I am rushing in under the wire for this celebration..hopefully with more time to make a shrine next year. I like the festiveness that these add to the porch rather than a traditional jack-o-lantern though...I may make more next year. As I explained the tradition to my 5 year old, she was eager to help. That alone made me smile..and I am sure that our loved ones are smiling with us.

Festivities are underway in Old Town, San Diego November 1st and 2nd. These are some shots taken last week as the holiday began to unfold.

The most gracious hosts, Stephanie and Rebecca have put together a tour...come along and take a look!