Beauty In All Things

A single mom loving Jesus and surviving suburbia

Day 30 – Halloween

IMG_1227Holidays are hard. Many families have two to share the load of the common place of the day and the excitement of day. Halloween for example means that I have to coordinate buying the pumpkins, overseeing the carving, cleaning up the carving roasting the seeds….you get the idea. One great thing after another that is hard to give up. Thanks to a sweet friend, I am happy to say that, Halloween is one holiday that I have finally dialed in. A few years ago she started inviting me to her Halloween party and it has changed our holiday. We gather in the afternoon and all carve our pumpkins together, in community. There are tons of parents to supervise and clean up and manage our brood. She orders pizza and the kids play. At 6 we head out and trick-o-treat all together. Again, tons of parents to manage and coral all our kids. I know they do it for fun, but it ministers to me so greatly. It meets a need for our family in a special and unique way.

Until next year,

alison sig

 

Day 24 – Christmas

IMG_0820Yep, Christmas. Well, for today anyway. My favorite, favorite store in all the world posted an invitation to join them in decorating for the holidays. This store has amazing window displays each season and some friends and I went scissors in hand to help. Can’t wait to see the final store decor next month and know I got to help. I love finding free ways to do fun artsy stuff.

Loving Anthropologie,

alison sig