I love Halloween in our neighborhood! Most holidays are about families and family time; everyone retreats inside and does their own thing. But at Halloween everyone is out in their driveways, congregating and chilling with their fire pits and beers, passing out candy and chatting with their neighbors. We meet up with our friends and the kids start hitting up the houses, never the exact route each year. We run into different friends and neighbors all night long, finally ending at the Gills' house, who serve food and hot chocolate in their backyard around a fire.
View from one of my runs
One of the most exciting things that happened recently is that a new temple opened just down the street from us. It was announced 5 years ago that an LDS temple would be built here in Meridian, Idaho, and we couldn't believe it! Then we found out that the location was a beautiful lot we drive past every day as I take the kids to school. We've been watching the temple be built for years now and were so excited for it to open.
Roo had her first orchestra concert and did a wonderful job. She is loving playing the violin and everything music. She is still playing piano and is wanting to tackle the flute next.
And this one of B
and this picture that Roo made.