a charlie brown halloween

For one of our first dates, or hang-outs, or whatever we were calling being together at the time (the beginning stages of a relationship are so confusing!), Tyson came over to my house to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. When we finished watching the movie, with the iconic Charlie Brown Christmas theme song playing in the background, Tyson turned to me and said, “We should do this every year around Christmastime.”

Every year! I can’t remember what I said, but I remember that being the first time that a future for us was more than just a hazy idea. Whatever future there was for us, it included A Charlie Brown Christmas around Christmastime. I could live with that.

Long story short: We dated, got engaged, and for the following Christmas, I got him a super thoughtful present, the Charlie Brown Holiday Collection, which of course included A Charlie Brown Christmas.

We got married, moved to Utah with our Charlie Brown movies in tow, and then attended our ward Halloween’s party dressed as Charlie Brown and Lucy.


Tyson’s drawn-on forehead curl got us this:We also started a new tradition: watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on Halloween while eating the candy that was intended for the trick-or-treaters that never came. Good grief.

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