When Life Calls For Plan B…

by Mindy Lockard on October 29, 2009

With a week of Elle and Maggie laid up like the grandparents in

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


We had to call off this


and go to Plan B.  Plan B consisted of daddy bringing home pumpkins from the grocery store–no Pumpkin Patch for our little Pumpkins this year, and a dinner (with on-hand ingredients) served family style: Roasted chicken, Brussle Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze & Spaghetti Squash tossed in a tomato parmesan sauce.


After dinner we got to work…Ty carved, I carefully picked out seeds, Elle directed, and Miss Maggie dancing around like a whirling dervish.  When we were finished we lit up our fireplace (a trick I picked up from Martha many years back) with our shining pumpkin faces…


turned out the lights…


and enjoyed happy glows from the fireplace and

warm gingerbread and ice cream!


It’s a great lesson for me the “planner” to embrace the beauty of plan B!

We had a Spooktacular time.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna 10.30.09 at 7:51 am

The pumpkins in the fireplace are so pretty!!! I would never have thought of that. I hope the little ones get to feeling better soon.

admin 10.30.09 at 8:54 am

Thank you Anna! I think we are on the mend. Happy Halloween to you.

Preppy 101 10.30.09 at 10:32 am

What a great Plan B! Hope your babies are feeling better soon. xoxo

Mindy Lockard 10.30.09 at 2:47 pm

Thank you Preppy 101, they are feeling much better! Have a great weekend!

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