Last night as our home filled with friends, some old and many that are mostly new, my heart felt full and blessed. Initially I was a bit overwhelmed with the response of how many people would be coming. It's hard not to feel self-conscious when your house is only so big and you want everyone that is coming to feel comfortable and welcome. But somehow it worked. Somehow 29 adults and 14 kids all fit into 1700 square feet. Though the back yard helped of course.
I'm getting good at this. Gutting a pumpkin, creating a design and carving into them. Though it still feels nasty inside.