Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Around this time of year I often reflect back on childhood... the good parts. Why now? Mostly because my birthday is coming up, and partly because this is the season the good stuff happens!

Apple fest in Juliann Cal. was going on. Yum PIE!

I remember every october we'd look through all our dance costumes from the year and pick the one we'd wear trick-or-treating in Bard.(My favorite treat was Charlie and Elaine Nelson's popcorn bags...oil popped)

My mom would paint our toes with Halloween themed pictures.

It would cool off enough for my mom to bake and me to enjoy outside- I'd lay on the trampoline looking at the sky for HOURS. Maybe even sleep out there!

My Grandfathers' birthdays were also around this time...barbequing in the desert and riding horses was looked forward to all year long!

Picking the PERFECT pumpkin to carve.

There'd be parties at school, trunk-r-treating, by b-day(and my best friend's) and trick-or treating...mostly in the same week...probably why my dentist saw me often.

I'd go hunting with just me and Dad. Usually dove, but we went for quail twice.(this also meant donuts!)

You got chosen for a dance routine in the NUTCRACKER.

And of course, you knew things like fall break, and the rest of the holidays were coming.

I don't know... it all seemed to loosen up and get fun. I am wondering what traditions we should start with the kids... we started seeding for the garden and they LOVED helping (it's dirt right?) We put up a few decorations and the boys each got one in their room. I hope to do jack-o-lanterns soon... too hot to do them too quick.


Meagan said...

I love this time of year too. It was so much fun being a kid around the holidays! I can't wait for Carter to grow up...(i can wait--) but when he is older it will be fun to make jack-o-lanterns with him!

Derrick + Laurice. said...

This is my favorite time of the year! I love all your memories.

Sabra said...

Remember when we would go up to Julian and pick apples? I too love this time of year, and I have many, many fond memories of you and your family back then.