Friday, November 29, 2013

business society formal 2013

Thanks to the sweet Kailey Duncan for my great updo, I cannot do anything pretty with my hair.  
My sister for coming downtown after work to take these pictures of the girls and I.
Thank-you to Old Navy Kids section and $12 sequin skirts to shine bright like a diamond.
Oh and red lipstick, great george and upei business society [always taking care of business]

all the crazy things we did tonight, those will be the best memories.












nov29th

Life is full of surprises.  You never know who might come in to your life or what kind of opportunities will come up.  Take for example my great friend Jocelyn.  This time last year I was meeting her for some of the first times, and I was unsure of what our friendship would end up being like, or if we would be close.  I am so happy with the friendship we now have.  Last night we went to our Business Society Formal with our other best friend Casey.  My heart was happy getting ready, taking pictures and dancing around with these girls.  I need them in my life more than ever.  I have them for everything, and they always know what's up.  I just drove Casey home last night [which was weird because usually I am driving home more people], but then it was so nice to just sit with her for a little bit and talk about life and all of the things that are going on right now.  We are at this stand-still right now.  We feel like adults, but we are both still at home, hanging out with our family most nights.  Casey is way more mature than me though, I admire her and the decisions she has made especially to go to UPEI.  It hasn't been the easiest for her and Jocelyn, but I am happy they have come because I would not be as close with them today if they hadn't.

This has been random for now, but I guess that's what life has been lately.  I am wrapping up my sociological theory paper and it has been a pain in my butt.  I will be happy to have it done even though I have to take the second part of the course next semester.  I only have one exam on the 13th and it is bound to be pretty easy.  I love December and I am looking forward to spending even more time at home with my family, and some quality time with my friends.  I think Christmas will be a little hard again this year without Haig here, but I know it should be okay.  I just love Christmas and this time of year.  Everything is starting to get some festive, and I am loving the happy spirit that I have to go along with it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Minnesota has my Heart

  • The last thing I wanted to talk about today was why I love Minnesota. I was praying hard about this this week to see how I could convey this, because it has been on my mind a lot lately.
  • You mentioned in a letter that you didn't think that we would be getting back here any time soon. I was surprised at how alright I was with that realization. I love Minnesota so much, but it isn't really that cool a place. It is pretty sometimes, it gets really hot in the summer and cold in the winter, the people are kinda nice, but in an underlying rude kind of way. The cities are dirty, and the church isn't all the strong. The Temple is kinda in the middle of nothing, which is strange because it makes it kinda not as pretty as it could be. I would not really like this place if it wasn't for one thing. Even serving a mission here, I wouldn't really like it that much if it wasn't for one thing. 
  • This is where I have become converted. This is where I have learned the simple truths of the Gospel for myself. This is where it all because real to me. This is where my testimony bloomed and blossomed and converted me to the point of sacrificing anything and everything that do what the Lord wants me to do, and to go where He wants me to go, and most importantly, to be what He wants me to be. This is my Sacred Grove, where the Spirit has taught me simple and eternal truths. This is my Gethsemane. Where I have suffered and struggled purely for the benefit of others. I love Minnesota because it was here that I learned how to be a disciple of Christ. Even If I never come back here again, I would be alright with that. I know that I will never forget the reality of the experiences that I have had, and the love that I have felt for the Gospel and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. No other place on Earth will ever do for me what Minnesota has done. It has converted me. And I love it.
  • Minnesota has made me what I need to be
  • Love, Elder Pinsent

Sunday, November 24, 2013

saturday nights alright, alright, alright



Well, it was just alright.  I was hoping for a better time but then again I shouldn't have expected that with where we were going.  The bar that we were going to has been known to be pretty ridiculous but had some pretty good dancing.  I love to be on the dance floor.  It makes me feel fun, free and careless.  Emily was home to judge gymnastics this weekend so we of course would go out for the night.  Chelsey joined us before Casey so we had some cuddle time in Emily's comfy, comfy bed.  When Casey got over we finally got ready to go.  We were able to hang out and just catch up on some things.  We made our way over to Jocelyn's and hung out there for a little bit too.  Jocelyn has such a cute little place down town even though the location has had its upsets.  When we got out, we danced our little bootays off.  I had a blast regardless of the very sticky floor and my high heel flailing around the place.  They were platforms and sometimes when I would loose my balance on the crowded, sticky dance floor I would be flung towards one of the girls and then just pretend to be dancing with them so I wouldn't look like an idiot.  Good thing I was with the bunch of them because I could not have seen myself recovering from falling face first unto a dance floor, especially at this bar.  I won't be going again unless I've got my girls by my side.    
love them, love life

in which I actually make a recipe from pinterest

and it was heaven in a mason jar cold mug.

