persephone33: (halloween)
( Oct. 31st, 2011 03:44 pm)
This is the first year EVER that the kids aren't dressing up and going trick-or-treating. The boys have rehearsal for James and the Giant Peach, and I have rehearsal for The 39 Steps, and Nolan is sort of a Halloween Grinch, so that's that.

I gotta say, I'm bummed.

So, in the spirit of the season, Here are all the Halloween pictures I could find. And some that are just costumes. If it's not too proud to say, my boys were stinking cute when they were little.

Years and years of Halloween! )
In light of my twenty year high school reunion this weekend (*cough cough choke*), I'm feeling like pontificating and sharing a little life wisdom with you folks. At the ripe old age of thirty-eight, I feel like I have some things I need to get out there. Odd bits of knowledge. Suggestions for being fabulous. Instructions to make your life easier. Advice for the girl (or boy as the case may apply) on the go.

After this post, I'm going back to being thirty-one, though. Everyone please remember that. Thank you. Are you ready? Here we go!

Guidelines for a Pretty Awesome Way to Live

... )
.....Aaaand that's it. I just really thought that some of this needed to be said. Take it with a grain of salt, hide me on Facebook, print it out and put it on your fridge, or remove me from your Google reader. Do what's right for you.

I shall now go back to being the bad example you've all come to know and love.

Have a great weekend!

~Carrie Leigh
I had all sorts of fun entries for Halloween, and I've been reading them when I've had time over the past few days. So, here goes.

October's winners! )


In the United States, November = Thanksgiving. You seriously cannot swing a cat without hitting a pumpkin,a cornucopia or a weird, cartoon scarecrow. However, I acknowledge that American holidays do not necessarily resonate with the rest of the world. That said, I think being thankful is super important in life. Telling people that you appreciate them is affirming. Being thankful, even in the midst of difficulties, is an important thing to me, because I know no matter what troubles I may have, I'm still better off than a lot of people in the world. Being thankful is awesome.


Tell me what you're thankful for. Tell me why.

Easy, right? Then, with a wave of my magic wand (or three people chosen at random (Because how can I judge who's more thankful, I ask you?) will receive one of these bad boys.

It's a 24 oz. Starbucks Insulated mug. I got some for family members this year and I got one for Christmas from my friend Stephanie last year, and I use it all the time. It's awesome. You'll love it. You need it. So click and enter before I drag myself out of bed and check my email on December 1st.

Holy cow. December 1st. That's a whole year of contests. I've been overwhelmed with the responses each month, and very proud to call you all my friends. Thanks for entering and playing along each month! It's been fun!
persephone33: (halloween)
( Oct. 31st, 2010 08:54 pm)
Over the past few days, the debate at our house has been in a fight (for world domination? to the death?) who would win?

Halloween Pictures )

[Poll #1639017]

And AJ only got to wear one of his fangs. They went over his canine teeth (incisors?), and when we were trying to put them on, he said, "Momma, I don't have a tooth over there."

Well, look at that. )
Sure enough, that one hadn't come back in after he lost it. So he only wore one.

His new nickname is "Fang."

P.S. I charged the boys two mini snickers bars apiece for taking them trick or treating. That's how I roll.
At least my BFA in Theatre Arts didn't go completely to waste.

After last year's complete and utter costume cuteness, this year my kids are going as a vampire and a zombie.

Boys. What are you going to do.

When they were smaller we made cupcakes together. Now we make fake blood.

Recipe for Edible Blood by Carrie Leigh

Not for the faint of heart! )

Ew. I just grossed myself out. Sorry.
persephone33: (ruby slippers)
( Oct. 20th, 2008 11:25 am)
I'm really, really bummed I'm going to be gone for Halloween. It's my favorite holiday (yes, I know I should say Jesus' birth, ressurrection or being thankful holidays, but you know me, I'm all about keeping it real over here). Dressing up and candy? What's NOT to love? Anyhow, I'm going to miss it because we're going on a vacation.

Without the kids.

*terrifically loud squee*

My mother will be here with the boys (you can certainly send out good thoughts to her, I'm sure she'd appreciate it) so the boys will get to DO Halloween; I bought pumpkins to carve and costumes, candy to hand out, the whole nine yards. But I won't actually be here to SEE all the fun. And we've always carved pumpkins together, the boys and I. So I'm a little sad about that.

Anyway, some friends of ours have an annual Halloween party with those bouncers and little rides for the kids and stuff, so I took them yesterday.

You'll indulge a mother a second picture post in a week, won't you? )

So I'm off to try to get the house & myself ready for my trip. I leave Friday. :D

Did I mention that it was without the kids?

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( Oct. 31st, 2007 04:30 pm)
I present to you a Halloween photo essay:  by Ethan and Aaron



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