We did something completely different than we have in the past for Halloween this year. We traveled to see my family in Oklahoma, which allowed all of the Oklahoma cousins to trick-or-treat together.
While we were there, we also had a combined birthday party for Luke, and his cousins Brody (7) and Traber (also 4). Lastly, we topped off our trip with a super-fun Halloween Party at my aunt and uncle's house.
|Cousins...before trick-or-treating together|
|They had a blast together--and, as you can see, practically ran from door to door.|
|Kaylee--dressed as the Little Mermaid, Ariel.|
|Kaylee's Big Brother, Brody. Seen here as Si--from Duck Dynasty, complete with huge tea container to hold trick-or-treating candy.|
|Raiding a house...I mean, trick-or-treating.|
|It was so much fun to watch Abbey go door to door (although much more slowly than the other cousins) to trick or treat. Our little strawberry really enjoyed it.|
|At this point, she was content to hold a wrapped piece of chocolate and sit in her stroller.|
|Luke enjoyed the pony rides.|
|Grandpa taught the kids about metal detectors.|
The Halloween party at my aunt and uncle's house was Saturday night. We managed to take a self-timer group photo before we headed to those festivities.
My dad stayed in character from the moment he put on his costume. It was hilarious--he had ALL of us laughing.
|My zombie parents.|
So now we are back home and back into our new routines. Now that things are beginning to become routine, I should be able to pick back up on blogging more frequently. I thought about starting a couple of regular posts with recipes/nutrition information and one on what God is teaching me that week. If nothing else, it will help me keep all of my favorite recipes in one place. And, blogging about what God is teaching me will really help keep me accountable to discerning regularly what he is communicating to me through his word, in prayer, and in circumstances/experiences.