Our First Halloween in Jonesboro

We had been advised by several people that live in Jonesboro that the area kiddies can clean house when it comes to trick-or-treating, so we got just two large bags of candy and decided that when we ran out we'd just turn out the lights and be done.  I was a little skeptical, I didn't think we'd have many, just because we don't know many people that live in the subdivision.

When I got home from work it was already past 5:30, We hurriedly got the candy ready, turned on our lights, turned on our fountain and lit the candles up the sidewalk. I assumed I'd be hearing the doorbell ring anytime. I cooked supper, we ate supper, we sat at the kitchen table and talked. . .and waited. . .and talked. . . and waited. . . and finally I gave up and started cleaning up the kitchen. About 7:30 we had our first visitor. After that a few more trickled by but not many. It was not definitely not the mob of children that I had anticipated!

We were a little disappointed that we didn't have more trick-or-treaters. Especially since the house looked so cute with decorations Jarrod had worked so hard on. I think we had a grand total of 10 or 12. We were the only one in our cul-de-sac that had lights on for a long time, and there just a few houses in the area that are completely finished and have residents. So I can see how the dark area and new construction sites might have deterred some from heading up our direction. But now we have LOTS of left over candy!

Uncle Brian and Christina brought the girls over to see us and they both looked very cute! A Cheetah and a Cheetah Girl!


I stole the above picture from Christina. You can see more of her pictures by going to her blog.  Isn't it funny that Isabella has to use both hands to carry her trick-or-treat bucket!!