Today, the 21st of October is Luke’s 16th birthday. We went out to On The Border for an early dinner and Luke opened some presents when we got home. He was looking forward to getting snow on his birthday and got his wish. Paul got him a soccer ball, and Lisa and I got him a shirt, a hunting knife, a backpacking stove and a backpacking LED lantern. It is a big birthday, afterall. He hopes to have a good reason to use the hunting knife as we head out to go elk hunting in the high-country in two weeks and this is the first year he has an elk license.