Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Halloween Festivities At Home & in Florida

I'm a little late posting our Halloween pictures this year.  I had posted the kids in their cute animal costumes in my last post so this one just got put on the back burner but here we go!  We were actually gone on Halloween this year because we were in Florida for the Georgia/Florida game.  It actually turned out to not be much of a game but we were with so many of our good friends that we still enjoyed our weekend.  That trip is always one that is fun.  A win makes it even better but a loss isn't a waste of our time for sure.  I love Halloween and I hate missing out on things with the kids but we always get to be here for church activities and we had went to the fall festivals the weekend before so I was at peace with it!  We left on Thursday afternoon.  We were driving down with Blake and Kasey.  Alan, Jennifer and their kids were going down with us so we had a fun time driving and eating together.  It makes that 6 hour drive bearable!   We got to our house around 11:30.  It was a very nice townhouse.  We love Amelia Island and its always fun to be there!  After getting everything in we were all ready to crash.  Cohen was staying with the Harbin's on Thursday night and was going to Keyes' soccer party with them.  Dawn sent me some cute pictures of them having fun. I know Cohen was enjoying herself!   It was spirit day at school that day which is why Cohen is already decked out in her Georgia gear...face tattoos and all.

These were a couple of pics of our house.

This huge mirror was right in the kitchen...I mean who doesn't love to see themselves eat right?!

On Friday morning the guys got up early to go play golf all day.  The girls all slept in and then got ready and headed out for some lunch and shopping.  It was nice to be able to shop with no kids!  The weather was beautiful though and so warm!  When we got back to the house Kasey and I made our way over to the beach.  Just like everything, the beach is so pretty in the fall.  The sun just shines different or something.  The sky is so blue and everything was just so pretty.  You can see by all the pictures that I was slightly obsessed.  I love the beach!

We just happened to be right at the pier!  That called for more picture opps!

Yay for being at the beach AND it was so warm!

Meanwhile....back at home it was Halloween fun at school for both girls!  Both wore their costumes to school.  Kate had a party and trunk-or-treat at the preschool.  Suzy had kept her on Thursday night and had agreed to do the trunk-or-treat.  I hate missing it but I have to give major props to Suzy because she had a fabulous trunk!  We had looked up ideas online on Thursday before I left and she found this cat idea and thought she could do it no problem.  With Jessica's help they bought supplies and got it ready.  I was anxiously waiting on pics on Friday and I thought it turned out so cute!  Sug had taken some pictures of Kate for me too.

Apparently she was feeling her bucket was too heavy at this to love the "Kate" face

Suzy's cat trunk

There sure was a cute skunk there!
Later that afternoon Suzy took the kids to trick-or-treat in town.  I think it was a mad house from the sounds of it but I know they had fun.  I got this cute picture of them all dressed up.  I love it!

That night back in Florida, we headed to downtown Fernindina for dinner.  We had reservations for over 30 people!  We ate at Brett's and it was so good.  I love Georgia/Florida weekend in Amelia Island because almost everyone you see is sporting red/black or blue/orange.  It is all decorated for the teams and just so much fun.  I love it in the summer too but for different reasons!  We all had a blast and of course did a big group picture!

That night we just hung out at the house and got everything ready for the next day.  We left early Saturday morning to head to Jacksonville.  We got to the lot we park in and finally got the tailgate set up.  The ladies managing the lot were trying to park cars in spaces that were nonexistent.  I know they were cramming them in to make money but that was a little frustrating.  That might have been our first hint of what a frustrating day it was going to be.  We had some yummy food though and everyone in our lot was having fun time.  The rest is well known by now.  The game was not a fun one to watch and was not good for us Georgia fans.  I think we all went in expecting a loss this year but it was just not pretty at all.  To make it worse, we had some of the rudest Florida fans ever around us.  It turned me off to Florida even more than I already was if that's possible.  I can't even put into words how bad it was.  Needless to say we moved down with some of our other friends after halftime.  Best thing we could have done.  After the rough loss we headed back to Amelia for dinner at Chili's.  Another stop that has become tradition after the game.

The girls had spent the night at Sug's house on Friday night and we got these cute pictures Saturday morning of the girls enjoying their spooky Halloween donuts.  They loved their vampire teeth!  I know they had a blast.  On Halloween night they got to trick-or-treat with their cousins and friends and then spent the night at Aunt Sara's.  I am so glad they had a great Halloween!

It was an awesome weekend for everyone!  A huge thanks to everyone who helped us out by watching the kids and Dooley!  We love our family and we are so lucky to have them!

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