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Happy Halloween from our Peacocks!

Happy Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by that it is already time for Halloween, one of our favorite times of the year!  We love the fall season!  This is Alex’s fourth Halloween! Victory is a peacock this year for Halloween along with her little sister, Alex, shown below! Victory (along with Alex) was a Crayola red crayon last year; Victory (along with Alex) was Super Woman two years ago; a unicorn (with Alex) three years ago; Wonder Woman four years ago; a fifties girl five years ago; a lioness six years ago; a butterfly seven years ago; and a ladybug for her first Halloween, eight years ago.

Here is Doug and Alex’s pumpkin, which they worked diligently on this year, shown below!

Additionally, here are links to other pumpkins carved by Doug: last year; two years agothree years agofour years agofive years agosix years agoseven years agoeight years ago; and nine years ago!

Here is a short video of the lit pumpkin that Doug carved for us this year!

Additionally, here is a look back at Victory and Alex over the years on Halloween! We hope that you have a safe and great Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our Crayola red crayons!

Happy Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by that it is already time for Halloween, one of our favorite times of the year!  We love the fall season!  It is Alex’s third Halloween!  Victory is a Crayola red crayon this year for Halloween along with her little sister, Alex, shown below!  We think they look pretty adorable!  Victory (along with Alex) was Super Woman last year; a unicorn (with Alex) two years ago; Wonder Woman three years ago; a fifties girl four years ago; a lioness five years ago; a butterfly six years ago; and a ladybug for her first Halloween, seven years ago.

(It is still somewhat tricky to get the girls to sit together; and everyone’s patience was at capacity, as we took these photos after celebrating Victory’s birthday! I did my best, shown below!)

Doug spent roughly five hours, the other day, so earnestly working on carving our Halloween pumpkin, featuring a ghost trick-or-treater in honor of Alex and Victory!  He did a wonderful job! A short video of our lit carved pumpkin is also shown below.  A few photos are shown below of the girls with the pumpkin Doug diligently carved! 

Additionally, here are links to other pumpkins carved by Doug: last yeartwo years agothree years agofour years agofive years agosix years agoseven years ago; and eight years ago!

Alex has greatly enjoyed going on daily walks (and drives) spotting pumpkins, which she affectionately refers to as “punkies!”

Here is a short video of the lit pumpkin Doug carved for us this year!

We hope that you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Since this has been a trying time for kids, during COVID-19, we believe Halloween is an opportunity to celebrate since it takes place outside. We plan to set out candy and take Alex trick-or-treating, weather permitting!

Here is a look back at Victory and Alex over the years on Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our Super Girls!

Happy Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by that it is already time for Halloween, one of our favorite times of the year!  We love the fall season!  It is Alex’s second Halloween!  Victory is Super Woman this year for Halloween along with her little sister, Alex, shown below!  We think they look pretty adorable!  (It is nearly impossible to get the girls to sit together for a photo these days without Alex running after Victory and then Victory running away, as a result!  So, we put them together in Alex’s crib and I took a few photos and I hoped for the best!  Last year, it was certainly easier to photograph the girls together!)  Victory (and Alex) was a unicorn last year; Wonder Woman two years ago; a fifties girl three years ago; a lioness four years ago; a butterfly five years ago; and a ladybug for her first Halloween, six years ago.

Weather permitting, Victory will help us hand out candy on Halloween in her costume and she will show off our pumpkin masterpiece carefully carved by Doug, shown below, of a toddler sitting on top of a pumpkin!  Doug spent almost seven hours, the other day, so earnestly working on carving his Halloween toddler pumpkin, in honor of Alex!  He did a wonderful job!  (Doug previously carved a dog on our pumpkin in honor of Victory!)  A short video of our lit carved pumpkin is also shown below.  Additionally, here are links to other pumpkins carved by Doug: last year; two years agothree years ago; four years agofive years ago; six years ago; and seven years ago!

Depending upon the weather, we may take Alex trick-or-treating to a few nearby houses in our neighborhood — we will just have to see how it goes, as Alex also goes to bed early, per her internal clock!  However, tomorrow, Alex is participating in a school Halloween parade!  It will be fun to see the kids’ costumes!  A few photos are shown below of the girls with the pumpkin Doug diligently carved!  (Alex insisted upon holding her bubbles while sitting next to the carved pumpkin!  She even eats her meals at home with these bubbles on her highchair tray!  And, she would sleep with them, if we let her!)