original recipe here  

COLD apple cider 1/3 way in the cup
whisk in 1 tbsp of caramel sauce and 1 tsp of cinnamon
top it off with two scoops of ice cream
fill the rest of the glass with gingerale {pouring slowly}
oh and what the heck, add a big chunk of whip cream, caramel drizzle, cinnamon and a fancy apple.
voila






Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sending my Love

[inspired] to document notes to some special friends of mine

Megan-  I hope you are having lots and lots of fun at school.  Like really, you go girl.  As this year comes to a close, just know that I will be here for you.  This time last year was hard.  I love you so much and your ability to overcome just amazes me.  I know I wouldn't have been able to be that strong.  I was thankful for how strong I was able to be for you.  I have to tell you I knew I had to keep myself together for you.  I don't know what my life would be like if I had never met you.  My forever chica.

Brittany-  You are an amazing person.  We have not been able to catch up these past few weeks but I never worry about you too much.  You have so many good things going for you.  You have a really great job and the best family ever.  I know you miss them and it is hard to be on your own, but I am here for you whenever you need me.  I hope I can see you soon.  School is slowing down a little, we should make some plans.

Amanda Grinton-  I miss you.  We don't talk as much as we should but I do miss you and I think about you often.  I think about how hard it must be for you to be away from home.  I know you have made some pretty good friends out there though and I love seeing your family at church because it makes me think of you.  We have had some pretty good times and we should try for some more soon!

Maia-  I am happy for our friendship.  Your sweet little family inspires me to make things work no matter what comes your way.  I know I can always look to you for advice and you are hilarious!  Come home soon.

Laura Beth-  You are hilarious.  I am so thankful that you have been so open with me lately about some special topics HAHA.  I really need to hear these things from you though.  You're my big sister, I need you.  I'm inspired by your marriage and your ability to be truthful about it.  You have showed me that a marriage can be hard but it certainly is worth it.  I am also inspired by you guys to make date night a priority and hang out with friends along with working and all the other stuff that life entails.  It also makes me happy to see you go to the temple so much and to have such a good relationship with Jeremy's family.  I hope I can see you soon too.

--- - I'll never forgive you for what you did, but my heart is happy for you and this new adventure you are about to embark on.  It will change you, prepare to be changed.  This will make you grow.

Mom and Dad Pinsent
I miss you guys.  I am inspired by how hard you work for your family.  Your kids are wonderful and I love being in your home.  It has been funny to be there without our missionary there, but I feel like I just like one of the kids now too.  It is nice that I don't feel like I have to impress anyone any more.  I think I will try a little harder when he gets home though, just don't tell him.  I have become a lot more comfortable in your home.  I feel closer to you all more than ever.  Maybe that's my own fault for not becoming closer before.  I am thankful for to have you guys during this time in my life.  I know we are all busy but I love hearing from you guys and just catching up.  I am also excited for your future, can't believe you will be grandparents so soon.

Pinsent Kids
Victoria-  You are the first person I check when I go on pinterest.  You are so creative and I just love checking out what you have been up to.  I think about City and Colour everyday and how excited I am to be going to the concert with you.  We are going to have so much fun.  We should go shopping and look like stellar concert chicks.  Don't you have a pair of leather pants?
[Eli]- I love how happy you make my best friend.
Emma- I like when you post on instagram.  You are so so beautiful Emma.  I love how bold and confident you are.  I know where you get it from too.  I wish I could be as confident as you and your sisters are about your beauty.  Your strong mother has been impactful with that as well.  Not only your outer beauty, but you are so wonderful inside.  So creative and ready to speak your mind.  Don't ever loose hold of that.
Luke- I miss you kiddo.  You're the little brother I never had.  When I talked to you last and you remembered that Haig and I have a gum countdown it just made me smile so big.  I love how much you love and miss your brother.  He loves you so much too.  He'll be home soon  You are the sweetest young boy I know, just remember to keep being sweet to your sisters!
Hannah Jane-  Another little fireball.  You bring so much happiness into my life.  You're cute and fun and I love talking to you.  I love hearing all about things that are going on in your life.  I hope all your birthday festivities went well.  You're getting so old like us.  I am excited for your birthday next year.  I'll come over and we can go to the temple okay?  It is a wonderful place to be especially with people that you love...and I love you!

