I have such good memories of halloween, both from my childhood and from spending it with my son. This year is, I think, going to be a little hard because my son is now living on his own. Even though I have a blast spending the holidays with hubby ( or any day, just hanging out!), I do miss having the kids around! I LOVE seeing all the trick-or-treaters when they come to the door. so sweet.
i love this picture of my little guy when he was 2; he had so much fun that day!
One of our halloween traditions that my husband started with the kids was that they could get any pumpkin that they were able to carry out of the patch. A few time he had to encourage my son to try his hardest to carry the pumpkin he wanted...
my stepson is looking on in the background, remembering when he was younger and trying so hard to carry a big pumpkin!
My husband's favorite halloween picture of me...this guy's gloved hands were making me really uncomfortable!
My niece, Mia, and my son, Michael, were born just a month apart and they spent lots of time together growing up. This was one halloween when they went trick-or-treating together. Mia was a princess (she was in love with all things disney) and Michael was one of the 7 dwarfs (he called his costume a "hi-ho", not a dwarf).
aren't they sweet!?!
Here are those gorgeous kids, all grown up now...
love them! they are both in their first year of college now.
Carefree is what we claim we wanna be Free to live the life that we have found
Shame on you and shame on me
It's living when we're laying our lives down *** People hear me when I say No one knows the hour or day
Be prepared to live your way When everything could change *** Cherish every moment of your life Don't let the days of good and bad just pass you by And cherish every moment you're together Cause you will never know When your days are gone
(from a song by dana glover)
This past week my mom had a health scare (all is okay now) and my hubby was sick...just so thankful for my family and husband...and their health. This song made me think this week about all there is to be thankful for and sometimes we take so much for granted when we get caught up in all we need to accomplish in a day.
I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband.
my beloved...love, love, love him
so, my craft booth is doing well! Lots of Halloween goodies have been selling!
this morning I delivered some more harvest birds for my craft booth...
I had so much fun today just creating. After I got up I made a nice cup of tea and sat down at the sewing machine with a big roll of black crepe paper. Oh my goodness, I LOVE the way it came out...all bunched up and crinkled. I trimmed the edges with pinking shears.
I LOVE these black and white images I captured with my camera today...just so crisp and clean and vintage looking. I love black and white decorations for Halloween, with just a touch of that burnt orange.
Later I made these little cat hanging decorations...
and some sweet little halloween pots with my handmade crepe paper, of course...
I'm so ready for fall and so happy October is here! It was a beautiful, crisp california day. The wind has blown the air until it is crystal clear. So much to be thankful for.
birds and nests
being a mama fallen leaves
the forest history of european royalty
old family photos vintage prayer cards
being married to the love of my life
Missouri countryside a big bunch of lit prayer candles love notes from my husband