Does everyone else love this holiday as much as i do?
First off, im a chronic decorator. I love any and every occasion and excuse to decorate my house, yard, room, car? Christmas is a given, and seeing as i was born on Christmas Eve, i think i have a little more excitement and enthusiasm towards that holiday. Plus it being our Lord and Saviors birthday and all is a plus too :)
But i also love to decorate for Easter,
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day and anyones birthday. I may go a little crazy with it, but it makes me happy and theirs nothing wrong with being festive!
But back to Halloween! When i was little every year we would get dressed up, grab our pillow cases and take off outside. My mom would usually let us do the cul-de-sac by ourselves a few times (i live in a very close community) and then we would head off into the neighborhood and run up and down every street, to every house we could until that horrible point in the night when people turn off their porch lights. The ultimate sign to go home. WOMP!
For me, it was never about the candy. Yes their was always a small competition of who collected the most, but it was more just the rush of going from house to house.. the anticipation and anxiety of knocking on a door only to be greeted with smiling faces. The candy was just an added bonus.
I love the way my mom raised us in terms of food. Nothing was ever off limits. The pantry was always full, we would often have dessert first (because thats life and its important to do something fun every now and then). And if we ever wanted sweets they were readily available to us. But as were veggies. My favorite thing as a child was carrots. My skin turned a nice orange hue for quite some time because of my mass consumption.
For the record, im also pretty sure i still have a pillow case in my closet half full of Halloween candy. Every year we would have to dump it out only to refill it with fresh goodies. I guess the whole point behind this is: because it was never off limits or deemed "bad", we never went overboard. Oh the perks of being a child. But i digress...
Theirs just something magical about this day. So many people coming together for little kids, neighbors doing potlucks outside, people spending money for treats to give away to strangers, being scared silly and then laughing after. (One of my first job was working in a haunted house, im basically a professional scare-er).
I think these are the oldest pics i have on my computer. My sophomore year in high school. A ballerina obviously. btw.. totally made that tutu on my own. I know.. so crafty!
A few years later Dad and i went to the fair one year dressed in scrubs!
Not sure what i was this year, I think i was going for a fairy. I mean.. i had wings and glitter..
Two years ago i went as Aphrodite.. or some version of a Grecian goddess.
And this year i went as Raggedy Ann.
***What are you being for halloween?** Show me your costumes!**