The family that watches pop culture tv together…trick-or-treats together:
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Yes. Yes yes yes. Fantastic!
SO MUCH LOVE!
What a great looking bunch. Have fun you guys!
Goregous! I hope you had fun.
TARDIS DRESS!! That’s amazing.
I shall not ask if Victor managed to open your doors and enter your TARDIS…
Love it 🙂 Well done!
awesome. i’m done, you just won all my treats.
Aw! That’s adorable!
Ah! The doctor and sidekicks, cool. Happy Halloween
OMG I love it…
Your family is wonderful, and so is your dress
Love it!!! Happy Halloween!
I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are missing Captain Canada though!
Y’all are amazing. My family just watches the tv, without the clever costumes.
Love it. My husband is apparently dressing up as “the guy who is eating all of the candy for the trick or treaters before they get here.”
Amazing! What a great pic!
I am in love with your family… does that sound weird?
Love it!! My 11 year old went as the 11th doctor! I should have gotten the Tardis dress to go with him.
LOVE!!!! Seriously, I love you all!!
This just made someone very happy, and I’m not referring to myself in the third person. But I like it too.
You look AMAZING!!! And I love your costumes!
LOVE IT! Hailey RAWKS that zombie! <3
I love it!! My family always dresses in theme costume every year as well. This year we’re all characters from Adventure Time (yeah, some years the adults don’t get to pick).
Very cool, I am guessing there was a bit of compromise on the young Amy and Zombie… The Zombie who waited, nice!
yay!! he’s real!
I need a TARDIS dress. You know, one that’s smaller on the outside. So it will look like a size 4 even though it’s totally bigger than that on the inside.
Happy Halloween, Bloggess Family! FABULOUS costumes!
I’m going as “Overworked Woman in Yoga Pants;” my husband, I imagine, will be, “Man in Boxer Shorts Because Pants are Uncomfortable When You Eat Too Much Mini-Snickers.”
Where is his fez? Fezes are cool.
So- I love the costumes, for realz- but is that a bowl full of sticks with hands on the end of them on the shelves behind you? Because, those… those are really something.
Is that a Tardis beanie or a Tardis headband?
Excellent, Nikki! Hailey looks so much like you…. adorable!
We all now know the Lawson family secret: Jenny is actually a TARDIS!
Love it. My hair stylist and her family dressed up in the zombie theme. One was a zombie cow, another was a zombie farmer (cause a zombie cow needs a zombie farmer) and her and her husband were zombie hunters.
At work today…a girl walked past in a dalek costume. I was all OH ORANGE DALEK!!! and she’s all OMG YOU KNEW WHAT I WAS!!!
we bonded..it was awesome
Damn lady, you lookin’ good!
Happy is right!
Great costumes! Have a good night
AAAHHHH!!! Tardis costume FTW!!!!
Did you make that? Those are some awesome costumes! Love it!
umm..is it weird that I am turned on right now?? I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!!
Me, my husband, and our son!
Excellent costumes!!! Esp enjoy the TARDIS dress.
It’s so validating when I see other adults who love Halloween as much as I do.
The bowtie is cool! And you must tell us where you got that dress.
Such a handsome family. Have fun xxx
Love it! I’ll be dressing as myself again this year. I figure it’s scary enough.
Love it! Happy Halloween.
Great picture of the whole family! Did you make your dress?
Oh, have fun trick-or-treating!!!
Happy Happy Halloween, everyone! You guys look great, Jenny!
I love it!
Very COOL!! And Jenny, you have lost weight! Lookin’ great!!!!!!!!
Hailey looks awesome- and terrifying. Excellent job! Happy Halloween!
I love it! Great dress. Great family costume, too. 🙂
You 3 look fantastic!!
Love your Tardis dress!! Victor makes a good Dr. also. And the little one is a cutie. Have a great night.
Love it! Love the dress. Hot.
LOVE! Hailey is rockin the scary!
That’s amazing. I’m going as a puppeteer and my dog a piece of taxidermy (a decapitated moose). Completely inspired by your book.
I get you. I get Hailey. What’s Victor?
Cutest zombie, ever. Also, you make quite a foxy police box. 🙂
I LOVE your costumes!!! ^_^
So frakkin’ awesome!
Alex, my 12 year old who was also the Doctor for halloween, says, “Fez’s are cool…”
Well now my TARDIS beanie and gloves just don’t seem like enough, people won’t think I’m dressed up they’ll just think I’m cold…I think my next dress project shall be a TARDIS dress, only I’ll probably wear it all the time and not just on Halloween! You guys look amazing!
Adorable family! But can we talk about those bookcases!!!
