Friday, November 1, 2013
Glowing. (And way too many Halloween photos)
I am dragging today. I've got a ton of things to check off the old to-do list, and my kids were trying their hardest to get me let them stay home sick. Funny how that plea gets tossed out the window when I remind them that if they are sick enough to stay home... they will need to lay in bed all day long so they get better!
Little tricksters. Too much party is what ails them. Ha!
So many of you wanted to know more about the Glow station we set up in our front yard so I wanted to make sure and share some of that with you! It was a HUGE success and more fun than I could have possibly imagined. I definitely want to do it again next year. We think about 300-400 people ended up passing by. Our church supplied cocoa (which we gave out every last drop), cups with lids (awesome), candy and glow bracelets. We gave out the last of our candy and a few extra glow bracelets to a little girl who didn't get an early start and ended up on our street with all the neighbor's lights off, as we were taking down the glow station. I felt so bad for her. I'd say that was a pretty successful evening! My friend Trudy provided us with some tablecloths, jack 'o lantern lights and other fun decorations along with the canopy. My other friend Allison provided us with tables and a giant coffee pot for the cocoa. It was a group effort and the neighbors LOVED it. We were all just hanging out in the yard having a party.
As you can see the hoodlums dressed up as Star Trek characters. Alli and I let them go trick or treating early, before we put them to work in the glow station.
helped and hung out.
capture the moment than miss the shot because you're messing with your camera. Loved that advice.
duck tape boot project. It didn't turn out quite the way the Pinterest photo looked but eh, they worked. If I wasn't so tired right now I'd go find that site and link it. Ha!
tenth Halloween that I've taken a shot of my hoodlums gathering candy down this very road. (My favorite photos were from 2011. Ava was a total ham that year. You can check out that post here.)
I sure love this girl to pieces. She's the one in a crisis standing on your door with flowers, chocolate, a hug, and something to lift your spirits. She has a gift- a gift of thoughtfulness.
back in the day. Or at least that's what I'd like you to believe....
cape sparkled. That's the way she rolls. You would love her.
Running for candy. I laughed and laughed.
shine a light in the darkness.
"For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light."