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Monday, November 26, 2012

Trick or Treating and the like…

All decked out for Reformation Day.


A little fairy….sweet and pink.


the scurvy pirate and his sugary loot.


Anna… the bride.

A little back story on Anna’s dress. She had been talking about being a bride since last Reformation Day. Sometimes she would change her mind (and mention being a mermaid, a cowgirl, a princess, a ballerina….you get the picture). She always came back to being a bride. I had no grand dreams of a costume. I just figured we would find a white dress and give her a bouquet and call it a day. I had found a veil at a garage sale for 50 cents. Well one day we walked into our local Goodwill and there hung this little dress in all its lacey, glitzy, puffy glory. It might as well have had a beacon of shimmering light around it, as far as Anna was concerned. She grabbed my arm and said with a breathless voice…
“Mommy…… that….. dress….. is ……………………BEAUTIFUL!” 

We did a quick try on and really you would have thought it was made for Anna. So it had to be bought.

She walked around in that dress with such a bounce in her step and a smile on her face feeling quite beautiful as a little bride “all dressed in white.”


Rebekah…  looking like something straight out of a Little House book.


A couple nights before Halloween we went to “boo at the zoo” with our friends. A beautiful Fall evening with wonderful folk.

Our crew.







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