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"Standing tall is a very admirable thing. There are very few stories in history of heroes who slouched to the rescue. Likewise, most individuals don't look up to people who are drooped over."
from Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Life is busy

I want to thank all of you who have been coming regularly and I will do my best to get by and see you soon.  Life moves faster than I can catch sometimes.  My parents got here on Thursday and will be staying for about 2 weeks.  They get the opportunity of spending quality time with our kids as we run away .... on a cruise with my in laws!  I really wish they could be coming with us, but that was not to be and who would watch the kids?!  I'm very thankful that they agreed to this and hope they survive my kids! :)  
How about some highlights from Halloween?  We have a growing group that we travel with on Halloween... this year we had 6 adults and 10 kids.  In past years it has been 2 adults and 7 kids.
Cat in the Hat
Beware, The Cat has brought along Thing 1 and Thing 2!
We've been joined by a couple of gothic kids and the Grim Reaper.....
Our annual visit to Pirate Cove!
This was the first year we let the 2 oldest spend Halloween with friends.  Shantel attended a Halloween sleepover and Cody was dropped off at his buddy's.  It was different not having all my kids with me.
It was strange to wonder where they were and worry about how they were.  Both were fine and both had a good time.... without the rest of us.
trick or treat Nana!
A little hill rolling to break up all the walking!
The loot!
Cody's haul
Shantel's take!
All in all it was a good night and everyone had fun! 
I hope all of you had wonderful Halloween festivities! 


idahohubers said...

Nice costumes! You and the twins look so, so cute! What a fun holiday to share with grandparents. And a cruise, what fun! Take lots of pictures!

Laura said...

Wow have a blast on your cruise. I love your Cat in the hat idea. You all look great! Happy Halloween.

Ryanne said...

So was Mom hiding from the camera? Or too busy cracking the whip? Sounds like she is planning to run a pretty tight ship! Glad they are getting to spend the time with you all.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Looks like fun! Have a great visit with your family! :)

The Barnharts said...

wow- a cruise! you are so lucky! is that the same one the muratos are going on? i am sooooooooooo jealous!

Sherri said...

Have fun on the cruise!!!!!!! Jeff and I are still trying to figure out when we will schedule our next one..we get 25% off on this one! We are looking at possibly March right now. I LOVE cruising!!
It looks like you all had a great Halloween. It will be sad for me the first time I have to spend one away from one of my children as well :(.

racefan said...

WOW!! A cruise without kids---what fun!!! Be sure to enjoy every second of it:) I love all of your costumes!! Everyone is growing up sooo fast since we last saw you. Looks like you all had lots of fun!!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Hope you have a great time!

Brooke said...

Great costumes! Looks like you guys had a fun Halloween!

Debra said...

Looks like LOTS of fun!!!

Keeley said...

Awesome pictures!!! =)

I do hope you enjoy your cruise. Ohhhh I'm so envious! I've always wanted to go on one. I hope you have the time of your lives. =)

Thanks for fixing the comment thing. =)

Vidal's Nest said...

Love the cat in the hat costume.
That's a lot of loot. Do you make your kids pay you a candy tax?

Jaina said...

Too cool. I'm glad you had a great Halloween!