Halloween 2015 – Photo Dump Style!

///Halloween 2015 – Photo Dump Style!

Halloween 2015 – Photo Dump Style!

Hi friends and happy Wednesday!

I hope you all are having a great week.  Thank you for your support on yesterday’s post about my Mom.  You guys are a special bunch.  I can’t thank you enough for you support.  You made my day a bit brighter.

As I mentioned Monday, Halloween didn’t go exactly has planned this year.  Instead of taking our goddaughter Isabella Trick or Treating at home, we ended up taking her to Chapel Hill to see her Mom.

The short story is, my very good friend and her Mom Melanie has been battling leukemia and is in the hospital in Chapel Hill.  The hospital announced late Friday they are closing Monday for visitors under 12.  So basically, if Isabella didn’t get there this weekend we weren’t sure when she would be able to see her Mom next.  Luckily the Hubs and I could change our plans at the last minute and we all flew down for the weekend!

I thought I’d share a little of our weekend, phone photo dump style, since I didn’t bring my fancy camera with us.  In addition to Halloween fun, I got some really pretty flying pictures along the way.

Halloween 2015 Photo Dump

The morning started off early!  Isabella brought some of her favorite LPS (Littlest Pet Shop) with us… I called them all FLPS (Flying Littlest Pet Shop.)  Are anyone else’s kids in love with these little toys?  It’s the same ones we had as kids.

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Our flight path took us right over Lake Lure and Chimney Rock.  The fall colors were peaking in this area!

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If you look carefully you can even see the waterfall near Chimney Rock.

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We arrived to Chapel Hill about ten in the morning and spent most of the day in the hospital with Melanie.  By late afternoon we decided to find something fun for Isabella where she could dress up and have a little bit of classic Halloween fun.  We really lucked out and found a Halloween carnival.

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Isabella even ran into a friend she knew from spending part of the summer in Chapel Hill.  There were games and even a magician!

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Plus some fun face paint!halloween 2015-55-6

It was cool, but not cold and Isabella had a great time.  She did get to do a little Trick or Treating around an apartment complex later that evening too.  She was such a good sport about missing her traditional neighborhood Trick and Treating and did not complain even once.  She was just so happy to see her parents.

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We spent more time at the hospital Saturday evening and also most of Sunday before we flew back home.

It was cloudy and rainy on our way back, but as we approached the mountains the clouds opened up just enough for some of the prettiest flying views I’ve seen in a long time.

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You could see the clouds hanging on the mountains and we were all taken back by the beauty.

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Flying takes your breath away sometimes.

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We got back home late Sunday afternoon and took our girl back to her friends house were she is staying for part of the week.

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Isabella is the sweetest, coolest, smartest girl you will ever meet.  We are so lucky to have her in our lives.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m sharing a healthier way to roast acorn squash!

I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.

Your turn!

I know Melanie and her husband Jason will be reading this.  Instead of regular comments, would you guys mind sending them some well wishes in the comments today?  She’s had a rough week and I know she needs them!  Thank you!

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:07-04:00 November 4th, 2015|Fun, Holidays / Decor|63 Comments


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  2. Liz Mays November 8, 2015 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    It’s definitely a beautiful perspective from up there beyond the clouds. I’m so glad you were able to get Isabella to her mom for a visit!

  3. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes November 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    That poor sweet baby, I can’t even imagine how she must be feeling right now! At such an important time to need your mama. You are an amazing friend to take her under your wing and so generous to fly her there. Being a nurse I understand the reasoning for limiting kid visitors but I know I would be so pissed it it were me and my family you know. Family is so important in tough times like this. I bet you put the biggest smile oh her AND mom’s face. xoxox

    • JulieWunder November 13, 2015 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sue– I appreciate your kind words. I am just so happy I could help… it is such a hard time.

  4. Tami November 6, 2015 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I’m glad Isabella had a great time. I wish the best for anyone with leukemia. My uncle died of it when he was only 17.

    • JulieWunder November 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Its a beast of a disease. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. Farrah November 5, 2015 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    I’m still keeping Melanie and her family in my thoughts and prayers and am sending them my best! <3! Isabella sounds like a wonderful kid, and that's awesome that she got to spend time with her family! It looks like she had a great Halloween!

  6. Toughcookiemommy November 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    As a Leukemia Survivor myself, I’m so glad that you made it a priority to take her to see her mother. It’s so important to be surrounded by love and support when you are battling such a formidable monster.