Casey/Emily/Chelsey/Amanda/Jocelyn- Let's have the time of our lives tonight okay? I love you ladies.  You have been my rocks and I will always be so thankful for your friendships in my life.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Selfie


Sunday night.  The house is getting warm because we've had the fire running since about 3pm when we got home and settled from church.  I have been loving it but I am starting to get a little woozy and would love to just sit outside for a couple minutes.  I don't think I really want to do this though because I cannot get sick right now.  I can get sick in about two weeks time when I am basically done school.  Darn you Family Resource Exam that is not until the 13th of December [Friday the 13th at that, at 9AM, how lucky am I?].  And what did I do this weekend?  Basically nothing.  I had Saturday off so I went out to get some money from the bank and then met up with Mom after she had written a test for a little shopping.  I made her spend some money because she deserved to.  It is also funny to note that I feel like I am getting older when my Mom and I shop at the same clothing store.  Reitmans has some pretty cute stuff though, right?  Then I took a little drive by myself  to take some pictures of my community for a project.  I realize that even though I am in a rural community, my distance to down is way better than some other residents and my area looks less like a country side, more just like an area outside of town.  There is a farm up the street though so I am sure that's saying something.  And the fact that I usually see cows on a daily basis probably makes me a little more of a 'country' girl.  That's okay though, I don't mind.  It's more beautiful out here any ways.
Today was also pretty relaxing with doing some school work after church.  I helped make dinner with my dad and then I also made some spice cake for dessert (boxed cake I might add, cause I don't have time to be too domestic right now...). I ate it with some yummy jarred apple pie filling my mom made and french vanilla ice cream.  It was so delicious.  Fall is the best season for food [yes it even might beat Christmas treats!].  I am looking forward to the busy week, because I know that when it is finished, I will be one week closer to being done this semester, one week closer to Christmas, and one week closer, to you.
Smile baby girl, Smile.

Friday, November 15, 2013

this is what's up

Sometimes, I would love to be friends with me.  I think my life is pretty exciting and full of utmost random moments.  Take for example one night at my Aunt Karen's house.  I stayed upstairs to read for a little bit while they watched a movie.  I made a little venture into my 'cousin' Matt's room cause I have never seen it before and he wasn't home.  It was there that I found a fake beard that I put on for a picture because he was one of the Duck Dynasty characters for Halloween.  He was at a study group so I sent it to him and he said he laughed out loud.  Glad I could make his night even when he was with me and suffering through painful studying.  Auntie Karen's house is also full of fun stuff, like wooden roosters.  Like, there are not too many people who can say they own a wooden rooster, but my Aunt can and I love her for it.  My study days are getting closer and closer to closing up for the semester but I still manage to have some fun with the studying.  I am studying Natives for my area course and although the course has been horrible, the readings have had some hilarious things to take pictures with.  I don't even want to know what animal that is.  Looks like a pig horse.  Other nights that consist of doing lots of typing, mostly for my sociological theory course, also include lots and lots of candy, or junk food with quick text chats or checks of instagram/twitter feed.  The snap-chats also happen often during these boring, long nights but they usually are not good enough to get a download, but this one was pretty good so I just had to have it in my memory.  Come study with me, I have snacks!  And of course today, I could not contain my excitement of ordering my City and Colour tickets, I am just soo stoked to see Dallas Green in the flesh! It will be phenomenal! I also had a sleepover with two babies a couple days ago, I just love them so much. Kiss Kiss.  And last but not least, there is a new food venue in town.  It is called Thai Express and one of my friends asked if I wanted to go there for lunch today after we had finished working on a project.  I am so glad we did because it was so yummy.  I will be going there more often to try more of the stuff on the menu!
my life is full of wonderful things, and I am happy that through recording it on my blog it reminds me of that simplicity is really one of the best things about living life.        
                                                                                                                                                                                        

