So A, J and I had a great trip to Seattle for Halloween. I was a little nervous beforehand that I wouldn’t have much energy or would be sick for the trip, but it all turned out great. I had a blast hanging out with J’s sister and her family. One thing I noted was that I think 5 kids is probably a few more than I want (their 4 and our 1), but at the same time having no end of people want your attention is extremely gratifying. I loved reading books at bed time or having the oldest wake up early to play games like mastermind with me. That was just awesome and tiring.

Carving pumpkins, going to the pumpkin patch, going through the hay maze, etc. all make for great memories. Having the whole family dress up in costumes was also a lot of fun. Sometimes it’s great to be a kid again, and that may be a kids greatest gift to their families.