Saturday, November 1, 2008

Is October over?

What a wonderful season.

Colorful leaves. Brisk chill in the air some days...then sweltering-face-melting heat on other days. Hot chocolate. Rain. Scary parties. Face paint. Costumes, costumes, & more costumes. Avy's trick-or-treating bag filled with candy that Daddy Tat & I are currently munching on. Kid-friendly parties. Election time. Pumpkin patch adventures. Lemo's Farm with good friends. Bags of candy corn (also currently being munched on). Trick-or-treating with good friends. Church parties. Pretty sweaters & sexy mama boots. Frumpy sweatshirts and fuzzy slippers. Prop 8 canvasing & calling. Glass Halloween decorations that Avy wants to touch hundreds of times a day, but whining seems to subside every time I robotically say, "The ghost just says 'BOO' to us...we don't play with him." Planning a 4 course "Mystery" dinner & evening for 150 youth in our Stake. Scoring some TOTALLY sweet seasonal shopping deals. Replacing our Prop 8 signs after 1 was stolen & 1 was shredded then thrown on my lawn (niiiiice---said with much sarcasm). Avy plopping down her tooshy in every driveway after trick-or-treating to see what mystical surprise was just alloted to her & her pumpkin bag. Uncle Austy's birthday. Mulitple riveting discussions on Obama vs. McCain. Crunching leaves under Avy's feet. Avy's cute pumpkin hat she LOVES to sport.

This October has been a BUSY one, yet so much fun. Seriously, how blessed am I to have such wonderful family and friends?

Never a dull moment around here...which I am truly grateful for.

Enjoy SEVERAL recent pics from Team Atwood.



































































































































Watch out November, here we come.

14 comments:

The Mostess said...

Awww...I was reading your list and thinking about how lucky I am to have shared so much of the fun stuff with you. Here's to a super fun rest of 2008!

The Cardon's said...

So fun! And all of your costumes turned out great! I really liked your "dead" ones and Tylers shorts with the cowboy costume. Cute, cute Avy- and Uncle Austi is a regular doll too! HOpe to see ya all soon! Tell Austin he needs to come home for Christmas! We need family pictures!

The Atwood's said...

I can't believe how many costumes you wore. You're starting to make us look bad! :) They were all very cute though. Did you see on the news that guy who hooked his electric fence up to his "Vote McCain" sign and had a video of a kid trying to steal it? Yeah, the kid got zapped, it was awesome! That's what you should do.

Rusty and Tara said...

ok I swear I counted you in at least three different costumes! Good grief--you are the Halloween queen. Send a little of your energy my way, k?

Matt and Jessie said...

Just how many different costumes did you sport? I think you totally beat us out on the Halloween festivities! I thought we set a record with Halloween party and carnival attendance this year, but I was mistaken! Miss Avy is such a little doll! I love all the pics! I am excited to see your Thanksgiving costumes! I hope you didn't us ALL of your ideas for Halloween.

Harts said...

I loved all of your fun pictures and multiple costume changes, wow, just like the celebrities do . JK So hey, when are you coming to good ol'e Idaho. I am heading there for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I think it;s high time you and I get together!

Rufuz and Kare said...

So how many costumes did you have this year?! They were all great though. I just read an article congrats on prop 8, your hard work and stolen signs paid off.

Matt and Jessie said...

Tyler looked at your pics and then he said "it scary on this puter" and he also said that Avy was a funny piggy.

Cass said...

HAYLEY! I found your blog through Jessie's. You have such a cute little family. I appreciate reading your post, it's good for a laugh.

Julie said...

Hayley it ws so good to hear from you. It has been so long. How are you?

Matt and Jessie said...

I hope you are safe with all the Prop 8 drama. Maybe it is not as bad there as we see on the news, but if it is, I am sorry! I am proud of ya for standing up for what you believe in! Be safe and we are keeping ya in our prayers!

SISSY said...

Awesome post. I love the way you wrote that my creative friend. You are amazing! Love your Halloween outfits! And Avy is an adorable skunk! :)
Oh, awesome job on Prop 8, I am so relieved we won, as I am sure you are too. You did so much work!
Love ya

Tammy said...

what fun pics!

Harts said...

Oh and I can I tell you I DIED laughing from your comment on Shanae and Ben's blog about having deer for dinner cause that will teach them. i seriously chuckled about it the whole day. You are a witty one! I miss ya