For Halloween we actually ended up in Memphis. It wasn't planned and it was actually for a really sad reason. A very dear family friend (more like a part of the family) suddenly passed away. Marsha was the kind of lady who truly left an impression - lots of spunk, an infectious giggly laugh, generous, and lots of fun. It's hard to imagine a world without her in it.
And although it was one of the saddest occasions, it was good to be with her family and help out a bit.
The road trip to Tennessee is LONG. Beckett passed time by listening to Justin Timberlake (that's all we had!) and eating snacks.
If there is one thing that can brighten up a sad occasion, it's being around babies and toddlers. Beckett played so well with Sydney. They were precious together!
And, of course, he got some good Gigi/Thunder time in too….
Alex and Jess helped to make "tunnels" for Beckett to race through.
This is about the only pic I have of Halloween night. The kids were so funny! Sydney would politely say "Trick or Treat" and "Thank you." (And wasn't she the cutest Alice in Wonderland?) Beckett, on the other hand, would shout out "I want some stuuuuufffff" in the most hick Texas accent you can imagine. He also thought he needed to taste test each piece of candy at EVERY . SINGLE . HOUSE. We were cracking up at the two of them.
We made it home safe and sound (obviously), but the trip was a reminder to not take life for granted. Things can change suddenly. Life is precious. Surround yourself with those you love and things that make you happy.