So I don’t know how I feel about Halloween really, I’ve never liked scary stuff, and River will never be able to go trick-or-treating dressed like a goblin-but the pumpkin carving, totally dig it. We took the JH and SH kids to Happy Hollow for a pumpkin carving contest and marshmallow roast to celebrate the fall season and eat yummy snacks. Isn’t God awesome the way He created seasons?? It’s so amazing to see the leaves all pretty and orange and get to drink apple cidar-love it. The kids loved it too-although JHers and knives, no matter how small did stress me out a bit-it was Ryan that ended up with the lone wound though:) We talked about how we’re like pumpkins-all pretty and strong on the outside, and full of nasty junk on the inside. We talked about specific sin issues that each kid deals with. They mostly centered around not being nice to siblings and not controlling their mouths, but a few added anger, and unwillingness to give up things they love (but aren’t good for them) to the mix. We gathered around our table after handing awards for best pumpkin, prayed over their sins-that God would take them-and put out our marshmallow fire. It was an awesome afternoon of fellowship and prayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!