Friday, October 31, 2008

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday #14

Well, you had to see this one comin'..a Halloween flashback. How could I resist? Especially when on flashback day it IS HALLOWEEN?! Now I've said this before, but I'm not a big Halloween fan. It's just not my favorite holiday. In fact, it's my least favorite. But I did still dress up...I DO love to dress up! LOL! I only have a few memories of Halloween's of the past. I remember trick or treating from door to door with my best friend growing up, Melissa Rahr. I don't remember what I wore, but I do remember we used our pillow cases to get candy in and thought we were "so cool" cause we got to go out on our own. Thinking about that in today's world I would call our parents CRAZY for letting us do that! :)

The way I spent most of my Halloweens growing up was celebrating at my house with a big party! Our family would invite several other families over for a bonfire cookout and a trick-or-treating maze around our property. It was fun. I loved hanging out with my friends and we still got a big bag of candy! It beat knocking on doors-no doubt! One of my favorite things about the parties were the haunted houses we would create. It was a thing we traded responsibility for every other year with another family, The O'Day's. They came up with some REALLY cool haunted houses. We had a big shed..REALLY big industrial shed like thing on our property and we would use half the space for our haunted houses.

In this first picture I think it's pretty obvious what I am. My mom helped me come up with this idea and of course the costume. I remember that I didn't have a whole lot of faith that it was going to turn out good...but much to my surprise and happiness IT DID!

I think I'm 9 in this picture. It would have been the first Halloween I celebrated in OH after our move from UT. Over in the upper right hand corner you can see my cousin Tim (Timmy-it's so weird NOT to call him that!) and sitting to my left (your right) is his sister, my cousin Ashley.

I really, REALLY wish we had a better picture of this and I think there's one out there I just can't find it..not yet anyway. This was the last Halloween we celebrated in Moab, I think. I was an Ice Skater. It's hard to see us very clearly but looking at this picture, Janece had a really cool witch costume! I think Kelly is holding onto her hand and she looks like she went as an Angel...and I think Katie is holding onto her and she is a wizard. I think. I have to laugh when I see my pose in this picture...I know a few people that would look at this and say, "Classic". LOL!