Whats In Your Trunk?

filed under: Miscellaneous on November 1, 2009

Instead of having a fall carnival or festival, this year our church did a trunk or treat for halloween.

Prior to this announcement I have never heard of a trunk or treat.

I am now aware that I am the only person in the world who had never heard of it and from now on I will be taking mandatory breaks outside of the box I am getting so comfortable in.

Thank you.

Most cars involved did really fun and creative and interactive designs.

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We, uh…. well…. we sorta opted for simplistic design principles.

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Our churches' trunk-n-treat was open to the general public, so I was tickled when one child approached so cautiously and whispered,

"What is that?" as she pointed up.

"Well, thats a cross sweetheart." I said with a smile.

Her mom got closer and said to her tiny sprite of a daughter, "You know what that is!"

She looked at me with mild frustration… "She's just being shy."

So I leaned in closer and said, "Do you know who died on the cross for you?"

She looked up at me with a mixture of curiousness and fear in her big eyes…

"Jesus did.  All for you.  He loves you that much!"

Her eyes crinkled a bit at the corners as a smile creeped onto her face.

Either she was delighted in hearing those words, or happy I had just dumped 27 suckers into her bag.

I'm taking the first choice. 

Just wait!  You are not getting away that easy!I just have to show you pictures of my little ones dressed up! 

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Yeah.  They had fun.

How was your Halloween?  I'd love to hear all about it!  If you blogged about it, feel free to leave a link so we can all check it out!

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  • Karen@SurvivingMotherhood says:

    Yeah, it’s good to get out of the box every now and then. *grin*
    Your children, of course, looked adorable.
    My favorite part of Halloween was having my older son include my younger son in the fun. I wasn’t going to “make” Joshua let Matthew go around with him and his friends. Joshua welcomed Matthew on his own, and that totally blessed my heart!

  • carma says:

    27 suckers! We’re headed to your place next year. The kids looked absolutely precious with their big smiles.
    Come on by my place to see something a little err more scary ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Christina says:

    What a sweet story, I love that you got to tell the little girl about Jesus.
    P.S. your kids look SO cute!!
    I’m glad you had a great time & lots of Candy;)

  • Tina Fisher says:

    What an adorable picture of your littles! I just love their smiles on the second picture!!!!
    I think you have the cutest family!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    You rock i am mommy!

  • Jenny says:

    The kids are so cute in their costumes!
    We did three whole blocks of trick or treating! I just posted some photos here: http://themommymusings.com/2009/11/02/a-not-too-spooky-halloween/

  • Amy J in SC says:

    That is the most adorable story ever. I pray that that will stay in heart and churn away curiosity for Him that only the Holy Spirit can grow.

  • Jo says:

    Awwww…my little guy was a monkey too! Match made in Heaven I tell ya!
    And AS IF I’d delete you on FB. Silly lady.
    <3 Jo

  • Kim says:

    Those costumes are adorable. We had a party at our house (complete with a pinata), and it seemed all our trick-or-treater’s were dressed as ghouls, and skeletons, and other dark characters. I personally prefer the sweet costumes

  • Heather O says:

    Your kids look so cute. My little boy dressed up as the UPS man and delivered pumpkin treats to our neighbors vs. soliciting for candy. Glad you had a fun trunk or treat. Here is a picture of my muffin:)
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_diAh2zv5CCw/SuzMliev09I/AAAAAAAAANQ/3B7Q86xvrTs/s1600-h/ups+2+10.31.09.jpg

  • Amanda Rettke says:


    Oh my gosh Heather…. THAT is so cute!!  Love it!

  • jenney says:

    OH! They are SO SO cute! I know some people (churches too) really look down on Halloween, but man I think it is so fun to dress the kids up, let them toddle around wearing large festive outfits collecting candy, only to tear it out of their little fists as they fall asleep and throw it away. I just love Halloween!

  • Abigail says:

    I just came across you site–1) I totally agree with your no swearing post. Thank you for wording that so well! ๐Ÿ™‚ I too am distracted and upset by how often people use/write those things! ICK!
    Now–Halloween–:) If you get a chance, see my cute kiddos this year:
    http://familyofblessings.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/our-family-fun/

  • denise says:

    you are so good at capturing the children’s face expressions…love it! here is my belated halloween link:
    http://mommysjourney.blogspot.com/2009/11/day-81-blog-67-halloween.html

  • Pineapple Princess says:

    You kids looked absolutely adorable! Such cute costumes!

  • Pineapple Princess says:

    Oops! I meant “your” kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cate O'Malley says:

    My son’s school does Trunk or Treat too – love it!

  • Janmary, N Ireland says:

    We had a Fall-Fest this year – an alternative for the community to the usual.
    Was a huge success and everyone could not quite believe that is was all free too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Not sure trunk-treating would work here as it is already really dark by 6pm!
    Great choice of decor, and cutest ever kids.

  • tracie says:

    LOVE the costumes…truly adorable!

  • Beth Champion says:

    How did you make this cross for trunk or treat? would love to make this for our Trunk or treat next week.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      My husband used 2×4’s for the base then a black cardboard and just cut out the cross- leaving extra at the bottom to be held up by the base.