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Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween Hangover.....

Last week Ryanne won first place (in her age division) in a coloring contest with our local newspaper. She was so excited to wake up and see her name and picture in the paper...

She got to go to the newspaper office and pick up a prize. Really fun! Good job my little artist!

Did you notice our new family photo above? Our friend Jess is responsible for that good lookin' family. Ha! Jessica's link is over to the right if you want to check out her photography site. We used to be her youth group leaders and now she's all grown up raising a family of her own and blessing us with her gift of taking great family pictures. This is how she delivered our prints. So cute! We have her do close ups for the girls for their school pictures and then a family one because as you can see, our girls are changing sooo fast! I don't want to miss a minute of it. Thanks Jess!

I'm a little hungover this morning....I should clarify that probably. From Candy. Halloween candy. I don't usually eat Starbursts and gobstoppers etc. but last night I couldn't help myself. Ugh! Ryanne went as a blushing bride. She looked so sweet.

Morgan went as a fairy.......so pretty.

This was the first year I didn't throw a party with their friends and get all dressed up. Halloween just snuck up on me this year. With all the new dance commitments etc. I never saw it coming. Ha! I told the girls to find some pieces of dress up they already have and we would finish it off. Ryanne had this white dress my mom mended. I bought a tiara and we added a veil and white gloves. My mom picked flowers from her garden and made a bouquet. Ta-da! Morgan recycled a dress from an old performance and we just added wings and a mask.

I love playing with black n white.....


First we headed to The Gourmet Pizza Shoope and had a YUM dinner!! *Poof* You're a frog!


On the way back towards the house we hit up the corn maze we have been waiting to do. There was hardly anyone around and as you can see by the look on Dans face we were up for the challenge it was going to pose.

You had to race through this HUGE corn maze looking for these characters tucked back in dark corners.....then write the number down in the right order on a card they gave you.....

Then after you found all the numbers you had to race around looking for a secret door......

After finding the door you had to punch in the code that you found.....

Praying that the door opened or you had to go back and fix your numbers....

It was super fun in the dark because they had flashing lights and music etc. After the corn maze we headed back to our neighborhood which is really fun to trick or treat in because people sit in their driveways with fire pits and chairs and just visit and hang out. So its more of a social event as you run into friends and end up standing around visiting and having some good ol' fashioned fellowship. By 9pm I was beat, Ryanne was just getting warmed up and Morgan was frozen. My mom who is still acclimating from her move from the river was frozen since the corn maze. Ha! But a good time was had by all. Just being together made it the best Halloween ever!

3 comments:

BC said...

Love the new family picture - it looks like well --- YOU ha ha.
No really it is amazing. Jess is so talented. Now if I could get her to head south :)
Love the costumes but I am really really bummed because I was just waiting to see what you did this year. Oh well --- on to next year. Happy Halloweennnn

Jessica said...

Cute costumes :) That corn maze sounds intense!!!

Thanks for the kind words, So glad you love your pictures! I appreciate you guys :)

Jeff and Aimee said...

I'm glad to see you all having fun together.