It’s Halloween.  And ours got started around two this afternoon with a fancy up-do for Ellee and a camouflage paint job for Christian.

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We took our traditional Halloween yard pictures.

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And then set off to meet up for an afternoon of trick or treating with friends.

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It should probably be noted that Christian and Kate have been trick or treating since they were three.

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So you can imagine that my heart stopped a little when I really looked at this year’s traditional picture of them.  I can’t believe how big and amazing they have both gotten.  Sigh.

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I’m happy to share that our kids are still of the age where they still ran from house to house.  All in all, we had a fantastic afternoon and according to my friend Kristin’s iPhone, we ended up walking a total of over 4 miles throughout the afternoon.  So, I thought I’d share a few pictures, some with commentary from our afternoon.

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One of our Youth Group students was rocking a pretty sweet mask.

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We had to stop and take a quick picture, because these Fall colors were absolutely amazing.

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They enjoyed a break mid-trick or treating.

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Bless her heart, she ran pretty much the entire afternoon, and in her fancy shoes, no less.

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Also, I just had to take a picture of these two, because they were just so stinkin cute.  I’m sure they’d understand.

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Christian’s costume was solely gear that our friend Ellis gave him.  He started out as a regular soldier and ended the night as a Poncho soldier (his definition).  Again, it made me smile and want to hold on to these younger years that are slipping so quickly away.

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And the end result?  366 pieces of hard earned candy.  Tonight I’m thankful.  For fun times with friends and great memories made.  Happy Halloween 2015!

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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