Happy Halloween! The big day is finally here! It feels a little different to celebrate Halloween in my "empty nest" with all the kids gone, but I’m hoping to have a lot of Trick-or-Treaters at my door tonight. Since the little neighborhood carnival is just down the street from us, we usually get quite a few trick-or-treaters who come to the door after they leave the carnival. I always enjoy that. Our neighborhood in southwest Houston has held this carnival for 30 years I think. We spent many years taking our kids there, from our first year when our daughter was only five months old up through the years that we helped man the Cub Scout booth. I should try to scrapbook some of those old Halloween photos of the kids in their wonderful costumes!
For your Halloween greeting I have posted some of the Halloween projects I have stamped over the last month or so. Some we would have done at my Halloween Stamp Camp had I not had to cancel due to my college freshman’s broken bones from spontaneously trying to jump over a culvert while walking back to his dorm over Parents Weekend. Fortunately, we were already there and able to tend to him for a week, instead of a weekend, for doctor visits, surgery, and getting him set up as independently as possible to continue his semester at college. Just goes to show that even if your nest is "empty" you really never are finished with parenting. I was sad to miss out on stamping Halloween things with my customers, but we’ll just move on to the next holiday!