Monday, November 7, 2016

Halloween 2016

The boys had a fun Halloween.  Here they are waiting for the bus on the day they had their school Fall Festival.  Cort was Mario, Pierce was Edgar Allan Poe, and Reid was a "Super Banana".  On Halloween itself they wore different costumes.

Signs that your child may be on to your candy pilfering habits:

I have been working more hours, and I've been blogging for 7 years come December, so I'm feeling a little burned out.  This is why my blogging is spotty for now.  I'll try to still write something at least once a week, but it may be a while before I resume 3 days weekly. 

27 comments:

Tom said...

FUN!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The boys look so cute! Haha, Mom has been busted--they're keeping count. :-) I understand burnout. I hope you can find the joy in blogging again. Are you still teaching?

SweetMarie said...

we all understand. :) hope all is well with you all! your boys are all so cute!

Mildred said...

Very cute photo of the boys. I will look forward to your posts whenever you can fit in the time. Take care.

Tanya Breese said...

they sure look cute!

Caren Gittleman said...

The kids look adorable!!! The Super Banana cracked me up and Edgar Allen Poe is so Clever (hope I spelled his middle name right).......congrats on blogging almost 7 years. I hit the 7 year mark in October and I share your feeling of feeling as if you are burned out. I have been battling with that for some time now. Let's hope we both can plow through it! I also have cut down the number of posts I do whenever possible, (I have two blogs so it is hard to do that). catchatwithcarenandcody

Out on the prairie said...

Always nice to hear from you.I just got another computer to stay on top of things.I ate too much candy, I would have shocked those boys how much I have consumed.

Harry Flashman said...

I have trouble keeping my blog current, and I'm not working and don't have children at home. I think you do a great job of juggling everything.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, Cute kids and adorable costumes...

I know the feeling of Blog Burn-Out.... I've been through it several times --but 'burn-out' may not be the correct word for me. My problem is TIME... I even have trouble finding time to blog once a week --and seldom have time to answer others' blog posts... Frustrating --because I do love it.

Take care my friend.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sally said...

Awe - they look so cute! Pierce cracks me up. :)

I totally understand, Lisa. I just hope the added hours aren't too much for you. xoxo

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have always been amazed that you have been able to post at all with three boys. And even more so when you started to work. Glad you are back At ALL, so I can chat with you and see what's going on. LOVE Mario and Poe, they are adorable! I am assuming you hid most of the candy to dole out gradually, but smart boys will sniff out where the sugar is!

Buttons Thoughts said...

The boys look fantastic, I love that they are all different to show their different personalities. Work is good we will still be here waiting, don't stress about it. Hug B

Vera said...

I think all regular bloggers need some time out from blogging, and this is their right to do so. I, too, have slowed down a lot with posting blogs, as I, too, have been feeling a little burnt out with writing them. Not to worry, the occasional blog will keep us both in touch with the blogging community!
Your boys are getting more handsome by the day!

Aodhnait said...

Great costumes!

Michelle said...

I do love the Poe costume. A favorite writer of mine.

DMS said...

Love the costumes! I am cracking up about the candy count. I wish I had thought of that when I was growing up! Awesome (well, maybe not for you). :)
~Jess

Linda said...

They look great! I hope you will show us their other costumes too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The boys look great, love their costumes!

Terra Heck said...

Love the Edgar Allen Poe costume. All bloggers get burnt out at one time or another. Take a rest, then resume when you feel ready.

alissa apel said...

I like the Super Banana! I like that they are all something different.

Crystal Collier said...

I think once a week is a very reasonable pace--as you can probably tell. There was a time when I posted 3 times a week, and it was WAY too much. You really have to find the pace that fits with your life, eh?

Maggid said...

Thank you for taking care of yourself . . . sharing when it's right for you is a big blessing . . . you get more of your own life . . we continue to be blown away & inspired by your shares . . .

Uniquely You
Is Simply AWESOME

love & love,
-g-

Jenn Jilks said...

Lots of people are burning out. Don't do that! Just do what you need to do.
No sense doing that!

Sandra Morris said...

cute!!
I miss having littles that dress up for Halloween.

TexWisGirl said...

you've been blogging a few years longer than i have. i completely understand the need to scale back (i have, also). it takes a great deal of time to keep these relationships going, yet they're extremely hard to let go of. :)

your boys are too cute. love the 'count'. :)

indah nuria Savitri said...

love the costumes indeed! That's why we adore Halloween, right..

Annette said...

I love the costumes. Lewie's school would not allow students to wear any masks or hats on their heads, so I let him have the day off. (It's not fun being a "peashooter" if you're headless.)

I can completely understand your need to reduce your frequency of blogging. Every week I have to prioritize work, teaching, taking care of Little Lewie, cleaning/errands, and blogging. As much as I would like to blog at least one time per week (four times per month), there are times when I simply can't get to it. Many, many years ago, I used to write two or three posts per week, but those days are long gone. I've come to accept that my blogging is more for myself and my few bloggy friends and not to strike it big one day. In the end, I want to look back and remember the joys of motherhood; there are many, and I'm glad I've had the opportunity to document them in this way... Wishing you all the best Lisa. Your accomplishments each week will always continue to amaze me.