Happy Halloween from Telluride & Orange County

by Marla on October 31, 2012 · 28 comments

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Well the big day is finally here! Can you believe it?! As a lifestyle writers bloggers have been celebrating Halloween for about 60 days…

This is a magical time of year. With crisp fall leaves that crunch under your toes, to all kinds of rustic home cooking (love all that pumpkin!)

Kids have settled into school routines & parents frantically try to get everything done in the precious hours the kids are away from home.

Today let’s celebrate this whimsical holiday of Tricks, Treats and Jack ‘O Lanterns…

Fall Aspen Trees in Telluride, CO | FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

It has been a whirlwind of crazy Hurricane Sandy for folks back east. My family is on Long Island and we also have family in NYC. Our prayers go out to everyone suffering destruction from this natural disaster…

Trick or Treating is the last thing on their minds.

Staying warm, safe and dry is most important.

So much fun at the Pumpkin Patch! FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

I have been traveling a whole lot so I am sharing scenes today from Telluride, Colorado and Orange County, CA.

Halloween in Telluride, Colorado on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

The people in Telluride really embrace the season. Silly them, I just adore their holiday spirit.

Actually I LOVE their spirit all year long.

Happy Halloween from Telluride, Colorado! FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Creepy, spooky and fun holiday decorations are everywhere…

Happy Halloween from Telluride, Colorado! FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Don’t worry, the mountains are there to protect you from any frightful things…

Glorious Fall in Telluride, Colorado! FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Here in California we take a few yearly trips to the Irvine Regional Park.

Happy Halloween from Telluride, CO. & Orange County, CA! FamilyFreshCooking.com

It is a pretty & happy place.

Irvine Regional Park Railroad for Halloween! on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

We LOVE Halloween there. You can also see our experience there last year.

Irvine Regional Park Railroad for Halloween! on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

My kids love to ride on the train.

Irvine Regional Park Railroad for Halloween! on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Hugh the conductor likes to entertain people who ride the train…

Irvine Regional Park Railroad for Halloween! on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

They share many giggles on the mini John Deere tractors.

Having fun on mini John Deere tractors! FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

They also enjoy trying to find each other in the straw maze…

Happy Halloween from Telluride, CO. & Orange County, CA! FamilyFreshCooking.com

 

Last weekend we hosted a Halloween Pumpkin Carving birthday party for my daughter.

She LOVES adding holiday whimsy to all of her birthday parties!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Birthday Party on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

I was crazy in a rush before the party ~

Jack 'o Lantern Halloween Birthday Cake on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

Thankfully I found this adorable Jack ‘o Lantern cake at Whole Foods!

Jack 'o Lantern Halloween Birthday Cake on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

What are you going to be for Halloween? How about your kids & pets?

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I might just wear a purple wig…

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Be safe and happy out there everyone!

If you all ready have your mind on Thanksgiving (remember I have to think ahead, it’s my job) then have a look at my top recipe picks for Thanksgiving.

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