Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy Birthday to the wicKED Wife!

Today starts the 4 day celebration of M's Birthday! Hope she has the best yet!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Who had the wicKEDest Halloween party of 2014?

That would be us right here in the Wicked Woods! Just got the award and I could not be happier. Can't wait to see what 2015 brings!

The link to the pictures can be found *HERE*

And here is the video once again :

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy wicKED Anniversary, First Day of Summer, and Father's Day!

Today marks the anniversary of our wedding. Since we got married on the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) it's a nice reminder. It also happens to be father's day so happy father's day to all those fathers that fulfill that role in one capicity or another.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Winners of the 2014 Haunters Video Awards are in and look who is among them!

That's right! The wicKED weeKEnD Halloween Party took best Party Haunt for 2014!

*we are announced at the 3 minute mark*

Best Yard HauntMike BachmanSaint Joseph, MO39th Street Cemetery
Best Yard Haunt (Vanguard)Mark & Belinda FaucettKissimmee, FLShingle Creek Manor
Best Indoor/walkthrough HauntAugust & Pandora RoseAurora, CODark Rose Manor
Best Indoor/walkthrough Haunt (Vanguard)Chris AinsworthThornhill Ontario, CanadaThornhill Woods
Best Static PropChris BakerSouth Yarmouth, MAVillage Mire
Best Static Prop (Vanguard)Mark & Belinda FaucettKissimmee, FLShingle Creek Manor
Best Animated PropSteve KociEl Cajon, CASanctuary of Spooks (SOS)
Best Animated Prop (Vanguard)Jim SlankerCarol Stream, ILCanyon Trail Cemetery
Best Party HauntWickED MeadeBig Stone Gap, VAWickED Weekend
Best Video ProductionBrad GoodspeedScarborough Ontario, CanadaButcher of Provincetown
Best How-toChris BakerSouth Yarmouth, MAVillage Mire
Propmaster AwardJIm JwalCharlestown, INHaunters Hangout

This was our first Halloween Party in the new house and we tried to go all out. I am humbled and excited to see our little video in this list.

Congratulation to all the winners, especially my Blog Buddy Mark Faucett over at Shingle Creek Manor for taking home TWO awards! Well Deserved!

Here is the Video of last years Party. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Monster Madness (Creepy Crawlies)

It's time for our fourth annual May Monster Madness, hosted by the infamous author Annie Walls .
This year we are going with an insect type theme so I figured I would post some of the creepier things that have crawled on me in my great home state of Virginia!

To start things off, I want to show you one of my most feared and hated creepy crawly. I am talking about none other than the dreaded HELLGRAMMITE!

This is actually the larval stage of the Dobson Fly, It is the bane of fresh water waders, usually fishing for trout. I have been bitten on the ankles more times than I ever want to remember. 

These guys have a terrible bite and they tend flail about when they do sink in.

They are strong enough to pick up rock the same size of themselves. I hope you never encounter one in the wild. 

The rest is just a quick rogues gallery of some of the things I see on a daily basis in my back yard....enjoy!

American Pelecinid Wasp

Arrow Shaped Micrathena Spider

Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar

Black and Yellow Garden Spider

The Black Widow (not an Avenger)

Bold Jumping Spider (it earns it's name!0


Earwig (yes...EAR wig)

Common Ground Spider

Hag Moth Caterpillar (one of the worst stings in the animal kingdom) 

Halloween Pennant (Favorite Dragonfly)

House Centipede (Yes, it gets it's name from wanting to dwell in your HOUSE!)

Orange Millipede

Pseudoscorpion (No stinger in tail, but it has venom in it's pincers)

Saddleback Caterpillar (another bad stinger) 

Spined Micrathena Spider

Banded Garden Spider (These are all over the back yard)

The Tick!

Wolf Spider (Large and Aggressive, just like a wolf)

Yellow and Black Centipede (the forest floor is littered with these in summer/fall)