Thursday, November 01, 2007

A Fun Evening

Hello everyone! We had a couple and their daughter over last night and enjoyed a dinner and fun evening together. I am slowly getting things back to normal around here and this was the perfect excuse to get caught up on dusting and cleaning. :0)

I gave the front porch a good sweeping and put our pumpkins on the rocking chair. I also tied a bundle of Indian corn to the back of the chair.
Pumpkins

Walmart had small pots of Mums for 99 cents so I put two inside this barrel. Hopefully they will last through November!
Flowers

Inside, the candy bucket was full and I made "Boo" goody bags for the neighbor children.
Candy

A pot of white chili was simmering away on the stove. (The recipe is on my sidebar.)
White Chili

Crackers and cheese for the appetizer.
Cheese and Crackers

After dinner, we headed out into the neighborhood. It was fun to see all the kids dressed up!
Night

Benjamin was a pirate.
Benjamin

Grace was an artist.
Grace

Emily was a cowgirl, here she is sorting her stash!
Emily

The neighbors were very generous. Shh...don't tell our dentist!
Candy

I'll be back soon for Show and Tell Friday!

25 comments:

smilnsigh said...

Did you change everything on your blog? There is no header. It's just white all over. No usual sidebar things. And... I can't access any photos either.

There are boxes where photos should be. Click on that and was taken to a place where you put your photos. But photo didn't come up there either.

????

Mari-Nanci

Anita said...

Hi Kelli! Thanks for sharing these Halloween pictures! I can see that the kids had lots of fun - and their mum as well! Your little candy bags look great and I am sure they were highly appreciated by all the ghosts, pirats and cowboys! How many kids came to your door last night? I counted 30 at ours but not all of them were dressed up.

What I have been up do during the last couple of days? Visit me on S&T tomorrow and you'll see! ;-)))

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

smilnsigh said...

Very confusing. I got your whole blog look, for a bit.

Then I got your photos to load. But still no header or side bar things.

Then no word to verify, to comment again.

And now, back to no photos or your usual pretty stuff.

?????

Am I the only one????

I really don't understand what's going on.

Mari-Nanci

Sondra said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. I just love the homemade costume ideas. They are so much cuter!

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

How many little candy bags did you make...they look so cutiesy? We had over 100 kids last night, boy am I glad DH decided it was his turn at the door ringer thing. Chili is the tradition at our home for Halloween night, with plenty of left overs for tonight.

Your blog is awesome, I enjoy it every day.

Hootin'Anni said...

Just beautiful! Everything sounds like a perfect autumn evening with friends!!!

[ps?----your vacation photos look like a great time!!! Oh how I LOVE UNO!!!]

Melissa E. said...

Whoah!! What a haul. I won't tell your dentist but it'll cost you...My favorites are the Resee's...

Nothing like inviting company over to inspire you to get things into shape!

dot said...

The kids are so cute and growing like weeds! We had a pirate at our house also.

Lynne said...

Welcome back, Kelli! Looks like you and the kids had a fun Halloween. Love the costumes and the boo bags. Cute ideas.

Brenda said...

Thanks for coming by that is very sweet. Wow the kidos did rack up.
I also still need your mailing adress if you don't mind. I emailed you while you were gone.We took a trip on the Natchez Trace and I collected something for you. Not much,but ever step I made I thought of you.

ellen b said...

Oh I so love the scene with the candy on the floor. OMG...brings back wonderful memories. Blessings...

Mrs. Staggs said...

Everything looks lovely Kelli! I really like the rocking chair decorated like that.
Great costumes!
Hide the Snickers bars for me!

La Tea Dah said...

Such creative and cute costumes! Looks like a really fun evening was had by all.

LaTeaDah

Karen said...

I remember being able to walk around our neighborhood as a little girl, and having so much fun. It's not safe to do that here since we're not in a neighborhood now.
It looks like the kids had a blast, and I love your decorations. I don't think I've ever seen mums that cheap!

Vicky said...

Welcome home! It is great fun to go away, but it's lovely to get back into your own routines again, isn't it? Your evening sounded great, tell the kids to send some of that candy my way!

Sharon said...

Wow! Your kids really did score! Yummy! I love your white chili, it looks so pretty. What a fun night you had!

:0) Sharon

Christine said...

White chili looks delicious!Blessings to you.

picketfencemom said...

What a special time! Once again, you inspire me in the area of hospitality!
I'm so glad that you and the children had a safe and happy trip. And I know your family was blessed and happy to see all of you!
I do love to go visit other folks, but it seems as though it takes me two weeks to recuperate...AND catch up on laundry...AND unpack suitcases. Ooh, I'm tired just thinkin' about it!
Hugs,
Amy

diana said...

looks and sounds like everyone had a fun time. great photos. thanks for sharing them.

Storybook Woods said...

Looks like you had a wonderful night xoxoxo Clarice

Jen said...

Sounds like a great time....the kids look so cute.

Jenn4Him said...

Looks like a neat evening. Thank you for the white chili recipe on the side bar. :-)Jenn

Priscilla said...

What a lovley halloween night, My friend an i took a short drive and saw a few childen dressed in costume, such a plesent night when fun is had! That candy is some candy, I am amazed how much there is, what nice neighbours!

Priscilla x

Stephanie said...

Your blog looks interesting, but I was surprised to see a post about celebrating halloween, as you are a christian, homeschooled family. It would be interesting to hear your reasons as to why you choose to celebrate this holiday that is obviously very much in contrast to biblical christianity...I do understand that many people don't think this issue out carefully.
God bless you!

Kelli said...

Stephanie, my husband and I *have* thought the issue of Halloween out very carefully. Your statement "obviously very much in contrast to biblical christianity" is a matter of opinion. We are a Christian family whether we trick or treat or not.

Kelli