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My name is Lauren, and I live in the bubble. I am wife to Marshall, the biggest BYU fan in the world; and mother to Carly, our big girl, and Wes, our wild man, and Calvin, our new addition. I graduated BYU with a degree in Social Work, and I went forth to serve at LDS Family Services. I like scrapbooking and going out to eat at nice restaurants. I am fascinated by new cleaning products at the grocery store, so I have to shop in wide circles around the perimeter to avoid the temptation to buy. I love chocolate.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


For Halloween this year, we decided to dress Carly as a lion. She makes a really cute lion.
And, I mean, come on....she has her own mane! It's just perfect!

We went to our ward's Trunk-or-Treat at the church in the evening. We wanted to be on time since we were going to decorate there, and wanted to have a little time to get set up. Our decorations were minimal at best.

We showed up a couple minutes after 6pm, and we were the only car there. I thought we may have been a day late, but soon other's showed up. Not only did no one else in our ward care much about being on time, no one else really decorated. Seriously there were like 3 other decorated cars, so our minimal effort ended up looking pretty sweet!

Carly enjoyed doing the loop between all the cars, but after her 3rd time around to the same 10 cars, we figured that it was time to go walk to some houses.
Carly did really well going up to the houses. She walked up to the doors, knocked, said "trick-or-treat" when prompted, and said "thank you." At a couple houses she got a little greedy and would go for a handful of candy instead of one piece, but we tried to have her only take one, and put back the extras.

In general, Carly loves Halloween and ghosts and monsters, etc. We have shown her a lot of cute Halloween movies and have read stories, etc. She doesn't scare very easily. So it was pretty funny at one house when she got really freaked out. They had this animated ghost with blinking red eyes that went up and down right next to the door. With some reassurance and coaching we were able to get her to go up on the porch and knock on the door. When the gentleman answered, there was a witch's head that lit up and cackled right inside the door. Carly took one look and said "Daddy, let's run away!" Candy was not the objective at that point- self preservation took over. Good to know our daughter chooses "flight" over "fight." We may have to work on that!

I hope everyone else had a great Halloween as well!


sweets said...

She makes a cute Lion.

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