got with it. 

I WON 1st PLACE!!! I was totally excited. The prize was great too. I totally need another deep, heavy pie pan. This one is a really pretty red. Perfect for so many holidays! (The only one I have has pumpkins on it. It's sort of limiting.)

After dinner we had square dancing. This is Jennifer and her husband Jason. She was the one in charge of this party. 

Here is Beth and Steve who were also in charge of the party. My hat goes off to them. They know how to have fun! 

We danced a few rounds of square dancing. Paul didn't want to at first but afterward admitted that he had a great time. It was fun dancing with him.  Right before we left we got our picture taken in the photo op. area they had set up. They seriously thought of everything! 

For those that want it here is a link to the pie recipe that WON last night! Except for the cooking time (I had to add at least 20 minutes) I followed the recipe exactly. Delicious!!!


MamaBug said..., care to tell me how you pulled off a Bourbon pie at a ward party? :)

MamaBug said...

Congrats, btw. The pie looks yummy.

Elizabeth-Flourish in Progress said...

First off, CONGRATS!! That pie looks yummy!

Second, the event looked like it was a blast. Great outfits, good decor and an evening out without the can't really ask for more. =)

New to you blog, looking forward to reading more!

rlg said...

That really looked like a fun time.So glad your pie won! You are really talented in so many areas. I always say that,I hope you believe it. You look really cute in your outfit. Love the poster of Paul.

Debbie said...

That looks like such a FUN party. How did they get that wanted picture of your husband? That was so neat! Congratulations on your pie. I'm going to have to try that some day.

By the way, we made your cut up apples in carmel sauce, dipped in nuts with chocolate on Pumpkin carving day. It was a real hit with everyone! Thanks for that post.

rlg said...

Just taking another look and you are so beautiful!