All in all, it was a great weekend and I had a great time getting to see all of my family. I have gotten so used to getting to see them every few weeks that I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I have to go back to not seeing them as often!
NOW..... for the Halloween part of the post. :)
I have NO idea how this happened, because 1.) I am the biggest scaredy cat in the history of the world, and 2.) we didn't really go all out for Halloweed or watch scary movies when I was a kid, but
I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!
I should probably clarify that by saying that I love to open the door to trick or treaters in their cute costumes and I love the slight chill in the air, and I love to put out fun (not scary) decorations. I'm not a fan of scary movies, witches, ghosts, bloody stuff, zombies, or vampires... so I guess that doesn't leave a whole lot to really celebrate. Mostly I like to give out candy and sit with a nice fire in the fireplace.
This year I got into the pumpkin carving contest that our Sunday School class was having, and I didn't go into the activity with a defined plan for what to carve on my pumpkin, so I ended up with a scary pumpkin-headed scarecrow that I saw on the internet. I think he turned out pretty good!
The only downside is that he didn't last until Halloween. Not even close. I had to throw him away 2 weeks ago. Poor Pumpkin.