Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween (And My Giveaway Winner!)

All Hallow's Eve is finally upon us! It is a gloomy morning in Montana right now (which is exactly how it should be!) Last night, all dolled up, my Mom and I went to The Keep (a great restaurant perched on the hill South of town). We had requested a seat by the window and we could look out over the city and all the lights. We ate filet mignon, drank Fuzzy Navels. For dessert? She got cheesecake and I got chocolate mousse. Mmm!
What a great night! Did I mention the whole time I was in cat ears? He he he.
This is the best picture I could take at the restaurant because of lighting.

After returning home I packed all the little treat bags for today's trick-or-treaters. I always liked using treat bags filled with candy. So much more fun for the kids! I loved going out on Halloween night as a kid. My Dad would dress up too and walk me and my sister all over the neighborhood! Till we had enough candy or our fingers froze (whichever came first!). My Mom would stay home and light all the candles, turn on the autumnal classical music and greet all the little kids that went to our house. (And there were a ton who visited our house!)
My sister and I on Halloween years ago. I'm the tiger. :)

This year, is the first year I'll be home all evening and also in a house that kids go to. My old apartment looked a little spooky, on a rather spooky street. So, no kids. But this year is different! I will put my glowing pumpkin out front, light all the candles, and turn on the autumnal classical music and greet all the kids. I think my Mom would be proud. :)
Another picture of my sister and I. I was so excited to be a ghost that year!
I love the intense expression on my sister. LOL!

I hope everyone has a marvelous time tonight! And now to my giveaway winner! I drew out of a hat (with the help of my cat) and the winner is......

Linda! of Life And Linda. Her blog is wonderful and I encourage
everyone to go over and visit her! (She has the most
beautiful house and I just love her centerpieces) :)
Thanks Linda for all of your sweet comments! I'm so happy
to have met you! Here's what she won:


  1. Looks like you and your mama had a wonderful time and a yummy dinner, love the looks of those desserts! Happy Halloween to you too... I hope you get lots of trick~or~treaters tonight and have alot of fun... LOVE the pics of you and your sis when you were little girls... "Best Witches" !... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. You little pumpkin. Have a nice night.

  3. Hi E. Charlotte, Congrats to the very lucky giveaway winner. She will enjoy her gifts for sure!

    Looks like you and your mom had a fabulous time at dinner. Great pic of you both too.

    Great Halloween pics of you and your sister. Such wonderful memories you have of Halloween long ago. Now you are making new ones and keeping traditions that meant so much.
    Hope you had a great night and lots of trick or treaters. We usually have 200 plus, but this year down to around 80. But lots of fun anyway and a warm Texas evening.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great week ahead.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. Looks it was very delishh!
    And congrats to Linda

  5. Yes, I am very proud. :) You have carried on the traditions of the family. I love seeing those old photos of you two girls. You guys loved Halloween so much! Congrats to your winner. LYS


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