A Happy Little Halloween

Rachel: Monica, we need more candy.
Monica: What? There’s only been like 4 kids!
Rachel: Yeah I know, but one of them just said that she loved me so I just gave her everything.
Phoebe: No wonder you’re pregnant. –Friends

This weekend I was having a little pity party because we didn’t go out and celebrate Halloween. I did a ton of driving this last week for work and I just wasn’t up for driving the hour and half drive to Geeky’s party, or driving to the city to celebrate with Tahoe Couple. I also didn’t buy a costume this year because I just wasn’t feeling in the spirit. I think it’s because I really wanted to go to a party with Match. Most of our friends are couples and I’d feel like a third wheel if I went out without him. Plus I’m definitely feeling over the huge bar crowd scene.

I resigned myself to an uneventful weekend and figured we wouldn’t do a whole lot. Friday Match ended up selling one of his old car parts for a pretty good little chunk of change and surprised me by deciding that he was going to take me out on Saturday night with some of the money. It was a much better alternative to the night I was planning, curled up in front of my Industrial pc, entering online sweepstakes and facebook stalking.

We bundled up and strolled downtown to this little sushi restaurant that we discovered early last month. The Giants were playing so we asked to sit at the bar.

We yelled at the TV along with our sushi chef, and we took shots of sake when they scored. The Giants ended up losing but we had a great time anyhow. I meant to take a picture of the tasty sushi but we devoured it before I got the chance. It was a great, unexpected date night.

This morning I grabbed Monkey’s old costume from last year and we dressed him up for his walk. We got into the act a little bit too.

Don’t you love how he’s sticking his tongue out at the camera?

We tried to get him to do his best squirrel impression but he couldn’t get too far up the tree.

After we got back from our walk Match was digging around in the garage and noticed some of the decorations for Halloween weren’t out. He asked me about it and I told him I didn’t think he liked decorating for the holidays. Then he shocked my socks off by going outside and actually putting up the fake cobwebs himself, without any prompting from me!

It made my day and I loved that he tried to make our little stay at home Halloween weekend special. We spent the evening passing out candy to all the adorable neighborhood kids. We had so many little trick or treaters we actually ran out of candy. In the years past we’ve only had three or four total, and this year we went through two full bags of candy! I loved seeing all of their happy little faces and adorable costumes. I’m definitely looking forward to next year and a cozy stay at home Halloween.



    Don’t you love it when low-key weekends turn out to be the best? Sounds like you had a great weekend! I’m sure it was fun handing out all the candy.

    And Monkey’s costume was great!


    aww. that sounds like the perfect weekend.

    i’ve always enjoyed low key weekends, especially with the weather getting colder.

    you are lucky monkey was a willing participant. i tried to dress my 9lb pup up as snow white a few years ago and she wanted nothing to do with it. she got the costume off in less than 5 minutes, haha.


    I’m so glad you guys still had fun even though you didn’t “go out!” I’m ALL about staying in–Saturday night L. and I tried to go out to some costume parties and ended up standing around in the cold all night waiting to get in, and never getting in! UGH! I had much more fun earlier that afternoon, when us and a few of our friends ordered pizza and watched scary movies.

    So glad to see pictures of you guys now! Love it!

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