Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Nate!

Today is the day, happy birthday Nate! I'm so so grateful that you're a part of my life, and I'm honored to be a part of yours. I hope today is fabulous and I hope you know how much you are loved!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Halloween 2015

I really like that Halloween fell on a Saturday this year. We carved our pumpkins the night before Halloween so they'd still hold up well and look good for the 31st. It was also fun to have pretty much the whole day with Nate. Nate played his usual basketball games in the morning while I got ready for the day, then we ran some errands and that afternoon we went to hang out with Nate's family. In addition to our pumpkin carving tradition, Nate and I also like to get big candy bars for our nieces and nephews each year. Most of them request chocolate, but we did have a request for some sour gummy worms this year, and a couple suckers. We can't help it, we love being the favorite aunt and uncle :). And they're just so cute in their little costumes. Since I'm not a fan of scary movies, we found a haunted gingerbread house kit at the grocery store and decided to bring it with us to Nate's parents' house. That way I'd have something to do if everyone else was in a movie kind of a mood. It turned out to be a huge mess, and a huge hit. Everyone got in on the action, and Nate even convinced his sister to take a bite of the finished product. I'm glad I took pictures during the process because our poor little house only stood for a short little while. Oh well, we still had fun.

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Pumpkin Carving 2015

So each year Nate and I carve coordinating pumpkins. It's our big Halloween tradition. This year Nate was in charge of choosing the theme, and he chose super heroes. He found a wonder woman stencil for me and he chose a batman/superman combo stencil for himself. This year was extra fun, my mom and little sister Kelley joined us. Kelley did not follow suit however, and she went off book and carved a sun instead of something super hero related. I think her pumpkin turned out pretty cute, we collaborated on how to get the center circle to "float" in the middle - we used toothpicks. In my opinion the pumpkins were a hit again this year. We always have such a blast and it's always nice to do something creative. Can't wait to see what we carve next year!

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