Autumn is no doubt one of the best times of year. There are crafts with the kids, making leaf piles and jumping in, corn mazes, carving pumpkins, and hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks. Then there’s the making fun goodies for the class fall parties and the hunt for costumes for that deliciously fun holiday, Halloween. All of my such wonderful memories are very well preserved and documented in scrapbooks that are now gathering dust.
My two wonderful daughters with whom all these memories were made are now 18 and 22- one in college and the other getting married in a couple of months. Interestingly, even though they don’t thumb through the old scrapbooks, they remember in detail each costume they wore and the process of coming to the decision of what they wanted to be for Halloween that year. And I remember taking their vision and creating a costume on a shoestring budget. (more…)