We tried in vain to get our puppy to wear a cardboard box painted like the Tardis. Apparently, she is not a Whovian.
Shut up! You stole my costume!! I was The Tardis (homemade dress though) this weekend and then again at work today!
Wow! Victor looks so normal between his two women. Great shot!
Please tell him he is the best sport on the planet…then give him an extra Snickers ! He’s earned it.
Doctor Who FTW! Too cute!
For the WIN!
I aspire to be a member of your Very Cool family!!
I thought you might like to know that my friends’ college age kids taped a note to the door for the trick or treaters…..”My apologies. The tardis is stuck in 1969 and we are unable to deliver candy at this time. Love, the Doctor.” They are some seriously nifty kids.
Love it!!! The look on your daughter’s face is priceless! Happy Halloween!
FAN-TAS-TIC! Happy Halloween, Bloggess and to your family! Love them!
Oh good lord. This is a beautiful and magnificent thing. I was just telling a friend earlier that there are few things in life better than a pretty girl wearing a TARDIS. The addition of The Doctor makes it better. You already know it, but you are a genius, girl.
Must… resist… inappropriate tardis references…
Are you bigger on—NEVER MIND. SHUT IT DOWN.
Best costume ever!!! You guys look awesome!!
OMG. Lurve!!! You are the best Whovian family ever! So when does The Doctor try to get in the TARDIS?
and to think I was actually wondering if Victor was one of your imaginary friends!!! Have a great time. Laurie F. from NY where it is CRAZY!!!
zomg! Victor posing willingly!! I love it. You all look mahvelous!!
Oh My…next year, I’m going as a Tardis!!! Beautiful costumes!
Ghouliscious and spooktacular! Happy Halloween Bloggess family!
YAY! You are wearing your TARDIS hat! this made Calvin’s day.
Beautiful family! Happy Halloween!
I wear a bowtie now. Bowties are cool.
You guys are so freakin adorable! Happy Halloween!
Does this mean that Victor will be in the TARDIS at some point?
Oh. My. Lord. So freaking awesome.
Happy Halloween! I can’t wait to read a funny post about your family night of trick or treating. I just know you will find something amazing to share. 🙂
You guys are HILARIOUS and AWESOME.
Doctor Who themed family costumes are cool. ^_^ Happy Halloween!
I have no idea what any of you are but am thrilled beyond words to see a photo of Cictor!
GO SCORE CANDY!!
Your family is everything I wish for someday
Awesome costumes! My 6 year old dressed up as Dr Who this year – I posted some cute pictures at my blog if you are interested, the costume came out really cute:
WHERE did you find that tardis dress, haha. No one should ever doubt you. Most amazing family, ever.
Let’s pretend this isn’t CREEPY!!!
HOLY CRAP that child is your twin. YOUR TWIN I SAY. Adorbs.
So skinny bitches are wearing a Tardis this season. Your next book better be a diet book because you look fabulous and I need your secret!
Bow ties are cool.
Please adopt me?
I wanna join, I wanna JOIN!
Awesome! Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween to you too! I’m about to slip into a sugar coma right now…
Love it! 😀 I went as the TARDIS this year, too, though mine was made of cardboard, with a light on my head. xD My two-year old was the 11th Doctor, my 5-year old was the 10th Doctor, and my husband was Captain Jack! It was pretty amazing. 🙂 Happy Halloween!
Do I spy……. Harry Potter books behind you?! I know, it was hard to look beyond the fabulousness of your dress, but ……Harry Potter…..
Tardis costume! That is the best costumeive seen so far this year!
Oh em gee. I was a TARDIS (thank you, Etsy), husband was a Dalek, eldest daughter was Dr. Ellie Sadler, youngest daughter was a witch. This just proves that our youngest child is boring. Ahem.
I Iove your daughter’s face. She has some passion.
I LOVE the Tardis dress!!!!! We had Dr. Who going on in our house as well!! We had a Doctor (Matt Smith), a Dalek, and Rory!
Tonight I was freezing cold lady with blue hair giving out candy because last weekend I was Tank Girl. Hence the excuse to dye my hair blue. I won the costume contest.
Can you make a shirt to raise $ for hurricane victims please? I am one of them but ppl are much worse off than I am. My dear husband had an idea for a t-shirt slogan: We got f*cked by Sandy. Then otherback: that whore. I would buy it to help victims worse off. Things got decimated in my NY neighborhood. Looks like pics of Berlin during WWII. It would help a lot of ppl. Thank you.
Typo sorry. On the back it could read: that whore. Whaddya think? 🙂
Everything about this is fucking amazing.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!! 😀
My three kids went as the 9th, 10th &11th Doctor. If I hadn’t had class I might have attempted being the TARDIS. Though hearing my child call me “Sexy” might have been more than slightly offputting….
