Friday, November 1, 2013

It's Here, November is Here!

November 1st is one of my most favorite days. I feel like we have raised the veil on the holiday season. I look forward to Thanksgiving. It's one of my favorite holidays. A toss up with Easter but too close to really choose one. I love the food. I love hanging with family. I love focusing on gratitude. I love waking up early and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in my pjs. I love a relatively lazy day. I love the idea of Christmas around the corner. Grabbing a second piece of pie and combing Black Friday ads.

I try my best to enjoy the days of November. Not to rush this season. I try to really focus on Thanksgiving. Gratitude. Giving to others. Enjoying the moments. I hope you do to. I really do. Sometimes, I feel that the powers that be, i.e. retail stores, want to keep us thinking about buying stuff. Getting a head start. Staying ahead of the game. I just want to go against the flow this month. I want to devote three weeks to concentrating on what I already have. Then I will think about what I still "need". I promise Target, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Old Navy, and Toys R Us; I will not ignore you forever.

There is one thing needing to be done before we say goodbye to October. Share Trick or Treat pictures.
Last night, we went trick or treating for the first time in my children's base. It isn't a major thing but it's something for us...or maybe just me. I'm sentimental, what can I say?

Let's try this again! Last night, the kids got to go trick or treating. The boys dressed up as two characters from the wildly popular, Minecraft game. Others might call them blockheads or Lego guys or box head guys. Hopefully not in front of a 7-12 year old boy, if you don't want to be lectured on all things Minecraft.

The girl dressed up as a zombie Hot Dog vendor. Because teens think that is fun.
I think she mostly just wanted to dress her dog up.
He's a hot dog.

Love to see my kids having a great time and being kids. I suppose it makes walking three miles in the dark, carrying masks & costume pieces, and picking up spilled candy baskets (twice) worthwhile!

Goodbye October!

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  1. Haha those are awesome costumes! What fun memories getting to trick-or-treat with your kids!

  2. I love the costumes! We saw a ton of minecraft costumes. It was awesome.

  3. Last night was the first time we went trick or treating off base too. It was kinda weird since that is what we are used too, but it ended up being a good night.

  4. i am right there with you -- this if my favorite time of the year. everything just feels so festive!