Wade and I were a little hesitant to attempt our usual pumpkin carving party – mostly because we aren’t at all settled in our house and aren’t as plugged into the community as we’d like. We finally decided to make it a small party with just our old neighbors from Milwaukee. We had a little trouble finding a date that worked for everyone and then at the last minute Wade ended up on a business trip to China and missed the party, but we carried on without him. Thankfully Kaitlyn took a long morning nap and I had the boys help me get the house straightened and the food ready (they are aces when it comes to peeling wrappers for the cheese dip). Then our friends arrived and we spent the entire day eating and laughing and having fun. There might have even been a pumpkin or two carved!