So the Jackson family made it home from the hospital just in time to get out for some trick-or-treating. Beth and Mahaney manned the door while Will and Maddie went out to “find” some candy and “be found” by others. See if you can tell who we are?
We are off to our Fall Festival and wanted to give our blog readers a sneak peak at the Jackson’s theme for ’09. Enjoy!!
Last weekend, my parents and grandmother were in town to visit Maddie, and were so kind to give Beth and I a night out. So after a tasty Chick-fil-A dinner, we headed to a seasonal favorite: the temporary Halloween store! As we walked around trying to find something that wasn’t sketchy or shady, I thought to myself, “Where’s the Christian Halloween store?” Now I realize that this may be an oxymoron to some; however, I began to wonder what all one might find in the Christian Halloween store. Here’s some of our ponderings . . .
- Definitely masks of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and William Carey. It is Reformation Day ya know.
- A shepherd outfit
- Probably some OT characters: Moses, David, maybe a prophet or 2
- Peanuts characters . . . Linus does quote the Christmas story, remember?
- Bob the tomato and Larry the cucumber
- Just say no to the Bibleman
- Got to have some ladies: Mary, Martha, Ruth, Esther, Rahab post fall of Jericho, Church Lady
You would also have to have some good accessories . . .
- Big Baptist hair wigs
- A Preaching Bible (KJV only)
- Youth pastor paste-on soul patch
- the armor of God (Eph 6) . . . gotta have that sword of the spirit
- offering plate
Anyway, we had a good time thinking of these things. So now you tell us what things you would expect to find in the Christian Halloween store.
Today is probably my wife’s favorite holiday because we get to dress up in creative costumes and decorate for Fall. She loves fall as well because of the cool weather and changing colors in the trees. Last night we went on our date night up to Hillcrest to see all the houses which go way overboard in Halloween decorating . . . but it was still pretty cool to see some of the ideas. Then we headed over to the Pie Kitchen for dessert and then to Krispy Kreme to buy 2 Pumpkin shaped donuts to enjoy for a good Halloween Breakfast!
Every year we usually dress up twice. Last weekend we had our 2nd annual Costume Party. This year’s theme was Nursery Rhymes, and we went as Jack and Jill . . . . after they fell down the hill. Yet, somehow it looks like Jack took the brunt of the fall? You can see more pics of the fun at our Flikr page on the right side of the screen. My fav was little Miss Muffett and her spider.
Then tonight we are heading to church for Trunk or Treat where we will be Mr. Green and Mrs. White in the Library with the rope and the knife. HA! Stay tuned for more pictures to come . . .