Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's very clear I'm a lover of Halloween.
I mean, I had my Halloween blog theme up in September and put up a Halloween Tree in my living room. Those aren't signs of a casual holiday fan.

Today holds an even more special meaning.
It was my sweet, loving, kind, hilariously funny mother's birthday!
Thanksgiving in NYC. So many fun memories from this trip!
I love this picture of mom with my brother, Tyge, from the same trip.
She really was the best mom a girl could ask for.
She taught me to be:
  • creative
  • independent
  • strong willed
  • compassionate
  • adventurous
  • quietly thoughtful when people need it most
  • spontaneous
  • to tell people you love that you love them in the little moments
The list could go on and on. 


The first few Halloweens since her passing were rough. 
I didn't make any plans with anyone because 
I didn't know if I could make it through.  
That's what losing your best friend does to you.  

And it wasn't like her birthday was some random day you could try to ignore. I mean, stores start putting up decorations during the summer time, kids knock on your door, people have parties and everyone decorates their houses.  For all of the reasons I couldn't escape the day, those are all of the reasons I started loving the day again. 

This year, it's going to be the best one yet! 
My nephew, Grant, is going to wear his super awesome bacon and eggs costume!
Admit it, you'd love this little face to come knock on your door.
We're going to go trick or treating and then go out to a special dinner.
It will be the first Halloween I've spent with my sister in I don't know how many years and I'm downright giddy about the situation.

Happy birthday, momma!!
Or, as my brother-in-law, Chris, says "Happy Merna Day!"
I hope you and yours have a VERY happy, fun, and safe Halloween!



  1. Happy birthday to your momma! :) and Happy Halloween!
    I can relate to you whole heartily, this Thanksgiving it will be 7 years since my dad passed away. It is hard to celebrate a day that rehashes so many emotions! I'm glad you've been able to relove Halloween & the fun it brings! :) xo

  2. You know, I have a pretty great neighborhood and I have great candy (even Halloween fruit snacks for the little ones).... You know, if a person were so inclined to drive to the other side of the state to trick or treat at my house! :-)

  3. Oh my that cute little face paired with the fact that he is wearing bacon...he would have my whole bucket of candy. :)

    It's very hard to let a parent go to Heaven before us. I know how you feel. She must have been a very special person and she raised a wonderful daughter.

    Have a GREAT Halloween....CANDY!!!!

  4. "that's what losing your best friend does to you.."

    Laws, I'm coming over and hugging you. And then we'll eat candy. and listen to taylor swift..... wait.. wait.. you hate her? right? right.


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