Friday, October 30, 2009

Welcome to our Haunt

Halloween is a big deal at our house. BIG. Matt puts a lot of time and effort into making our house a spooky haunt every year, and each year he adds a 'little something' to the display. Nothing gory, just spooky. Two years ago he made columns to put at the foot of our driveway. Last year he added a fence. He makes the tombstones by hand, out of foam insulation - they are amazing. These pictures are from last year, taken by my father who spent the weekend with us. Enjoy! I'll post photos of this year's addition and our costumes early next week! Happy Halloween everyone :)

Our house, from across the street. Fence and columns are fake.

The columns are made from plywood

The view from our driveway

Front yard, from the sidewalk

A scarecrow based on Sleepy Hollow the movie

The cemetery in our front yard
Bucky sitting behind a fresh grave

Our knock-off Frontgate ghosts :) I love these!

The bleeding tombstone

Fake fence - it's pvc pipe and wood stuck onto rebar

The family plus my Dad, Halloween 2008
Sarah, because she was just so darn cute!


  1. Wow!!! That is awesome! Your family costumes are really fantastic! You're right Sarah was so darn cute!

    xoxo ~Lisa

  2. That is pretty cool - you would fit right in on my street. We have at least 4 houses that totally go out. My kids love it and always ask why we don't do anything spooky. Yours is pretty awesome.

  3. OMG I love all the decorations! Never would I have guessed that those columns and the fence were

  4. Holy crap!!! You guys rock! That "fake" fence looks better than a lot of real fences! :)

  5. OK I Love the columns and the fence. I think I would leave those up all year.

  6. I LOVE people who get into holidays! I wish I was more festive with the decoration thing - I totally get into the spirit though! Great job - Great costumes... can't wait to see this years!!!

    I had a lil Minnie Mouse last year too :)

  7. Wow, that is truly awesome!

    That was my plan this year but the damn baby interferred!

    Next year I'll copy you, that was great!

  8. I love it!!!! The guy behind the tombstones is scary!

  9. Wow, that looks awesome!

    Your hubby is very handy!

  10. I wish my husband was into Halloween.

    That is amazing that those posts and fence are fake! I love it!

    Can't wait to see what you all are going to be for Halloween this year!

  11. Wow, very impressive!! I love the columns and fence, oh and bledding headstone!

  12. WOW!!! He did a fantastic job! I would have enevr known the columns or fence were fake! The pics are great and Sarah is too cute :) I hope you had an awesome weekend and I can't wait to see pics from this year!

  13. Wow, you guys are so creative!! Love it! And we live right near the city where Lizzie Borden lived and committed the murders. there's even a museum in her name sake.

  14. Holy cats! That is so elaborate! I bet your house is the must-see house in the neighborhood!

  15. Man! You guys really go all out! The house is spooky! I love your fake fence and creative! I love your house, btw. It's beautiful!


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