I'm always so excited for the last week of October and the first week of November. Reasons why:
On Saturday we had a HUGE apple cider making party at my parents house. Even though it was raining we lit up the fire pit, and hung out for six hours. Most of my closest friends and family were there. Sam made me my favorite; a pumpkin pie from scratch! My aunt even made a Yoda out of an apple.
It's my birthday! I turned 33 on October 30th. Sam and I didn't do too much. We made biscuits and gravy for my in-laws, got the oil changed on the Solstice, Sam detailed the inside of the Xterra and then, after Sam got back from small group, we fell asleep watching a movie on our couch.
Yeah, we're old.
Halloween! I love passing out candy for Halloween. If we don't do Trunk-or-Treat with the NHCC church, I'm the guy that gives out full size candy bars to the kids. This year Sam and I did a Hobbit's home as our trunk decoration. Sam shape shifted into a gorgeous Gandolf. At Trunk-or-Treat we saw 15 Elsa's, 3 Anna's, 8 Spiderman's and 6 Captain America's. Over 500 kids showed up. It was AWESOME!
Lastly, bittersweet goodbyes and exciting hellos. As I leave my wife and home I travel to Aspen to begin training for the winter season. I get to see my teammates again! My roommates this year are; blind guy Brian Follett, monoskier Todd Moran and fellow jarhead Trey Humphrey. So stay tuned for more about them later.