It has been a bit of time since my last post. I am hoping this post will make up for the recent silence. Our family has been focused a bit on some family issues, but mostly I have been pouring my spare time into Halloween related tasks. Halloween has always been an opportunity to let our creativity loose around our house. I have to admit that, prior to J joining our family, I had developed a bit of a talent with prosthetic and makeup special effects. Unfortunately, most of those skills were used to create effects not exactly kid friendly, so I have had to redirect my costume skills for awhile. I have instead turned to pumpkin carving and costume fabrication as my new Halloween creative outlet.