Way back when we all lived in Fayetteville
we would spend Halloween together.
(Which really doesn't mean all that much,
seeing as we spent a pretty good chunk of all of our time
They moved to Rogers.
Then we moved to the Fort.
But we'd still get together most years for Halloween fun.
Then they moved to Texas, and it put the kibosh on Halloween festivities.
Then they moved to Maryland,
and that put the kibosh on pretty much
(although we did go up for the Fourth of July once)
Now they are back in Texas,
4 1/2 hours away doesn't seem all that far,
so we went to Scott and Jackie's
for our first Halloween together in a really long time.
The menfolk had a blast planning pranks
(I loved peeking out the window and seeing them all smiling and laughing as they got things set up)
and the kids had loads of fun dressing up
and trick -or- treating
(this was the first time for the 4 youngest!)
Brandon was in both the menfolk category,
and the kid group.
That makes me happy!
(The ridiculous amount of candy
I am allowing the children to consume,
At one point, there was a 100% chance of rain predicted for Saturday,
but we were very grateful that it held off.
we are so grateful for friends
except for the tiny little matter of blood,