We have finally made it through all our visitors. Lisa's old companion, Lisa Conley, was here the beginning of this week and left yesterday evening. Although it was very nice to have so many visitors, it got to be a little overwhelming. Anyhow, we decided to have some fun tonight. When I say fun, I mean fun for myself and my wife, not necessarily fun for other people. In fact some might think me a tad weird. So last weekend, after my freezing camping experience with the stake young men, Lisa and I went to a farm in search of pumpkins. It was really fun. We got to ride behind a tractor in the mud, through the apple orchards, out to the pumpkin patch in search of the great pumpkin. We had planned on buying just two, but Lisa is rather enamored of pumpkins, we bought four. Now coming back to the present, our fun that we had tonight was carving the pumpkins. No, we didn't just settle for the typical Jack-O-Lantern faces, we got fancy, as you can see from the pictures. I think that I scared Lisa just a little from my gleeful giggles as I tore out the pumpkin guts. Anyway it was fun. Happy Halloween to all.


We had a fun visit this last weekend from my old roommate Brandon Smith and his wife Natalie. We were able to see a lot of beautiful fall leaves in upstate New York, first at Letchworth State Park and then at Palmyra when we saw some LDS Church Historical Sites. We finished up the visit with a visit to Canada. Staying in Toronto one night and then Niagara-on-the-Lake the second night. In Toronto we visited the St. Lawrence Market and then went up the CN Tower, the tallest building in the world. After that we walked around down town and took some fun pictures. We spent the next couple of hours looking for a place to stay. We ended up at the Sheraton Four Seasons right on Lake Ontario. After a good Italian meal we got some much needed rest. The next day saw us spend part of the day in Niagara-on-the-Lake(enjoying the maple fudge), and finding a good B&B to stay the night at (we learned our lesson from the night before). We went to Niagara Falls that afternoon and it was a beautiful day. Overall it was a fun trip although Brandon and I do tend to be just a slight bit goofy when we get together. Our poor wives had to suffer through our weirdness.