I have no idea what anybody is on about because it tells me the video is currently unavailable.
Poo to you, internet/Flickr.
Hmmm…apparently ‘the video or image is unavailable’ at this time.
Well, at least it seems to be ‘unavailable’ for everyone…not the usual, ‘this video is not available in your country’.
I guess, at least there’s some form of fairness there.
Um….there’s nothing there.
For those who couldn’t see it (I can’t either) just click on the big block that says that it’s not available.
Also, freaking ADORABLE.
Thank you Erin for helping us internet-challenged folks. I clicked, and it showed up.
Happy High Holy pagan New Year to you and yours.
(This is the witchy Julie, in case that last salutation wasn’t a big enough clue.)
(Gawd, I need to stop doing this identification thing…… )
Why was the photo removed???
OK – I just finished your book “let’s pretend” OMG! thanks for all the laughs! I’ve been very sick with Shingles and your book really got my mind off the pain for a few hours… so thanks again.
I wish I had known you were at the Texas Book Fair!!! Did you post the event on here? I live in Houston , if you are going to be in this area I’d like to know ahead of time. Hope this sounds like a big fan and not a stalker 🙂
Thanks Erin! Very cute!!
Did you make people call you Idris all night?
I just pissed off my Whovian wife (I am *totally* not one) by noting that that door note is *TOTALLY* Dr. Who. Because when the TARDIS is fixed, he DOES NOT return to hallowe’en night and be there to hand out candy. Which he could totally do. Because HELLO, TIME MACHINE. She keeps shaking her head angrily and muttering, “It doesn’t work that way… ” and I keep bellowing, “TIME MACHINE!!! What part of that is hard?”
Then she said, “Well, there was a time when the Doctor couldn’t control the TARDIS, and wherever he landed, he was stuck there for a while,” but I (correctly) observed, “Yes, and you know what else is totally Dr. Who? That he didn’t show up five minutes BEFORE it broke with the repair kit, hand it to himself, and fix it before it broke. Because HELLO!!! TIME MACHINE!!!”
Apparently, I’m a big meanie for understanding time travel, and understanding that once you have a working time machine, it becomes REALLY, REALLY hard to have suspense or even problems.
I love it! I’d give you all millions of treats if you turned up at my house!
I went to a party last night dressed as Minnie Mouse, I made my own ears and everything it was so much fun. Next year I’m going to try for something a bit more geeky though 🙂
Any chance you’d adopt me? I want to be apart of this awesomeness.
Internet Nazis have prevented me from viewing this, but I’m sure it rocks!
Hey – what happened to it?
Well dang… Flickr is denying me the privilege of viewing the “image or video”.
Complete disappointment in that I can’t view the picture. I’m sure it’s awesome though!
It works for me when I actually click on the not-picture. Try that?
Very cute costumes.
You guys are so awesome. Doctor Who costumes for the win!
GAH! Image not available! NOOOO!
ADORABLE! (and I mean you, Jenny, in the Tardis dress.). I went as Hipster Dorothy, my husband wore his Pirates of the Carribean shirt, and our daughter was a Pokemon trainer.
I get the Tardis and Doctor Who, but is Hailey part of the Whoverse or just an awesome Zombie?
(She’s a little girl walker from Walking Dead. I wanted her to be young Amy but she was very sure she wanted to be a zombie. The heart wants what it wants. ~ Jenny)
My 15 yr old daughter dressed as the Doctor & not one person in the neighborhood knew who she was. I think we should move.
Whoot! Looky there at that good lookin’ box! Po-lice box, that is….
I want a Tardis dress 🙁 🙁 🙁
You guys looks awesome! Totally jealous.
My husband was the 10th this year. He goes around “scanning” everything with his sonic screwdriver. It scares the cats.
Great photo! My daughter has that zombie costume, too!
Ooooooh. That TARDIS dress is giving me a BAD case of the covets.
LOVE the Tardis dress! Bowties are cool.
Is that Victor?!?
I have that dress too! I wore it last night for the trick or treaters.
I smell family christmas cards!!!!
What’s Hailey’s costume? I can’t figure out what episode that might be from.
I love your dress!
(She’s actually a zombie from Walking Dead. ~ Jenny)
Love the Tardis dress–and that you married someone willing to dress up as Dr. Who. How awesome is that?
Love love love!
Aww! You guys look so great! Happy Halloween!
I think you just won the award for Most Awesome Family Ever.
Happy Halloween…I hope you get lots of Milky Way Bars…or other stuff 🙂
Ha! You and I were twins! I so wish I could have gotten my husband to be The Doctor…sigh.
