Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween Fun

Another Halloween has come and gone and once again we had so much fun! Ever since the first Halloween that Shannon, Justin and I spent together, we've been enjoying the day with feasting, pumpkin carving and scary movies. And now that we've gotten wise and taken the day off, it's even better! Yesterday the big excitement was making gingerbread cookies for the first time.

We made double-headed bats, skeleton boys and girls, scaredy cats and even an axe-weilding gingerbread man with a wicked smile.

And then we feasted on a meal of infernal pork roast, blood & guts potatoes (stuffed potatoes, thanks, Nigella!) and salad in a claw (aka endive). We watched Dark Water (which was more eery than scary, but I do have to say that I'm thankful I'm no longer living in an apartment building because then I probably wouldn't have slept) and The Omen, which I can't believe I haven't seen, but it's probably because the whole demon-type thing scares me! We said goodbye to things we want to leave behind, and set them on fire in the backyard. We envisioned the things we'd like to welcome into the new year and we offered the Goddess some red wine in thanks.

A beautiful all hallow's eve it was.

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Anonymous said...

This worked on Shannon's site, fingers crossed!

Oh, what a lovely celebration! I adore that you took the day off and really enjoyed the celebration in a leisurely way as well as getting to see Halloween scary movies. I love the gingerbread men and your spooky characters too! Were they as good as they look?

I wish I could have been there, I know what a lovely ritual you all do together, I'm blessed that I have personally experienced that. I miss you!

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Shannon said...

Yay!!! What a great post :) I was so great to share the day together!

Claudia said...

Sounds amazing! Love those cookies!

Jessie said...

oh my gosh it looks like a warm and fun and spoooooky time! it makes me want to invite my friends over to do something fun. you're invited. ;)