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11.03.2009

How to launch yourself into pre term labor...



1. Agree to head up decorations for a church party
2. Hold said party in an enormous basketball court on a $250 dollar decor budget...(thank you appliance store dumpster) using cardboard, paint and tree branches (without putting ANY new holes in the wall)
3. Decorate party for two days straight

4. All the while bending to paint and jumping up and down a stage 67 times
5. Drink only Pepsi Max for both those days
and VOILA!
...you will find yourself in the hospital triage in no time.

So even though the party was a total success,
as was my body's ability to not dilate through two days of premature contractions, basically I learned
pregnant chicks need to have more helpers and drink more water when throwing a party.
(oops.)

All is well.
(Though I might be swearing off soda for the remainder of my pregnancy)

22 comments:

Sara said...

Ahhhh, take care of yourself!

And let someone else worry about the bearded lady for a change, okay?

Artsy Aut said...

THe decorations are amazing! Hope you are feeling better!

abby said...

holy crap, are you serious?! no seriously, i'm stunned. BRA-VO.

Lindsay said...

Oh gosh! Glad you are doing ok. The decor looks awesome!

Michelle said...

Those decorations are *amazing*. seriously, they are so awesome and I can't believe you basically had to plan it and execute it all by your little pregnant self!

glad everything turned out ok though!

Carolyn said...

(Now that I've tooted my own horn by posting 10 virtually identical pictures!)

This post was mostly for the fam that heard about my incident and needed pictures for supporting evidence.

but yes, thank you thank you friends.

kelly said...

seriously- in our ward, we're lucky if the events have tables with table cloths on them.
it looks awesome enough to send a non-pregnant person into labor, which is hard to do I can imagine.
bottom line- you rock. hard.

Post Tenebras Lux said...

Wow! The decorations are incredible!!

Same New Story said...

those decorations are amazing!! and i am glad you are ok!!

moonshinejunkyard said...

i can't believe that is a mormon church building's cultural hall! side note, i have recurring dreams (nightmares?) about twisty turvy maze-like mormon church building cultural halls usually holding ongoing freakish talent shows. but THIS looks like a first class event with the best decorations EVER. so what really went on in this "freak show"? i am blown away by your rampant creativity! those lights strung across look SO GOOD, i want them in my house 24/7, maybe even the whole set up. now please tell me you weren't in the hospital for halloween.

Jordan said...

I reiterate: BRA-VO.

Kristin said...

I'm the activities chair in my ward and this puts me to shame! Serious SHAME! I am stunned by your decorating awesomeness. Our biggest party of the year, Christmas, will be piddle compared to your Halloween! I'm starting to feel sick...Good Job! you did amazing!

Tiffany said...

You know, I would actually go to ward parties if they looked like THAT! I'm giving you a standing ovation and all of my sympathy--be careful!

Laura said...

so who were the acts in your show? I actually had a real bearded lady in my ward once.

by they way, thank you for having that homemade video event forever ago, and for picking me as one our your favorites! I am still honored.

Yours Truly said...

That is not a cultural hall. Who is this team boo girl? And what could she do with a wedding reception? And why didn't I come here sooner like kelly told me to? I am teeming with curiosity and I will be back.

missy. said...

still looks amazing!

and odd question but why is the bearded lady always over weight?

Carolyn said...

funny you bring that up Missy because i felt rather politically incorrect painting a fat lady as a poster in my "freak show." Instead I killed two birds with one stone and made here the bearded lady.

I do not think fat ladies are freaks by any stretch, but in keeping with the old fashioned inspired theme, It was either a fat lady or a lady naked draped in shredded cloth (or snakes)....I thought the fat lady was better suited for the church party, you know?

if i had not run out of time i was going to attend as the fat bearded lady myself...I settled for the unshowered-paint covered-decorating-halloween hag ;)

m. estelle said...

carolyn! this is genius!

somebody needs to file this away in ward activity how to books across the globe.

xoxo
e

Chandra said...

It was probably the Pepsi Max that did you in. That stuff taste like ass.

Yours Truly said...

I just came to. Were the faux curtains made of crushed velvet? Kelly and I are married to brothers. I only wish I had some of Jordan's DNA.

the mama monster said...

what for reals? coolest ward party ever!

Jeanine Reunion said...

Carolyn, only you could make a church gym look so awesome! You are amazing and artistic!!! You should definitely start a business at some point. I love it.

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