Christmas morning 2017

It is 6:00 AM on Christmas morning, 2017.  I had planned on writing this post in the quiet morning before everyone awoke but my eldest woke up at 4:30 AM and is very excited so no chance on getting him to go back to sleep.  So here I sit, in front of the T.V. fireplace while my son watches his iPad and we give my wife and other son some more time before we are obliged to wake them up to open presents.

End of Halloween

I always put the pumpkins outside of the gate to rot after Halloween has ended.  They are a reminder to me of the passage of time.  Time goes quickly and the pumpkins slowly rot to nothing until the next Halloween is just around the corner.