Friday, November 2, 2012


This Halloween is full of firsts for us! It's our first Halloween in California. It's Eden's first time trick-or-treating  {remember, we left Texas on Halloween last year and missed all the fun!} This is Hunter's first Halloween in general. This is our first Halloween that we get to scope out the good places to trick-or-treat for next year! That's right, we don't have an impending move looming over us like a dark rain cloud that you see on cartoons. Bliss, I tell ya, bliss! It's exciting to be able to celebrate so many firsts together as a family of 4.

I took the kids outside to sit with our pumpkin so I could snap a few good pictures of them in Halloween gear. We still haven't carved our pumpkin because Lane was at work last night until after the kids were in bed. His job as the legal officer weighs on us as a family when people screw up late in the day. If that happens he has to stay at work and take care of those issues as they arise and missing dinner is part of the deal. No one likes it, but it's our reality right now. We'll get the pumpkin carved, it just might be after Halloween has come and gone. I've come to terms with it and I'm ok with it now. Last night I was mad, today I'm ok.

Eden was excited to put on her costume "agaaaaain" to go trick-or-treating! We practiced over and over again to say "trick-or-treat" and she never got the hang of it with practice sessions. When we asked her what she's supposed to say when we ring the doorbell, she would tell us "thank you." I can't complain that she wants to thank people for her candy, but I really wanted to know that she would say trick-or-treat to get the candy before she got to say thank you! The practice paid off because she very willingly and with all the excitement in the world said trick-or-treat AND thank you. She was in awe of the fact that she could just say those simple words and have people give her candy! It was a lot of fun to see her so excited about Halloween and to be able to be together as the 4 of us.

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