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Home School Life Journal ........... painting by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

October 23-29, 2015, Snapshot Summary of The Fall BFF Retreat and The Ultimate Halloween Party

The boys looking over the new packs of cards Hope bought them before the trading commenced.
Magic The Gathering Party

BFF Retreat
On Saturday, I went to my sister-in-law's for my annual fall BFF retreat.

Chesapeake Bounty
We went to this farmer's market where they had baskets of various sizes which you could fill for various sums with whatever you wanted. I bought lots of fruits and vegetables including an Asian pear, Japanese eggplants, and a Daikon radish. I bought a jar of jam and some artisan bread. Then we bought two dozen of the best blue crabs I have had in years. We ate our fill and then picked out the rest for crabcakes the next day.

Monday and Tuesday
26 and 27
Sunrise Garden
On Monday I went with Brenda to the library where she volunteers and to her Tai Chi class. On Tuesday, we went to the Sunrise Garden. Back at home, Steven took Quentin to his rehearsals.

Wednesday and Thursday
28 and 29
Co-op and The Ultimate Halloween Party
On Wednesday, I came home and we went to (or taught) co-op classes. On Thursday, we had the Ultimate Halloween Party.
On the menu was Ghostly Shepard's Pie, 
Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs - naturally orange colored pumpkin shaped deviled eggs. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Roasted Red Pepper "Pumpkin" Deviled Eggs, Dracula Burgers, Mummy Cheese Sticks, 
Black Candy/Toffee Apples
Poison Candied Apples and Spider Web Cake, Spiced Cider and
Homemade crock pot pumpkin latte. This recipe is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. Made with REAL ingredients from your pantry. Everyone loves it and amazed that it is made in a slow cooker.
pumpkin spiced latte.

We had the traditional games such as donuts on a string.
 We made candy bats, 
owls and monsters.
 We bobbed for apples.

We carved Jack O' Lanterns out of pumpkins or turnips and we watched the 1931 Frankenstein movie. We had more planned, 
(ghostly craft and roasting marshmallows), but ran out of time, so we are likely to do those before Halloween.

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  1. Awesome party! It looks like a wonderful week all around. The deviled pumpkin eggs are so cute and I love the candied apples. Awesome!
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Those candy bats are awesome!

  3. So much fun and so many goodies! I'm so glad you got to enjoy your BFF get away! It sounds divine!!

  4. Oh, Phyllis...now I'm starving! Blue crabs...veggies...deviled eggs...candied apples...donuts...candy. :sigh: LOL

  5. It looks like you had a lot of fun on Halloween! Love the Halloween snacks that you had!


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