Thursday, October 11, 2007

palm trees, pictures, the problems with perfect pumpkins and other plosives

it's the most wonderful time of the year! HALLOWEEN is just around the corner! we purchased our pumpkin this week and i have been enjoying it immensely. every time i drive up to our house, i am reminded of why we have this very important and spiritual time of year: COSTUMES AND CANDY and all things CREEPY! i might as well be typing HEAVEN ON EARTH! the hard part is that i can't find most of our halloween stuff yet. only my halloween tablecloth and placemats. i guess that will have to do. no sign of our purple and orange holiday lights, or my jack-o-lantern platter or my gobs of cobwebs. just yesterday i was kicking myself for having a july wedding instead of waiting until october! just imagine! a bride and groom with fangs, a BLOOD red velvet wedding cake, dead flowers, a hearse instead of a limo, dancing your first dance to the monster mash! how could i have been so silly to forgo such an AWESOME opportunity? sometimes i just don't know what i was thinking!


anywhooo, it finally has gotten below 90 degrees here, so we spent some time outside. the kids don't really look like they are enjoying it, but trust me they are! they know the reason for the season and they are both as excited as me about this very important holiday. plus, they are sitting next to a pumpkin! they might as well be sitting next to a gold mine! believe me, my kids will be raised correctly!


our pumpkin, one of our palm trees and the offspring. the palm trees are my fave thing about our new place! who'd of thunk a landlocked missouri girl would have real live palm trees in her yard?

has anyone else noticed the complete lack of imperfect pumpkins these days? where are the lumpy, ugly, lopsided pumpkins whose disfigurement truly embody the message of halloween? are we such a botoxed, nip/tuck society that we need visually perfect and aesthetically pleasing gourds too? how do you make a scary pumpkin-headed man to sit on your porch to scare away non-halloween believers if his orange pumpkin skin looks like it has a daily regimen of Proactiv solution? it's a travesty, a sham and a mockery. a real traveshamockery!

also, on columbus day, we went downtown and enjoyed river street. it was good to know that if this whole mothering thing didn't work out, i always have other career avenues to explore!


one happy fam damly! cues the aaahs!

9 comments:

Emily & Jeremy said...

how are you so tiny?!?! You look so cute. I love that purple dress.

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Heidi, I am inspired. Not to step it up and actually enjoy or appreciate the absolute worst holiday of the year, but by your style. Girl, you've got it going on! You should have your own show on Bravo called "Heidi Ann Beck Simpson's Guide to Style".

How you like them apples?

Elizabeth said...

I think you and Linus would get along very well, Heidi (from Peanuts, watch the It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown). This is my favorite time of year too. I love it! October is always my favorite month.

And I can't believe it is cooler here in Phoenix than it is there! What is wrong with this picture? The whole eastern side of this country is entirely too hot.

Ashley said...

I think you may have a bit of goth in you to even think about a Halloween wedding, but you're not alone. I've often fantasized about that very thing :) I was at the temple the other night amazed at how empty the event folders were for October and told everyone in the office that October seems like a perfect month to get married because the weather is so nice...

Meghan said...

Every time I see a skull I think of you. I love that you love all things spooky. Good luck with the table dancing!

Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said...

I too love Halloween. I was always jealous of my little brother who's birthday was the end of October because my mom always threw him these awesome halloween themed parties! I bought Ellie's halloween costume in August! I still haven't figured out a good inexpensive costume for myself this year .. any ideas?

Caroline said...

I love how Reagan is trying to block the sun out of his eyes!

Happy Halloween!

You are so entertaining!

Mink News said...

You guys look like your having lots of fun, and you have the cutest family...you look great too! Thanks for saying hi, and I hope we get to see each other again soon, it would be fun to see your baby girl! I love your "Posts" your way to good at writing, I think you could write a book.

Debbie said...

I love October, too! Not too hot, not too cold. The colors of the leaves changing. I love your pumpkin!

You would be great dancing on the bar.. haha