The Makings of a Halloween Weekend

By throwing in as many activities as possible….in two days.

We made a trip to the country for my friend and former co-workers 60th birthday party. Happy Birthday Ev!

We made the dogs dress up.

Salem, the black lab, a great pumpkin. Brownie, the Japanese princess shih-tzu, a skeleton. And Anna, the creeper dog, completely freaked out by a t-shirt on her back that says Boo. It’s quite ironic and hilarious.

Then we made cookies. You know….just in case the trick or treat candy wasn’t sugar overload enough. Mixing food coloring gel to make orange icing. Plus two other kinds of cookies made straight from the package. Yeah, I skipped the from scratch part. Oops.

We also made a trip to the pumpkin patch. I got some really great pictures. Magical, as in Supergirl in the corn field, and a ladybug in the corn maze. So cute!

Then, I made these photo collages. The Mac, with my PSE on it, is in the shop. I learned something crafty by discovering the world of collages are a button away on Picasa. Why didn’t someone tell me? I triple heart photo collages.

SITS girls asked us to link up our crafty posts. Well, this is mine and I say it counts. I made a lot of stuff happen this weekend and I’m feeling pretty crafty about that.

I will have another post with our actual trick or treating last night. I shadowed the girl’s mom taking pictures of the girls getting ready and trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. It was adorable. Sydney dressed up too (at 16!). She got quite a load of candy. And Jason even posed for pictures with some of Bridget’s costume.

What a weekend. Happy sugar hangover day!

It happened one Halloween

In 2005, my daughter age eleven turned into a zombie.

A freaky fracky relentlessly spooky zombie. Ahhh!

I think she was conjured up by the decorations of the house that year. Creepy fabric, spider webs, and a fog machine adorned the front porch. Or maybe it was her participation as a cheerleader for pee wee football. I mean she did come back in a cheer outfit.

Maybe, she just needed some brains.

Whatever the case, my little lamb on her first Halloween, to princesses and angels through the rest of the years was now DEAD.


*I must say a few kids lost their candy that year, but I still think she was a cute little zombie. Maybe she ate some of MY brains. Heh!*

Happy Halloween from the past and watch out for those adorable zombies. They are out there!

This post is part of the SITS girls Halloween party. Check it out, it’s a howling good time.

I think I was a little intimidated.

This week The SITS girls asks you to get back to blogging. You can read all about it here. The first task is to re-publish your first blog post ever.

Here is mine.

Hello World!

Have you ever heard the shortest horror story in the world? No? Well it’s so short I guess I can share. Here goes:

The last person in the world heard a knock at the door.

Scary huh? Haha. Sums up how I feel about starting to blog! (wink)

The horror begins…….


I’m not kidding. That was it. As you can see, I am a little? a lot intimidated by the big scary world of blogging. I am not sure if I thought I was going to get graded, or maybe, the youtube people would come out of the cracks and start ripping my post. Get kicked off wordpress? It’s funny to look back and see how fearful I was. I am glad I gave it a go and stuck it out, instead of running for the hills.

What would I change?

Well, I would have deleted that first Hello World! post since it was just a starter post that wordpress gives you as an example. I would have deleted my self-consciousness while I was at it.

It is good to see how far I’ve come.

This event is being sponsored for a chance to win Thelma and Louise. Imagine the curtain being drawn, and there stands Bob Barker with his skinny mic announcing like he did on, The Price is Right, “A NEW washer and dryer!” Cue the music…dun dun dun…..duuuun duuuuun…..dun, dun, dun.

It is very generous of them to do such a big giveaway. Be sure and visit Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath, Florida Builder Appliances. All links open a new window.

Blogging…this is a crazy world! Let’s see if I can keep up with the five day jump-start, plus waiting til the last minute wedding planning, and also working forty plus hours a week in the emergency services department at work.


Yeah! O’ happy day!

I am the featured blogger for SITS! In honor of my special day, I updated my about me tab.

Thank you for coming. I really, really appreciate it. Please have a snack, a smile, then a nice look around. Mi casa es su casa.

I am a corporate travel agent living just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. I have a sixteen year old daughter named Sydney. A super great guy named Jason and his two adorable little girls that come with the package.

My blog is just me, my life, my lessons, my stories. I’ve been dubbed by a few by as The Hallmark Writer. I guess what that means is…….I write what’s on my heart. Sometimes it’s emotional, sometimes humorous, but always earnest and true.

It was extremely hard to pick three posts that would represent my blog. Some I picked based on the past popularity of the post. It is my hope you enjoy them just as much.

The concert that changed my life and made the wordpress homepage for a day I’m a Creep. I’m a Weirdo. Radiohead anyone? Be sure and catch the ending.

Among my greatest joys in life is my daughter, in this post I pass on a card poem that my mom gave to me. May the words bring her direction as she veers into the wide world of adulthood. My Wishes for You.

This post I wrote with the down and out in my mind – everyone should feel treasured, no matter where they are in their life, no matter what they look like, or where they come from. My hope and prayer is that you read this with that openness in mind. When I see a woman.

I swore I would not link more than three posts since we all have super busy lives so please just ignore, What I’ve Learned about Blogging, unless you are curious.

Stop by SITS and meet other bloggy friends who support and uplift each other in the blog community, that’s the secret in the sauce my friends. It’s a great place.

We are SILLY HAPPY you came by!

Have a great day everyone!