I Dream of a Halloween Theme

For the past eight years the kids have happily dressed up in coordinating Halloween costumes.  Eight years of adorableness.  Eight years of sibling love.  Eight years of sewing and face paint. 2008 – Jack in the Boxes (so stinking adorable) 2009 – Nebraska Cornhuskers 2010 – Tom and Jerry 2011 – Rapunzel and Pascal 2012 – Scary Skeleton and Witch 2013 – Magician and Rabbit 2014 – Harry and … Continue reading I Dream of a Halloween Theme

Love, Hate, & Pinterest

Pinterest.  Do I love it?  Do I hate it?  I just can’t decide. Before Pinterest, I stuffed my kids’ backpacks with classroom donations like Kleenex boxes and Clorox wipes every August.  I know how much teachers appreciate little gestures like this, and it always made me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Then I joined Pinterest… I truly had no idea that some families assemble “Back-to-School-Cakes” … Continue reading Love, Hate, & Pinterest

Halloween Memory Lane

I’ve always loved carving pumpkins, stringing spider webs, and checking out the cute ghouls who visit our doorstep on Halloween.  In our younger days we attended the occasional Halloween party, most infamously as a pair of dice.  I still remember walking into the party and my principal saying, “Oh, look at that… they are in para-dise.”  Very funny. In the pre-kid days, our poor dogs … Continue reading Halloween Memory Lane

Family Fun at the Farm

This weekend we headed to the Reindeer Farm near Palmer, Alaska for their Halloween Fun extravaganza.  There was no way I was missing this event, since I’ve always envied the fall family festivals my Midwestern family and friends attend.  They have a plethora of pumpkin patches to explore, while we are stuck digging through cardboard bins of squash at the local Fred Meyer.  (As if … Continue reading Family Fun at the Farm