The Haunted House

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WELCOME….

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WATCH WHERE YOU WALK!!!!!

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Happy Halloween………………..do come in everyone and make yourselves comfy and cozy……………have a walk around the house…………….if you dare………………there are snacks in the dining room and before you leave (if you CAN leave of course….hahahahaha) make sure and see who the winners of the 2014 Sam-O-Ween Funniest Costume contest are as picked by YOU!!!

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Be careful of the candles now – I wouldn’t want you to get……HURT……

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No worries – all my guests are VERY well behaved……..

HOW ABOUT A LITTLE SNACK WHILE YOU’RE HERE???????

 

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After you eat you might like to continue touring the house?????

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Better to be safe than sorry you know………I also think it best if you do NOT go out the back door…….

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Now my friends for the moment you’ve ALL been waiting for (I hope!) – I’ll happily announce the winners of

the 2014 SAM-O-WEEN Funniest Costume Contest!  We have THREE winners – the TOP THREE entries with the MOST votes – and YOU chose them in the poll!

FIRST PRIZE WITH THE MOST VOTES GOES TO………..

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SECOND PRIZE WITH THE SECOND MOST VOTES GOES TO……

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AND THIRD PRIZE WITH THE THIRD HIGHEST NUMBER OF YOUR VOTES GOES TO…….

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Let’s hear it for pirates, spaghetti and meatballs and of course GIN AND TONIC!!!!!    Hip Hip Hooray and congratulations!

For EVERYONE who entered in the contest – I made this for you to have as a souvenir of this year’s Sam-O-Ween contest……..please copy it for your blog or wall or bathroom closet or wherever you wish to display it!!

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Gosh – you have to go so soon?   Looks like some of my guests would like you to STAY a while……..

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Oh I understand….you’re tired….you wanna go home and eat your trick or treat candy…..OK…..I hear ya!!

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Are You Ready?

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Tomorrow I'll be waiting for you in the Haunted House!

Tomorrow I’ll be waiting for you in the Haunted House!

Hello Friends!!!   I hope you had fun seeing all the amazing costumes everyone did for the Funniest Costume Contest – I know I sure did……….I also had fun watching the poll……….there were almost 500 votes cast – isn’t that AMAZING?   It was also a VERY close race and that’s all I’m saying……………….tomorrow you’ll find out who the THREE winners are and see their trophies.     Everyone who entered my costume contest will have a little “souvenir” in fact – a blog badge declaring to the world that you entered my 2014 Sam-o-Ween Costume Contest so don’t forget, if you were in the contest, please copy the badge for yourself tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who voted………….and especially thanks to everyone who entered.  You all ROCK……you did a wonderful job with this year’s theme of FUNNIEST COSTUME – we had some real doozies and from the comments, I was NOT the only one who thought that!   I hope even more of you will participate in my party next year…………

The party will last ALL DAY LONG too so no worries about when you arrive – everything will be waiting for you –  including all the spooks and goblins and even the SNACKS!    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SAM-O-WEEN FUN???   I hope so!!!    

I’ll See You When You Get Here…..

(insert evil giggle)

SAM-O-WEEN will be a SCREAM.....

SAM-O-WEEN will be a SCREAM…..

Thank you darling Nellie for my special 'punkin!

Thank you darling Nellie for my special ‘punkin!

SAM-o-WEEN Costume Contest – DAY TWO

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OK everybody………………..today is the second day of voting in the BIG Funniest Costume Contest for Sam-O-Ween so if you didn’t vote yesterday (or even if you did and want to see if the poll will take your vote again…tee hee) GO FOR IT……………….I can tell you that as of 3PM yesterday there were almost THREE HUNDRED votes cast………..so the world is tuning in to vote.   Tell your friends to stop by and vote for you.  What’s at stake?  Well bragging rights that you were one of THREE WINNERS in the contest for one thing but I’ll also send surprises to the three winners with the most votes!

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Here’s the poll again…………..then make sure and come by the blog Friday – the Haunted House is ALL DAY LONG and the winners will be announced on that blog – COOL?  You betcha!

