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I'm playing a bit of catch-up on the blog today, getting ready for our Thanksgiving week trip to the beach.  I have a funny feeling I'm going to come home with one or two shots from vacation...maybe three. 

 Ella is quickly beginning to fill some of my odd jobs, directing Halloween house decoration activity seems to be one of them. 

Ella is quickly beginning to fill some of my odd jobs, directing Halloween house decoration activity seems to be one of them. 

 We had a beautiful day for Fort Worth's annual JDRF fundraising walk.  Thank you again to all of our wonderful friends and family who helped us achieve our goal!

We had a beautiful day for Fort Worth's annual JDRF fundraising walk.  Thank you again to all of our wonderful friends and family who helped us achieve our goal!

 It was a sweltering day at the pumpkin farm.  Still today, I'm not sure that Fall has really arrived. 

It was a sweltering day at the pumpkin farm.  Still today, I'm not sure that Fall has really arrived. 

 Kate performed in her high school's adaptation of School of Rock.  I think she practiced that look on the right to perfection with her brother over the years. 

Kate performed in her high school's adaptation of School of Rock.  I think she practiced that look on the right to perfection with her brother over the years. 

 "You're on the same team!" may be heard occasionally during Minion games. 

"You're on the same team!" may be heard occasionally during Minion games. 

 Finally, Halloween arrived and the costumes could come out to play. 

Finally, Halloween arrived and the costumes could come out to play. 

 We picked up a couple of extra Trick-or-Treaters this year. 

We picked up a couple of extra Trick-or-Treaters this year. 

 "So Dorothy and a hot dog took a walk down the street..."

"So Dorothy and a hot dog took a walk down the street..."

 Since we celebrated Halloween on a crazy busy Saturday, carving our pumpkins waited until Sunday.  Henry took his creative duties quite seriously. 

Since we celebrated Halloween on a crazy busy Saturday, carving our pumpkins waited until Sunday.  Henry took his creative duties quite seriously. 

 One of the out-takes from our Christmas Card photo shoot in the back yard. 

One of the out-takes from our Christmas Card photo shoot in the back yard. 

 We are so proud of Michael and his soccer team!  They finished No. 1 in their age group and have worked so hard these past few months.  Go Mighty Minions!

We are so proud of Michael and his soccer team!  They finished No. 1 in their age group and have worked so hard these past few months.  Go Mighty Minions!