This year, I wanted to go as the Price is Right. I convinced my friends into going along with this idea with the drawing below.
Here is the final costume, complete with a Bob Barker. I designed the number boards and pasted them together with a tri-fold presentation board, held together with ribbon. Costume was a success! (but costume has also been completely destroyed by one night of chaos and wine. Oh well)
One of the best things about moving back to Maine (ahem, 2 years ago) is the ability to take my mom on these fun trips with my friends. She works with the mother of a good friend of mine so it makes it convenient for Mommy/Daughter stuff. Like this trip to the Red Sox: she had a bus buddy. I knew it was going to be a good trip when my mom brought out the cooler packed with beer, booze, cheese, crackers and PB+J sandwiches.
It's great getting to know my Mom now without the distractions of living at home, teen angst, mother's worry or anything else. Now, we actually want to spend time with each other- which is totally opposite of even just a few years ago. Don't get me wrong- we still drive each other totally batshit crazy. But now it's ok. So cheers to that.
Actor and Mainer Patrick Dempsey hosts a wonderful fundraiser yearly for the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. I recently raised $460 through the Dempsey Challenge and biked 50 miles this past Sunday around Central/Lewiston Maine. I was biking in memory of a dear family friend who passed away in March 2010.
Here's some pictures! (including one with me and Patrick Dempsey at mile 36 in the race)
McDreamy (I'm sure he never gets tired of hearing that)