Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Last Two Weeks....

....has been very busy!  Halloween festivities are going on but with varied weather, we were never sure what was happening.  In our little town, Trick or Treat was on a sunny day with 84* temps.  More folks than normal were out and it was fun to see everyone!  We borrowed a "haunted house" from cousins Kathy & Jack and had a ball with all the little ones!
Even Scoobie got in the mood as a BEE!! 
 This haunted house is a masterpiece...look inside.  It even has ghosts in the window and bats flying from the ceiling!
Most kids ran into the house first before getting treats!   It was a great place to take kids pics for the night.
As it got dark, the house "lit up"...

 Bryden, ummmm, Spiderman with his mother, came to visit.
And here are our newly engaged family members....a June wedding it will be for Chelsea & Whitney.  Congrats you two!!!
This was one of my projects for the week...our Relay for Life had a bake sale this week as well as a "Quarter for a Cure" fundraiser which kept us all busy.  
This was just some Grandma time with Bryden.
-and My sweet sister Lynn came to visit.    She is the glue that holds us all together and I am always so grateful for her cheery visits!!
Friend Judi came too and we had a night of cards and fondue...yum! Nothing like fun to make you smile.
 Then Friday night Tim surprised us with a visit from Cooper!!  That boy can charm a snake!  He charmed my wigs from me and he and Bryden looked like Beatles!  lol.
Whenever there are Starkey men in the house...this takes place!  There is always wrestling.  Oh me.
Sorry Tim, but I just had to include this pick.  I didn't even see it happen till I looked at the pictures in my camera.  Then I just had to giggle.  I think he got the best of you!!!
It was a wild pajama party and none of us got much sleep...but I had to yawn myself when after they left I found this little one had crawled into bed and was fast asleep with his beloved "tiger".
Today was church,...our "Relay for Life" event and then....a Halloween visit to Emma & Bailey's house to watch them Trick or Treat.
Lori had just gotten some portraits back from the photographer's.  I love this one of the girls.  Emma looks so old worldly to me.
 And I told Mike & Lori that I think this one looks like it was taken 100 years ago in an English garden!
And then there is this one. I laughed SO hard at this!!!!
Bailey came down dressed in her outfit...a dog!  
Cutest dog I ever saw said PawPaw!
And Grandpa Jim.
And Grandma Becky!!
Emma was dressed as a kitty!  
The family ready to go out.
The girls waiting for all the lights to go on.
And Bailey....thanks for a great week...all!!!!


yaya said...

Great pics from such a crazy couple of weeks! I'm glad the haunted house worked out, it looks wonderful all lit up! I love the girls portraits. Curly hair for Emma, straight for Bailey. I think Bailey looks so much like Chelsea! Congrats to Chelsea and Whitney. June blogging will be very full!

acorn hollow said...

what a great post!Such cute grand kids and such a wonderful visit.
you look wonderful and must be feeling great that takes a lot of energy.

selvageedge said...

Looks like a wonderful couple of weeks. Such cute kiddos! And I Love, Love, Love the frowny portrait! It's great when photographers catch the moments like that. :)

Kim said...

I want to go to Halloween at your house! FUN.
I love the pouty portrait. Reminds me of that gymnasts face at the olympics.

Debby said...

What fun you have had. You look good, hope that you are feeling well.
Love the family pictures. The outtakes are someetimes the best. When I was visiting in COlorado my two families there were having their family pictures taken. Our grandson fell asleep in the car and when we got to where the pictures were taken he wouldn't cooperate. He has the best smile and he wouldn't. He looked like he was going to pass out. There was a big old wagon with the mountains in the background. His sister was posing away. My favorite picutre was where you could barely see his eyes and his curly hair peeking over the top of the wagon. You really had to look for him, hah.

Lesa said...

It looks like it was so much fun!

Julia said...

I love the Beattles in your wigs... I Love You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah...

Great photos and so much fun and the sweet little Emma in her old world picture looks like she should have some wings and that pouty face.... What cuteness.

That haunted house all lit up must have been fun for the kids.

I want to be a kid again and go to your house.

Happy November Donna.
You are still in my prayers.


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Looks like a lot of family fun for all of you! Hope you enjoy the holidays ahead!

Hope said...

how exciting! love all the photo's and the weather on halloween looked so much better than ours. We had snow!
hope you are well!

Sue said...

What a great and spooky Halloween. I love the pics!


PS. How are you feeling??

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness! What a great Halloween at your house. I loved ALL of the pictures. I am so envious of your ability to take so many photos and then succesfully post them on your blog. I don't think I will ever learn how.

I'll never be able to figure out how you got that haunted house from Kathy's to your place. It was spectacular all lighted up! What fun it all must have been. The kids were all so cute in their costumes.

vicki said...

Donna- wonderful family pics!! So much fun with your babes-- Love the Halloween pictures too!

You look fabulous in these photos-- Whatever you are doing-- keep it up!!

Judi said...

Wow, you had a Halloween to beat all! You guys go way out...and it shows on the smiles of the kids (of all ages) who got to share your spirit of fun and adventure.
Loved every photo.
And I think placing myself between you and Lynn DID help me to appear thinner! :-) Hey, that didn't sound quite right. I meant, because half of me is hidden.... not because you guys are bigger! Am I digging myself a bigger hole here?!

becky said...

Wow! Busy as bees. Filled with energy! Kids are the best for getting the most out of life!