November 30, 2009

Happy Halloween



I'm determined to carry on American traditions and holidays. This year, however, I was worried that our Halloween was going to fall through. We talked about doing a family party then perhaps a friend party then maybe a mixed party. We kept putting off deciding (hmm - I hold Varian a little more responsible for this than myself but I was also to blame) and in the end we waited too long to really give anyone enough notice. I was worried we would have failed the attempt/good intentions but luckily our cute friends Chrissy and Nathaniel came over and we had a great night with them. We had already put up some decorations, we threw together costumes at the last minute (so much harder to do when you don't have your mom's closet and costumes to rumage through) and had a lovely night. I was a little bummed that we didn't get many trick-or-treaters (only 3 groups this year - if you count the missionaries who stopped by to ask Varian something) but we had a great time. I made Katie Bailey's taco soup recipe up and we ate and carved watermelons (such a cool thing - it's so much easier to carve than a pumpkin, it glows spooky red and you get to eat all the guts) and played cheesy Halloween games. It was a great night! Here are a few photos from it. Stay tuned for Thanksgiving.
ps: These posts are driving me crazy. To get the photos and text exactly where I want it to be is so difficult and then when I preview it/post it it doesn't even look the same. Any advice from you professional bloggers out there?

6 comments:

The Astons said...

cute halloween pics! the watermelons look great! maybe we'll have to do that next year since the carving pumpkins cost $25 each!! crazy!!

The Astons said...

hey about adding pictures to the right side of your blog, go into customise (top right corner of blog when signed in) then go to add a gadget and select picture. you can then upload pic from your computer! once you have added pic you can add more by doing same thing again. once done you can easily move pics around according to where you want them!! hope this made sense!! :)

Susan Wood said...

Woah! That is a big belt buckle! So I'm going to try to sign up as a follower....hope it works. :)
I think your blog is great, especially the parts about how you love your family....we LOVE you too! And I really enjoy the pictures!

Love, Mom

Go Garfields Go said...

I like the watermelon carving idea! Remind us of that next year! Is Halloween just an American holiday? I guess I never really thought about it!

Christina said...

well! Yay, I found your blog through Andrea's. I was just thinking the other day to my self, well, my great friend Lorna should start a blog so we can see how she's doing in the great country of Austria....:)

Anonymous said...

Dear Leah - Love your blog! I've made it a Hot Link on my browser so I can come back here again and again to see what's going on in your life, so very far away. Love, Aunt Robin