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Halloween 2011

So Halloween brings up all sorts of differing opinions, most of which I just toss up to opinion. We’ve always gone trick or treating and it’s just something fun to do. Get dressed up and visit family for candy. Some years we would visit the trunk or treat at church, and neighborhoods of friends. My two oldest are really too old to participate at 15 and 13, but the 13 year old held out this year and went with a couple of his buddies.

It seems to get tricky with Matthew because he is easily frightened by scary masks and crazy people that jump out at you from under a pile of leaves. Wonder where he gets that from? Ummm ME! Come on people, there are little children walking around trying to get loads of candy and you make it your goal in life to scare the bejeezus out of them! Not to mention moms who could possibly have a heart attack because of the sudden fright.

This year he really surprised me though. I think it’s a sign of him growing up, which makes daddy smile and mommy cry a little. He walked right up to those doors and rang the doorbell, said Trick or Treat, and even said Thank you! I am so proud of him! He even braved walking by the Scream statue, very slowly albeit, but all by himself. No siblings there to ease the fears, and daddy and I stood on the sidewalk. 

We went to a start up neighborhood just across the street from us and learned that they weren’t expecting many trick or treaters and they gave HANDFULS of candy. So we spent half the time and got twice the candy. Bonus!

Grandma and Grandpa were our last stop and he was not disappointed there. He quickly dumped the cauldron of goods into his bag and proceeded to raid all the candy jars too. Shortly after that he was bounding from couch to couch and I was saying, ” No more CANDY!”

Matthew knows the history behind Halloween, but he told me to him it’s all about fun and candy. I don’t think there’s a better way to look at it. I’m sure to some there is a dark connotation associated with the holiday, but to us its for fun. And we’re stickin’ to it. Literally!


I used to love fireworks.

Somewhere between my 20’s and late 30’s, I’ve discovered that I like them only on my terms.image


I’m learning things about myself.image

I’m slow in hitting the camera button on my non Iphone…image

That’s an inside joke meant for the other members of my family who actually own an Iphone.

Fireworks are still beautiful and fun to watch because my kids get all excited to participate in the festivities, but the mosquitoes are vicious! They totally ran me into the house and ended our night early. Those blood sucking pests. If it weren’t for the kids, I would be happy to sit in my living room and watch the neighbors play with fire. I hope they will remember that when they are pondering the nursing home for me.

Yours Forever



I might have failed to mention that we were literally 3 or 4 people back from the stage. We were so close!!

Hillsong United Rocks!

I had the opportunity to see Hillsong United in concert Monday night with my daughter and a lovely group of women from church. If they are ever near your city, you HAVE to see them. What an awesome worship experience! There were so many songs that I want to share with you, but I am going to start with this one. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Oh, and feel free to stand, and jump up and down while shaking your fist in the air. I know I will. Yours Forever

Ya gotta see this!

Having two little Chi’s in the family, this is utterly amusing!  Hope you enjoy it too.

The Ultimate Blog Party

ultimate-blog-party.gif  I’m excited to announce The Ultimate Blog Party, and welcome you to join in on the fun and prizes.  Jump on over to 5 Minutes for Mom to read all about it, and then check back here during that week.  Mark it on your calendars girls, because you’re invited to my party!  If you stop by my blog and leave me a comment, I’ll stop by yours and comment too.  How’s that for selfless plugs?  Hmmm…