Here we are ! Into November & it is lovely !
We are having temps of +14c ! This time of yr. we can be having freezing rain & snow so what a glorious treat this has been for us ☺
As I mentioned before this time of yr. Specifically All Souls Day / All Hallows Day is my fav day of the yr.
I did try my best to approach halloween with a fun spirit and I think I did ok . I carved many a pumpkin & decorated the yard happy autumny like . I found the best pair of italian leather witchy boots at the MCC thrift for $1. because it was 1/2 price day !
My dh took the boys over to their friends place as our neighbourhood does not get many children here . They had a blast ! I dressed up with my boots , skirt & hat. I filled up one of the big ceramic crocks with candy & lit the pumpkins .
We had so many kids show up ! It worked out perfect last child was on their own and I had just enough left for one kid !
I was so proud of our children too . Often halloween has been a fight because I despise turning death into fear based 7 gruesome memories etc. the kids see all this with their friends & in the stores and like any kid want what others have .
This yr. They chose on their own the costumes . ds14 went as santa and is he ever a great santa .because he is a big jolly fellow . We made him a beard out of felt & cotton balls .
ds 9 went as a prisoner . He even bought his suit himself !
They are saving some candy to give to our grandson as they feel he did not get enough candy ☺
This crock was to the point of spilling over !
The little fairy house
I lined the sidewalk with mini clay pots & placed tea lights inside
my new boots , they are so comfy !
lol stylin granny
granny was happy & ready for those kiddos ☺
Do they not look like they could get up & start dancing !
Ok I splurged & purchased this silly witch at the dollar store . Her eyes light up & she makes a funny laugh ☺
It turned out to be a beautiful night
After Halloween we took off to my Mum's place for 3 glorious days !
We visited the cemetery & walked the beach to view the aftermath of the storm which did do a lot of damage .
Adventure Boy got to set up candles at the old homestead & we got some good pics & video too . So we share below with You .
I try & set up our All Souls altar on All Hallows eve which is my grandmothers birthday .
I set up pics of those who have past as well as souls of those we pray for & pics of their fav foods , plants , saints etc.
I love how this turned out this yr. ☺
Graves of great grandparents
grave of my grandfather
I love how they used the the local stones
We sweep off the graves each spring & autumn season
my mother is trying to plant bulbs this yr .
It was extremely windy & very difficult to keep those candles lit !
Gramma Grace's grave site
Our first attempt at the All Souls Video
I awoke to this my fav part of the day sunrise ☺
The lake way beautiful that morning
Our Ancestral Remembrance Video
We went down to the cottage & the old homestead to prepare for prayers
We set up candles & a picture of Ferade &Grace
Adventure Boy got to light his candles as planned ☺
Mum is always happy to smudge
I brought a beautiful big sage stick
one can never have to many brooms ☺
We then topped off the day with a little sacred fire ☺
It was a beautiful time & we have been so blessed with this wonderful weather . It was just what the family needed . My only small ( very tiny ) regret is that we did not have pickerel fillets , wild rice & soul cakes . A Mum just cannot do it all ☺