Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekend Recap & HAILoween 2014

This past weekend was a great one. It was chill and low-key...exactly how I like it. Highlights are below.

Friday (Halloween)

M and I got all geared up to hand out Halloween candy to our neighbor kids and we sat out on our front porch to hand it out. (So the kids wouldn't ring the doorbell and terrorize Hewitt.) We handed out candy for about an hour or so and then we heard some thunder. We were due for storms later in the evening so we just figured the thunder was far off.

This was me just before we handed out candy. A little apprehensive since I'd heard that our neighborhood usually gets a LOT of kids.
About 5 minutes later, we heard what we thought were big gusts of wind picking up...and then this happened.

Yes, my friends. That is hail. It was insane! I've never seen that much hail fall in a matter of minutes. As soon as it started hailing (no rain...just pea-sized hail) people were running to find cover. We had people in our front foyer and under our front porch awning trying to escape the onslaught of hail. There were Elsas and Olafs scattering everywhere! The picture of the hail above is what fell in about 5 minutes. After the hail, a huge wind and rain storm came through...which pretty much ended the Halloween experience in our area for the rest of the night.
The storm system that moved in on Friday night brought freezing temps, hard rain and big wind gusts for most of the day on Saturday. So, I decided to make some homemade chili...and some homemade chocolate chip cookies. There's something about being stuck inside from bad weather that brings out the urge to bake. The rain stopped early evening but the cold is still around. I did get out to take Hewitt on a walk and discovered that the hail had brought down a lot of the leaves from the trees in my neighborhood. The sidewalks were littered with colored leaves and they were so pretty! I just had to snap a picture. :)

The rest of the evening was spent watching this random show I started (AND REALLY LIKE SO FAR) on Netflix called Reign. It's about Mary, Queen of Scots. It doesn't have the greatest reviews on IMDB but it's mostly because people are griping that it isn't historically accurate. Who cares? It's a good plot! Have you seen the show Reign?
After church, M cooked lunch and we just vegged out on the couch watching football and more Reign (for me). Everyone was sleepy in our house...even Hewitt.
Since our bodies are adjusting back to EST, we both were in bed around 9pm. Yes, we're old. HAHA!
I hope your weekend was as relaxing as mine was.


  1. beautiful pics..your dog is so sweet

  2. I really like Reign. Sure, its not historically accurate, but the costumes are amazing and I love the characters. Season two is currently on Hulu, once you catch up. It has not disappointed.

  3. Freaky Halloween weather. My mom had snow in SC..what the heck. The changing leaves colors are lovely.


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