So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Fun

As usual, we did Trunk or Treat on Halloween. Chick got there and disappeared to help in the haunted maze inside. Dude decided to stay home and hand out candy so it was just the three of us at our trunk. We had a superhero theme going this year.

Chick wore her medieval costume again since she didn't have time to put together the Pandora  costume she intended so she is determined to do it next year. It was supposed to be pretty cold so we ended up layering more than intended but we had a good time.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pre-Halloween Fun Part 2

We got invited to our first Halloween party on the Friday before Halloween. Dude was gone to a Dungeons and Dragons party. But the rest of us donned our costumes and headed over to the Girl Scout troop leader's home for some food and fun.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pre-Halloween Fun

We got to make our usual trip to Chester's Pumpkin Patch this year but this time we went with the Girl Scouts on a Saturday.

This was Chester himself doing some magic tricks for the girls (those who found each other in the parking lot outside).

Group pic on the tractor:

We always have to take a silly faces one for our second one. Rugrat doesn't really get the whole silly face thing.

One of Rugrat's favorite parts is the pony ride. I think last year was her first time to go solo. This year she started to panic until I reminded her that she did it solo last year.

We headed home with our pumpkins in tow after a great time running around for 3 or 4 hours with our friends to get ready for another fun event -- Spooktacular at the Mustang Community Center.

That required costume:

They do it every year. Lots of local vendors set up games and give out candy to kids all free of charge. It's a really great and popular event. Unfortunately,  Rugrat and I had to do both of them by ourselves. Chick was there, but working at the Orange Leaf booth. She had a blast. She was definitely in her element.

Hubby was taking last minute advantage of a super low price on Razorback tickets (with my blessing) in Fayetteville. Dude was on a Boy Scout camp out. So, in the words of Rugrat, it was an all girl's weekend.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Western Days 2015

Well, being a part of Girl Scouts definitely changes some of the local events for us. This year, instead of being a spectator of the Western Days Parade, Rugrat and I were in it.

I was one of the three adults they stuck in the trailer.  I don't know if you've ever had to sit in a trailer for 2 or more hours but let me just say that my hiney was sore!

And by the end of the day, I had an unusual looking sunburn thanks to sitting "criss cross applesauce" and "on my pockets" like the girls were told too.

I was also quite hoarse. That's because we chanted pretty much the whole way.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

First Day of School 2015

My goofballs -- a second grader and a senior

Saturday, August 15, 2015