On our way to Baldoyle to meet the Karnes and some other friends, I leaned over and asked Juli, "Does it feel strange to have a child who's about to embark on her first trick-or-treating adventure?" "Yeah, it does", she replied. Last year's Halloween was remarkable as it was our first in Ireland. Two years ago was interesting as Ashlyn was only 11 days old and we were still getting used to being first time parents. And of course, we won't soon forget this one. As far as the door to door action was concerned, Ashlyn was very polite and made sure to say thank you and bye bye when leaving each house.
But Halloween aside, what's even more remarkable to me is that it's already November (in a 2 hours anyway). This year has absolutely flown by and it will be 2012 before we know it. But along the way, this should be an another November to remember. We're starting an additional English class for immigrants this Wednesday (due to popular demand), we'll be heading to Germany for our annual church retreat in two and a half weeks, and of course we'll have our second Irish Thanksgiving soon after that. Life is busy, but life is good. - Shay