Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Busy Days

October is such a busy, busy month. It's almost as busy as November and December. I guess it gets us ready for all the craziness of the holidays.

This past weekend Jeff and I took a little road trip to Dublin, Georgia to spend the night and go watch my mom's old high school football team play. They're number 2 in the state in their classification, so we knew it'd be a good game.

It was such a good time. We bumped into two of my uncles that live in Twin City, and one of them I haven't seen in quite a while. I was so happy to see him. He has battled leukemia and is in remission. He looked great! Looking forward to seeing him again very soon.

The game was at the home field of legendary Georgia bulldog, Herschel Walker.

We stayed at the LaQuinta Inn in Dublin. What a great experience it was. When I stay in strange places, I'm very picky. I'm inspecting for things like hair that doesn't belong there, bugs, etc. This hotel was IMMACULATE! Funny thing, though, Dublin is out in the country. This was the view from our room. I actually loved it! I love South Georgia!

I made 40 trick or treat bags for tonight. We will probably have more like four trick or treaters. I overly prepare sometimes. It's a Howell thing.

I made some pumpkin pudding chocolate chip cookies Sunday night to take to my mom and dad's for after the Haunted House. They were very good. I got the recipe off Pinterest. Next time I'm using white chocolate chips.

Pumpkin cream cheese spread with Ginger Snaps. The kids used the other cookies to dip/shovel in the spread instead of the Ginger Snaps. I made the eyes, nose, mouth and stem from chocolate Laffy Taffy. I thought it was pretty cute.

Sunday night we all went to the pumpkin patch and haunted house about five miles from here. It was extremely windy and cold, which was perfect.

Suz and I posed with This tall, dark and handsome character.

The crazy kids in line for the haunted house.

Me, Crystal and Suz getting photo bombed by Joseph.

The grownups.

The kids.

It was a wonderful, busy weekend! Now I'm headed to Buford to spend Halloween with Suz and her family. Eli is our only little kid now, so I'm looking forward to trick or treating with him. Jeff is going to stay home and give out candy to the four trick or treaters we'll probably have.

Happy Halloween, peeps!

Till next time...


Theresa said...

Fun times with the Howells:). Cute pictures of the Sunday bunch. Love you all so much. It makes me sad to see all of our little kids NOT SO little anymore. Enjoy your Buford visit, drive safe and take lots of pictures:)

suzanne said...

Great pictures! You should've gotten one of Eli in tears of fear! I'm looking forward to tonight. I love Halloween more every year even if my kids are getting older.
Love uuuuuuuuuu :))))