10.27.2008

I LOVE HALLOWEEN!



Fun costumes + free candy??? How can anyone not love Halloween??

I have always looked forward to this time of year - and even as a child dressed up and tried to trick-or-treat when it wasn't even Halloween! Some of my neighbors were obliging...others just laughed and tried to send me home.

I dressed up and went trick-or-treating through my senior year of high school...I just LOVE it! I loved the anticipation of revealing my costume to my friends at school parties and ward parties...it was so much fun! Now as an adult I think it's so much fun to help my kids dress up and pick out costumes.

I've tried to get Brad to join in the festivities and he has refused every year -- except for this year. He said if I actually used my sewing machine to make him a costume, then he'd wear it. Well, I always thought he'd make the perfect Fred Flintstone, so it finally happened! I was Wilma of course, but our kids' costumes were totally unrelated! Drew wore our old Tigger costume that both Jakob and Joshy wore for their first Halloween costumes, Joshy recycled Jakob's skeleton costume from last year, and Jakob's rock star costume was inspired by Guitar Hero!
We had so much fun at the trunk-or-treat and are looking forward to Halloween this friday! Here are a few pics...










15 comments:

karen said...

Great pictures Shari. You look awesome. Brad make a hansome fred too.

Carrielyn said...

lol, LOVE the costumes!!

Evaly said...

Very impressive! You guys look great :)

Ali Jones said...

I love the Flintstones idea. That is so cute!!

Deb said...

That is so fun. Kevina dn I always talk about how funit would be to all dress up together, but it has never really happen. Brad I can't wait to show Kevin your get us!!!
You guys looks great! I love it

Tiffany J said...

OK you both seriously rock the Flinstone's costumes! I LOVE THEM! You did a great job you should be really proud of yourself! The boys...fabulous! You guys really did Halloween right!!

Amen to Halloween love! I share the same feelings! Brady is going to be a pirate this year! LOVE IT!

Jillyboo said...

You guys are seriously the greatest.
How would you feel about doing pics when we come for Thanksgiving? Our trip is so fast this weekend and im worried about cramming in to much. I always do that.
Do you still want me to do your family as well? I'd love to do them.
Cant wait to see you this Sunday. I'll be the one with the big gut and the crying baby :)

Jen said...

You all look great!

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Maria said...

I love the costumes. Brent would never dress up for Halloween. You guys look great.

Kati W. said...

You guys are so cute. You are such a fun Halloween Mom. Go you!!

Jessie said...

oh my goodness, you all look SO great! Halloween is so fun!

You and Brad are a perfect Fred and Wilma...

Judy and Mike said...

The Flintstones for halloween. How fun! Shari you look great and you make a cute Wilma.
I am reading Twilight right now for the first time. It's great!

Tobi said...

You guys look great! I love dressing up the kids and if I can find something that works I'll join in the fun. This year I'm a "plump"kin.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

i love your family picture, how fun...you make a great wilma and fred! nice sharpening on those images, too. nice and crisp.