Sunday, November 13, 2011

Football and Halloween

I've got some catching up to do, but it's been a rough few weeks, so I get a pass.  Thank you friends, for all your love while my family has had a really hard time with the hand life has dealt us.  If ever a lesson was learned, it is that lives here on earth are truly temporary, and that we should never take a moment together for granted.  I've heard it, I've even said it, but believe you me, I'll be living it here on out.

A few weeks ago, I finally made it over to the Loveliest Village on the Plains for a little tailgating for the Ole Miss game with some of the loveliest people on the Plains.  War Eagle to that! 

 Halloween we spend in Juniper at Jeff's, and country trick or treating is a bit different than in town.  The crowds are definitely not here, nor is your door bell ringing off the hook.  And I loved it!  We fixed our supper of BBQ and cream corn, and plopped right down on the front porch waiting on our goblins to arrive....
 Most are family and the few neighbors who are out there, maybe a total of 6 or 8 all night, but they don't trick-and-run.  They stop and stay a while!  Like niece Abigail, the ballerina, who stayed long enough to show us all her best moves!
 A few came in cars, but it's totally normal to pull up in a Kubota, or other ATVs.  This little man came rolling up behind his daddy's 4-wheeler, in a mini 4-wheeler of his own!
 This cutie-patootie neighbor came by too.  Gracie was a very serious (and hot pink!) pirate!
 With the best toothless pirate growl I've ever seen!  Argh!!
 Then my sweetheart Rani-bug came straight from dance, and was another precious ballerina to grace the front porch.
 Big brother Jake, who came straight from karate, was the new karate kid, I suppose, and was quick to show me his newest moves!  Hi-ya!
 And little man, Garrett, who has stolen my heart, was by far the.cutest.cowboy in all the county! 
So I've decided trick-or-treating is definitely quality over quantity, in my book! 

It's been an emotional few weeks, but good friends, an amazing family, a bunch of sweet kiddos, and the love of my life, has made it so much more bareable.  Now, one foot in front of the other, and here's to brighter days ahead.

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.”
James 5:13

1 comment:

  1. Glad you were able to make it over for a game...due to Tyner Beth's gymnastics meets, we've only been to the opener this year...and I totally miss it!!

    Loved all the trick or treaters pics! It is totally fun in the country! :)