Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

I love this time of year.. starting with Halloween going all the way through the New Year! I love the traditions that we have in our family and embracing the cooler weather! This year Kasey and I were invited to a Halloween Party and we had a blast!!! It was so fun to dress up and let loose. We had a great night with great friends and can't wait to do it again!!! We carved pumpkins and had chili like always. Happy Halloween!!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Watch out.......

It is time for a new season... and I couldn't be more excited! I am not a fan of summers in Arizona and after 6 years... I am still not used to it. I miss cooler days and nights. The heat makes it hard to get into the Fall spirit and I find myself not able to decorate as early as I would like. With that said, I still do even though it is 100 degrees outside. By October 1 st Kadyon is busting at the seams to decorate for Halloween .. and he is very particular. It takes a while to change it up from the year before :)
I love Fall and the change it brings.. not just the weather ( eventually) but also the smells, my cooking and so many holiday traditions that begin with it. One of my favorite. and how we like to kick off the Holiday 's is to go Boo'ing!!!! The kids love it and so do Kasey and I. We plot out who we are going to get and what we are going to give.. and then eagerly await night when... DING DONG!!!! It is like a good version of ding dong ditching. I love taking are nightly walk and looking at the other houses that have now been booed!!!! I have always dreamed of living in a neighborhood where all the street had block parties and hung out. I wouldn't say that is our street.. but ever year it becomes a little more like that :)
Usually we pick 2 families in the neighborhood and a friend who lives somewhere else to get things started. This year we decided to do all 3 in the neighborhood because we have so many new families that moved in. The kids were so excited when the next day WE got BOOED and we had to go out again :)

So this was our treat that we booed with this year. Pumpkin cookies are one of My families FAVORITE!!!!! They are so yummy and so easy to make. I love the smell of pumpkin and spice that fills the air as they bake. It just brings the holiday spirit alive!