I ran around lighting candles while Justin fiddled with computer cords. I rearranged our pumpkins and then re-rearranged them again. I changed my shirt three times and deliberated deeply on what socks I should wear. Because tonight? It MATTERED what I was wearing.
Because last night was our first Halloween in our new house. Oh sure we’d spent plenty of Halloweens together before, but not in *our* house. In *our* neighborhood. On *our* front porch. We had been looking forward to this since we had our offer accepted last May. Since we sat on the front steps last October while they ripped up the floors and talked about what it would be like to hand out candy there. Since I put out 37 miniature pumpkins this year and thought about putting out more.
It was our first Halloween in our home. And I wanted to take a million mental pictures so I would never forget. So you see, it mattered what I was wearing.
Incidentally, I settled on a grey & white striped nautical looking shirt and grey wool socks just about the time the first doorbell rang. I dunno, to me that said warm & cozy yet young & hip. :) Anyway as the doorbell rang a second time, I ran around the corner shouting for Justin to hurry up. Cause I’m pretty sure he was upstairs trying to figure out what to wear too. :)
We handed out TWENTY bags of candy in all, and at the end of the night we sat on our steps and smiled at each other.
And this house…it has never felt so much like home.
Soooo you’ve heard the rumors, you’ve seen the tweets. And I can now confirm what Justin & I were for Halloween. (We dressed up for a friend’s party on Saturday and then handed out candy last night). Drum roll please……….I was little Miss Taylor Swift and Justin was internet sensation, “Cigar Guy,” from that Tiger Woods picture. We had originally planned on being Facebook and Twitter (and together we’d be The Social Network) but as soon as Justin heard about Cigar Guy it was all over for that! :)
My costume was complete with an iPod down my dress playing the new Speak Now album! :)
So this being our first year in our new house, on our new street, in our new neighborhood we really wanted to represent. See our neighborhood takes Halloween very SERIOUSLY (there were no less than five haunted houses within a one block radius if that tells you anything)….and we wanted to come out swinging as the new cool kids on the block (y’know as opposed to the New Kids On The BLOCK…..NKOTB forever!) So the first thing we did was to make sure to buy the really cool candy: Reese’s, Almond Joy, Twix, Skittles, Kit Kats. There were no tooth brushes or apples over here, o-KAYYY?? But then right as it was getting dark, we started to panic that that wouldn’t be enough. That’s when Justin got the bright idea (courtesy of our friend Ann Nyberg!) to project scary movies in our picture window.
Well let’s just say, we were the hit of the neighborhood!! Boo- YAH! And we are already planning ways to step it up next year. :)
Hope you all had a FANTASTIC Halloween!