               

                                      

            
                         

                         

City and Colour

This morning I anxiously waiting 30 minutes starting at a website, just waiting for it to strike 10AM.  I felt giddy and excited and nervous that something would't work out or I would't be happy with the seats I got selected.  When the clock struck 10, I rushed to get two tickets in my cart, typing in those dumb security codes [yes I can read 7v43Ky when you blur it the tiniest bit].  I got assigned two seats and located them on the seating chart and I could tell they were aisle seats in one of the front sections [I called to find out later], so I went with those, put in my magic credit card numbers and I even got the fastest shipping method, just because I wanted to!

I love City and Colour.  I have wanted to see them for awhile.  Actually, I am pretty sure I have missed seeing them around here two or three times now because I just didn't think I could make it over to wherever they were playing.  They also played last summer but I was already going to Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls so I was a little low on funds.  I told myself, someday I will see them in concert!  Last week when I saw on Facebook that they would be announcing Canadian Tour Dates, I told myself I would go.  Luckily enough, when they announced where they would be playing, Halifax was the first stop on the tour and the concert is not until May so I have lots of time to figure things out.  I did have to find someone to go with though.  Some of my close friends here don't share the same love for this band as I do.  The one person that I always listened to this music with was Haig.  I know he would be by my side if he would be home, but he won't be until September.  So I asked the next best Pinsent [I love them all though], Victoria.  I knew that she would have listened to them a little bit, but she told me she would love to see them!  I was so excited.  This is going to be her first concert so I am so exciting we are making this happen!

may 3rd 2014, looking forward to it!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

today;

was the most random, good day that I've had in awhile.
just so you know.
be back later!

Monday, November 11, 2013

DULUTH

My heart is now off to DULUTH, MN and I am so excited.  Elder Pinsent is getting transferred to Duluth this week.  It is like he gets to pick up and move to a new city and meet new faces and see new things.  The most exciting thing about this is the fact that he is only three hours away from Thunder Bay, Ontario.  He will get to visit Canada a little bit!  I love our home and native land and I will feel super happy knowing we will be in the same country.  I don't think it will be much but it will still be so much fun to hear about.  His mission president teased him when he called to tell him by saying "Elder Pinsent you are going home".  Ha!  Luckily he is not actually, but he may be visiting Ontario a little bit, even more exciting as it is his home province.
I love Elder Pinsent and I love the wonderful-ness of the Minneapolis Minnesota Mission!



thoughts

First thought of the night, is that I am grateful for the many brave men and women who have fought for countries all over the world, most especially Canada, and for those who continue to fight today for freedom and peace.  My dad has been watching war documentaries like all night and I have to admit I get some goosebumps when they show the beaches in Normandy and Juno Beach because I have walked those grounds.  Men fought there so I can have freedom today, and that is pretty awesome to me!
But actually, I have been sitting at the table for about two hours now and I have not seen my dad watch this much TV in awhile but I know he is enjoying it.  It has been a long weekend for me, with tomorrow off school as well, but it has been busy.

I worked at Reebok Friday morning and all day Saturday.  It was so so much fun, but not really it sucked a lot.  It was my 7th time working our semi-annual sale so that's saying something [I need to get outta there!].
I have also been working lots on my final sociological theory paper which is pretty deadly.  I'm totally not fangirling Karl Marx or Max Weber, I think they are a little ridiculous.  I would not have married them, I feel so bad for their wives hehe.

I am also just saying I had the best sleepover with my two best friends, Emily and Casey last night.  It also helps that Emily has the most comfortable bed EVER, and it is sad because she is not even there for most of the time.  I love the girls, they are the bestest.  I am happy we had a little sleepover for old times sake.  We had lots of girl chat and I just love the evolution of our friendship.  I was thinking about how we never would have talked about some of the things we talked about two years ago, but we are talking about them now.  We are all growing up together, all facing the fears of the adult world, but I'm glad we have each other to count on.

The family and I went out to my Auntie Karen's on Sunday for a movie afternoon and dinner.  We had a bbq in November and it was awesome.  We watched Inception in their downstairs movie room and the surround sound was the best for that kind of movie.  I also started re-reading Catching Fire, just to remember the sequence of the events and refresh my memory of the characters and their feelings.  I am getting excited for the movie, I love me some Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.

