October 31, 2011

All good things must come to an end...

After weeks and weeks of decorating and preparing for our Halloween party, it's officially over.

I never give the outdoor creatures as much "blog time" as I do the indoor decorations, so it's only fair that I leave you with a few more exterior shots (don't ask me about the electricity bill..there's a reason we don't decorate like this at Christmas).

Goodbye October, we will miss you.

Anyone interested in helping pack up our stuff?

19 comments:

Creative Breathing said...

Kim, I just had to stop by this Halloween knowing the peek at your decorated home would be spectacular, and boy is it ever!!!! I wanted to share with you the simple but dramatic production that goes on in my yard on this anniversary date of my son and his bride. I hope you enjoy -pretty scary!
Thanks for sharing your fun day! E
(see my flickr photostream E's Creations
Elizabeth

Jodee said...

So glad you had another Happy Halloween! I bet you have the packing up down to a science! I've seen your organized Rubbermaid! HA HA!

Donna said...

Wow, it's all amazing, Kim! Great costumes and decor & lights! Love it that the kitties even got in on the act:)

Katia said...

Your Halloween party is absolute incredible!!!! Io non potevo mai neanche immaginare che potesse esistere qualcosa di simile, mai ne ho visto nella mia vita, nemmeno in televisione!
Tutto era straordinario e perfino difficile da commentare, però per me la cosa più bella erano YOURS CATS WITH HATS!!!

Tam said...

WOW kids must love getting an invite to your house

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

It is over! But on to bigger things like Christmas!

that kitty cat is so sweet!

lea
xo

Marie said...

J'adore.Je trouve votre décoration d' Halloween impressionnante et franchement très jolie. En France, nous avons essayer de faire Halloween dans notre village. Ca a marché les premières années et puis ça s'essouffle aux fils du temps.
Bravo et bravo pour votre site que j'ai découvert par hasard mais qui est très touchant.

vivian said...

i hate the packing up part... and then the in between before decorating for christmas.. I'll probably do it this weekend. I hate saying goodbye to soo much cute stuff for another year. but there is lots of cute stuff to replace it with.. just a lot of work!
and you have a lot of work ahead of you too! but something tells me you probably have it down to a science after 20 years!
have a great day Kim!
xoxo
vivian

Jboo said...

WOW!! Cool decorations!! You guys must be the fun people on the block! :)

I'm sure the holiday bring out even more! Happy November!

Janet

My Vintage Mending said...

I must admit...I am excited about what next year might bring. Knowing that you are shopping the shelves this very minute....enjoy it! Smiles...Renee

How cute are those sweet kitties...

Heather said...

Only 364 days until the next Halloween, Kim! Congratulations on such fantastic Halloween decorating. You and your family never cease to amaze me!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such great photos of the family.

The outside is amazing...I would love to see it in person. All of the kids must come from miles around to see it.

Pam said...

I packed up most of my stuff this morning, but of course I don't have 39 billion Halloween containers like someone else does. I bet you don't have nearly as much help in taking it down as putting it up though.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Call me a party popper, but I LOVE taking down our holiday decor almost more than I enjoy putting it up. Funny, but after staring at it for so long I start to feel like the walls are closing in on me. Getting everything back in their boxes just makes me feel GOOOOOOOOD :)

Lynn said...

I love all of your fun!! If I lived closer I would help you clean up and put everything up!
Hugs,

Cheryl G. said...

That was fun!

Kim said...

You are AMAZING..
Love these photos every year..
Have a great week..
Hugzz...

Karin said...

Oh my word...I would hate to have to pack up all that stuff (although I am envisioning doing it with snow on the ground--haha). So glad you guys had a fun party. I know your kids will have such great memories of your special parties.

GardenofDaisies said...

Even the kitty cats had costumes! :-) It all looks so wonderful, indoors and out! I don't know how you are going to top this next year.