Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Our Halloween

I haven't dressed up for Halloween in yyeeaarss. Probably because I wasn't raised celebrating Halloween. I think I remember trick or treating once...maybe. I wasn't missing out, though. I always had a blast at the fall festivals our church held each year.

I'm still not a huge Halloween fan. Here's a good explanation why one fellow blogger doesn't celebrate Halloween like many do--she's not pushy and pious about it, but sweet and sincere.


A couple of years ago, my dad purchased a bunch of little 10 cent Bibles. We decided that we might as well put the holiday to good use, so along with yummy candy, we gave each trick or treater one of those little Bibles.

We're still enjoying that same tradition. Before the night begins, we get together and pray for all the children that are going to come to our door--we pray that the little Bibles will somehow make an impact in their lives.

And this year, since we've got a sweet little boy of our own, I figured it would be fun to get back in on the costume action! Ethan was Charlie Brown, I was a '50s Housewife, and Bob was a rocker dude (with fake tattoo sleeves--he just thinks they're so cool! haha)

We started the evening at my in-laws...

Dinner and some candy!
It was a fairly quick stop, but we had fun while we were there!

Papaw with his little buddy, Charlie Brown!

Daddy showing off Ethan's outfit...

Our dressed up little family...

Mom and Dad having some fun!

Silly faces =)

Ethan's 1st Halloween card...

He really liked it!

Later we went back to our house so we could hand out those cute little Bibles! My parents, grandma, sister and brother-in-law came over. We had a great time!

My BFF and her son, Nathan (Charlie Brown, too!) stopped by for a quick visit...

...and then Great-Grandma finally sang Ethan to sleep.
It's hard work being so cute!

My grandma is such a godly woman and an incredible blessing to our family!

Me and my rocker dude!
(He's rarely serious in a picture..especially after eating so much sugar!)

I've made myself sick the past couple of days eating so much candy!

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like they're obligated to eat it all??


  1. Looks like a great time Kari!! How fun that they were both Charlie Browns! Too cute.

    I love that your parents hand out Bibles AND candy! So awesome that all were prayed for too.

    And last but not least, I just LOVE that you dressed up and your hubby too! So fun!

  2. Great costumes! It looks like fun was had by all. Ethan made a great little Charlie Brown.


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