Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, USMC!

Happy Birthday to my father, Colonel G.E. Lindgren, USMC Retired, and to all of the other Marines and Marine Families.

Click on the link below to view an amazing tribute to those who sacrifice their own lives to keep us safe and free.

~ Semper Fi ~


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween Fun - Better Late Than Never!

This year found us celebrating Halloween (does one really celebrate Halloween?) all weekend long since it actually fell on a Saturday. Neil began by making Halloween Ghost cookies with the littles.

Friday night found us at our wonderful next-door neighbors, Noel & Jackie, for their Halloween Party blowout! We had such a wonderful time!

Noel & Jackie's pet monkey

The Love Guru (aka Neil) & Batgirl (aka Livie)

Cinderella (aka Noel & Jackie's adorable daughter, Mia)

Bob Marley (aka our neighbor, Filipe

Our neighbor, Jackie (Geisha), with another guest who was a cross-dresser of sorts (he cracked me up...right down to his exposed thong seen via the back!)

Our neighbor, Noel (Chinese Man) with The Littles


The following day we got ready and headed over to our best friends and my sister-in-laws neighborhood to trick-or-treat since we live in a more rural community where the homes are spread out and there are very few streetlights.

Sleeping Beauty (aka Sophie)


The Crypt Keeper (our adorable son, Chris...I'm such a proud mom! LOL)

Batgirl scores some candy

Not just any werewolf, but my husband, Neil! Neil found great delight in hiding in the bushes and behind parked cars and then randomly jumping out and scaring strangers. He eventually struck out without us to scare poor unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.

Tired after pulling in a lot of loot candy