Pumpkins, Baseball and Family Time…..

There are times in one’s life where your perception of how things should be and how they actually turn out finally come together and create a “moment”.  Last night was one of those nights.  The stars were aligned and all was right with the world.

Travel Man and I had a great home cooked dinner (meatloaf, baked potatoes and green beans) with all of our Twenty-something kids.  This is a rare occurrence during the week.

After dinner we settled in to partake in World Series game 6 in the living room. 

Go Texas Go!!  There’s still one game left to play!!

The Twenty-somethings decided it was high time they carved their pumpkins, and they were back and forth between the kitchen counter and running in to see what was happening in the game.

Yum – Yum                                                       Look Mom I’m a Pumpkin Head!

It’s amazing how creative they have all become at the pumpkin carving.  I remember the days when no one would touch the insides of the pumpkin, they just wanted a cleaned out pumpkin to carve!

Go – Pack – Go                                                          I am Ironman

                                               An Homeage to Apple & Steve Jobs….

The Twenty-somethings haven’t carved pumpkins together in a few years but they’re having a Halloween party tonight, and needed the ambience.  The parentals will not be in attendance.

The baseball game went on forever, back and forth for 4-1/2 hours.  What a thriller!!  A baseball fan’s dream game.  I don’t think a game of such epic proportions has taken place since the Angels were in the World Series in 2002. 

This was a wonderful family night.  Travel Man in the house, the twenty-somethings all collectively doing a project together, and I didn’t have to referee at all,  a mother’s dream family evening.  I think it’s particularly poignant for me to recognize these small moments because in my heart of hearts I know that the moments that seem somewhat suspended in time will be further and fewer in the years to come.

So, today I’m relishing in the family moment.  Just soaking it all in like a sponge and letting it sit there for a while.  I’m hoping that everyone has just such a moment in the days to come.  Just savor it and enjoy!

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