As families get older and children somehow turn into adults, it can be hard to hold on to traditions. There are 9 children on Greg’s side of the family. Two have not lived in our area for a few years now and we miss them dearly. Two are now in college and one is living at boarding school. My girls are the youngest cousins.
It has been a long time since all the “children” have been together. This weekend seven of the nine kids gathered together for our annual pumpkin carving festival. Watching my girls handle steak knives still makes me a bit nervous, but they did a great job. They cut, and scooped, and carved. They laughed, and danced, and played. And then when the night was over, they displayed.