Halloween 2016

Halloween has come and gone, just like that! If you have been following my blog for a while now, then you know how I have made a very conscious effort to embrace fall and all it has to offer, and I think I did a good job!

Halloweentime at Disneyland, it’s a must. Although it was 90 degrees during our trip, butterscotch beignets and the Dapper Dan’s dressed in their orange striped outfits, can do wonders for your Halloween spirit!

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Seeing Disneyland City Hall all decked out, is by far one of my favorite things. As is taking in the twilight view of Main Street.

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The Halloween Tree in Frontierland is another new favorite. It’s covered in yellow and orange string lights and a bunch of little jack o lanterns. It is so sweet and a tradition Desi and I decided we want to carry into our house!

Football! We finally got a chance to go support our boys in blue when the Air Force Falcons took on the Fresno State Bulldogs! We made the three hour road trip up to the central valley during our first real rain storm of the year, it was a fall wonder!

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Somehow, this was the only picture I got. Bugging him to take a selfie while the boys warmed up. At least I knew better than to ask for a picture during the game! 

The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl. Wow! This is by far our top new Halloween tradition. Every year the bowl hosts Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara and the entire original cast of the Tim Burton classic as they lend the voices once more.

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It was so much fun, we had our bottle of wine and fancy popcorn, hot coffee and maple cookies, blankets and all. We were ready for a cozy movie under the stars. Until, they took my wine, coffee and sparkling water… apparently the bowl rules vary from event to event. So we were left with dry cookies and a blanket, in 75 degrees… Definitely a story to share and it didn’t keep us from wanting to come back next year!

Pumpkin pancakes, what a better way to kick off Halloween morning and end October on a high. Desi had to work late that night while I walked around with my cousins and uncles. But I think these pancakes helped him feel part of the fun.

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It’s these little traditions and extra effort put into making every day feel special that I love so much. It gets me excited to think of all the ways Desi and I will carry traditions over and start new ones of our own as we begin this next chapter.

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween season, and are throwing away all of the Whopper candies left. Seriously, who invented those?

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