Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Merry Un-Halloween...

Yes, I breathe a sigh of relief every time November rolls around. The Halloween festivities, parties, costumes, and trick-or-treating are all great fun, yet most of the time stressful too. I must say, I am one happy chick when it is all over. Does that make me a Halloween Scrooge? Hmmm...Perhaps a tiny one. With that said, I leave you some images of our Halloween festivities and gleefully say farewell to Halloween, and give a hearty welcome to November! A Merry Un-Halloween to you!!

Shortly after I posted my last posting about creating the Dorothy costume, my sweet neighbor and friend Dana called to let me know she had a Dorothy dress my little gal could use. (Hooray!!) I hadn't gotten too far on the dress I had started making, so I decided to revamp it a little and make it into an actual dress, rather than a costume to give her for Christmas. (Hopefully, I won't put that off until the eleventh hour!)

And my other little gal (yes she's a SHE) dug through our box of wigs and found my hubby's old football jersey for a completely cost-free costume as well. Gotta love that! (And don't you just love that mullet? It's the best.) I was a bit melancholy however, as my boys were too old and of course too cool for dressing up this year---sad for me to realize that those days of Woody/Puppy/Nerd/Hobo/Goldilocks (yes, your read it right) costumes are now simply memories...

On the Saturday before Halloween, our church had a "Trunk or Treat"---a unique tradition of parking our cars in a parking lot and trick-or-treating at each other's car trunks...(crazy, I know). Anyhoo, my little gal had gotten her fill of candy and as it was cold and rainy that night, she opted to stay home and hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. She sat perched here on this chair by the door, waiting for the door bell to ring. Each time she'd shut the door after handing out candy, she'd exclaim, "Yes!! This is sooooo much fun!!" Can't argue with that kind of glee.

And our Crazy Halloween Dinner turned out to be great fun once again. Here you can see my son eating his "Wrapped Raven Remains" (chicken enchiladas) and "Goopy Grave Markers" (brownies, ice cream, and topping) with his "Vampire Vengeance" (knife). Ah, good times.

Merry Un-Halloween!


  1. I love you Christiansen Family! :) Just sayin:)

  2. shelli i hope its not too much longer before we see one another...
    i luv the dress pattern...could be really cute for christmas dresses dont you think??!! and i luv the 11th hour...not for myself of course :)...but it's the wray in you and you should value it with pride!!!!!
    the girls looked adorable & hilarious...if those two are possible at once!
    sooner than later right......*cami

  3. Looks like you had a busy but fun Halloween. Love the costumes. I will be so sad when the day comes that my kiddos get too cool to dress up. I love chubby pumpkins and cowboys.
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while, I have been a blog slacker lately. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  4. We sure do miss those cute girls! (and the rest of you guys too!!) We are under contract on the house and hopefully will close by the end of the month! Yeah!! Can't tell ya much about the people buying it I hope they are good! I am with you on the whole Halloween love the decorations and stuff but I hate the costume part! Glad it is over!

  5. Glad to see your posting about Halloween. Check out Shalene's blog to see our Halloween Family party pictures. I am just slammed with school stuff, plus I'm taking 6 credit hours toward my teacher re-certification and I will sometime find a minute to blog, but I can't find it right now. I just took a late night minute to check your out. Love you and miss you!!!


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