Monday, November 1, 2010

NaBloPoMo 2010 & Mandatory Halloween Post

Yes, yes, YES!
It's THAT time of year again.
I know what some of you are thinking.
"But, you don't even post consistently as it is, why should we believe you'll post every day in the month of November?"
And now you're laughing.

Well, no one ever accomplished what they didn't first attempt, so I'm going to dive in again!
(...and have the last laugh.)

For those of you who are newer to my blog world
...or the blog world...
National Blog Posting Month was started as a kind of kitschy spin-off of National Novel Writing Month.
And just like NaNoWriMo was started as an encouragement and kick-in-the-rear for writers,
NaBloPoMo was started as the same for bloggers.

This will be my FIFTH YEAR participating.
*pause for applause*
Yes, yes. Thank you. Thank you, very much.

For NaBloPoMo 2006 I was still posting over at my myspace blog. (Oh, how times change!)
To kick off NaBloPoMo 2007 I switched over to blogger... and then promptly fell off the wagon.
But for NaBloPoMo 2008 I rocked it all the way through!
And again for NaBloPoMo 2009.
So, I'm determined this year.
Posting every day, for 30 days, baby.
Bring it, blog world.
(And, once again I have White Snake playing in my head. "Here I go again on my own...")

So, for my first official NaBloPoMo 2010 post I'm going to show you the mandatory Halloween pictures from yesterday.
Because, as a blogger who writes on fashion, faith, AND family it really is required.

Now, please note that I wait for this day all. year. long.
Trick-or-treating replenishes my candy reserves and usually lasts 'til Christmas... then Christmas lasts 'til Valentines... then Valentines lasts 'til Easter.
But between Easter and Halloween, there is a huge candy drought at the White House.
Which is why October 31st is so greatly anticipated by yours truly.



Our awesome church was having a family movie night, so we went for the 50 cent burgers, cotton candy, and to see some of our amazing friends... and then ditched out to go trick-or treating.
Brit was a great pumpkin (Notice how her hair is the stem? Adorable!), Ian said he was a spy, Jordan was Ron Stoppable, and me?
I was The Night Before Christmas.
A friend at church looked at me with wide eyes and said, "Where did you get all that stuff?"
I, not knowing quite what he meant, replied, "Ummm... I already had it."
Was he implying that some people don't have a Christmas bathrobe, nightgown and knee high socks with fur trim in their wardrobe?
I mean, I did leave the jingle bell earrings and Santa Hats at home.
(Yes, our oldest is missing. He came back from a youth retreat earlier that day and was exhausted.)


Now for the costume to beat all costumes...
(He put it on when we stopped back by the house to hit the bathrooms before heading out into the neighborhood.)


Possibly one of our best investments ever.
$1 at Goodwill a couple of years ago.
You see them at those tourist booths in beach towns, you just never thought anyone actually wore them...
until now.

The t-shirt was so skin tight that at first glance some people thought Nate was actually just wearing a bikini.
It was a riot!


Out and about.


Sorting the loot after the raid.


Pondering what I will sneak for my own stash after the kids are in bed.

A great time was had by all... except Taylor... who was asleep.
Only 364 more days until the next Candy Day!

Happy NaBloPoMo to all.
(I just realized, this is my first year with my comments deactivated. Hmmm.)

To close this post out properly, an encore:


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