November has come and will be gone tomorrow, and a lot has happened this month.
Justin was gone on a business trip to China for two weeks and as soon as he came back it was time to celebrate his birthday! I gave him a gift he's been wanting for years - an overnight date. It was all thanks to wonderful family who were willing to watch our kids for us for a day so we could get away and spend some us-time before the baby comes. We went to Park City. It was relaxing and so nice. The day after, we had a party with family.
|Did I mention he's doing Movember again and has had a mustache for way too long?|
He shaves it off tomorrow, the first day of December, and I cannot WAIT!
This was our first year hosting Thanksgiving. We roasted the perfect turkey (by brining it for 24 hours), and made some delicious appetizers and treats. The rest was provided by our guests, and it was all delicious and the company was even better.
|Justin actually made these. I started putting them together and he came over to watch and asked if he could do a couple.|
The next thing I knew he had taken over and was loving every detail. I love that he loves stuff like this.
I spent the day beforehand (with a lot of help from Justin) making this beautiful "gratitude tree" that we framed and plan to save and use each year. We had everyone write specific things they are thankful for on leaves and added them to the tree. It was so fun to see how the tree became so full with all of our blessings. What a good visual representation of how full our lives are.
Michelle provided materials to finish off the night with crafts, and then we watched the movie Elf and had some good laughs together.
This month has been busy and yet so delightfully uneventful for the most part. My favorite has been having days that have nothing on the calendar that we then get to spend 100% of our time together doing what we'd like to do, or getting something done unexpectedly. Yesterday marked 35 weeks for me, and boy am I feelin' it. Large, uncomfortable, and in disbelief that I will be full term in two weeks.
Our hearts are full of gratitude this month for so many things. We love and truly enjoy each other. Our prosperity is continually sufficient for our needs and even a few wants. We are healthy. We are growing in many ways. There is simply nothing else we could want or expect from life, and we are grateful for that knowledge.