Trunk or Treat Carnival

We were astonished by our new church congregation’s Halloween carnival. They turned the traditional trunk or treat activity into a full carnival and fundraiser for the youth. There was dinner, carnival game booths, cotton candy, sno cones, a haunted trailer, a silent auction and a petting zoo. We had over…

Blake the Olympic Swimmer

March 29, 2019 in Blake, Halloween - No Comments

Blake was my second child that stuck with the same costume he wore last year. Since we moved to a new neighborhood and a new ward over the summer and costumes aren’t allowed at school, he figured no one had seen his Micheal Phelps costume yet. It was such a…

Nash the Zelda Hero

March 28, 2019 in Halloween, Nash - No Comments

Nash always has a solid idea on what he wants to dress up as for Halloween and it usually involves some sort of fantasy character. This year he chose to be Link from The Legend of Zelda. I had no idea who that was but we looked it up and…

Crew the Pirate

March 27, 2019 in Crew, Halloween - No Comments

Some costumes are too good to retire after one year and that’s how Crew felt about the pirate costume. He wouldn’t consider dressing up as anything else. That made my job easier too. Win win. If only we had inflatables like some of our neighbors, then all of Crew’s Halloween…

Finn the Robot

March 26, 2019 in Finn, Halloween - No Comments

Finn developed a love for robots and was so excited to dress up as a robot for Halloween. Any type of fleece costume is a risk in Southern California because you never know how hot it will be on Halloween, but I couldn’t imagine him being comfortable walking around in…

Mr. Skeleton

March 25, 2019 in Halloween - No Comments

Crew is our ringleader in the holiday decor category. He presses me to pull out the Halloween decorations well before October. I usually find myself agreeing because he’s so persistent. However, the final product of spider webs and orange mini lights never seems to fully satisfy him. The minimalist in…

Golden Hour Light

March 23, 2019 in Golden Light - No Comments

There are so many things we love about our new street, but I think my very favorite part is how every evening, the golden hour light streams across the cul-de-sac before the sun sets behind the hills. Something about the warm light and long shadows takes my breath away every…

Fun Run

March 22, 2019 in Elementary School, Fun Run - No Comments

The annual school Fun Run is something we all look forward to. It has typically been held in the spring, right before Spring Break. But this year, it was moved to the fall so that the money raised would benefit the entire school year. That means we had a Fun…

Fall Swim

March 21, 2019 in Blake, Friends, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - No Comments

Blake made it past the one year mark of year round swimming and he really started to find his stride. He advanced into a higher level which meant his practice time increased to 1.5 hours, three days a week. Each practice consisted of swimming well over 1000 meters. Practice was…

Feeling the Seasons

March 10, 2019 in Disneyland - No Comments

I’m not sure if you can call it fall when it’s still close to 100 degrees, so we have to go to Disneyland to “feel” the seasons. It transforms from Americana at the beginning of September… …to full on Halloween a few weeks later. I am reminded that it is…

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