Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Heart Halloween


I wish I had time to write a blog post today, but life is crazy at the moment.

If I had time to write I would tell you all about how much I love Halloween, but I have roughly 45 pumpkins to gut and carve.

I could go on and on about how this is my favorite holiday, how I am that crazy neighbor that you don't understand because our family gets so into our Halloween decor, but I have a clown costume to fix and one more clown mask to find.


I'd tell you about how we transform our house and yard into the Cemetery Hotel and how this year is the off year when we throw in a spook alley, but I need to get to making the food for the disgusting dining room.

I'd love to tell you about how huge it's become this year with a cast of almost 30 teenage spooks and creepers from the neighborhood, but we're getting our haunted corn maze put back together after the continuous rain and wind that all but destroyed it a couple of nights ago.



I wanted to write about how fun it has been decorating the interior of the top floor of my house in preparation for having hundreds of strangers wander through it this weekend, but I still have to measure, cut and lay carpet remnants in the walking areas.


I wish I had time to tell you about the additions this year - the haunted lobby and creepy laundry room, the catacombs and south cemetery where the zombies come out at night, the forested tunnel and honeymoon suite... but the spider's lair is not yet complete and, well, someone's got to do it.

What I will tell you is that if you live anywhere near me and would like to come, we had tickets printed for both Friday and Saturday nights and we'd love to have you see what we've been putting together for the past few weeks in anticipation of this weekend.

For us, the real treat is having our friends and neighbors come through and enjoy a bit of a scare on Halloween weekend.

If you'd like a ticket, just let me know in the comments or send me an email at gerbdonna at gmail dot com. If I can't get one to you before this weekend then we can put one on hold for you with the lady who'll be passing out candy in front of the Cemetery Hotel.

I hope you can make it... we're dyyyyyyying to see you. (insert evil laugh)

14 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh. My. Word. Gerb!! When you said you were going big I had no idea that it would be THIS BIG!!!!

I wish I could bring my goblins but they are wimps like their momma. I don't think they'd even get out of the truck!

You guys are truly amazing.

Sarah said...

I am SERIOUSLY considering flying up there from AZ just to see this amazing feat!! Way to go and GOOD LUCK this weekend!

cw said...

me. i do. and i heart halloween too. the other day i discovered a store called halloween city and i thought i had died and gone to heaven.

Ashley said...

I would love to come! I just moved to Provo this fall, but I've been a silent follower for awhile now. How do I get tickets? You can email me at ash_mc3@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

I will be sure to use a restroom (hopefully not haunted) before my tour, because I don't want to pee my pants! Can't wait!!!

Linn said...

You are the woman! Seriously, I am impressed. Boston is a bit far to come, but believe me, if I could, I would.

Kristin said...

So so so so fun!!!

Broughton said...

Oh I wish we were there!! It looks so awesome!!! Good luck!

Tori Hill said...

Hey Gerb it's me TORI HILL!!! from the Tenth ward. I'd love to have some tickets hopefully at least I know that i'd need two. but this is going to be SO AMAZING!!!!!! i'm excited to see what you guys have this year.

Sarise said...

We so wish we could come! It sounds utterly amazing this year (not that it wasn't ever other year)!

Amy said...

Gerb! I would LOVE to take my kids there! Can I get a few tickets for Friday night??? 3 Tickets for the Hardy's please (and directions to your house. I've never been before)

Connie said...

Wow! You really do go all out! How fun! I think my grand kiddos would love this! You can email me with info or tickets here:

istartedout@gmail.com

I'd love to hear all about it. Too bad you don't have any time!

Sybrina said...

One of the MANY reasons we wish we were still there just down the street from you!

Rachel said...

It was AWESOME!!! I seriously cannot believe how much work you all must have put into this. My favorite part was the zombies coming out of the graves. Freaky!
Thanks for letting us come.