Monday, November 1, 2010

Bidding October Goodbye...

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
~George Eliot~
(I love this quote by George Eliot -- who, by the way, was a woman!  She wrote under a pen name feeling that her chances of getting published would be
greater if it was thought she was man!) :)

It is hard to believe that it is already November.  It doesn't even feel as though I had time to blink and October is gone.  I suppose it was the busyness of the month that made it go by in a blurr.

Halloween was a confusing event this year. I know, you're thinking, "What's so confusing about Halloween?" Can't be that tough, can it? Well, usually it's not but when Halloween falls on a Sunday it becomes confusing. Some places change the day of Trick or Treating so it is not on the Sabbath Day and other places keep it the same. The real "Trick" is finding out what your particular county has decided to do -- change the day or keep it where it falls. Sounds easy enough...except when your county has two different times....depending on whether you live "in the city" boundaries or "in the county" boundaries.

We've lived here for 15 years and while I've heard the terms of being in the "city" or the "county", I've never known which one we were in. I don't know where that imaginary dividing line between city and county lies, and until this approaching Halloween, I had no need to know. The need to know grew out of the fact that if you lived in the imaginary boundaries of the our little city then your day to Trick or Treat was on Friday night. If you lived beyond the imaginary boundaries of the city and/or lived in the town of Wilmore then your day to Trick or Treat was on Saturday. While those who live in Lexington, the next city over, had their Trick or Treating on Sunday, the actual day of Halloween. Are you with me? Or are you as confused as I was? All you really need to know is that the kids in any of the surrounding areas could really clean up by being able to go Trick or Treating on Friday, Saturday AND Sunday! On top of that, our ward Trunk or Treat Party was also on Friday night! What to do, what to do?

Well, on Friday night we decided to go to the Kelley Farm to go to the corn maze as John and Debra were kind enough to send us a pass for our family to attend!  What a great time we had!  We did both the mazes (the easier one and the harder one) and made it out without needing to call for help. :)  We did a hay ride and had hot chocolate and funnel cakes.  It was a perfect night!

And this is the corn maze that we wandered through. Isn't it that amazing?!

The Alltec World Equestrian Games were held in Lexington, Kentucky in October so in honor of the games this is the maze they made!  We look forward to seeing what they do for next year!

We had such a good time! 

And so did Jacob when he went to a church Halloween dance in this costume...
He won the prize for the scariest costume!  BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!


Kauti Nicholls said...

great costume jacob! lol. too funny. I agree with you on the confusion of halloween this year. lame huh? glad you guys had fun :)

Don and Robin Cooper said...

Glad we were visiting Tara in Utah as they went trick or treating on Saturday night! We also loved going to the Kelley Farm and corn maze...wonderful family fun!