We hope that you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a short video of the lit pumpkin Doug carved for us this year!

 

So much has changed since last Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our Cherubs!

Happy Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by that it is already time for Halloween, one of our favorite times of the year!  It is Baby Alex’s first Halloween!  Victory is a unicorn this year for Halloween along with her little sister, Baby Alex, shown below!  We think they look pretty adorable!  They even got “Booed” this year!  Victory was Wonder Woman last year; a fifties girl two years ago; a lioness three years ago; a butterfly four years ago; and a ladybug for her first Halloween, five years ago.  Victory will help us hand out candy tonight in her costume and she will show off her pumpkin masterpiece carved by Doug, shown below.  We may take Baby Alex trick-or-treating to a few nearby houses in our neighborhood — we will just have to see how it goes!  Doug spent a few hours the other night carefully and diligently working on carving his Halloween happy face pumpkin!  Additionally, here are links to other pumpkins carved by Doug: last yeartwo years agothree years agofour years agofive years ago; and six years ago!

We hope that you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

 

 

 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by that it is already time for Halloween!  Victory was a fifties girl last year; a lioness two years ago; a butterfly three years ago; a ladybug for her first Halloween, four years ago; and, this year, she is Wonder Woman, shown below!  You can see over the past four years how much Victory has changed!  Victory will help us hand out candy tonight in her costume, along with her pumpkin masterpiece carved by Doug, also shown below.  Doug spent a few hours carefully and diligently working on his Halloween friendly ghost-themed pumpkin!  Additionally, here are links to pumpkins carved by Doug last yeartwo years agothree years agofour years ago; and five years ago — mostly all dog-themed pumpkins!

We hope that you all have a wonderful Halloween!

 

 

 

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by that it is already time for Halloween!  Victory was a lioness last year; a butterfly two years ago; a ladybug for her first Halloween; and, this year, she is a fifties girl, shown below!  You can see over the past three years how much Victory has changed!  Victory will help us hand out candy tonight in her costume, along with her pumpkin masterpiece carved by Doug, also shown below.  Doug spent many hours carefully and diligently working on his Halloween ghost-themed pumpkin!  Additionally, here are links to pumpkins carved by Doug last yeartwo years agothree years ago; and four years ago — all dog-themed pumpkins!

We hope that you all have a wonderful Halloween!

 

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Happy Halloween!

Happy (almost) Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly the time is flying by that it is already time for Halloween!  Victory was a butterfly last year and a ladybug the year before, and, this year, she is a little lioness.  She looks adorable in her costume, shown below.  The color of Victory’s fur coordinates well with this costume!  (Looking back, via the links above, you can see how much Victory has physically changed and blossomed from one Halloween to the next).  Tomorrow night, she is going to help pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters and show off her costume along with her carved pumpkin masterpieces, with the assistance of Doug, of course!  So far, the weather looks good on Halloween!

Earlier this month at the time of Victory’s birthday, we took Victory to the pumpkin patch, an annual tradition!  She had a great time!  We still could only find one pumpkin patch located in Delaware, after looking in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, that would permit a furry family member to come along!  We had fun, Victory had fun, and the weather was just gorgeous!  A few images from our annual trip to the pumpkin patch are shown below.

Doug is carving our pumpkins this year for Halloween so stay tuned on Instagram!  Enjoy the photos below!  Also, here are links to pumpkins carved by Doug last year, two years ago year and the three years ago!

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

 

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Victory: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  I cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by that it is already Halloween!  Victory was a ladybug last year, and this year she is a monarch butterfly (I love butterflies — and her costume seemed fitting due to all the positive changes that Victory has experienced this year, similar to a butterfly!)  She looks adorable in her costume shown below.  She is going to help pass out candy to the trick or treaters tonight!

Last weekend, we took Victory to the pumpkin patch!  She had a great time!  We could only find one pumpkin patch located in Delaware, after looking in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, that would permit a furry friend after checking websites and making many calls in order to find a pumpkin patch that we could all go to!  We are so glad that it worked out!  We had fun, Victory had fun, and the weather was just gorgeous!

Doug is carving our pumpkin this year for Halloween so stay tuned on Instagram!  Enjoy the photos below!

