It's so fun having all these kids and getting to do Halloween kid style over and over again. Yes, it is exhausting with all the costume changes. DIY to save a $20 here and there. I am very grateful I wasn't nursing a baby or hauling a wagon full of non and semi-walkers. Now that was exhausting! For the elementary kids it was Drug free week so they had dress up themes each day. I wonder if all this hoopla works. Just say no, or maybe sample a bit and moderation is key. Or watch out for addiction. We had a patrol parent meeting on Monday, talking about the DC trip this summer. I plan to go with Marly on that. I played tennis with Julie Rice on Monday in clinic and then in Tuesday's match (against the same ladies Rachael and I played in Fernandina). So much fun but ended in a loss, which you know I just hate. We won the first set 6-4, then lost the tie breaker in the second set maybe 5-7 then lost the tie breaker in the third set 6-8. Lots of tennis! Luckily the weather has been awesome all week. I played a fun match with Jennifer, Sally and Liz on Wednesday to redeem myself a bit. Our match on Thursday was rained out. I stayed in my nightgown as long as possible hoping to continue by horror movie marathon I started this week. But, Phil and I had a lunch date working through our weekly drama. It's this time of year where money starts flying (that actually probably happens all year around here, but less holiday drama) so I'm trying to set us up for success. Ellie got a cavity filled along with some sealants. MOPS led the rosary that night, which was really Katie and I. Super stressful at first but it worked out and was actually nice. Friday I went to adoration with my parents, then brought a family dinner then Sunny's for a delayed Birthday lunch. I thought Friday night was a family pumpkin painting party at TCC but it was actually a drop off babysitting thing. We sat in the bar instead, which was okay. Ellie babysat Ava May. The Cochrans had a 40th Birthday blow out that night. Way too much fun ending in Phil and I walking home around 1:30am. Saturday morning I got up and went walking for coffee with Rachael and Tracy, always a treat catching up. Then, the VanWie's picked us up on their boat and we met up with the Summons yacht to tailgate for the GA-FL game. Wow! Now that is the way to tailgate! So much fun people watching and enjoying a gorgeous day. That night we went to the Johnson- Hardison's for a family Halloween party. A great practice for Halloween! Nice, family fun complete with party games. We all went to bed early. Marly altar served on Sunday. Low turn out for CCD, maybe because of Halloween? I played a bit of tennis with my sister, Phil gave her a lesson to prep for our tennis tournament next month. Voss won her soccer game with a few good saves in goal (and the kid on his team who scores all the goals!). Phil and I made a steak dinner then off to trick or treat! We started with our street first as usual, then my parent's house then off to the forest. This time, Ellie was trick or treating with Addison and Charlotte so we parked there. Marly went with Addy. Phil and I followed Voss and Abby around. One of Voss' friends hooked us up with a golf cart ride so we went all over the neighborhood. So much fun and so much candy! I stayed up to conclude by week of Horror, with Chucky. Also this week I saw Halloween Kills, Nightmare on Elm Street and It. Nothing is scarier than Game of Thrones, though. I guess I'm numb after that. Here are our pics of the week.