Nope - The Super Sapphires were hoping for the win but not this year, poor Greg was devastated (They don't look like they're having any fun do they?)
The Orange County Choppers (OCC) came in a close 2nd place. They opted to skip 2 locations - uhoh - someday Matt & Emily will win! They needed Kim & Lane who got sick at the last minute.
My favorite costumes were The Gold Diggers, but they still weren't the winners. They came in with a great prank though(keep reading).
The Scarlet Scarfaces were tough competition but better luck next year!
And the winners are . . . The Emerald Enemies! Kyndra & John led out two "greenies" no pun intended. This was the first year for Steve & Kaya and Marty & Emily. They had no trouble catching up with the rules & race. No one could keep up with their speed - we won't mention who was driving on their team but check out the speedometer!
This year we threw a new twist into our party. We encouraged "pre-game" pranks. My sister, Maria gave us the idea to have only 3 rules: they had to be harmless, had to involve at least 3 teammates, and they had to send visual proof to my email before the party began. They were so creative & mostly non-harmful (at least to each other, I can't say the animals would agree!) Here are some of the highlights.
The Super Sapphires Sassy Wives got together and made home made oreo cookies with a twist. No yummy cream cheese middle - oh no - they filled them with toothpaste tinted orange instead. Then they wrapped them up cute with a "You've been Spooked" card and dropped them off to opposing teams.
They also snuck into Marty & Emily's house to rearrange the furniture. I've always wanted a couch in my kitchen, how about you?
"The Gold Diggers" spray painted John & Kyndra's horse. Wyatt (their kindergartner) is worried it won't ever come off.
Before you start shedding tears for "The Emerald Enemies" here's proof they deserved it all. They stuffed mailboxes with shredded paper, toilet paper, & taped them shut. They also "redecorated" lawns, brought their own pumpkins to smash on opposing teams steps, forked lawns, and dropped off calf on Greg & Gwen's front porch.
Here is a picture of the "OCC" planting a "Monica for Mayor" sign in her front yard. We do need good leaders wouldn't you agree?
The Scarlet Scarfaces also had to do their damage by depositing a dead mouse in a bag that they lovingly set atop a pile of pumpkins. So the pumpkins blocked the doorway of an opposing team.