On Monday, this week, I finally stripped the wall paper off the bathroom transom in the kitchen, then cleaned the other transoms in there as well. I did other house cleaning, and then I wrote my Pollyanna blog, and went visiting teaching. I also painted the front door black, and made a wreath of skeletons for it. And, as you can see I switched out the pictures on my family garland for vintage witch and skeleton pictures.
I think the black door looks great.
On Tuesday I took Eleanor on a grandma date, since Nell is so very sick, and uninterrupted rest seems to be best for her. I also shipped Hatchets, cleaned house and read a lot of my book club book, since book club was coming up quickly.
Dad had his temple shift, which made it easy to spend the whole evening reading.
On Wednesday, at work, I hauled this double bed out of one of my booths, since I am doing a lot to switch it out and redo displays there. Since the bed was out, and it was my Reclaimologist posting day, I decided to post it. Unfortunately it didn't sale, guess I am a rare duck that loves Eastlake and Cottage furniture, and this bed is both ... with its original finish, including the floral details from the 1880s.
That night Dad and I sat in our bedroom chairs and had a companionable evening of reading and facebooking, and, well I think you get the picture.
On Thursday I worked again, doing still more to move booths around, and set up a clearance booth in the north antique mall building.
That night after work, I was off to drop a load at DI, since I'd been cleaning all week in anticipation of my witches' luncheon the following Monday. After that I ran to the store to get snacks for our trip the next day and headed to book club from there. I had finished the book, and had a great discussion.
On Friday morning, Dad and I were off to Idaho ... we stopped by Trevor's house, where he installed us with one of their BYU car flags as we traveled to Brittany's house in tandem to watch the BYU - Boise State game ... (Davin and Bri had left earlier, and spent some time with her grandmother in Idaho before meeting us at Britt's.)
When we got to Britt's, we were greeted by her and Charlie ... since the last time before last when Charlie saw us her parents left her with us for 10 days, she seemed a little suspect of us ... but warmed up soon. How cute is she with her pink cast, acquired after a fall from the back of the couch a while back.
It wasn't long before Mom and all her kids were dressed in their Boise wear ...
Here, Briahnna spends a minute giving out hugs to her kids before its time to go ...
Addie scores more parental attention, before she gets a chance to stay at Britt's to bond with her Grandma and cousins for a while.
... and they are off to the game.
I loved this picture of Britt's showing that Boise State fans actually do fraternize with BYU fans.
Meanwhile at Britt's, the remaining five grandchildren, Alex, Eva, Eleanor, Elias, Addie and I all ate and played and watched movies ...
I think Elias is trying to put a hex on me to get me to quite annoying him by taking his picture!
Somewhere between seeing, How to Train Your Dragon, and other kid movies, I manage to watch a favorite movie too, Austenland, which Elias actually seemed to like as well .... then ...
the enviable happened, and our party turned into a slumber party.
The next day, everyone caught up on their devices, before it was time to head to ...
The Farmstead, one of the top ten rated 'corn mazes' in the country ... and this one has a lot more than just a corn maze, as you will see.
This is a huge jumping pad ...
Bull riding ....
These are more pictures of us all on the hay ride...
Eva did not love the booming of the pumpkin cannon ...
but Elias, Charlie and Kai loved the funky slide ...
and ofcourse the dried corn 'sand box' was a hit with the little people.
While the big kids loved shooting powerful pop guns at each other.
But the whole thing was just exhausting, so much fun to be had ... Dad and I actually left to go junking after a couple of hours, and the rest of the diehards, kept at it for another few hours, including spending more than a half an hour in the corn maze itself!
.... and while some of us where having fun in the northern parts, other family members in the southern parts, were having their own kind of fun.
Above are Sam and the kids at their ward Halloween party in Texas ... and Becca and Brady were getting ready to head to Disneyland ... Pretty fun weekend for all!
and you know how Dad is always running into people he knows whenever we go on vacation? Well, it happened again, as he runs into Big Foot at the DI in Boise .... who knew?
On Sunday we got up and went to church in Britt's ward, before heading south. While driving we listened to a favorite book series call The Seventh Seal by a couple named Draper. He's a Last Days Scholar, and she's a novelist ... we have listened to them several time ... and love it.
So that was our week.