Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Day for the Dead

Halloween was a fun day for us. We started out by going to the most beautiful cemetery we have ever seen. It is called the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Everyday I drive Seth to school I pass it and have always wondered what it looks like. You only get to see a slim view from the road as it sits on top of a big hill. So we decided to check it out. Between the awesome grave markers and all the trees turning colors, it was amazing! And Halloween was the perfect day to go and honor the dead!

There were so many huge mausoleums all over the cemetery like these ones.

This is for Sue as her maiden name is Marshall like on this fancy grave marker.

Lincoln even found his name!

There were a lot of interesting things there. This grave marker mentions how this woman was a faithful servant for three generations and this is the size of her marker.

This is the family's she worked for grave marker.

Cute angel statue the kids liked.

The cemetery started when some women wanted to have a place to honor and bury those confederate soldiers who had died during the civil war. This is the monument for them.

This was the resting place of one of the richest families in Nashville. Their Belmont Mansion is a great tourist place here as well.

Can it get any prettier?

This is the way Linc likes to walk around when he wears this hat!

We then came home and carved pumpkins.

Linc liked getting all slimy.

Bekah wouldn't touch it!

The kids drew the faces and we carved them out.

And here are their costumes.

Happy Halloween!


Anne said...

I must say that is a beautiful cemetery! Not like all those scary Halloween cemeteries. I love Linc's costume.

Stewart Family said...

Great Costumes, I can't believe how big your kids are getting. The fall looks beautiful out there. Hope you are all doing well. Sharyn