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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!! I wanted to share with you our Halloween decorations, a little recipe and also how we spent our Halloween night.
First we'll start with making yummy pumpkins seeds! I love to roast fresh pumpkin seeds, it's so much fun and they taste sooo good! First you take all the seeds from inside your pumpkin that you're carving. I put them in a bowl and fill it with water to rinse them. You have to work with them a lot to get the slimy pumpkin strings off of them.  Drain them, pat them dry a little bit. Put them in a bowl and then add 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Mix well until all seeds are covered with butter. Spread the seeds onto a greased cookie sheet and gently salt. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes depending on how crisp you like them. 
Stock photo, Rose of Sharon 2007

Put them in a pretty fall-looking serving dish and serve! They smell so good while they are cooking and they taste so good! They are a perfect snack for the season.
Here's my fun little Halloween display in my kitchen window.
It looks cute at night with all the candles lit!
I love the spooked cat on the fence votive holder!
Here's the top of my bookcase.
I found this awesome old tall drinking glass at a garage sale. Its from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland and I think it's vintage! I placed a tea light inside and it's perfect for Halloween!
You can't tell very well from this picture, but I found a really cute black house with holes in the windows so that candle light comes through. It is so cute all lit up!
On Halloween night the kids all came over for dinner!
We had our traditional chili and cornbread dinner!
I've been picking up fun Halloween serving dishes to make it more festive!
Grayson and Rachelle made us some darling Halloween cupcakes!
Trick or treat!!!
We had lots of children come to our door with great costumes! It looks like the Mario Brother's was a popular costume this year!
I love it! I think trick-or-treating is so much fun!'s Charlie Brown!!! Isn't he cute! This is Caden and he's the son of Colin and Amy.
Colin is best friends with our oldest son, Mackenzie. They have been friends since middle school.
Colin is like our 5th son!
Canden was the big hit of the night for our family!
He was so funny!
We all enjoyed watching him play. Look how happy he is!
I really like seeing how my boys interact with children. They are all so great with kids and I know they will be great fathers some day!!!
I was having such a great night!
Cameron enjoying the night!
Mackenzie and Brittany!
Grayson and Rachelle!
Eric and Hayden! I love it that my kids love to come to gatherings like this!
We watched a scary movie!
Ding-dong! Someone's at the door! Rachelle answered it ready to give out candy.....
....and who was it? It's my good friend, Sarah and her family! Aren't they cute!!!
We had a wonderful night and a fun season!

I know there are a lot of Christians who don't like to partake in Halloween. I understand that. To me, Halloween is not an evil thing. I don't celebrate evil things. It is a fun family night for the entire family. It's about children dressing up and having fun. It's tradition. I have so many good memories of my Daddy carving the pumpkin, helping us get dressed and taking us out trick-or-treating. I also have good memories of Eric and I doing this with our sons and now they are grown and will do it some day with their kids.

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God." Romans 8:28a

Hugs, Sharon

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