Friday, October 30, 2009

Can't Contain Myself

It's the day before Halloween.

Living where we do in the country we don't have trick-or-treaters. But our church is having a "Trunk or Treat" tomorrow in the late afternoon so all the trick-or-treaters will still have plenty of time to do their house-to-house trick-or-treating.

It's the 1st year our church has done a Trunk-or-Treat and I was SO excited when it was announced. I haven't ever even attended a Trunk-or-Treat before but I immediately started thinking of ideas for decorations. I lean more toward the cutesy decorations because the little spooks are the ones I enjoy the most - and I sure don't want to scare them!

AD and I thought of G1 and G2 and their race cars! We talked to our Youth Minister and he thought it would be a great idea to do a racing theme and put their turf cars in the space we'd have.

Then the downer - the boys' last races of the season was scheduled for - you guessed it - Halloween. But as it turned out, the track owner planned to include a Trunk-or-Treat at the track. We would still get to enjoy the little ghosts and goblins.

I contacted our Youth Minister and told him not to expect us. He totally understood and said maybe there would be another event that would lend itself to race cars sometime.

So then yesterday it rained - and it rained - and it rained! The races were cancelled.

When we found out about the cancellation I made a hasty call to our Youth Minister to see if there was possibly a space left that we might have. He said they'd make room if they had to.

So everything is back on and I can't wait to see all the kiddos. And give out treats.

And of course have my camera at the ready too.

Happy Spooking!


  1. Happy Halloween, my friend.

  2. What is Trunk or Treat? I've never heard of that so I'm totally in the dark.

  3. Cathryn, A Trunk-or-Treat is where a group of people (around here it's church members of a church) park their cars in the parking lot, open up their trunks that they've decorated and hand out treats to the kiddos that walk by from car to car. In our case we won't actually have a car with a trunk. Our grandsons are taking their race cars (mini sprints) for the kids to see and they'll hand out candy to them. We think the kids will get a kick out of seeing real race cars and the boys will probably even let the kids sit in them if they want to.

  4. And it rained and rained...

    Have a great time handing out candy!

  5. Sounds like a fun hasn't stopped raining here in 2 days....did you send it my way??

  6. Can you tell I live in the boodocks of New Mexico?!?!?! LOL What should have been obvious had me baffled. I called several people I know to find out if they ever heard of a "Trunk or Treat" event. Thanks for clarifying that for me. I have fund raising ideas now!

  7. By the way--Happy All Hallows Eve everyone!

  8. They have trunk or treat here in SC.
    I miss the days of thinking up a costume and putting it together with my little ones. But almost every year, someone calls me last minute and needs help stitching up a costume. Just yesterday someone contacted me on Facebook, begging for last minute costume help for her teenage daughter boyfriend's BamBam costume. I love helping out!
    Funny how things work out, isn't it?!