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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kersten's Oktoberfest

Ryan & I's good friends, Matt & Kara, host an annual Oktoberfest over the weekend of Halloween.  This was their third year and in my opinion the best yet!  For whatever reason I had a hankering for Popcorn Balls and wanted to take them to the party.  It's a family tradition to make them around the holidays.  So I bribed my mom to come over and make them for me help me make them.

It requires a lot of delicious molasses.  My mom likes to get a specific kind from southern Missouri where she's from.

Then you cook it with sugar until it becomes like a candy consistency.

Pour over freshly popped popcorn.

Butter your hands and start forming those balls (without burning your hands)!  I forgot to take any "after" pictures.

Then it was time to get ready for the party and throw on our costumes that we got very last minute.

Here's a quick hint of what we were.  Can you guess why we spray painted Ryan's hair white?

He was Papa Smurf and I was Smurfette

This was my favorite party of the costume besides the sweet beard.

Matt & Kara went all out on Oktoberfest decorations.  There was no detail left out.

Even the twins, Brighton & Violet, came to party... Well sort of...

I think Kara's mom, Vicky, is ready for some grandchildren!

Smurf couple.  Not the cutest costumes but they were comfy!

Kara & I

The hosts Matt & Kara

The party was actually on Ryan's 29th birthday and our good friends, Dave & Michelle, were so sweet to bring him a chocolate cake with candles to blow out.  Love those guys!

Yum!

Jon & Greg
Kara totally out did herself with this!  It's supposed to be Matt, Kara and their little dog.  It was so funny to see everyone getting pictures with it.

Ryan & Mark

Greg and baby Annie

I think Cynthia and Brandon's costumes were the best. (see below)

Got to love Slash's midriff!

Hopefully next year we can get more people to dress up!

2 comments:

  1. Do the Potter's go to church with you guys too??? I bet those popcorn balls were amazing! And the sleeping babies - too precious!

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  2. Ha, fun times for sure. FOR SURE!!!! I want that pop corn ball, but I'm REALLY trying to be good these days. Ach!

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