I wanted to share a picture of my kids from Halloween night. This is Nathan, Nicole and Neil. The past 2 years we've taken the boys trick-or-treating locally in our little town of Bigfork. We knew it was going to rain Halloween night, so we decided to try the mall in Kalispell. Neil is at a stage where he has a love/hate relationship with Halloween. He loves dressing up and he loves getting candy, but he hates scary costumes and decorations. I figured the mall would be good because it would be well lit. We got there early, which was definitely a good thing. After going through the entire mall trick-or-treating, the boys stopped to walk across a little stage for a costume contest. By the time we were leaving, the mall was jam packed with people, so I was glad we had gotten there early. The boys had a lot of fun and got to see other kids in their costumes. Nicole is 17 and wanted to walk around with her little brothers this year. She wasn't sure what she wanted to wear, but the boys really wanted her to dress up. At the very last minute, she put on one of Rick's old flightsuits from when he worked in the helicopter air unit for the sheriff's department. She even had flight glasses, but you can't see them here. But what is really interesting about her costume is this -- a few minutes after we walked into the mall, a man ran up to Rick and said, "Hey, do you remember me?" It turns out it was a retired deputy sheriff that Rick used to work with nearly 20 years ago in California. He had seen the patches on Nicole's flightsuit and recognized them immediately. He had to run up to us to see if he knew who Rick was and was amazed that they used to work together so many years ago. Now what's the chance of that? He had moved to Montana a few years back and was now working for a local fire department up here. Talk about a small world!
Hey Rena, you are doing quite well on your nanowrimo word count. Keep the good job, I'm watching ;)ReplyDelete
It really is a small world that is for sure! It is funny but whenever we travel, we usually run into someone from our past. Last year on our cruise, my dad talked with a man at another table. The man's wife came up as they were talking and said "Dave? Is that you?" Turns out my dad (who was a postman) used to deliver to her house when she lived in Toronto with her first husband. She moved to Florida when he passed on and married again. And we met them on a caribbean cruise! Funny how small the world really is.ReplyDelete
That is way cool!ReplyDelete
Cute pic!!! It is crazy how people are connected in so many ways!!ReplyDelete
Great picture Rena, they look so cute! How neat that Nicole wanted to go trick-or-treating with her little brothers. I wish my girls were that close. The world definitely is a small place.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful big sis! I'd be so proud of her. And they are all so cute. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It's fascinating how things like that happen, isn't it.ReplyDelete
How lovely to see a teenager willing to dress up and be a big kid with her brothers.
Trick or treating at the Mall... now THAT is a great idea.ReplyDelete
you're kids are adorable!ReplyDelete
What are the odds of running into your hubbies old work-mate! Cool!
Thanks for sharing the cute picture. They look great! That's so cool that you ran into an old friend.ReplyDelete
Thanks for replying everyone! Yeah, it was just really odd because we don't know too many people here yet. Well, Rick does, but that doesn't count. LOL! For those of you who don't know, Rick works for the Department of Corrections as a parole officer, so he often sees people he knows around town. Close personal friends is another story ...ReplyDelete
Wow, that is really cool. Good luck on Nanowrimo! You are much braver than I.ReplyDelete