Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day Three Hundred Four

Happy Halloween!

Daughter Kelly channels Michael Jackson. She had all the moves and looked more like him than he did!

Kelly, Sarah, Julia, Jerry, Holly, Shelby and Elijah ready for some trick or treating.

The Myers Family: Jerry was a priest-meets-The Matrix, Holly, Shelby and Elijah were vampires.

The Priest and The Vampire


Niece Sarah dressed up like our youth minister (and looked more like him than he did!). Niece Julia was a very convincing iPod.

The church youth minister doesn't know what to make of the king of pop.

One neighbor used the honor system and left the candy bowl on the porch. Elijah led the way to each door most of the evening.

Trick or treat! Kiss my feet!

Give me something good to eat!

Waiting for the hand out.

We all piled in Jerry's truck and took off for one of the most popular trick or treating neighborhoods in town.

Jane held on for dear life in the back of the truck--a very chilly ride!

King of Pop, Youth Minister, and iPod ready to make their haul. (Sarah looks like she stepped in something....)

Most of the houses in this neighborhood are up on hillsides. So some of the residents offered curb service. One offered not only candy but hot cider.

These two ghouls are niece Ashley and nephew Ethan, who dropped by after making their own candy rounds.

This bunch is enough to give anybody nightmares!

Nephew Chris joined the trick or treaters as they settled around the table to play a game of Nertz.

My little pumpkin I carved free hand. First one I've carved in many years. This is one of the most fun Halloweens I've had in years! I usually stay at the house and feed the spooks while everyone else goes trick or treating, but tonight brother in law Don took over that job for me (he was quite content to stay at the house and watch the UT/South Carolina game while he doled out candy to the spooks). So I got to go along and watch the kids have fun gathering their candy. We ate chili and candy and cookies, drank some hot spiced apple cider and to top off this fun evening, the Tennessee Volunteers beat the South Carolina Gamecocks 31-13!! (Don't you love those numbers) The Volunteers wore black jerseys for the first time in 87 years! They looked great in their orange and black. What a Happy Halloween! I hope you had a good one, too.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Day Three Hundred Three

Happy Birthday, Jane!

Today my baby sister Jane Mabry Foy celebrates her 48th birthday. She's still the same sweet, funny, lovable little sis she's always been--our almost-Halloween baby in the family. She's a blessing to me and everyone who knows her. I don't know what we'd do without her. Wishing you every happiness today and always, Jane! I love you and am thankful you're my sister. Hope you have the happiest birthday ever!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day Three Hundred Two

Fangs For The Memories ...

My sister Ann brought a bag of chocolate caramel candy corn to lunch with Mom today, and things got a little wacky.

Big brother Ken grew some candy corn fangs, too.

And even Mom got in on the act. It was funny because hers kept popping out. We had fun together and lost track of time. Good times!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day Three Hundred One

Trunk Or Treat At Jefferson Avenue church Of Christ
Where The Monsters Come Out For Treats And Fun
And It Isn't Even Halloween Yet!

Elijah got into his vampire costume and this little monster came out--"Rar!"

Shelby put on her costume and this vamp came out, looking a bit evil. Keep away! She might bite you!

Interview with the vampire Elijah. He does look like something out of an Anne Rice novel.

If looks could kill....Shelby is shooting her best evil glare while Elijah is being Elijah.

Niece Sarah Foy dressed up as Matt Suggs, the youth minister at Jefferson. Take my word for it. She looked just like him.

Niece Julia Foy dressed up as an iPod. The song highlighted in blue was "playing now". The Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' is her favorite tune.

My basket is bigger than your basket....I have no idea what Sarah, Shelby, Elijah, and Julia are doing in this picture, but I did manage to get them all in the same shot

Sarah Lane is one of the many creative members at Jefferson who always go all out decorating their Halloween trunks. And she always greets her guests with a big smile.

Scary carved pumpkins lit up one of the trunks.

Yes, I will happily take your candy, thanks! After a great meal of hot dogs and pizza and yummy desserts, sliding down the giant slide, playing games, trunk or treating, taking shots at pinatas with a stick, stuffing their faces with endless candy, and finally a fun devo with youth minister Matt, these kids were totally worn out and no doubt fell asleep in the car on the way home. And it's not even Halloween!
Good times, great memories.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day Two Hundred Ninety Nine

October At The Speed Of Sound

A jet stream made a pretty cloud in my sky this afternoon. This month is flying by--just like that.

Sunday, October 25, 2009