We carved pumpkins last Saturday. I haven’t done this in years but it’s something that I loved doing before and now apparently the kids love carving pumpkins too.

It was really fun.

And really messy.

And Rabbit roasted the pumpkin seeds and they are SO very good.

I’m the resident artist, it’s sad really, but I ended up drawing most of the designs on the pumpkins for the kids to carve away at. Gabe and Joe had an Angry Bird. Kait carved an Aardvark, I carved a don’t panic thumb, and Rabbit carved a pair of golden wings. Not so golden, but turned out pretty close to the wings he earned when he became a pilot. Everything turned out really cute until the next day when the humidity hit our perfectly carved gourds and kind of melted them into themselves.

What a pitty.

And today we have friends visiting and it’s been a lot of laughing and a lot of fun. It’s really too bad that it’s been cool and windy because we haven’t had much luck making it down to the beach to look for shells. Good times are being had anyway and It’s always good to see friendly faces, yes?

And for the wrap up –

My friend Marty at Sam’s Family wrote a post on Complicated Simplicity that is says exactly what I would have said had I the articulation she has. It’s a good post and there is a recipe included. You’ll have to read…


Telling Dad dishes out pearls of wisdomabout parenting, answering questions like, “My toddler likes to play with her poop. Literally, she will cut it up with her toy knives and forks, put it on a plate and stick it in her toy microwave! HELP!”, and other things. If you have a child, or if you have a sense of humor and you would like to get it tickled you’ll want to read what this dad has to say.


Halloween happened. There is sugar everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And I’m not eating sugar right now because my allergies are awful and I’m way more tired than I should be. It’s like this sick cosmic joke because there are Tootsie Rolls everywhere I turn.
Oh, good grief, people. I mean actual Tootsie Rolls.
You’re all sick.


Kaity-Jane reviewed the book Zombie Church. It’s a book written about dead churches stuck in the rut of rituals and routines and how they need a wake up call and she didn’t appear to be too thrilled with it at all. And then the author commented on her less than sparkling review and it is all too interesting.


This past month, something I missed a few weeks ago when I did my first week in review, Savanah Montana wrote about her week with us. She’s one of Kait’s besties and they had a great time together. Lots of pictures. Good memories.


And camping is coming up soon! YAY! Every other year we camp over Thanksgiving with a bunch of friends. It’s a pretty ginormous affair and we’re so excited about seeing friends we haven’t connected with in a while.

And then there is desert ala Wesley. And Becky.

Portal Cake.

This is remarkably unfair.

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