While I wouldn't say Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, this year managed to be a pretty good one.
We kicked off the week with my family's annual pumpkin carving extravaganza (one of my favorite traditions of the season). I live for my mom's homemade white bean chili in pumpkin bread bowls and her pumpkin bundt cake.
I love seeing my cute grandpa carve his simple jack-o-lantern every year, and everyone squish together to get at least one good family picture.
I decided to carve an elephant, which isn't that surprising considering my obsession with them has reached new heights this year. What was surprising was that it actually turned out okay.
I told all my students to wear their Halloween costumes to dance class this week.
That was a blast. They were wild and crazy, but so much fun. I love to see their imaginations take them to incredible places.
On Halloween I threw on my shark hoodie, Dan turned into my shark attack victim, Ann brought out my owl costume, and we headed to the party of the year. The place was packed.
I saw every costume in the book. It only reminded me why this holiday is so odd. But, I guess we only have to embrace it one day a year, and I can handle that.
We ended the night by watching Psycho in my backyard. Creepy, spooky, and oh so fun.
See ya next year Hallow's Eve.