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Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Halloween lived on a little longer than normal this year. We usually go to the Halloween at the Zoo party in advance, but trick-or-treating is limited to one night. Then a forecast of bad thunderstorms led most of the cities in our area to move trick-or-treating. Then everyone picked different nights, so it was a mess. Our city actually picked TWO dates. And now I have way, way, way too much chocolate and candy in my house. I'd like to say I bought only the kind I don't like or that I avoided eating any of it, but as soon as the bag was opened I was doomed. Two weeks after buying a new pair of running shoes, a first step in my effort to steel my resolve to get back into fighting shape, I am crumbled by 100 Grand candy bars. I can resist the Star Bursts, the lollipops, and anything remotely disguised as healthy "fruit" candy, but what is it about some chocolate that's worth the risk of diabetic shock?

Evan chose to be a policeman, sticking with his five year theme of choosing non-superhero, non-fantasy character costumes. The "con man" was just a natural fit and funny coincidence with Connor's name. I intended to take a portrait session with them but time and energy are in limited supply in this house, so here's the Facebook timeline cover instead.

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Evan went trick-or-treating with his friends again this year. Since Amy and I walked around with them last year in the freezing cold, we made the guys do it this time while we hung out on the porch handing out candy and drinking wine. Who says Halloween is just for kids?

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