Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Halloween Happies

This Halloween season was probably the funnest one ever. I just genuinely loved Halloween this year!

We have a brilliant friend named Jenny Briggs who started a community garden in Historic Sandy. As part of the garden she does a pumkin patch, which led to the annual community event "Pumpkin Fest" at which you can buy pumpkins, listen to folk music, eat way yummy fall treats, and do/buy crafts. It was so fun to go back to our old neighborhood and see fun friends. What a great tradition Jenny, thank you!

Liam had so much fun running around and checking out all the pumpkins -- and the other kids.

I love winter hats!

Snuggling up.

We love "our" Deb Bell! I don't know how Mark managed to evade the picture. . . we'll get him soon!

Liam was a lion for Halloween. He would laugh so hard when he'd see himself in the mirror with those lion mane hairs hanging out. We went trick-or-treating to Ben's work in the morning. We had such a fun day!

Liam didn't really get the whole trick-or-treat thing, but he quickly figured out he could go take candy.

His favorite part of the night was when the kids would come to our house. When the door bell rang, he would run screaming and waving his arms over his head to the door. We had a lot of trick-or-treaters which was really fun. All of Liam's favorite friends came to see us!

Needless to say, this boy is Ben's mom's (aka Granny Candy) grandson. He kept grabbing this massive bowl -- it was as big as him -- and pouring it down his chest like he was drinking all the candy. We'd have to hurry and pick up all the candy when the doorbell rang, so hilarious.

Here I am with my new glasses. After 6 months of testing, 4 wrong medications, 3 eye specialists, and endless sore red eyes, the doctor concluded I didn't have anything wrong (no, I'm not going blind like one doctor told me! Yeah) my eyes were just rejecting my contacts.
So I found these great Mark Jacobs frames. Still not sure if it was worth the money . . . but they are definitely cooler than my old ones. I really can't express how much I hate wearing glasses. It just takes me back to elementary school when I was tormented relentlessly for my glasses. Ugh. I feel like I'm 10 years old again! At least Ben doesn't call me 4 eyes!


Mike and Shelby said...

I love your glasses! I think they are so cute on you!

Liam was a cute little lion, that is funny that he laughed when he saw his reflection. Looks like you had a great Halloween. We missed you, but glad you got to spend the time with good friends.

Jefferson Family said...

Halloween was so fun this year. Liam the lion was adorable. I'm glad you posted pictures, because he was already out of his costume by the time we made it to your house. My girls still talk about Liam screaming at the door. Fun times.

And I love your glasses too. They look great on you.

Angelica's Family Adventures said...

How Fun! The glasses look cute! Unfortunately contacts are known to make eyes eventually reject them. My eye did it while I was prego with Logan. My sisters did it for a good number of years & then she got lasics. Good luck! You look really cute.

K Lovell said...

You look super cute in your glasses. If I looked as good as you I would wear my specs with pride.

Liam is getting so big. He is a cutie just like his mom and dad.

Kristen said...

Liam the Lion is so funny!! What a cutie...and Liam, too! You're so fun! The glasses are great! They look even cuter in person! :) Love ya!!

Jamie said...

I think your glasses are cute and Marc Jacobs is always worth it! I miss you - I am coming in town for like a month in Dec we need to get together and have lunch with all us TA'ers that now have babies!

coleen ure said...

What a cute little lion! You know what is funny I actually miss wearing glasses sometimes because I think they are such a cute accessory. Yours definately look good on you, I can tell they are high quality.

Kendal and Kendra said...

Ok- your glasses are HOT! You look so cute in them! I love Liams Halloween costume. He is so cute! Kristin has been talking about him ever since the other night! We would love to see you later this week. Thursday is good for us! Let me know! Love ya!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

I think you look great in your new glasses! I love the frames!

Liam is super cute in his halloween costume!

I heard you got together with all the friends! Ugh, so sad that we miss out on all that stuff!


Laura said...

I have been meaning to tell you how great you look in those glasses. Glasses have changed and many people want to wear them now for style. You totally pull them off!

Sinilyn said...

well hell ben & gaby! let me just say your liam is bien chulo!!! how sweet! well...i hope you don't mind i found your the pix!!!

Yorgason said...

hey gaby-
laura told me you had a blog and I just opened one your family pics are so cute!! and congrats I heard you were expecting can't wait to here what you are having

aShLee said...

hey gabby!!! i need to get your address!! my email is ashlee.bradford at gmail dot com!!!

thanks!!! oh and if you have richards I need his too!