Hello! I cannot believe it has been almost two months since my last post. Yes, I suffer from busy just like everyone else!
I know per Jon’s website that you have seen the fall colors, our first snow and Halloween fun! I have never been trick or treating before in 30 degree weather – without a jacket! Yikes! It took me awhile to warm up. Went thru all the candy and came up with different piles – mom and dad’s secret stash, holiday baking, stuff to save for next year and oh, yeah, the kids stuff! I want to use some of the chocolate pieces for my Christmas cookies! Per the official neighbor count – we had 182 trick or treaters.
We are having a season of lots of people visiting – I love it! We are enjoying the company and I am enjoying not cooking! I think I cooked every night for a whole month without going out! That is a record for us. Most times we go out once or twice a month. I am getting ready for Thanksgiving – I love that holiday. So often it gets overlooked because of the Christmas season, but I think it is great to sit with friends and family and be thankful! So, my parents are coming out for turkey day week and we are hosting a friend thanksgiving the Saturday before.
The kids are doing awesome! Busy with school, friends and extra activities. There social calendar is getting full. 🙂 Karate is going well – I am switching to an adult class because I am ready to test for yellow belt (exciting!) and the kids should be ready by the end of the month. I finally bought all my snow gear – our first snow I could not go out and play because I had nothing – I went out in my pj’s. So snow already! None is expected for awhile. Bummer.
I think I might actually get caught up on my scrapbooking – I am six years behind and two kids behind. A neighborhood crafting group just started once a week – so I will bring all my stuff. We recently completed 120 pop up books on Germany for my son’s grade level because I am the room mom – it took us ladies about 25 hours to get it done! Instead of Halloween, they learn about Germany – flag, history and food and complete the section by doing a 1.5 mile walk called a Voksmarch. They wore a pretzel around their neck and had a blast!
I will ask Jon later to help with more pics – just an fyi – on my hubby’s site – the pumpkins we are carving are the ones I grew! I also roasted some pumpkin seeds – hard to get away from that crazy pumpkin pulp – but yummy! I had a ton of tomatoes also!