Monday, November 03, 2008

My Very Scary Halloween Night

First of all, Halloween is really not one of my favorite holidays. I don't like all the scary/gross stuff you see everywhere. And I get tired of seeing people in basically nothing with cat ears on who are "cats." I think the best part about Halloween is how much kids like it. Usually we go to our ward's Truck-or-Treat (where Brent usually ends up making a kid cry and gives the ones with Star Wars costumes on more candy), but since we're not anywhere near our ward this year, and Brent had to work anyway (sometimes not having kids gets factored into work schedules), I got ready for a pretty quiet night at home...no worries here. I did get some candy, just in case, but it was my favorite kind of candy, just in case.

I got a whopping ZERO trick-or-treaters. Oh well, more candy for me.

I also got a text message from the YW president back in Washington. It said, "Did you get released?" HUH?

After a LONG wait, I found out that I did in fact get released on Sunday. I'm sad because I love those girls. I've been in YW's for 2-1/2 years now - ever since our ward became a ward. There were good times and bad times and silly times and sad times and I loved all of them.

So, now I'm looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me next. It's always a little like Christmas (it's a surprise) and a little like playing baseball when you're a kid (you sit there waiting for someone to pick you). I'll just have to wait until we get back to Washington and then the sitting on the bench thinking, "Pick me, pick me" begins.

And so ends my Very Scary Halloween Night 2008. Hope you all had a great day.

Yesterday was Brent's Dad's birthday. Brent's sister made an apple pie to honor him - he loved pie and shared that love with all his kids. I think we're going to have to do that next year. Thanks, Jen, for the idea. Happy Birthday Dad!

5 comments:

Court said...

So were you the only one released? And how did you end up finding out that you actually were? You'd think they would mention it to you or something. At least an email. I'm also curious to see where you end up when you get back! Maybe Primary... good ol' Primary always needs people. :)

And the pie thing is a great idea.

Julie said...

Oh, sad for you and sad for the girls! Guess its YW Pres next for you, huh?

Jess said...

That is sad that your were released. I wonder what the new calling will bring upon your return. I am sure the girls were very sad too!!

That was a scary halloween night. I can't believe you didn't get any trick or treaters. Way to buy the candy you liked. Smart girl! :)

Love ya!

Tori said...

Hey, we are really going to miss you in YW. We were all crying last sunday like we'd never see you guys ever again. I can't wait until you're back! Btw my mom's reading "Goose Girl" too. Have fun down there. <3/Tori

Katrina, Kyle and Family said...

Ashley,

I just wanted to let you know that the girls are still missing you. I think it was just a little hard for Sis. Davis to have no counselors. So hang in there. All the girls were crying last Sunday they miss you. Carlee got released too.