Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Past

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love to dress up. And I love all the scary decorations. The more gruesome, the better. Plus, who doesn't like candy?

And I love surprises. How much fun was it to dump your trick or treat bag out and gawk at all the candy? And the different kinds. Being the anal person that I am I would separate them into categories: chocolate, chewy, crappy, pennies (um yeah some stupid neighbor handed out packets of 10 pennies to each child), apples (I was never allowed to eat them). I'd give all of it away, EXCEPT the chocolate. I'm much the same now.

I can't remember what I was for each Halloween. But, I do remember some: a rabbit (hand stitched by my mom), a flapper, a hobo (thanks mom), a punk rocker, a construction worker (thanks again), a housewife, a dancer. And as an adult I've been: a pirate wench, a biker, a pregnant cat (with nipples and everything), a KISS fan and the Evil Queen. Oh, and a bride.

Yup, our wedding was on October 30th, 1999. We chose that day because it was as close to Halloween as we could get. I really wanted to have a costume wedding. But, being anal as I am, I was afraid that some people wouldn't dress up. Or that some would be cheesy stuff and not thinking it through. And I didn't want that. I wanted everyone to dress up in super cool costumes. And I didn't know how to get that point across without being a major bitch (something I usually don't have a problem with, but I wanted my husband's family to like me until we tied the knot). So, we had a traditional wedding. And it was a blast! The next day Carissa went trick or treating as a flower girl, go figure.


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Awwwwwwww! Love the wedding pics! I don't think I have ever seen those.

And pennies? Seriously? Only ten of them, too? A curse on that house!

Corey~living and loving said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww Happy anniversary! :)
loved this post. LOved the pics. How fun!

CamiKaos said...

Happy Anniversary (ours was the 27th) and Happy Halloween

mielikki said...

Halloween weddings are the best.
Hope your anniversary was fun, and you have a good, safe Halloween

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful Wedding pictures. I can't believe someone would hand out 10 pennies. What a BORING treat! I loooooove Halloween too!

sybil law said...

Great pictures! Happy Halloween!
My cousin had a wedding with a dress-up station. It was awesome. But now you guys can do it for an anniversary!


We just love Halloween too..rates right up there with Christmas in our was always the most fun to go through all of your loot once you got kids did the same last night..
Love the wedding pics by the way! You were a beautiful bride..

Ingrid said...

Yes, I absolutely LOVE Halloween. We had a great time last night.

Happy belated anniversary! I think it's cool you guys got married near Halloween, and I love that picture of you guys in the bike. It's awesome.

BTW, I got the book today. Thank you so much, Lori. You're the best.

Jeff & Lisa said...

Love the wedding pics! Our anniversary is Saturday!!

BOSSY said...

Neat time of year. Bossy thinks Halloween is a little like Christmas With Chocolate.

Modified Mummy said...

ooooh we're planning on having our wedding on halloween one year (when we get around to it, but that's all on my shoulders not his, lol)

I've run the idea of costumes by my grandma (the least likely to participate) and she sounded enthusiastic! Although my in laws to be are overly religious, and while we're not sure how they'll take it, I'd hope they'd be pissed, lol.

Anyway, they're lovely pictures! And your costumes as a child were better than mine! I was usually dressed as a witch... with my mums makeup, and a black bin bag :( I hated it, lol.