Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's Halloween...

 ...or as we like to celebrate it, Reformation Day.  It seems like a good time to post these fun pumpkin pictures.





We didn't form any real plans to celebrate this year because of the recent birth.  Tonight the kids carved their pumpkins with Peter.  We had a simple dinner of broiled fish and roasted red potatoes.  We did mull some cider and play some Bible trivia with candy prizes.  Earlier in the day we watched the old 1953 version of Martin Luther and discussed the Reformation as well as read a bit of the biography of Athanasius in honor of All Saints Day.   We continue to learn about these Christian holidays that precluded the pagan holiday of Halloween and are making an effort to form our traditions around them.  A brief blog post by Doug Wilson several years ago that talks about this can be found here.

2 comments:

Kathy Poncy said...

You warm my heart.

Love, Kathy

Jennie and Julie said...

Fun pictures! I especiallly love the way Elijah is leaning into it in the 2nd photo from top. He is just adorable, and so photogenic. I also like the post and the way you explain what you do to celebrate, without making it judgemental towards anyone else. Good job.