October FLEW by!  (really interesting sentence to lead with huh?)  But really, I can’t believe we are at this point in the year already, it will be Christmas soon…scary stuff!  I think because we were so focused on September 22nd for such a long time, it seems foreign to now be looking ahead to other exciting events. (of which I am thinking we have lots!)

Last night we did not do a big night of reno work.  It was Halloween so we had to go celebrate with the cute little ones in our lives.

This one didn’t quite make it out Trick or Treating

We made it out with a really scary lion for a few houses and even in the rain it was so much fun

I think the umbrella was her favourite part!

I couldn’t manage to get a picture of the front of her outfit, but believe me she was the cutest lion out there.  I haven’t been trick or treating in about 15 + years so it was really fun to remember the excitement of the night!  Molly was the most polite trick or treater too, telling the other little girls that they looked “beeeeeeeeuuuutiful” and always saying thank you. She was NOT liking the “scary boys” in the Scream masks but other than that I think she had a great night.  Her Daddy stole her chips, Uncle Garret was stealing some chocolates and Auntie Julia was delighted to find a small package of Nibs…it’s surprising that she made it home with any loot.

Our next stop was to visit Elliott and Ashley and their little monkey:

All tuckered out on his first Halloween

We had some snuggles and took some photos and G found a new snuggle buddy… (I think I’m being replaced)


Buster had no interest in getting out of there!

When we got home G did the first coat on our bedroom. We weren’t too sure about the colour but once it was done we were really happy with it

Me: “Hey babe are those your good jeans”? G: “umm hey look over there “…trails off and quickly changes the subject. This is an ongoing discussion as he has about 40 work outfits, and yet every time he is doing something I catch him in nice clothes! Oh well at least it looks nice in photos 🙂

finished walls and one really dusty set of blinds!

I really need to learn how to take more colour true photos of things like this so I can show off what colour things really are.

He has worked so hard over the past few weeks and I just can’t believe the difference in our home  Last night was our last couch sleepover as tonight after he paints the trim the bed is moving back in! To finish this project we still have to figure out the built ins to go over our bed, and rework the closet, but once the bed is in we can get dressers back and start purging and cleaning and organizing (my favourite fall project)



We carved pumpkins last night!!!! Well, more like Ashley and I carved pumpkins last night while G and my brother Elliott watched The Unit on the couch…their contribution was more so just putting a dent in our Halloween candy stash…but let’s just pretend it was festive togetherness!