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Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey! How was your week last week? Mine was pretty good. Still haven't done any Christmas Shopping... I'm a little bit in denial about Christmas coming this year since it will be the first year that I spend away from my family. I actually wrote a whole blog post about it. Twice... but it ended up sounding incredibly depressing. I kept trying to twist it so that it would be happy and hopeful, but quite honestly it would have been a lie. So it's just sitting in my drafts folder. 

Anyway, onto the less depressing things. 






I got my hair trimmed this week. I get a little obsessive about making sure my hair is healthy and actually growing when I'm growing it out, so I always take a picture of my hair pre and post cut. Also, because I don't want to damage my hair I pretty much never straighten it, so I don't really see the true length of it until after its been cut. Anyone else growing out their hair? :)




The Captain and I have been on a cookie dough kick lately. We have this gluten-free edible cookie dough recipe so this week we decided to try throwing it in some ice cream! It was both a wonderful and terrible discovery. I'm itching to try cookie shots with ice cream in them. In fact, I found a pan that you can cook the shots in, but they are all out of stock! So unfair...




I know oil is bad, but I can't help but admire how beautiful it is when I come across it. I found this rainbow on my walk home the other day.


Currently Reading:

Nothing. Yup. Nothing. I put like 5 books on hold but I am currently bookless. If you have any suggestions, especially Christmas books to help get me in the Christmas Spirit, I would really appreciate it!


Currently Writing:

The Sun Singers
Progress this week: Probably 5 pages handwritten


Goals and To-dos:

  • Finalize plans for the Activity Day Activity this week
  • Decide what treat to take to work for treat day
  • Workout! Go running!
  • Write every day
  • Do all of my Christmas shopping
  • Wrap Christmas Presents
  • Make a packing list for Florida

Thanks for reading! I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas Season! Seriously, any book recommendations are appreciated!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey, everyone! How are you liking December so far? I feel interesting about the snow. On the one hand, I have always been one for a white Christmas but on the other... I don't enjoy driving in the snow. Luckily it has been ok as far as my commute goes to this point! Hopefully, the snow continues to let me drive ok :)

This last week was the end of November (finally!) and the beginning of a new month. Is it just me or did November actually last approximately 4 and a half months?




The Captain and I found this beautiful tree on our drive home from the Bountiful temple last week! I love the White Christmas lights. Especially the true white lights like this.




Hung out with my little sister's puppy for about an hour on Friday and all she wanted to do was play.












Date night on Friday involved making homemade donuts and Astro Burgers and it was delicious! Not only was this the first time I made gluten free donuts, it was the first time I've ever made donuts. I was pretty pleased how they turned out.




I got this quote from watching Supergirl and I really liked it. Hope for the future is something that I've been thinking a lot about lately with all the horrible things we hear about happening in the world. The future will probably be no more perfect than life is now, so we have to choose to live with hope, because of in spite of all the bad, there is so much good.


Currently Reading:

Elantris
By Brandon Sanderson


To Do's and Goals:

  • Listen to more Christmas Music
  • Make some more Brazilian Cheese Rolls
  • Do some Christmas Shopping
  • Stay sane

Something to take away:

"The Key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."

-Stephen Covey
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey, everyone! Happy Monday! I know this is a little late but it's still Monday :)
I actually didn't take any pictures this last week on my own phone except for the photo I took for the last post.






 Photo Cred: Ginger Snaps

These are my two sisters! This was our traditional Thanksgiving Sister Selfie.  


Photo Cred: The Captain

This was our Black Friday haul. Which I actually had no part in. I'm not a Black Friday shopper, but my dear Captain went out while I was sleeping and left this on the table for me to find when I woke up. 


Currently Read (ing):

Edenbrooke
By Julianne Donaldson

(Just finished reading this)

Blackmoor
By Julianne Donaldson



To/dos and Goals:

  • Make a Christmas Shopping Budget
  • Start Christmas shopping
  • Make a new hot chocolate recipe
  • Schedule out some Christmas Dates
  • Write a little bit every day
  • Make gluten free donuts
  • Go to the Festival of Trees


Something to take away:

"Success is failure turned inside out--
The Silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,--
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit."

-Author unknown, www.thesilverpen.com



What are you reading? How was your Thanksgiving? Thanks for reading! I hope you're all having a great week!





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Friday, November 25, 2016

Don't Give Up




It all started on Thursday. Well, really it started with the beginning of the month. I had decided I was going to hand write my novel and it just seemed like all these things kept getting in the way. The novel itself has been fairly easy to write, but it has NEVER been harder to find time to write it.

Last Thursday I gave up my dream of handwriting my novel, all 50,000 words, this month. I just ran out of time. So instead of writing nothing, I deemed it a better trade to write the rest on my computer.

I didn't realize how deeply I'd been wanting to accomplish this goal, because the next 3 days ended in me bawling my eyes out every night before I fell asleep.

In fact, most nights this last week have ended with my bawling my eyes out.

This month has been HARD. I have never doubted my ability as a writer so much. I have never decided so many times that I was going to quit my novel and move on with my life. In fact, I'm not sure that there have ever been so many days when I just didn't feel like writing. 

