Saturday, October 2, 2010


We love Halloween here in the Andrew home (who doesn't love it?), and October 1st marked the official Halloween season, the temperature has been consistently under 90 degrees, so even Mother Nature has been agreeable.

Last year I got really excited about setting up the Halloween decorations, I talked it up to Audrey to get her all excited and when October 1st rolled around I opened the box marked "Halloween Decorations" and...there were 5 foam orange pumpkins (flat and for crafty projects) and one plastic pumpkin for Audrey's trick-or-treating. Talk about a let down! I try to collect a bunch of decorations at the end of each holiday on 75% + clearance in preparation for the next year (because I am cool like that), but apparently I missed the Halloween clearance the previous year. So I made up my mind to not let that happen again.

1 year later, and October 1st came. Once again, I got Audrey all excited about setting the decorations up (I was at least as excited as her). I was so anxious that I got the box down from our attic all by myself and some how managed to get it down with both me and the box in one piece. I brought the box downstairs and set in on the kitchen table and I called Audrey over so that she could see me open the box. Well, I opened the box and talk about lame dash O! I had like 5 more decorations than I did last year(unfortunately tacky ones I must admit) and of those 5, 2 of them can not be set up this year because we have a certain little guy running around the house that would love to destroy them. How did I let this happen again? Luckily Audrey was still excited. That night in her prayer before she went to bed she thanked Heavenly Father for blessing us with the Halloween decorations ( I would not have thought of that) and right before she said "amen" she said "Happy Halloween!" I am sure that Heavenly Father appreciated that.

So my goal for next week: BUY SOME HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS!!!!


Sarah Newsom said...

I have no decorations for any type of holyday but I have the same goal you do, to get them on sale at the end of the season. This year for halloween I made a cute boo! sign with some cardboard letters from JoAnnes and cute halloween paper. Here is a link to some easy ideas to decorate. They are cute and look easy to make, I hope it helps. I wish we lived close so we could make some halloween decorations.

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Matthew and Marilyn said...

That's totally awesome that Audrey wished God a happy Halloween. Don't stress about the decorations. My parents never had decorations or even let us go trick or treating and I LOVE Halloween. So don't stress,we wives have to remind ourselves: it's about the memories you make together not the look of a perfectly decorated house.