I’ll be the first to admit: I’m kind of a Halloween grinch. Its not my cup of tea. Christmas, on the other hand, is a different story. We did manage to do a few Halloween-y activities this season (and yes, I even enjoyed them!):


the banner that is one of our three measly Halloween decorations


caramel apples that turned out way better than last year’s attempt!


Ellie the mermaid


Our failed visit to the pumpkin patch. We made three trips back to the car for wallets and pacifiers, forgot cash, refused to pay the hideous ATM fee, and finally decided to set the camera on the car for a quick hunched picture and get the heck outta there!


our cheaper, hassle free pumpkins from the grocery store


brian the master carver who finished 2.5 pumpkins due to this mama taking care of a very fussy baby :)


and our family of jack-o-lanterns!

See, I’m not a total grinch. :) Now onto my favorite holiday season and someone’s twenty first birthday!

p.s. I’ve eaten sooooooo much candy. Someone come take it away from me!