Thursday, October 3, 2013


I was just trying to remember where we were and what was going on 3 years ago at the time of my last post before yesterday.  Ironically enough I think Chad had just deployed to Iraq, like a day or two before.  It was still very fresh.  Now we are gearing up for a deployment to Afghanistan but he won't be leaving so soon like in 2010. 

I managed to get some window clings on the front windows, paper plate ghosts hung all over the house and my awesome witch set up on her perch in the kitchen.  Addison made a black and orange paper chain that is now proudly hanging in the entryway from the front door.  I also put a couple knickknack type objects out but not much.  I still have wall cling bats to put somewhere and all the outside stuff to do.  I hope to get a lot of it knocked out today since it's the only day for a while that I don't have anything going on. 

I started to take pictures but I just wasn't into it.  I feel like i'm not decorated enough yet to give a good picture of what's here, but at the same time, I don't plan on doing too much else.  There will be pictures coming I promise, just not today. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

3 years!?!?

I can hardly believe it's been 3 years since I posted on this blog.  Wow!  This year I hope to get back into the swing of things.  My oldest, Samuel, is now 11 years old and in 5th grade.  Addison is 7 years old and in 2nd grade and Eli is 4 years old and in Pre-K.  We are still an Army family and my husband is actually going to deploy to Afghanistan, in the near future, for a year. 

Normally I would have my home completely decorated by now, but I don't.  I have started and will work on it in little bits as time allows.  I will start sharing photos of little things here and there.  I have become more of a minimalist in the past few years because i'm not in love with my decorations anymore but it's too costly to replace them all with more up-to-date items.  Trust me, I have plenty of visions in my head of how I would love for my house to look at Halloween, it's just not a reality right now.

We did already get our pumpkins, a couple weeks ago actually.  My husband was getting ready to start working 7 days a week until the middle of October so we decided to go early so we could do it as a family. 

Decoration pictures to follow!