Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Halloween is one of my most favorite days of all time. We get to dress up and pretend that we are the character of our choice. The weather is amazing. Family and friends gather together and hang out eating candy. Does it get any better than that? Well yes, actually it does! Because my husband makes it a full meal deal! Tonight we had a packed driveway and we went through over 200 hot dogs ... I love this holiday!

Our Halloween celebration began early, the first week of October to be exact. During conference, the kids made all kinds of spooky decorations for our front yard and we hung them from trees and placed them in pots.

Then I got to go to a Pumpkin Patch with my Webelos (since I am one fantastic Webelo Leader, even though the sun completely took my face out.)

Pretty soon it was time to carve the ole' pumpkins, which Gary handles beautifully!

And then ... it's time! Time to wheel the grill out onto the driveway. Time to welcome family, friends and lots of strangers over for hot dogs and candy. Time to view the costumes that have transformed a seemingly normal neighborhood into a Fun Freak Fest!


KACEY said...

This is the best season!! Bring on the pounds :D
ps...theres barely any pictures of me! hahaha

Anonymous said...

Karen, you and Gary know how to make wonderful memories for everyone. The hot dogs, chips, vegs w/dip and drinks were GREAT. Trick or treater's couldn't beleive they were all FREE along with the candy. What a crowd and so much fun and the weather couldn't have been better. Thanks for the beautiful, fun memories. Love you much, mom Shaker

melmck said...

great work with the pictures! we had a great time! thanks for all the hot dogs!

Melissa said...

I am glad that you blog so that I can see pictures of my niece and nephew. I have been asking Tiffany for pictures for 5 days. I can always count on you! Maybe we will join you for Halloween in 2 years:) (it all depends on residency)