It also snowed on Sunday and I thought it was nice to see.  I would be happy with this kind of weather until March and then we could jump right into spring.  I am not looking forward to snow banks and icy roads.  I don't mind the cold sometimes because it just means more cute winter accessories, but I also hate walking on campus and freezing my toouchy getting to class.  I need to find some more thick socks too my feet have been unbearably cold lately too!

Sunday Weather- photo taken leaving for church at 9:45 and coming home from church around 1:30


I am happy Christmas is almost here though.  I have been getting a little crafty with some home decor and I hope to do lots more baking once school is done.  I am also on the Relief society enrichment planning so I get to help out with an activity tomorrow night.  I also have a knitting pattern I will start soon.  It is a round scarf and I bought bright coral yarn.  I gotta brighten up dark winter nights some how right?  I am getting my Christmas shopping done for the most part but I have cut back quite a lot this year which I am happy about. I spent about $75 at Old Navy online for my dad, mom and Bryan.  It was easy and quick and I got it in the mailbox a couple days later!  Easiest way to Christmas shop and I will probably try to do it  like that for the next couple years.

I am also loving, LOVING country music lately.  My mom likes to think she has converted me but it has mostly come through my sister and funny enough the Ellen Show for having so many fun country bands on, some that I had never even heard about before.  So Kayla and I have decided that we will try and go to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival next summer if we really want to see the acts.  Hopefully they will announce them soon!

my life is pretty great, what can I say.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November


photo : Kayla Fraser, November 5th 2013

I don't really like Novembers.  I just find them long and almost boring.  Also mostly stressful with school coming to a close.  I will be done of this semester on the 28th with one exam on December 13th (but it will be easy as pie, hopefully).  I am really excited about this semester coming to a close because it reminds me that I can do anything!  I think about the challenging things that I have already done, and I just know that I can get anything done, school work wise, if I just do it!  It also helps that I end up getting a really good mark on most things too!  I have been able to do one of my favourite projects this year which is a community assessment profile and I decided to do my own little community of Miltonvale Park.  So last night, my family and I went to a "meet your neighbour" pot luck that the hall hosted and I was able to observe the people who went and meet some new people.  My dad even met a guy he went to High School with and I thought that was funny!  PEI is a pretty small place like that, and I know I won't be here forever so I'm going to try and enjoy the funny things that happen like that for as long as I can.  I am also carrying on with my long and boring sociological theory final paper.  Once I am done my undergrad, I never want to study these foolish crazy theorists again.  Some of their ideas are kind of neat and defiantly can apply to the world today, but part of me just really doesn't give a darn about them either!  Basically what I am getting to is I hope 2nd semester will also go by quick, then the countdown to Graduation 2015 will be on!
   

10 months to go

november 5th 2013


I had some life lessons in one of my classes today at school.  We were talking about how we make decisions that will impact and sometimes even change our life.  Most of the time we do have to be rational about our decisions, evaluating the consequences and the alternatives.  Other times we have to use our emotions and let our heart lead is.  I can say without a doubt that deciding to wait was a decision that took my emotions.  Sometimes, we just have to put everything on the line, relying on our heart and our faith that things will work out for our benefit.  We also talked about how our values impact our decision making.  I value missionary work, the gospel and my wonderful missionary's desire to share it in a place where he has never been and with people he has never met.  I also value and cherish the love we have and the faith that we had knowing that we would be okay throughout this journey.  I have to state the words of Prophet Thomas S. Monson "choose your love, love your choice" because that is certainly how I feel some days waiting for Haig to just be home already, but knowing that this is how we wanted it to be for so long.  He wanted to serve a mission and I wanted him to serve a mission.   These past 14 months have been some of the hardest, but also greatest months of my life, and I know that for my best friend, Elder Pinsent it has been the exact same.  As we grow individually, we grow together in this journey.  I have let my anxiety get the most of my recently, and with an e-mail from him yesterday, he just completely washed away my fears and concerns with matters of the future.  I hope I can start to think of things more in the present and just take things one day at a time as I know he is.  With his positive confirmations, I know things are going to be okay.  The Lord will always provide for His children when they are doing what is right, and this journey has continued to teach me that, I just need to open my eyes a little more and recognize all the many blessings around me.  It is great to wait. I will certainly be happy when it is over, but for now I would not have it any other way.  
Trying my very best to Keep Calm and Carry on.
[which is maybe a little hard realizing next month we will be in the single digits!] 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I'm not married yet, but I will be someday soon