    • JulieWunder November 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Oh wow. My respect goes out to you! Leukemia is a beast and I’m so glad you beat it. It’s all about love and family right now.

  7. Jeanine November 5, 2015 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    What an amazing friend you are! Your friends are lucky to have you. These are some great photos. I love photo dumps!

  8. Jessie November 5, 2015 at 8:05 am - Reply

    You and your husband have such beautiful souls. To drop everything you were doing just to take your precious Goddaughter to see her mom shows how wonderful you are. I’m glad your Goddaughter was able to enjoy Halloween as well. It sounds like a wonderful visit.

    • JulieWunder November 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      You are too kind Jessie. Thank you. We were just happy we were ABLE to do it.

  9. [email protected] November 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    I will be saying a little prayer for your friends tonight. Glad she was able to enjoy somewhat of a halloween but more importantly was able to see her parents. Cool views from the plane.

    • JulieWunder November 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Lacey! I really appreciate it!

  10. Emily Smith November 4, 2015 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Prayers for Melanie and her family! The photos are so cute and fun! looks like a great Halloween.

  11. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide November 4, 2015 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    She is pure perfection! Prayers and love to Melanie and Jason <3

  12. [email protected] November 4, 2015 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Prayers for Melanie, Jason and Isabella. What a sweet little girl! And how blessed this family is to have you and your husband as friends, Julie!

  13. Ourfamilyworld November 4, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Your goddaughter is so pretty. I’m sending prayers your way. Hope everything turns out well.

  14. Marielle Altenor November 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    So glad Isabella got to see her mom. Halloween like it turned out pretty fun even if things didn’t go as you had originally planned! Sending lots of positive vibes to Melanie and her hubby.

  15. Heather @Fit n Cookies November 4, 2015 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Sending prayers your way! You have such a strong little girl to handle all this in such a great way, AND to you Melanie for all the strength and courage you have! Keep fighting!!

  16. Saidah Washington November 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    What an amazing goddaughter you have and a wonderful friend. Praying for you.

  17. [email protected] November 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Healing thoughts and prayers your way Melanie and Jason!

  18. Ivanna November 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Great thing you all did I am praying for them.

  19. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free November 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Aw, what a little devil! Those pictures are amazing, too. Sending healing thoughts and wishes!

  20. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com November 4, 2015 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Sending lots of thoughts, hugs, and prayers to Melanie, Jason, and Isabella! I cannot even imagine what you must be going through!

  21. You are a great friend Julie! So sweet of you to take Isabella to visit her mom and then give her a little childhood happiness when I am sure she is having a rough time.

  22. [email protected] the Long Way Home November 4, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, how awesome that you did this! I’m sure that seeing Isabella helped boost your friends! Sending healing thoughts and support their way!

  23. Jess @hellotofit November 4, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers for Melanie and her family!
    I enjoy seeing pics from your flying trips šŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder November 4, 2015 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jess! I’m glad you like them– I’ll keep posting them!

  24. Dan Steadman November 4, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    best to Melanie and Jason!! Go! Fight! Win!

  25. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) November 4, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    LOVING the photo dump! Sounds like you have been busy and I LOVE her face paint. It came out awesome.

  26. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 4, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Sending what I can to Melanie and Jason. Though I don’t know if they want my vibes at the moment!

  27. Diane Royer November 4, 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Melanie, Jason and Isabella.

  28. Diane November 4, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Such an amazing family with Amazing friends we can all tell how much you are all well loved as you should be ! Isabella looks like she had so much fun ! Glad you all got together. prayers and love ?

  29. Paula F November 4, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Looks like even the unexpected trips turn out to be awesome !! Love her trick-or-treat attire!!!
    Uplifting the family to our Father God for healing & comfort! Just know you are not alone! I will include this family on my Prayer list!

  30. Madeline November 4, 2015 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Sending prayers and good thoughts to Melanie and Jason

  31. Megan November 4, 2015 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Lots of prayers, love and positive thoughts for Melanie, Jason and their family! xo

  32. Lisa November 4, 2015 at 6:17 am - Reply

    You have an amazing support system and a very special little girl. Sending prayers for strength for you and your family.

  33. Blane Sherer November 4, 2015 at 2:31 am - Reply

    I’m sending my thoughts and prayers your way Melanie and Jason.

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