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I look so hilarious in this bacon cheeseburger costume I just HAD to post it again...HAHA

I look so hilarious in this bacon cheeseburger costume I just HAD to post it again…HAHA

 

Day One Sam-O-Ween Contest Voting!

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Hello Sam-O-Ween Fans!!!

I hope you had fun yesterday seeing the Caber Toss in honor of Kyla…………well today will be fun too because we’re beginning two days of displaying all the MANY fabulous entries in my Sam-O-Ween Funniest Costume Contest!

To remind you, the TOP THREE (it was TWO but I’ve added another “spot”!) voted favorites in the contest will get a virtual trophy the night of my Haunted House party on the 31st AND a special prize in the mail too.   What a deal huh?

  1. You have ALL DAY TODAY and ALL DAY TOMORROW to cast your votes.
  2. You may choose UP TO TEN entries to vote for.
  3. I’ve hidden the results from everyone so you won’t know until my PAWTY on Friday WHO’S AHEAD AND WHO WINS!!!   I wanted it to be a surprise!
  4. Tell your friends to come and vote for you – you don’t have to follow my blog to vote!  
  5. You CAN vote for yourself.
  6. REMEMBER THIS IS A “FUNNIEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME” CONTEST !

All you have to do is remember to stop by my party on Halloween.  It will be ALL DAY LONG so you can come by any time – that way you’ll not only see the Haunted House and have some spooky snackables but you’ll find out who the THREE winners are!!

Ready???????  Alright – bring ’em on!!!

 

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!  

REMEMBER THE POLL IS UP

TOMORROW TOO! 

YOUR SAM-O-WEEN HOST

WITH THE MOST,

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I'm not in the contest of course but this is my costume - it's the REAL ME!

I’m not in the contest of course but this is my costume – it’s the REAL ME!

THANK YOU FOR MY PERSONAL ‘PUNKIN NELLIE!!!!!!!

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Tossing the Caber for Kyla!

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WELCOME To The Caber Toss

at Kyla’s Highland Games!

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Good Morning Highland Games Fans and All Friends of Kyla to whom we dedicate today’s FUN…………………I’m hosting the Caber Toss and for those of you who haven’t ever SEEN the Caber Toss event – it’s amazing – here’s a short video clip!

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Highland Games are as iconically Scottish as bagpipes, kilts and whisky – all of which feature heavily at any gathering. The games are also noted for their unique sporting and athletic events many of which involve throwing and lifting. These include the shot put, tug-o-war, caber toss and hammer throw – collectively known as heavy events.

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The caber toss has come to almost symbolise the Highland games and no gathering anywhere in the world would be complete without it.

In the caber toss, a full length log, usually made of Scots pine, is stood upright and lifted by the competitor using both hands under the bottom of the caber to rest against their body. The competitor then runs forward, building momentum, before tossing the caber into the air so that it turns end over end with the upper end landing before the end originally held by the competitor follows through and hits the ground.

The aim is for the caber to land in line with the original run. If it is straight the toss is said to be in the 12 o’clock position. Competitors are judged on how closely their toss lands to 12 o’clock.

Aye Lads and Lassies, 'tis I - Samuel McKimmell!

Aye Lads and Lassies, ’tis I – Samuel McKimmell!

So, without further ado, may I present an incredible display of strength and determination as all of you who were brave enough to enter the Caber Toss “do your thing” for the world to see!!!!!!   Ready?  Kyla – this is for you girlfriend!

 

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My most sincere thanks to those of you who pawticipated by sending me your caber toss head shots OR photos of you actually doing the caber toss…………….you’re all PAWSOME…………….I just know everyone who sees these will laugh until they cry love seeing you tossing the caber like pros!!

Now remember to visit all the other activities which are a part of today’s Highland Games……………..because it’s all about having fun together today and especially about having fun for Kyla………….If you stop by Mollie and Alfie’s you’ll see the WHOLE list of fun stuff for today – CLICK HERE!

We Love You Kyla, 

Your Friend Sammy McKimmell