Marriage Isn't For You

original article by Seth Adam Smith

Having been married only a year and a half, I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me.
Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.
I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. :) I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.
Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralysing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?
Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.
Perhaps each of us have moments in our lives when it feels like time slows down or the air becomes still and everything around us seems to draw in, marking that moment as one we will never forget.
My dad giving his response to my concerns was such a moment for me. With a knowing smile he said, “Seth, you’re being totally selfish. So I'm going to make this really simple: marriage isn't for you. You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy. More than that, your marriage isn't for yourself, you’re marrying for a family. Not just for the in-laws and all of that nonsense, but for your future children. Who do you want to help you raise them? Who do you want to influence them? Marriage isn't for you. It’s not about you. Marriage is about the person you married.”
It was in that very moment that I knew that Kim was the right person to marry. I realized that I wanted to make her happy; to see her smile every day, to make her laugh every day. I wanted to be a part of her family, and my family wanted her to be a part of ours. And thinking back on all the times I had seen her play with my nieces, I knew that she was the one with whom I wanted to build our own family.
My father’s advice was both shocking and revelatory. It went against the grain of today’s “Walmart philosophy”, which is if it doesn't make you happy, you can take it back and get a new one.
No, a true marriage (and true love) is never about you. It’s about the person you love—their wants, their needs, their hopes, and their dreams. Selfishness demands, “What’s in it for me?”, while Love asks, “What can I give?”
Some time ago, my wife showed me what it means to love selflessly. For many months, my heart had been hardening with a mixture of fear and resentment. Then, after the pressure had built up to where neither of us could stand it, emotions erupted. I was callous. I was selfish.
But instead of matching my selfishness, Kim did something beyond wonderful—she showed an outpouring of love. Laying aside all of the pain and anguish I had caused her, she lovingly took me in her arms and soothed my soul.
To all who are reading this article—married, almost married, single, or even the sworn bachelor or bachelorette—I want you to know that marriage isn't for you. No true relationship of love is for you. Love is about the person you love.I realized that I had forgotten my dad’s advice. While Kim’s side of the marriage had been to love me, my side of the marriage had become all about me. This awful realization brought me to tears, and I promised my wife that I would try to be better.
And, paradoxically, the more you truly love that person, the more love you receive. And not just from your significant other, but from their friends and their family and thousands of others you never would have met had your love remained self-centred.
Truly, love and marriage isn't for you. It’s for others.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Goodbye October







On my drive home from work today I really noticed how quickly this month has actually gone by.  Day after day driving down my street I was able to watch the leaves fall from the trees, and today, November 1st I noticed one tree in my neighbour's yard that had had wonderful big yellow leaves on it and now today there are none left and they scatter their yard.  Fall you have been so wonderful to me, and I know it is not officially 'winter' for a little while longer, but I still feel like I am saying goodbye to Fall and hello to November, a season of it's own.
xo  

Halloween captures [ipod]

I do know that I really need to start taking better pictures, but sometimes it just doesn't happen.  This is mostly okay with me because I am lazy and would rather not bring my camera around with me when it takes a little more time than just snapping a photo with someone's phone or my iPod.  The quality is not however great, which makes for some troubles making my blog book, but whatever.  I guess I just had too much fun this past week anyways to care all that much about the pictures.  I carved my pumpkin the other night which was a good feeling of fall and nostalgia of carving them year after year.  Next year I will even get to make a date out of it with my main squeeze.  Halloween night we only got 5 trick or treaters which was pretty sad and made that part of the night un-eventful.  Later on I picked up Jocelyn (Safari Hunter) and we went to pick up Casey (Pikachu) and Cody (Ash).  We went to our great friend Amanda's (Cheese) place to do some more hanging out with her, her man Jonathan (Wine) and our other friend Chelsey and her man Brad (Hangover Movie Characters).  We went to Ise's later for some dancing & more hanging out.  But all in all it was a pretty great Halloween.
And, my costume was amazing.  I am very fond of it this year!