Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Goodbye Halloween, hello, Thanksgiving!

Halloween has come & gone in a flash but it was a blast while it was here!

How awesome was it that Halloween fell on a Saturday?!  Too bad it can't be that way all the time!  Next year it's on a Monday, wha, wha, wha.

After Cam's baseball game, we carved pumpkins & got ready to head to our neighbor's for a get together before trick-or-treating.

It was all about the Bears this year since Cam was a Bears player & Mike carved a Bears pumpkin.  Of course my little gal pal was none other than a princess.  Her dress lit up & played "Let it Go" which we ended up hearing no less than 150 times on Halloween.

We had so much fun hitting the streets with the neighbors who the kids adore.  Unfortunately, it's been hotter than hell in Florida so we were pretty sweaty trick-or-treating.  It's going to be nearly 90 degrees today with God awful humidity.  It does NOT feel like Fall around these parts!

Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to move toward Thanksgiving!  I don't have all that many Thanksgiving decorations, but it looks pretty festive around here anyway.

I found this great idea on Pinterest (go figure!) for making a thankful chain in honor of Thanksgiving.  Each night at dinner, we've been going around the table & saying what we're thankful for.  So far, Cam's thankful that we live in Florida & for his pets & Reese is thankful that Mommy & Daddy always love her & also for Mommy & Daddy & Cameron.  It's cute to hear what the kids have to say & to focus on being Thankful for the things we have instead of focusing on what we don't.

This holiday season I'm dead set on staying ahead of the game so I can truly enjoy the time since it's so fleeting.  I usually have an anxiety attack as December hits, but not this year!  I've even nearly finished my annual Shutterfly calendars that I give to the grandparents (and us) each year.  They're a lot of work but so worth it!

Both Mike & myself have been working long hours, so I've been a little more frazzled than usual.  I'm most definitely thankful for my Wednesdays off since I'm able to catch up & not lose my mind on the weekend.

I'm so, so happy that the holiday season is upon us!  What an awesome time of year!!

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  1. Looks like a great Halloween, despite the hot weather. I admit I'd have trouble getting in the spirit sweating it out on a 90 degree day! Love the thankful chain. I saw a few ideas like that on Pinterest and wanted to try it. Great job!

    1. This weekend it was a feels like 97 degree day Saturday.. it was AWFUL!! That's why I have to light my fall candles & just pretend it's cool outside. The kids have been loving the Thanksgiving chain & look forward to adding it each night.