Welcome to November! It's finally starting to snow in the mountains, about which I couldn't be happier, and snowboarding season is just around the corner. We spent Halloween at Emily's parents' house in Alpine and had a great time carving pumpkins, watching Young Frankenstein, and playing Halo 3. I started playing Gears of War (seriously, that is. I have leisurely played it before but never gotten into it until now) for the first time and am addicted to it. It's so hard to do homework when I want so badly to play that amazing game. Here are a few snapshots of our pumpkins. I think you'll all agree my pumpkin is more creative.