Monday, October 1, 2012

It's the Creep-Creepiest Season of All...

Yay!  It's favorite month of the year!

Can you guess why?

Lots of reasons...lots of birthdays, lots of parties, lots of beauty, and new tastes and smells, lots of reasons to snuggle up with my family and make memories together!

We've just finished two weeks of celebrating family (online and off!), and hasn't it been amazing?  A perfect lead-in to the spiritual feast of General Conference coming up this weekend.

Since I gave the voice of my blog over to my wonderful guest bloggers these last two weeks, I've got so much to tell you...but I won't bog you down with everything at once.

I'll just tell you one little story before we announce the Family Proclamation Celebration PRIZE winners.

So you know I've been "nesting" for like six months now.  That "to do" list just never ends.  We put the crib together on Saturday, and started washing baby, fun.

I've also been working hard to make our front porch look all festive and welcoming.  I finally did a few decor ideas that I had pinned on Pinterest last Halloween...

...including these pillows...

...and these bats.

On Saturday, I opened my front door to find an Obama political canvasser who was nearly in tears, she was getting such a kick out of our decorations.

I realized that Guy had added his own special flare to our front porch decor...behold:

"No! Trespassing or die.  The curse of the elf."

And then...

"If you trespass the curse will go on you!!  And the elf will chase you, so don't come!"

"The zombies are coming!!!  You'll be sorry!"

"Oh, you will!"

So much for my "welcoming" front porch!

I love my kids!

I love family.  

There is so much joy in family time, and thanks to all of the contributors to my blog over the last two weeks, I've been able to spend a lot of wonderful, carefree time with my THANKS AGAIN!

I love that you guys keep coming back here day after day sharing your love of family and your testimonies as well!  Thanks for the support...and have a great week preparing yourself and your family to listen to the prophets!

You can see some things that we like to do around Conference time by clicking here or check out my sidebar.  (Stephanie is also doing a series of posts about the 14 fundamentals of following the prophet this week!)

Now to announce all of the *patient* winners!  Congratulations!

The winner of the Dream Big Family Rules Subway Art sign from Landee on Etsy is Karen @ Still Crazy After All These Years.
The winner of the $50 gift certificate for a Family Proclamation Photo Book courtesy of VioVio is Carin @ Building Eternity.
The winner of the gift certificate for the Family Proclamation Photo Art by Family Tree and Me is This LDS Military Wife. Congratulations to all the winners! Please send an e-mail to Montserrat at chocolateonmycranium {at} live {dot} com to claim your prize.


  1. Wait... I WON????? YAY!!!!!! And I love your adorable decorations. Halloween is my family's favorite holiday. We go ALL out. It's a blast!

    1. Oh, yes you did! :) Congratulations, and thanks for all of your wonderful comments and contributions during the celebration!!! :) Halloween is so fun! I know some people steer away from it, but it can be a blast...and for my son, a fun way to confront and conquer his own fears of the unknown! :)

  2. I love love love the bench pillows! So cute!

  3. I love love love your porch bench pillows! So cute

  4. You are such a bundle of energy and I love following you. I loved all the decorations and especially the signs made by your childeren. Thanks for all the wonderful articles you wrote and for all those who contributed posts on the Family Proclamation. I too am very anxious for conference weekend.
    Blessings to you and you sweet family.

  5. sounds fun and especially the baby preparation time...

  6. I love the porch decorations! If I had a porch I'd be tempted to *borrow* your ideas! You also have a beautiful blog. Glad I found it and I might have to come back often!

  7. Hahaha. Elves and zombies--I love it!

  8. Oh man, Guy, so creative! Love this ;)