I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. We passed out candy at our house with some family last night and it the perfect low-key celebration we needed. T was dressed up like the cutest little pumpkin ever and lasted about 20 minutes into Trick-or-Treat before I put him to bed. He was just taking it all in and I loved showing him off. He was a big hit with our neighbors ;)
I was quite proud of myself that I managed to only eat ONE piece of Halloween candy the entire night. Candy is my weakness and most years I'd sit there and probably munch on those sweets all night but I contained myself. I did make the Pioneer Woman's popcorn balls for everyone so of course I had one of those too- but that was it! I kept my sweet tooth (eh, teeth?) in check for the most part and thankfully there is no leftover candy to tempt me.
Now I'm totally the one who is always "WAIT! Don't start the Christmas stuff yet!" but last night I was guilty of thinking ahead too. I told Jared it was officially his favorite time of year now! That guy loves Christmas more than anyone in the entire world, I'm sure of it. But don't worry, we won't be decking our halls or putting up the lights just yet. There is a lot of fun to be had in November that I'm looking forward to. I always have to remind myself not to rush from holiday to holiday, from life event to life event, from milestone to milestone. It's easy to do but I need to soak in the now.
In November I'm looking forward to...
A fun girl's night on the calendar. We're doing one of those painting classes which I've always wanted to do and never have! Scheduling friend-time in advance is a necessity as an adult.
Celebrating Jared's birthday. We had so much fun at his 30th last year and I can't wait to have fun again this year. Not sure what we'll do but it will likely be a bit more low key ;)
Thanksgiving, of course! My sister and her family will be in town and I can't wait to see them. We'll be doing an early gift exchange with them while they are here so that will be fun, too.
Family photos. Since T will be 6 months old at the end of November it's time to get some actual photos done of all three of us. Hoping we can catch the perfect weather for a mini-photo shoot.
Cooking/Baking. I've admitted it more than once, but since T's been born I have been slacking in the kitchen department. When I do cook, it's been the same ole' things and I have been uninspired to say the least. The cooler weather and holidays have already sparked my interest though and I'm ready to bring out the recipe box and I'm looking forward to making new things again.
What are you excited about this month? Are you listening to Christmas music yet? I won't turn that on until Thanksgiving is over!