I'm not doing very well with catching up, am I? It has been a busy week. Abby started basketball practice every night, and we have been attending the Montana Grain Growers conference. On top of that, I've been a little under the weather. I did take some living room photos that I need to upload and hopefully have ready for you on Monday. Until then, these were my little ghouls this year:

Halloween in December. Awesome! I'm just trying to be fashionably late, that's all. We made Abby's costume with felt and foam. Sarah's was an old costume we had that we gussied up a bit with tulle. Eva's was a last-minute (as in 15 minutes before we went trick-or-treating) trip to the dress-up closet. I have to admit I'm a bit of a Halloween grinch and usually find it to be a lot of unnecessary effort, but the kids love it and it is fun to see them all dressed up. 

Now we are 18 days away from Christmas. Or let's just not go there. DENIAL! DENIAL! The girls wanted to decorate and I just wasn't feeling it. So I hauled the boxes and tree out and let them do all the decorating. It was easy for me and they had fun. Win win! We asked the girls what they wanted for Christmas and so far we are about 0 for 4. Either we can't find what they want or they are out-of-stock. Turns out waiting to shop in December can fail big time.

We are tempted to forgo gifts and buy the girls a puppy instead. If you follow me on twitter or Facebook you might have seen me introduce Dexter, a pretty 2-year old Retriever/German shorthair mix we found on Craig's List. He was energetic and sweet and the girls quickly fell in love with him. It seemed like it was going to be a match made in heaven... until he decided he didn't like my dad. He barked and growled at him mostly, but one night when my dad went into "his" garage, he actually tried to bite. Not good. So he went back to his old home. 

That seems like more than enough random chatter for one day, so I'll sign off and wish you all a happy weekend!