Thursday, November 7, 2013

October + Halloween

October was a whirlwind. We were in Vegas for a work conference for Matt, then I was in California with Mariah, and then Matt was in Denver taking his final exam for his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member...real estate designation thing). He passed! Super super proud of him, he's been working on it for a few years and he's finally done. Yay! Being home all together again has felt like a vacation in its own way.

So, here is a short list of things I don't like: blood, scary movies, scary things, vampires, ghosts, people scaring people, masks, chainsaws, eyeball-themed food.
Short list of things I do like: babies in costumes, pumpkins. So even though Halloween isn't my favorite holiday, dressing Mariah up like a pig and watching her eat pumpkin guts totally outweighed every other bad thing and I genuinely enjoyed Halloween this year.

Pumpkin carving was a team effort. Matt cut out the tops, Mariah got all the seeds and guts out, tasted them, and spread them all over the kitchen and herself, and I did the carving.

Pumpkin guts are good for you, right?

Our cute little neighbor next door invited Mariah to go trick-or-treating with her. I didn't want to turn her down, so since Mariah can't ask for candy or eat it, I mostly just took her around to say hi to all the neighbors. She did earn her very first dollar though.
 So patient with the paparazzi.

Matt and I dressed up as pig farmers for our ward party, but we didn't even get a good picture of the three of us! So you'll just have to trust me when I say we three looked pretty snazzy.