This year Halloween looked a little bit different, not bad, just different. Remember, don’t fear change, different isn’t always scary, sometimes its magical. Halloween was much quieter than in the past, but in some ways it was just what we needed. Holidays are not easy after losing a loved one and this one was no exception. Gram (Steve’s mom) loved holidays and she certainly loved spending them with her grandchildren.
We carved pumpkins, watched football, spent some time with two of their grandpas and enjoyed an evening with friends. It really was a wonderful day.
Okay, back to Halloween. Our day started with some snuggling and a Christmas movie. Yes, we watched a Christmas movie on Halloween, scary movies really aren’t our thing. Either way, we loved starting our morning with some family time. We had donuts for breakfast, might as well have all the sugar on Halloween. Some days we eat all our greens, exercise and drink water, other days we eat all the sugar and simply chill. Balance.
Life is all about balance. In times of instability is when our universe gets thrown off.
We spent our afternoon carving pumpkins (nothing like waiting until last minute). This year the girls pretty much carved their pumpkins all on their own, it was a breath of fresh air and the pumpkins looked absolutely perfect. I loved watching them light up with pride at their own hard work.
We had a fun afternoon seeing my dad and Steve’s stepdad. It was just a great day, I can’t say enough good things about our time together, simple yet full of love. As I sit here and think about Saturday I cannot stop smiling, it brings joy to my heart.
Our evening was spent with friends, who feel like family. They came over for dinner, trick or treating and candy eating, of course. In previous years, we always had quite the party, but with everything that happened this year it just didn’t feel right. However, I truly believe this year, our Halloween was just what we needed, everything happens for a reason. Now, if only we can convince our friends to move into our sub. 😉
Well that’s a rap, now onto Christmas…
I am not forgetting Thanksgiving we just don’t celebrate it here at home, so might as well bask in the warmth of Christmas a little bit longer.
I do love Thanksgiving, I love taking time to truly focus on those we love. I love showing extra gratitude for all the things we have in our life.