Monday, February 4, 2008

The Wild, Wild West!

Friday night, David and I agreed to babysit Zayde for Zack and Amy while they attended a murder mystery party at her parent's house. When Amy called reporting two characters had called in sick and that they were in need of quick replacements, David and I said it would be our pleasure to come and take their place! I got ready in all of 20 minutes, but it was a lot of fun! Amy's mom, Carol, had the house looking so cute! Old timey Western music blared from the front porch, and she had a jail cell door set up in the hallway to serve as the jail (where many members of the Guist family unfortunately spent much of the night!) The objective- determine who the murderer is without losing your gold! We feel very lucky to have the Hickmans as friends, and always have a great time when we spend the evening with them!

David and I

Me and my husband for the night-
Montgomery Money (Amy's cousin)

Tamara is Amy's sister and is the sweetest girl! We just love Tamara! She was a saloon girl and when she asked David to dance.. well.... he couldn't say no! : )

David and Amy's son, Zayde.

The Marshall

Amy's Aunt Lisa

Zack and Amy- that wig has seen its fair share of parties! : )

The food table

Amy's mom, Carol, tagged mason jars with our character names! So cute!

Amy's husband, Zack, was a murdered man!

My husband, Mr. Money, under house arrest! You can imagine how hard we were laughing. (I did manage to free him by bribing the guard with some gold nuggets!)

Amy and I

Zayde and I

All the Southern "ladies"

And the men who settled the west!

Zack and David

The Hickman family

I was voted "Most Dramatic" by my peers! What a hoot!

Posing with the most dramatic men! Ha! I think that is so funny!


  1. I love that you had the dress that you could just jump into and go! That is so funny! It looks like everyone had a great time.

  2. WAIT A just happened to have that outfit at your house? You are too fun.
    Ya'll and your murder mystery parties - you have a lot of fun friends.

  3. How fun! I really need to check in to a murder mystery party!

  4. Okay, I'm thinking the same thing, you just happened to have that dress already? Girl, you are just too much fun!! I've been waiting for your "weekend" post. I knew you must have done something exciting! :)

  5. Okay for real....that is sooooooooooo COOL...I've never heard of someone doing that at their house! OH MY GOSH....I LOVE IT AND WANT TO HOST ONE!!! Send me more info if you have it! I did see it on the girls next door tv I watch that!

    I'm so glad I found your blog out in blog world...your post are the best!!!!

  6. Hi! I found your blog from Candy's and I just got through reading several of your posts! Love it, love it, love it!!! It looks like y'all had a great time at the party; and I love that you had a costume all ready to go! :) Love your blog, have a great day!

  7. So cute! I am also amazed that you had that adorable ensamble just laying around! Too funny!

    Oh, and don't worry. Brooklynn will definitely be in preschool for at least a year before she starts school. I totally agree that you can tell which children have been around their mommies all their lives! :)

  8. I think I may have done that exact same murder mystery before! How funny. I love the costumes--that really makes the night! What a creative way to spend a weekend :)

  9. Hey Jessica

    I will send you an email with my address. Let me know if you get it or not. Also, let me know yours to send you a check and how much. Don't worry about overnighting it. We are actually going to celebrate on Sat and I am sure it will be here by then. Where do you live? I am in Atlanta. Thanks again and keep a look out for an email from me.

  10. I sent it. Let me know if you got it or not. I might go to your spam and it says Chet Kirstin and 3 crazy kids.

  11. Cute as always. I so want to be your neighbor...LOL

  12. We had so much fun! You got some awesome pictures!!

  13. Looks like y'all had so much fun! What a cute little outfit you had on - I LOVE that hat!

  14. You guys just have way too much fun! I love this party idea...especially the western flair!

  15. It looks like you guys had a blast!! I too think it is so funny that you had that dress just lying around and that you guys were willing to just jump up and get ready on such short notice!! Fun times!!!

  16. This is awesome! And I'm amazed you just threw that costume together in 20 minutes! You look so cute!

  17. What a hoot! It should be against the law to have that much fun...

  18. HOW Cute!!! gosh I can't wait to play ours!! waiting for some warmer weather!!!
    Where did ya get all those costumes??

  19. You guys really know how to throw a party. And look at you, Most Dramatic! I wish I could come to one of your murder mysteries!!

  20. Jessica

    I did get your email in my yahoo account and replied back to you. Did you get that one? Let me know and I guess I can post my address here.

  21. How'd you know that was Glenna jean? You are good! Well, the bumper and blanket are--I made the bedskirt.

  22. Hi Jessica,
    Looks like you had a heap of fun. It is so much more fun when everyone joins in and gets into character.
    Cheers Linda

  23. Ok girl, I love reading these posts. I'm amazed that you have this dress in your closet! LOL

    I emailed you but haven't heard back -- twice? Let me know b/c you are so good about emailing me back. :o) Hmmmm

    Oh and please share where I might find info on the Murder Mystery Party. I think I want to throw one! :o)

    You rock girl!

  24. Jessica--
    Thanks for contacting me. I hadn't tried to reach you yet because I've still been thinking about the design I would like. I am not very creative, though! I think I would like to hang it in one of my girls' rooms. The walls are cappuccino-colored, so I was thinking maybe a pink and brown color scheme, but I'm not sure what I would like it to say. I will keep in touch!
    Oh yes--your party looked like so much fun!
    Tami Parker

  25. Looks like SO much fun!

  26. Everyone looked soooooooooo CUTE all dressed up!!! That is tooooooooooooooo FUNNY that your mom wore that dress in a wedding!!! I'm going to check Wal-Mart out for the game! I think it would be SOOOOOOOOO much FUN to host one!!!

  27. It looks like you all had a fun time.

    Now tell me... You got ready in about 20 minutes and did you just happen to have that "get up" hanging in your closet?

  28. So funny! You guys have such fun friends!

  29. Oh my gosh. That looks like so much fun. Where on earth did you all find those dresses?