Monthly Archives: October 2010

Trick or Treating

When I was a kid, we only went to homes of people we knew.  I’ve always kept the same practice for my family.  One Halloween, there were a couple of gentlemen I didn’t know, visiting in one of the driveways.   The man, who apparently lived at the house, seemed offended that we didn’t go knock on his door.  I tried to explain my reasoning, but it didn’t seem to make sense to him.  So I introduced myself to him and asked his name.  Since I “knew” him, we went Trick or Treating at his house.

I have changed my attitude about Trick or Treating.  I look at it as an opportunity to get to know my neighbors better and build stronger relationships with them.  We check our candy very carefully and through away anything questionable.  While my kiddos enjoy the extra candy, they also understand the deeper meaning.  Not only does it help us connect with our community, it also teaches my children to reach out and be friendly people. 

When we were at California Adventure, the kids wanted to go on Grizzly River Run multiple times.  Since I was wet enough, the kiddos went together.  I was so pleased to hear that they started up a conversation with their fellow raft mates and made the ride even more enjoyable.  Isn’t that what life is about, making the ride more enjoyable?

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Family Home Evening: Faith

One of my kiddos gave a great lesson on Faith.  I had their notes and scripture references to share with you…that were swallowed up by my desk.  Despite the time I spent cleaning my desk, they are still missing; but my desk is much more manageable.  Instead. I’ll share a few of my favorite scriptures about faith:

  • Alma 32:21
  • Matthew 9:22
  • Doctrine and Covenants 4:5

Our activity was a round of Harry Potter Uno.  (I like how the different versions have differences in the game, not just different pictures on the cards.)

Our treat was Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip bars.  That’s the kind of cookies my mom liked to make when I was a kid.  I love those sweet trips down memory lane!


What are you doing for Family Home Evening?

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Saturday Sentament: Autumn

There is harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky. 
- Percy Bysshe Shelly

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Favorite Feeds Friday

Fall has finally arrived here in Arizona!  It’s supposed to stay in the 70′s for the next two days – yeah!


Here’s my favorite feeds I found this morning:

  • Crazy Domestic featured this stylish soap dispenser.  It looks so much better than the little plastic one I have by my sink!
  • I’m not a big zucchini fan unless it’s in zucchini bread, but I’d actually try The Enlightened Homemaker’s Zucchini Parmesan. I also love her discussion on Italian food.
  • Room Mom 101 shared Somewhat Simple’s cute way to decorate lollipops from last week.  It was nice to be reminded of the ghost lollipops and get a couple of new ideas too.
  • Your Homebased Mom shares her weekend of parties and some great treat ideas!

Which blogs have caught your attention today?

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