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Happy Halloween!

Decided to dress up this year for the Knights of Columbus Halloween party and will also be doing the same look for tonight’s trick-or-treating.  This look was founded on Instagram and seemed easy enough.  It wasn’t as easy as it looked, to be honest, but the end result was so much fun to look at.  My youngest will be a kitty and my oldest will be wearing a previous costume: Snow White.  Husband took these photos as I was getting ready.  I also did the kitty makeup on my daughter but she said it was too much makeup so she washed it off and I repainted just the nose and whiskers.

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This year we also decided to carve pumpkins instead of doing the spider web thing, which felt like work.  Carving was a lot more fun.  Unfortunately, pumpkins don’t last very long so they molded over and we had to toss them.  We realized that in order to keep them longer lasting, we had to wash them in bleach after carving, etc., (husband looked up the process) so we’ll be trying that next year.

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October Colors

Took these earlier this month and just really love the colors.  It had rained during the night, and as always, the rain makes everything more vibrant.

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Our Keeshond, Teddy, will be turning 4 years old on the 31st of this month.  Each year, I love her more and more.  She is great company and so sweet and kind.

The Growing Maple

Earlier this week I was standing next to my oldest daughter and found myself really tilting my head up to look at her.  Suddenly it occurred to me that she had grown a few more inches!  She’s 4 inches taller than me now.

Speaking of growth, the maple has also grown, a  lot.  It’s still a baby but it’s looking better each year.

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Autumn Haze

Just the other day the first autumn fog came through the neighborhood.  Some parts were thicker than others and made it look mysterious.  The family calls this, “Being in the clouds,” because we were literally inside a cloud.

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Colors

We’re finally getting some pretty awesome colors this year.

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Early Snow

Yesterday, the haze moved in.  It was peaceful and beautiful, yet in a way it made 9-11 even more melancholy.

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This morning we were sprinkled with a dusting of snow.

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