Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Rootin' Tootin' Good Time...

...was had by all at the W&M Ranch on Halloween weekend! My bro & SIL used a western theme this year for their annual bonfire and wiener roast which is always held on the night of the Halloween Parade in our hometown.

In my attempt to catch up, I have to reach way back to that weekend and especially the night of October 29th.

Their home sits on several acres with a barn and machine shed at the back of their property. Here Wayne and his grands are taking a spin after he brought a load of straw bales up to the bonfire site for seats and next to the fence for decoration.

My SIL & niece are both great with party decorations (remember our Dylan's 10th b-day party in June?). Amber's dog, Nova, was the first to pose for photos in this Western themed fall scene. Just look at her: a perfect sit, no leash, first shot. Then glance over at The Girls: harnesses, leashes, Rich, twelfth shot...giggle!

Riley demonstrated his tree climbing skills while Braden and Tanner spent time in the jail and soda saloon that their grandma made.

Wayne & Mary continued to decorate through the afternoon.

Our nephew, Chad, with his Grandma Pogue.

Give the girl a theme and you'll see that there's no end to Mary's creativity and artistry.

Just hangin' out by Greg's truck

Looks like a serious game of foosball.

I hope you continued to scroll this post because this is the money shot of the day. These three too-cute-for-words desperadoes were the inspiration for the day's theme!

Always in the spirit of the festivities, our son, DIL, and nephew in their costumes...

The Halloween Parade in Carlinville is always a huge annual event for the community. Like others, we have our favorite family 'spot' from which we have watched it for many years.

After the parade, we returned to the W&M Ranch where a roaring bonfire awaited our frozen selves and our wiener-laden roasting sticks.

Thanks, Wayne & Mary, for all the planning, creativity, and work you do to make this such a fun tradition every year!

Lovin' Life ~~ And Family Traditions


  1. What a cool party! I feel like a slacker, lol! Great decorations!

  2. What a great party! The photos were great -- especially the trio in the "money shot".


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