Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween y'all!  Wow, it's been a while since I last posted anything or been around blogland for that matter.  I've been really busy with life, but trying to get some Halloween projects done too.  Here is a creation that I sort made up.  I made 12 of these to give to my hubby's 7 secretaries, my DS's teacher, my DD Tiny Tots teacher, and some friends.  It all started when I saw my sweet blogging friend, Kris' post about her lollipops.  Click {HERE} to see her post!  I changed up the dimensions of the lollipop wrapper to fit a Dum Dum Lollipop instead of a Tootsie Roll Pop.  Some of you know that I was an elementary school teacher before becoming a SAHM.  I remember singing "5 Little Pumpkins" with the kids thus coming up with this project.  I cut the houses with Tim Holts Townscape die and the tree with Tim Holtz Branch Tree.  I used EK Success Pumpkin punch as well as MS Grass and Iron Fence punch.

Here's a closer look.

Sorry for the bad photo.  Here is the song/poem, 5 Little Pumpkins attached to the back.  The Haunted House is from the Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting set. 

On a very sad note, we recently lost a very dear and wonderful human being last Wednesday, Dean Harvey.  Dean is my hubby's cousin and they were extremely close.  Some of you know the story behind how my baby boy, Asa, got his middle name.  Click {HERE} to read a previous post about my story.  Anyway, here is a picture of Dean and Asa meeting for the first time last December (2010).   Asa was only a month old.  

Click {HERE} to read an article written about Dean weeks before he passed away.  The article tells of his CJD and the journey he's taken living with this most terrible disease.

I luv this picture of Dean with the sunset behind him.  This day last August, he and his wife Kathi, renewed their vows at Maili Beach in Waianae.  With family surrounded them, the day was perfect. 

We miss you so much Dean!  You are now in the presence of the Lord.  You now have your strength and your winning smile! 

Thanks everyone for sticking with me through this post.  I have another project that I made for Halloween.  Hoping to share it this week.  My Asa is turning 1 soon and I'm trying to get all the details done for his 1st birthday party.  Yep, crazy Mama trying to do everything myself and I really, really don't have the time.  Plus, Dean's funeral service will be 2 days before Asa's party.  Boy, our family will be so busy but just happy that we can all be together supporting each other during this time of loss and this time of celebration.  So, if I'm not around to check you out, you know what I'm doing . . . family stuff and party stuff!  Urgh . . . once the everything is done, I'll be relieved.  Okie dokie . . . catch ya laters!


  1. Such a great project Mama - how thoughtful to make for all those wonder sec's at your hubby's office..... and I'm sure those kiddies are going to love those treats too....
    Such great pics of Dean, at least their is no pain for him and his over looking all of you and smiling from cheek to cheek with all the angels surrounding him......
    Have a great day Mama! and try not to over work yourself.....
    Happy first birthday Asa! don't forget to show us some pics of his birthday theme projects you are creating for his party....

  2. Hi Mama,
    So sorry to hear about your relative's passing. As you said he's in the presence of the Lord and he'll be looking over you all. Big Hugs to you and your ohana.
    Love your project! Talk about creative and fun, that's you girl! :) Everyone is so lucky to be getting this treat wrapped in some fun Halloween dressings. :)
    You sound like Kris tackling all the party planning and doings. Good luck, I'm sure it will all be wonderful and fabulous! :)

  3. Wonderful projects, so fun! Thinking of you, hugs!

  4. My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time but I know your faith is strong enough to get you through.

    Happy to see that you are able to do some happier crafting and really love your Halloween treat, you always make everything so complete, down to the last detail! Love it!

    Take care of yourself and hope to see you soon!

  5. Mama, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. The picture of him holding your little one is so precious! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Hope all else is well, and have a wonderful time celebrating your son's 1st birthday! Take care!! ;)

  6. The lollipop holders are adorable! I'm so sorry to hear the news of your loved one... Families Are Forever!

  7. really love your halloween project! so creative! sorry to hear about the loss of your hubby's cousin. I remember your post last year about him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! take care!

  8. Your Halloween project is adorable! Love how you lined up the lollipops to create a scene! So very sorry to hear about your loss. It must be a difficult time and my heart goes out to you and your family. Sending good thoughts your way with all that you have coming up.

  9. Oh, I am so sad to hear about cousin Dean. What a beautiful tribute this blog post is to him and I am so sorry your family is missing such a wonderful guy. That photo of him and your baby boy tugs at my heartstrings! On a happier note, GIRL you have been BUSY! Those projects are stunning, amazing, and everything in between! Hugs to you, Mama!

  10. What a bunch of cute treats! Love those lollipop holders! Sorry to hear about the passing of your hubby's cousin. Hope your family is well.

  11. Hey Mama,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend Dean. I remember reading your post about him and how special he was.
    My goodness, your Asa is going to be a year already. You'll be busy for sure getting ready for his first celebration.
    Take care and hugs to you...

  12. Oh, Mama, your 5 Little Pumpkins Halloween project is just so ADORABLE! And the creative little background "box" you created for your pumpkins really makes this special! Especially love that you added the cute little song to the, sure brings back a lot of memories!
    My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your dh's cousin. Thank you for sharing the articles regarding this very brave man. His story and incredible will to carry on is very inspiring and filled with lessons in life that we often need to be reminded of. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Hi Mama! First, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. How wonderful that Dean and Asa could share some time together--you can just see the joy in Dean's face as he held Asa in his arms. Love your cute Halloween creation and the boxes you created for your lollipops! It was so great running into you at BF and getting to chat with you for a while, Asa and your DD are just as adorable as can be! Hope everything's running smoothly, take care! Hugs!

  14. Sorry to hear about the loss of your hubby's cuz...where there is sadness in losing him, replace it with joy of having known him. Hugs to you Mama!


  15. Love your Halloween project and I can't wait to see all that you created for Asa's birthday party. So happy that Dean and Asa had some precious time together. I'm so happy I saw you at BF! (I'm not sure if I already posted here once before or not but) I just wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  16. Finally got a chance to visit your blog...seems like everyone is busy with life and no real time to blog...I am one of them! Anyhow, I pray for your dh's cousin, that he is in heaven...what an inspirational story! Thanks for sharing!


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