While out taking our family pictures we stumbled upon the Mormon Migration Kirtland Camp sign. The first group of Mormon Pioneers to head West camped here- on the river- less than a mile from our house! We need to figure out if we had ancestors here. It's a pretty high probability considering most of our ancestors were early members of the church. And pretty amazing considering we now reside in almost the very spot our ancestors camped for a couple of months.
I was in charge of the Chili cookoff for our church Halloween party this year and it was a blast! there was SOOOOOO much chili. The missionaries were our judges! we just got three new missionaries and now we have SEVEN serving in our ward (congregation). They are fabulousl
This giant pumpkin hill lighting was AMAZING. 800 pumpkins lit up on a big hill.
I'm not going to lie- though. It was kind of a nightmare with metta! picture a steep hill- covered with 800 lit candle places in round objects that can teeter forward with the slightest touch. She was NUTSO. running and tripping and trying to grab pumpkins. ahhhhhhhhh! such a rambunctious age!!
the evening was well worth it- even with metta the terrible!
the detail on some of these pumpkins was unreal.
Just LOOK at this one! I bet it took 6-7 hours to carve.
and this one!! you could spend hours looking at each and every pumpkin!
On Halloween we were pretty worried about a trick or treating disaster thanks to the impending crazy storm- so we headed over to the air force base for some day time indoor trick or treating! we got WAAAAAAY too much candy there. Metta pulled out her third costume of the year as a strawberry. and it was ADORABLE on her. To die for cute. look at her!!
Until next year! where ever that may be :)