HALLOWEEN and a homecoming. – Family

IMG_4162IMG_4149  IMG_4164 IMG_4178 IMG_4191 IMG_4195 IMG_4197 IMG_4160 IMG_4198 1I know. All these photos are from my phone and they are awful quality. But, I am sitting on the floor in the bedroom we are staying in (while staying at my in-laws) and waiting for my kids to go to sleep…so I figured…why not blog about this Halloween and all the weekend festivities!?!

We came to Washington this weekend to welcome home Jeff’s little brother who has been serving an LDS mission in Brazil for the last 2 years. Jeff only has one other brother and has missed him something fierce so there was some serious embracing going on when we met him in the airport. We are so proud of Jared for dedicating 2 years of his life to serve the Lord and His church. Jeff also served a mission back when he was 19, but he served in Indiana. It’s been fun listening to them compare stories and talk about their experience. If you want to learn more about what a mission is and my faith, click here.

It just so happened that Jared was flying into Washington Halloween day, so we were going to need to adjust a few things in order to pull off a successful Halloween in Mattawa!

I haven’t written recently about Jeff’s hometown but it’s kind of a little gem oasis in the middle of no where. Literally an hour away from any Target or Walmart. We didn’t have anywhere for the kids to go trick-or-treating that night so we improvised aka my amazing mother in-law improvised and put together a fun Halloween carnival for the kids. It was a hit and we all went to bed with more candy than we would have ever gotten running door to door with our little humans.

Family traditions are important to me and it’s been fun creating new memories and activities that can hopefully become traditions for many years to come.

P.S. Reagan is obsessed with Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony so naturally that’s what she was for Halloween.

I outdid myself and spent hours and hours tying yarn onto a hoodie I bought from Target…

…and cutting yarn for a tail…

…hardest DIY I’ve ever done… (can you hear the sarcasm?)

…although she could have been mistaken for an 80’s rockstar…she still dug the costume. She was the only one I was trying to impress any way.

…and Baylor was left with Reagan’s costume last year.

My little pony and my little horse!


Hope your Halloween this year was a riot.


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