Happy Halloween.  This might sound a little Scrooge-like, but if I’m being honest, Halloween isn’t really my favorite holiday.  Mostly because I don’t like scary things.  What I do like though, is seeing our kids all dressed up and having fun getting free candy.

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Christian decided to be Russell Wilson this year.  Which was super easy, since he already had the jersey.  He then decided to add every other bit of Seahawks paraphernalia and turned into this guy.  The blanket came in handy when the sun went down and the temperatures got colder.

On a side note, I have to say that I’m starting to come to terms with the fact that this is probably one of my last years of walking around with our son.  Somehow (probably by my selfish mother’s prayers) previous plans he had fell through and I was able to get him to commit to trick or treating with us one more year before going off on his own.  It’s a little sad, but it’s how life goes, I suppose.  That being said, we had this year and for that I was thankful.

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Ellee was so proud showing off her Belle Princess dress.  She somehow convinced her Dad to buy it for her last time we were at the Disney Store.  He did and I was glad that we still had a daughter who was delighted with wearing a fancy princess dress.  She looked precious.  I did have to talk her out of wearing her strappy black high heels.  She was convinced she would be just fine, but in the end agreed to wearing black flats.

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As with other years, we joined up with some close friends who had some pretty clever costumes.

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In case you were wondering, the baby was Christian’s friend Chris.  They’ve known each other since preschool and had a great time tonight walking around and getting as much candy as possible.

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As they walked, I walked with my friend Kristin and we talked about life and all of the funny life things that go with it.  Ever so often, we’d see herds of birds (I’m pretty sure I made that up) flying undoubtedly south for the winter and it made me excited for fall and for the changing seasons.  Granted, Halloween isn’t my favorite, but I do love Fall and how tomorrow is November which means Thanksgiving and then pretty soon, Christmas.  I’m ready for some holiday cheer.

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But back to Trick or Treating.  The kids were amazing.  They walked quite a few miles in search of all of the good candy, and they did a fantastic job.

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The decorations at this house made me laugh.  Just saying.

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And at the end of the night, our kids came home all happy and sugared up with a great load  to show for all of the effort they put out tonight.  And this concluded another Halloween and another year of good friends, good candy and good memories made.

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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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