Gratitude Sunday–Holidays

Gratitude Sunday

As part of Colline’s Gratitude Project, I would like to say how thankful I am for holidays.  Halloween is just around the corner and I dearly miss the days when my children were still home getting ready for Trick-or-Treat.  I loved carving pumpkins and all the fuss that came at that time of the year.

Everything about the holiday in our home, had to do with family.  With five kids it was always fun to dream up costumes that we could do ourselves.  It took many days of planning and brain storming to come up with ideas that the kids really loved.

Halloween 1991

We always had someone who wanted to be a vampire (Tabitha), or the walking dead (Amy).  Billy lucked out that year and got to dress up like the Cracker Jack guy.

Even our all black Pomeranian, Pu-Chai, got into the holiday.  One year, Tabitha made bat wings we attached to the dog.  He proudly went Trick-or-Treating with the kids showing off his wings.  No matter what, we always had fun.



Even today, my artistic daughter Tabitha still loves to dress up and attend Halloween parties.  Her Mexican Day of the Dead costume is dead-on!  (No pun intended). Smile  I plan on giving out candy on Halloween night.  What do you do to celebrate the holiday?

Thanks for creeping by to see what scary things I am up to.  I’ll see you again,

Silver Threading


  1. I love Halloween as well, Colleen, and would dress up in black tie and smother my clean white shirt with fake blood and add a few drops around my mouth as well. It was great fun and I was always in party mood with everyone else.

    I’ve not dressed up for Halloween now for a number of years but I’ve already been out and bought heaps of chocolate and sweets for the trick or treaters that will call on Friday evening.
    Then of course we have Guy Fawkes night on the 5th Nov here in the UK, but I’ll be spending that with Toby as he hates fireworks!


      1. Yes, very noisy. In fact, fireworks are already going off most evenings on the lead up to Guy Fawkes night and they carry on right up to New Years Eve. Poor Toby takes cover under the bed as soon as they start going off. This year I’m building him a den he can hide in, on advice given to me by the vet.


  2. I made costumes for my kids when they were small. I was never really a Halloween person myself but I managed to raise kids who love it. My 21 year old made treat bags yesterday and he’s thrilled because I told him our dog has a few costumes so he can dress her up.

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  3. I have always been a big fan of Halloween, but my kids are grown and so are the neighborhood kids. And most of the new kids in the neighborhood, their families don’t celebrate due to their religion, but I still enjoy putting the decorations out and eating the candy 🙂

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