Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mean and Green

Halloween night there wasn't really much going on being that it was on a Wednesday. Of course, that didn't stop us from going all out on the costumes front. A few of us met up and walked around downtown. We stopped in on a few parties and maybe had a little more fun than we should have. Considering we all had to get up super early for work the next morning. No regrets though.

Costume set #2.... The Hulk and Poison Ivy

Urban Lounge was one of our stops. Too bad we never made it inside.

Kyle was probing people with his Unicorn all night. Funny stuff.

I got my dress at Decades, a vintage only thrift shop on State St. that I am absolutely in love with. I want to own everything in there, and only wear vintage forever. Derek agreed to letting me buy something there after every paycheck. Pretty excited for my first Decades check coming up!

Hulk Smash!! Tundra Smash too! Ha ha! He kills me....

Ryan was Cousin Eddie, from Christmas Vacation. If you watched those growing up you should get a kick out of this. He looks just like him.

Cole the lovable Care Bear.... "He did the glitter work himself"

Superheroes and Villains

The last Halloween blog of the season.

 On Halloween day, my whole office at Hilton dressed up as Superheroes and Villains. They pick a theme for the Sales and Catering team every year. Obviously, this is where the Poison Ivy idea came from. It was so much fun. Everyone dresses up, and we have this big Halloween Rally with the whole hotel. I love that my boss gets so into the holidays. She absolutely loves Halloween.

So, technically I am still considered the new girl. Probably until a newer girl comes around. Well, apparently the Hilton Sales and Catering team pride themselves on being excellent pranksters. I have certainly got my fair share since I started this job. It really doesn't help that I am super gullible. Anyway, the day before Halloween, they really laid it on me. I had been teased so much; I think my face was permanently red by noon. So to end a grand day, I got an email from one of the sales guys saying, "Sorry you have been picked on so much today. The theme for tomorrow is not superheroes and villains. Melissa (my boss) plays this trick on the new girl every year. The real theme is White Trash Thanksgiving."
I'm freaking out. Silently. Is he telling the truth because he feels bad or is this just another prank? So I decided to go around and question everyone, trying to get them to slip up. No one did. Finally, some of the girls broke down and told me. Knopper (sales guy) was messing with me. The real theme was Superheroes. We came up with a brilliant plan to have me come dressed as Poison Ivy/White Trash Thanksgiving to get him back.

The Results:

Don't worry, I made it to where I could remove everything after. I think I look pretty great in a trash bag.

The Real Thing

Colleen as The Queen of Hearts

Tina as The Evil Queen

Nanda as Bat Girl and Atsuki as Robin

One of LJ's famous cupcakes. If you follow me on Instagram, you certainly know of these.
We had a pumpkin contest between departments.

Engineering's Pumpkin: Marge

Housekeepings pumpkin: Hedgehog. The winner!

Spencer's Steakhouse pumpkin: Yummy!

Our pumpkin: Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas

Accountings pumpkin: Mummy

Amy, Hola, and Jeannine as PowerPuff Girls

Nicolle and Carrie as The Wonder Twins

The Batman Clan! Melissa is The Joker and Brooks is Batman. We didn't plan to match.

Umpa Lumpas

Rick the Bull Riding Cowboy

Georgy as a Soap Box and Sam as a Loufa

Nanda and I mummifying Knopper

JP is the Manager of the Hilton. He is super cool.

Contestants for the Best Costume!

I took Second Place!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Bowers Wedding

Shara's bestie, and long time friend to the Jensen family, Katie Bowers, got married this past weekend. She had her ceremony and reception at the Garden Park Ward in Salt Lake City. This was no ordinary ward building. It was more like a castle in an enchanted forest. There were two old fashioned buildings surrounded by gorgeous grounds, a pond, a creek, and adorable walking paths everywhere. Katie and her father entered by walking over the creek on a cute little bridge. It was magical.

Unfortunatley, we were on the otherside of the creek but it was still an adorable ceremony.

Father and Son

Shirley and Whit

Me in my wedding earrings :)
My fave photo of Derek. He he!

Their wedding was so fun and unique. Katie and her (now) husband are two of the most fun and outgoing people you'll meet.  They had an awesome bbq buffet, homemade by the grooms family. So tasty. There were tons of homemade cookies and lemon bars. As if that was not enough, they also had Subzero catered in . It was freezing outside but who am I to pass up free ice cream. 

The best part of this wedding was the dancing. Katie and her "Lobster" are both big country dancers. In fact, they first met while country dancing. So, of course, they had country dancing all night long. All of the grooms friends were out in their cowboy boots showing us the ropes. Almost everyone there knew all the line dances. It was so much fun. Katie looked so gorgeous, and they looked so amazing out there dancing so perfectly together. I told Derek that I want to be able to dance like that with him. He's not exactly up for it, but hopefully some day we will have the chance to take lessons or something.

I love weddings!
Can't we just get married again?? And again? Like, maybe every 2 years. People love free food and dancing right?