Monday, November 3, 2008

Mini Challenge #3

This is a blog challenge. With Halloween over and the sugar high subsiding.... I want to hear what was your favorite Halloween memory. It can be from this past weekend or from years past.

I have two that will forever stick in my mind. Mainly because they seem to mirror each other.

When I was 8 years old I had broken my ankle the day before Halloween. I had a fresh cast on my ankle and no way to move around. My costume hung on the closest door. Mocking me as my brother, dressed in his Star Wars costume headed out the door. I was so sad. It seemed like an eternity that Jay was out Trick or Treating with my Dad.

When he finally returned I was expecting him to mock me as he did when he left. Instead he sat down in front of me and handed me a bag, full of candy!!! He had asked at every house if he could have an extra treat for his sister. Some houses gave more when they found out!! I will never forget how I felt when he did that. My brother may be big, and scary to most BUT he has a heart of gold and is one of the most loyal people you could ever meet.

Flash forward to this year: I had Emmy home from school on Halloween with a fever and diarrhea. Paige came home from school looking tired. I gave Emmy some medicine to get her through the night. I dressed them up for Trick-or-Treating. They were all excited and I snapped some adorable pictures of them.

As we were going around the block, Paige literally dropped to the ground and couldn't get up. She was crying and said she was sick. She was burning up. I had Emmy rush to a friends house and they took her home. A few houses later, DD did the same and also had to go home. Emmy was so sweet when we continued and asked for extra candy for her sick sisters. People were more than generous.
When we got home both DD and Paige were lying down, still in their costumes. The look on their faces when Emmy handed them bags of candy warmed my heart. At first I thought this was the worst Halloween ever but... it really was the best Halloween!!

Here are some pics I got before we tried to venture out:

Halloween cuties:

Emmy ~ an angel. So true!! So sweet, innocent and giving!

DD ~ a devil!! Full of spark and tons of unending energy. A little sassy too!

Paige~ a pink kitty. So sweet, tender and loving!

Please blog about your most memorable Halloween. You can provide a link below or send me an email at If you don't have a blog you can email me your Halloween memory. BONUS BALLOTS..... if you post some Halloween pics or a layout.

***All the challenges this week are due in my inbox( or on the blog November 3rd!! I have extended the dates so everyone has more time to create and send their layouts or cards to me. I will announce the winner on the 4th. ***

Remember you are playing for a RAK valued at over $50.00. All new CHA goodies.

Happy Scrapping!



  1. Oh my gosh girl you had me near tears. How sweet of your brother and then of your Emmy do that. You are so blessed.

  2. Sorry to hear that Paige and DD became so sick. Your Emmy is a special girl (your brother was a special guy too) -- so sweet of them to ask for extra candy.

    I blogged about my Halloween memory. Thanks for this fun challenge. I've had a great time doing all of your challenges. You can read mine here:

  3. What a night you had....not only one memory that sticks out but 2. Hope your girls are feeling better.

    I didn't have one that sticks out but I did post about halloween on my blog and added a couplepictures.

    Thanks for the great challenges Tara!

  4. I added a few photos on my blog.

  5. Wow Tara, you sure had your hands full these days.

    Love the photos of the girls!

    We had a tough night this year too. Courtney ended up in tears from what we thought was strep but ended up being another bad ear infection. She must have been wanting to have sympathy pains with her buds.

    I hope everyone is better real soon!