Halloween is a special holiday for me, mainly because it is so full of memories! Each season, I love to look back on the past with sentiment, remembering special experiences. I feel that this helps us be grateful for the times we have to come too since the present will one day be a memory that we look back on. Although we don’t have kids, we still LOVE Halloween and enjoy celebrating it every year. Last year was our first year in our home and we were pleasantly surprised what a big ordeal it was. People from all over the city come to our neighborhood to trick or treat!
Join me as I look back on some of the more memorable Halloweens I have enjoyed!
My earliest memory of Halloween was getting to carve pumpkins with my Dad around two or three. Growing up in Texas means you get to carve the day before or the day of Halloween before they rot (it is always warm!). Trick or treating was a favorite then, but carving that pumpkin was what I really loved. I was definitely a tomboy and loved getting down and dirty with pumpkin guts. This is around 1990.
Remember my friend that I had the awesome kool-aid stand with in 1993? Well, she was my favorite trick or treating partner! In fact, 1993 was a good year for us in general. We made good money that summer, then had an epic Halloween. We decided to surprise each other with our costumes that year. Homemade was usually the route we took, so I chose to use my mom’s old cheerleading outfit. Little did I know, she decided to use her brother’s football uniform!
In high school my friends and I would usually have parties full of movies, junk food, candy and girl talk. I never really dressed up or did much to celebrate at that age. When my husband and I got married, there was always some kind of Marine Corps party going on for Halloween.
Even though we lived in a tiny apartment for 7 years, we always celebrated Halloween by carving pumpkins, watch scary movies, making caramel apples and decorating every square inch of our space!
Now that we live in a house, Halloween has become really fun for us. Our neighborhood goes ALL out. Everyone decorates and people from all over the city come trick or treat. Of course, now that we have Ruger, we finally have costumes in our lives again 😉 Last year he was a pumpkin…
What are your favorite Halloween memories?