Today, however, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought I'd post some photos from Halloweens past to get us in the spirit. Most of these photos were taken by someone else and forwarded to me. Which I love. If there is any doubt, please know I LOVE getting photos from other people. Send them along. Show me what you're up to. It's great fun and a wonderful way for us to stay in touch. And, maybe, just maybe, you'll see them here. Years later.
Proof of this visit from a couple of years ago.
the fruits (no pun intended) of the pumpkin patch visit.
The year Cora was the Gingerbread cookie, Deacon was Thomas and Veda was Belle.
My cousin Robin and her family go to the same church as the whippersnappers in that last photo. So, that year, they sent me this photo as well - the cutest Yoda ever. This Halloween, Robin could very well be giving birth to Gabe's little brother or sister. Or, he/she could already be here by the time you're reading this - it's an any day sort of thing. I hope to capture some newborn photos to post next week while I'm in Indy.
The year after that picture above of the three kids, they were a different cast of characters the next year:
Forgive me for not knowing my Halloween costume feline varieties.
Now, as a special sneak peak into what this year's costuming will bring...
In looking through my photo files, I also found these photos, also taken a few years back. These are of my college roommate, Cathy's firstborn, Marion, on Halloween. I'm pretty sure Marion is in school now, so this was at least three years ago, if not four.
Marion the clown.
Marion and her mom, my good friend Cathy.
Sophie got right down to business. With her designer Halloween bag in tow.
After a visit to an alien residence. Sadie jumped right in to eat the candy.
This year, I'm sure S will sit in the dark like a scrooge and try to miss the revelers all together, since I'll be away. Bah Humbug works here too, I think.
I have no photos of my grown up friends in costume. No one sends me those photos. Maybe it's because they just aren't as cute. Whatever you're up to for the Halloween holiday, make it a safe one, scare away the ghouls and goblins and don't eat all the candy at once! Happy Halloween!