Halloween was good and bad. Our Halloween dinner was awesome thanks to my mom for creating the main dishes. The rotting skull meatloaf was so scary that Reanne didn't even want to eat it.
My contribution was the deserts. Doughnut hole eyeballs and Frankenstein fingers. I know I have done the fingers at least twice before, but I just love chocolate pretzels.
Halloween night was a total loss. Lets just say that we "lost" two out of three kids and there was at least 2 weeks of grounding that occurred at the end of the night. I didn't get one picture of them, which is a first for me. All agreed that it was the worst Trick or Treat night ever.
On a positive note, all my kids entered the Reflections contest at school and this year they all won. Reanne and Sierra both won an award of excellence in their categories and Grant won an award of merit. We will see how the girls do at the next level.
Jess and I both got new callings. At the moment we each have 3 callings. I just got called to be a bear leader for cub scouts, which is the second time I have had this calling. My first repeat. Jess just got called into Young Mens as the teacher's quorum advisor. I know he will love it, but I am trying hard to have a good attitude about it. That just takes him away more…Sundays, Wednesdays and a weekend once a month for camp outs. Let's just say it out loud shall we. Women raise a family, not the man. I need to just accept that fact and move on.
So I think that is it. All the highlights that is. The rest of the last few months consists of driving to work, driving kids around, homework, feeling guilty for having cereal and corn dogs for dinner every night, picking and picking and picking garden produce, late night canning sessions, and grocery store runs late at night. Honestly, I look at my life sometimes and wonder how things could get any more crazy. Then as soon as I do, something else changes to add to the craziness. One day I will feel like I have it under control. But not today.