P.S. Here are links to pumpkins carved by Doug last year and the year before!

Happy Friday!

 

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Happy Halloween From Victory!

“Dogs have a way of finding the people that need them…Filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.” ~Thorn Jones

Happy Halloween!  Over the weekend Doug spent time carving our pumpkin for Halloween — Doug did a wonderful job on our pumpkin!  A photograph of Doug’s pumpkin masterpiece is shown below!  Of course, Doug carved a pumpkin of a dog and dog bones in honor of Biscuit and Victory!  Doug used a Dremel along with some pumpkin carving tools to help create his pumpkin!  (You can see some previous pumpkins carved by Doug here.)

Victory is a ladybug for Halloween shown in the images below!  Victory was kind enough to pose for the camera next to our pumpkin!  Victory is so adorable in her little costume that she tolerated wearing!  Victory is going to help hand out candy tonight in her little Halloween costume and meet some other furry friends in their Halloween costumes!

Victory is doing well and she is making a little progress each day in her new home!  Victory is now shown on the blog in the upper right hand corner under the heading of the ‘Vision — Biscuit’s Space.’  Biscuit’s image will always remain as the header of this blog as Biscuit is the  inspiration, namesake, and living proof of the power of Biscuit’s Space.  Biscuit sent us the ‘right’ little sheltie — Victory.  We are very grateful that Victory has entered our lives and that she has become a member of our family.  Here is Biscuit in his panda costume last year!

Next year, when things are not so new and we are not going through this transition with Victory, we will be taking little Victory to the pumpkin patch, one of our favorite outings together!

Happy Halloween!

 

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We Are Back!

We are back! This was the longest break I have ever taken on the blog in 10 years! It was a much needed sabbatical; however, I did really miss writing in this little space, and it feels like now is the right time to return. And, I cannot believe it is already officially fall, our very favorite season! We have a lot of fun activities planned, this fall, including: celebrating Victory’s eleventh birthday; seeing the Van Gough Exhibit: Immersive Experience; going to the pumpkin patch; picking apples; celebrating fourteen years of marriage; visiting with friends; celebrating Halloween; and hosting Thanksgiving!

During my time away from the blog, I was able work on catching up on my photo editing, which I always seem to be playing catch up, and I am still currently playing catch up in this area, always! I was able to create family yearbooks from 2018 through 2021, along with creating a book containing Alex’s pre-school art! (Prior to this, I printed my favorite family photos, but I have so many, it was getting difficult to manage, so I decided it might be better to make archival, high quality photo books. I still print my favorite images to frame.) Alex loves creating art, and it was my way of capturing her art forever, and encouraging her to continue her creative projects, which she very much enjoys! She is still hard at work making her lovely cards and sending them out to friends and family! It was very gratifying to get these books finished and printed, and I plan to make a family yearbook for each subsequent year! And, I plan to continue to make books containing Alex’s artwork, a nice keepsake! It is my way of creating a legacy for our little family.

We spent a lot of time at the pool this summer; Alex is swimming, on her own, which is so great! She is a little fish in the water! She was very determined to swim on her own! She wants to continue swimming so we are joining an indoor pool. Alex also continues her horse riding lessons, and she enjoys the horse she is learning to ride named, “Storm,” which she affectionately refers to him as, “Stormy!” We have brought Victory with us a few times, and she loves the horses as well! Alex is trotting now, which is great progress!

We celebrated Alex’s birthday, and I cannot believe she is four, already! Since she turned one, it was the first time we were able to do a formal birthday party with family and friends due to the pandemic! It was great fun, which included face painting and a rainbow science show!

We went away to the beach for vacation, and it was really a nice time away, and we rented a different house this year, and it was perfect! Both of our girls love the beach so very much! We also took a trip to Michigan this summer as well, and we all survived the long drive! We had a lot of fun together! Alex is looking forward to flying on an airplane again later this year!

This fall, Alex started a new school, and she is transitioning well. It has been a big adjustment for everyone, attending an elementary school, but she continues to enjoy learning and she is so very curious, and I hope she never loses her curiosity and love of learning! Victory goes with us every morning for school drop off, it is so great, and we are so grateful for Victory’s good health, as she just had a wellness exam at the vet.

I hope that you had a great summer and that you are enjoying the cooler fall weather!

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” —F. Scott Fitzgerald