And she’s a Doctor Who fan? Amazing!
I must know, who is your favorite doctor?
Wow! A halloweeen outfit that doesn’t have peephole nipples or is crotchless! Well done you. X
Too cute! And is that a SMIRK on Victor’s face? (Also cute 🙂 Hope you had fun!
What a wonderful photo!
Jenny you look great! Lot of pounds gone since the Katie Couric dress issue! You go girl!!
Hope your family had a big time.
I saw this on Etsy and thought of you…
Loved, loved, LOVED your book! I can’t wait to see it as a movie…
LOVE IT!! How many lame asses didn’t know what you were??
I am so jealous that you went as the TARDIS. That is the coolest costume I saw all day!
I just spotted a Nathan Fillion reference in another blog I read (http://www.maybematilda.com/2012/11/halloweiners.html) and immediately thought of you. Happy Halloween!
Jenny, this isn’t really the place for comments like this, but I just wanted you to know that you inspire me. I am 22 and suffering from crippling anxiety/panic attacks/ocd and I sometimes feel like I will never come out of this darkness, but you have show me that is is possible to live with these issues. I hope I can find someone in my life to talk to who is as inspiring as you are. Thanks so much for keeping me laughing.
Great!!! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday bar none. Hailey is adorable as are her parents
i actually got my husband to dress up this Halloween. I went as Rosemary (post-baby-w/satan spawn) and he went as Dr. Saperstein. Nailed it!
You all look fabulous!
sooo coool! i love it!
OMG, I was a tardis too! You are so very awesome. 😀
You make a great Tardis!
apparently, someone in England shares your enthusiasm for taxidermy:
Who took the picture? Copernicus?
FANTASTIC!!! You look absolutely lovely all Tarded up! 😀
Perfect, and also not at all surprising haha.
Jenny! You look amazing! And you have an adorable family 🙂
I love you guys! Happy Halloween!
Love this! I’m already planning on dressing up my first kid as a dalek for halloween (that’s when you know your a nerd).
Hahaha…I absolutely love it! I ESPECIALLY love the TARDIS hat. Is that a Bloggess original?
Aaand… Have you seen this? Stuffed Polar Bear! Being sold by vegetarians!!!
P.S. I heart your awesomeness. Thank you for what you do!
Oh my God WIN. So much win. I love you people.
Bigger on the inside ?
Haha! Awesome! I hope people appreciated the way you matched. 🙂
I love the way the hands on the shelf are saying “ta-da” for you all!!
I cancelled cable and have no idea who any of you are dressed as, but Haley’s expression is awesome.
I NEEDS THAT DRESS!!!!!!! You could send it to me? Or…I could learn how to sew…….or YOU COULD SEND IT TO ME!?!?!?!?!
I am such a pop culture loser. I have no idea who any of your are in this photo.
Nicely done. I was cat food this year for Halloween so my Halloween costume resume goes like this. Bag of dog food as a child. Bag of cat litter while dating a woman who went as the cat lady one Halloween. The humor was lost on her. Now, with the munchkin playing the role of our blind black cat Pukey. I was cat food. Sure I’ve been other things over the years but this was in addition to my pet care theme. http://beingsmokey.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-halloween-post.html
where did you get the TARDIS costume…We are Dr Who junkies..LOVE!!!
You TOTALLY win the costume contest!
Who are you?
I am, yes.
(and all y’all are great!)
Victor makes an AWESOME Dr. Who!
YOU ARE BIGGER ON THE INSIDE!
Love it love it love it! What a fun, fantastic famiglia!
I want that Tardis costume!
Love it, but where’s the fez?
he’s got the spoon!!!!
All you needed to complete the ensemble was one of your adorable animals in a Dalek costume
Oh I love your dress so much!!! I made a TARDIS dress for Halloween 🙂
A zombie garden statue to go with Hailey’s outfit and scare the chick out of Beyonce? (and no, it’s not a zombie gnome. This one is EMERGING. Awesome).
Completed adorable (As always) and you know the TARDIS is a Steampunk thing, so I am taking that as a personal connection between you and I Jenny. I love you too! ???
~ Dr Brassy
I love it!! Victor looks cute as the Doctor, but You are rocking the Tardis!!
Ahh where did you get such an awesome screwdriver? I looked & looked for one this year to no avail. Heck, where did you find a tardis headband. Basically I’m totally jealous of your family’s swag.
Do you know this exists? Along with a whole slew of Tardis-inspired fabrics! I don’t watch the good Doctor, but I thought this should be shown to someone who does : ) http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/758688
It would be”who”ove you to check this out. My friend wrote the product description for it 🙂
Bow ties are cool!