I'm still trying to decide what to do about this blog. Obviously I am not very consistent at all. I'm pretty sure I feel like Instagram has taken its place. I do love Instagram, and I love seeing other people's pictures and finding inspiration, homeschool encouragement, and crafty ideas there. I often write a little blurb about my picture, so it is kinda like this blog. (I am megangreiner on Instagram if you want to find me.)
I am very rarely on Facebook anymore. It's just not something that I find encouraging at all, so I check it for messages, because I do still get messages on there frequently, but that's about it. For me, I found that all the useless information, as well as all these links to various articles, wasn't healthy for me. The Top 10 Foods You Shouldn't Be Eating (Oh, no! Am I going to die?); Why Christians Shouldn't Celebrate Halloween (What? Am I going to hell?!); How to be A Better Mom (Am I not good enough?); Why You Suck (okay, I made that one up, but all the others were real, and this is pretty much how it would make me feel.) And don't even get me started on the articles that make fun of the Pinterest moms. That might have been the one that pushed me over the Facebook edge. I mean, when can we accept as moms, or even just as human beings in general, that everyone has different gifts and be encouraging about that? For goodness sake, why do we have to call out the moms that enjoy making Pinterest crafts or treats or decorations? If that's something that brings them joy, then go all Pinteresty! And I'm not just saying that because I happen to like Pinterest. I just think as moms we should be encouraging each other, and not whispering behind backs "well, I wonder how long THAT took her to make" or "what a show-off!" It's just jealousy hiding behind those words, and there's really no room for that in true friendship. Let's appreciate our God given gifts and talents, and encourage those instead of being snarky, jealous friends that rage behind our "friends" backs. And honestly, if you are feeling discouraged or defeated, think about what you're reading on Facebook. It may be contributing. You are loved, you are redeemed, you are enough.
All that to say if you are wondering why you don't see any more pictures or why I don't comment on Facebook anymore, now you know.
I did title this Halloween Fun, didn't I? Hmmmm. Sorry about that. I'm jumping down off my soapbox now, and really moving onto all things Halloween.
We had a little lighter day in school on Friday, since it was Halloween, and then we carved our pumpkins. We also did some fun pumpkin art, but I don't have any pictures of that. Shocking, I know, since I am The Mom Who Photographs Everything.
Aren't they cute? We just went nice and basic this year. No Pinterest pumpkins. (But I'm not slamming on Pinterest pumpkins. I think they're beautiful. I just know my limits.)
We had some mummy dogs for a quick and easy dinner. (Yep, thanks to Pinterest, but they were sooo quick and yummy! I mean, mummy.) I love ideas that strike me and I think, yes, I can do that! But if that's not your thing, then don't worry about it. Move on.
Then we got ready to go! We headed out a little earlier than usual to try and beat the rain. Ansley was a movie star, Christian was Captain Rex from the Clone Wars, and Avery was a peacock. She saw this costume and knew that's what she wanted to be. She loved it!
We have a great neighborhood, and the kids have lots of friends that they play with often and enjoy seeing. This is Ansley and her friend Avery. (I didn't get a shot with Thing 2).
Avery heading up to a house with her friends Lexi and Emmy.
Avery and her friend Lexi. They are just two months apart.
Then we met up with the kids good friends, Paige and Parker. Here's Ansley and Paige.
And Christian and Parker.
Avery was tired by the time we went all the way around our neighborhood, but the older kids were wanting to go to more homes. So Avery and I headed back to the house, and the rest of them continued on. They did get caught in the major downpour though, and were soon back home.
It was a very fun Halloween! We hope you all had a fun (and dry!) Halloween, too!