Though most things look different this year, my love of themed costumes remains constant. I had actually relinquished a family costume concept, but through a turn of events, we ended up heading to Wichita to be with my family. One of the things they used to rope me in (though it didn't take much) was that all the cousins would be dressed in Star Wars theme. Because that universe is so large, there were plenty of options for us to join in that fun! Plus, John and I could borrow costumes, which helped a lot.
I missed our normal Halloween with all our friends and spooky punch and Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood, but I wouldn't have traded this particular Halloween for anything.
And mad props to this guy, my amazing husband who is up for matching family costumes because he knows how much I love it, even if it isn't his schtick.
"Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."
Because our nuclear family brings certain complications, we actually drove up in two cars. This felt like overkill, but ultimately, it made the whole thing possible. Here's to learning how to work with what we've got and making the best of where we are. That's definitely a motto for our family, but it also applies to life in 2020.