Sunday, November 7, 2010

Halloween and Adios!

Darth and Leia (aka Fisher & Jenny-Jane)
Fisher (Darth Vader), Nick, me, Diane, Claudia and Jenny-Jane (Princess Leia)
Yes, I realize we are a week past Halloween, but I wanted to post a couple photos of our little Darth Vader and Princess Leia.  Notice the fantastic buns in the top photo, they didn't last long.  And the cute silver belt that went along with the dress my Mom made?  The tiny princess wouldn't even try it on.  I'm guessing next year she'll want to pick out her own costume.  That should be interesting.  

Please note that I have black cat ears on the top of my head, and not black tufts of randomly growing hair. And I am carrying the traditional Hower red cup for the trick or treating festivities, at least a few things are back to normal.

I wanted to let you know that we are just days away from our "Thank God it's Over" vacation.  We are crazy excited to get out of here to celebrate, but packing a family of four for a week in Mexico ain't no easy task.  We are staying in a gorgeous private home on the beach just north of Puerto Vallarta.  Our friends the Carlos and their kids are also joining us for part of the week.  I have things like boxes of macaroni & cheese in my luggage for the kids.  I am not sane when organizing for a big trip like this so please excuse my brief post tonight.  

Our home will be well guarded and our pets well loved.  Just a few more things to add to my to do list before we leave, yikes!

I will hopefully have a chance to blog from my iPad in Mexico as we were told that there is Wi-Fi service, but we'll see.  Mexico is still Mexico.  So if you don't hear from me until next week, don't worry.  I'll be lounging on the beach, sipping margaritas, watching gorgeous sunsets and enjoying every single moment with my family.  

A tremendous and public thank you to Nick who is paying for this extravagant trip at a time when we should be seriously buckling down.  He says we all need it, and that's the truth.  I think he deserves it most of all.  He's been amazing through all of this. I can't wait until he gets the chance to cast his fly rod into the ocean, a place where I hope he can find his own peace.  

Hasta la vista amigos,


  1. The cutest little Darth & Princess Leia EVER! Love the buns!

    Ok Hower Family! Go soak it up....every single moment! Love you all!


  2. Enjoy your trip - you deserve rest, relaxation, peace and love! And a few margs won't hurt a thing!!! Love to you and Nick - Nan

  3. virginia (Nick's Mom)November 10, 2010 at 6:19 AM

    And may the force be with you all!!! What darling pictures. O that little Princess! Hope you are having the best time ever.... XOXOXO

  4. I hope you guys are having a great time! You definitely deserve it!