I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Fun

Halloween is such a great holiday! You can be whoever you want and people give you candy!

Aubree was Alex Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place. I think she just liked the fact she got a new outfit instead of a costume.

Kaden was Megatron from Transformers. Last year he was Optimus Prime. This year he wanted to be a bad guy.

Tyson gets into Halloween more than any of my other kids. He loves all the "Spooky stuff" that comes with Halloween. His favorite CD is Kids Bop Halloween and he listens to it all year. When we first started discussing costumes, he told me he didn't care what he was as long as it was something spooky. So he found this skeleton costume and that was it.

Brennen insisted he wanted to be Mickey Mouse. Well, we could not find a Mickey Mouse costume. We tried and tried to change his mind, but he would not budge. Thank goodness for my friend Melissa who sent this to him from Idaho. She was a lifesaver! He got so many comments on how cute he was.

Cambree was our little ghost, although not too many people saw her. It was too cold to uncover her. She slept through it all anyway.

All my little spooks!


  1. That last picture of them all is cute. I didn't even get pictures. What a great mom.

  2. Cute blog and cute pictures, I'm impressed at how well you keep up with everything, you are amazing!!! Love ya'll