Friday, November 13, 2009

Lost Journal

Somehow between mid October and now, I've managed to lose my journal. I don't know how it got lost or where it is now, but I have a feeling it is due to the little hands of Lincoln. I had my journal on a shelf behind our bed (that is another of my brilliant ideas not fully realized). I remember showing it to my brother-in-law Austin when he was here for the Texas/Oklahoma Football game. I haven't seen it since. I have a feeling that "chunky" (Lincoln) stole it and hid it someplace so well, that now HE can't even find it.

So now is the chance for me to begin a new journal on my computer. It would be easier if I had a laptop so I could type while laying in bed, but I think this will work just as well. We'll see. Just hoping I can find it sooner than later. By later, I mean the day we finally move out of this house 5 to 10 yrs from now.

So long far journal. May we meet again some day soon and laugh about all the really trivial yet "important crisis'", cry at the sad times, and be uplifted by the spiritual experiences I experienced. Adieu, Adieu. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009- The Peanut Gallery

Lincoln enjoying his FIRST sucker!

This year for Halloween, I decided to make us all Peanuts characters. Josh was to be Charlie Brown, I would be Lucy Van Pelt, and Lincoln would be either Linus or Snoopy. We settled on Snoopy, since Linus and Lucy are brother and sister. That would just be weird.
I couldn't find a yellow shirt for Josh so I dyed a white one then sewed on the stripes. I made Linc's hat and sewed on the ears and a black spot on his back, and had to again dye a shirt for me then added some elastic for the sleeves and ruffles around the neck. I've got a sign that says "Psychiatric Help 5 cents. The Doctor is IN." I also painted a box to look like Snoopy's dog house, but none of the pictures show it very well.

So there are the home made costumes that didn't turn out NEAR as good as they looked in my head!!(They never do.) But it was fun. Everyone loved Josh's and Lincoln's but couldn't figure out who I was, if I was standing by myself.
We had lots of fun at the Trunk or Treat at church. I was in charge of decorations and games for everyone, so I spent most of the night running around making sure things were running smoothly. Next year, I'm taking a break from event planning so I can actually ENJOY Halloween. Who am I kidding? I will NEVER be released from the Activity Planning Committee now that they know I was a Special Event planner!!!

Here are some pics of us and our friends at the Trunk or Treat. LOTS OF FUN!!
Quinn and Jessica (Dorothy) and one of their children as a Munchkin.

The Hinson family...UT fan, 50's girl, Jedi, and Slaughter Samuari!!