I've sent the Captain so many texts this month that were pretty much me telling him that I was never going to amount to anything as a writer and that I might as well just give up now and stop wasting all of our valuable time together on this hobby that is worthless.

Yeah, its been that kind of month.

In spite of all that. I can tell you that I haven't given up. I may currently be 3000 words behind where I should be for today, but I haven't given up. This book may not be amazing when I'm done this month, but it will be complete. 

I will not give up. No matter what.

Maybe writing isn't your thing. Maybe things are really difficult for you right now. I get that. I SO TOTALLY get that. 

Don't give up.

We've got this.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday Moments

I know what you may be thinking. It's Tuesday. Yes, yes it is. This last week has been a doozy for sure.

More about that later this week. Probably Thursday.
Here are the moments:







On Tuesday (I think it was Tuesday) I fulfilled an item on my bucket list and wrote in a Cafe. I've been meaning to for years. So last Tuesday when I had the chance I went to the Rose Establishment and ordered myself a cup of hot cocoa and sat down and wrote a full page before I decided that I had fulfilled my goal.
To be honest, it was fun and I felt cool, but I'm not sure it's something that I could do on the regular. I get distracted pretty easily. Who knows, though, I'll definitely try it again sometime. 








Last week all of my makeup fell in the toilet. Or, maybe it was the week before. Anyway, all of my makeup was gone. Admittedly, I don't wear a lot of makeup. It was still sad. I resigned myself to not having any. Then, my sweet little sister offered to buy me makeup to replace the makeup I'd lost. I truly feel so lucky to have the family that I do. Especially my little sister who has been my partner in crime since our parents divorced when I was 14. 




I went out to a late lunch before going to Time Out For Women with my mom and little sister. Rumbi is basically the best.




You can't tell super well from the picture but there was totally a rainbow on a regular sunny day!








Sadly I didn't get any pictures with my mom and my little sister when we went! It was so fun to spend the weekend with them. 


Currently Reading:

Way of Kings
By Brandon Sanderson


Weekly Goals and To Dos:


  • Catch up on my NaNoWriMo Word count
  • Post a blog post later this week
  • Plan some fun December activities
  • Prepare my lesson for Sunday
  • Have a date with The Captain
  • Make my Christmas lists
  • Make a Christmas Shopping budget
  • Plan when we'll take our Christmas photos

Something to take away:

"Don't forget- No one sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell."

-Charles De Lint
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey, everyone! Happy Monday! How was your week?
This last week was another busy week full of writing. As well as a few other things that came up.

So I literally took only 3 photos this last week. And two of them were basically the same picture of this salad.
Yup.






I got off work early on Thursday so I decided to take myself out to lunch before I got down to writing. That's my Momma who so kindly joined me, sadly her eyes are closed in this picture, but she was so adorable anyway that I decided to include the picture.
Also without it you'd be left with a photo of Salad. 

With the election and everything I quit Facebook until about yesterday. I just couldn't handle that literally every single post was about the election and its results.
It gets old about three posts in. I kept trying to go back, but jumping right back off when I saw that things still hadn't calmed down. 

I did go see Doctor Strange for date night with the Captain! It was interesting! As I described it to the Captain right after we saw it, it's like Inception and a Kaleidoscope had a baby in India. But still good!

Anyway, let's just move on from here.

Currently reading:

The Way of Kings
By Brandon Sanderson


Currently Writing:

Sun Singers
20,000 words in :)


To Dos and Goals for the Week:

  • Plan an activity day activity. 
  • Plan Visiting Teaching
  • Plan a cooking date with the Captain
  • Type up novel
  • Write in my personal journal at least once this week
  • Run at least 2xs this week (I've been terrible with NaNo)
  • Make a thankful for list and letter it
  • Start designing family goals hand lettering project
  • Complete Bucket List item of writing at a Café




Something to take away:

"Inspiration usually comes during the work, rather than before it."
-Madeleine L'Engle


I hope you all have a great week! I'd love to hear about it!
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Handwriting 50000 words





Why would I attempt this madness you ask?

Well, NaNoWriMo.
Also, my favorite author of all time, Madeleine L'Engle once said in an interview that she wrote all of her novels by hand and then typed them on a typewriter (I definitely fell into the rabbit hole of looking at typewriters on Amazon this week).
Then I recently fell in love with Rebecca Stead's work. The first book I read of hers references A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L' Engle and I recently found out that she also writes her books by hand. Or, at least she has recently.
This led me to deciding to try and write my book this year by hand for a couple of reasons beyond loving authors who have written their books this way. 
I wanted to see if I could do it. Last year was the first year that I didn't finish my 50000 words in the month of November. Mainly because I'd just gotten married. Before that, I'd participated for 7 years and won every time. I knew that I could easily type 50000 words, but I wanted to challenge myself, and see if I could write better another way.
Not to mention that the first book I ever tried to write I wrote in a notebook by hand. It was what made fall in love with writing and really believe that I could be a novelist.
However, handwriting comes with a few pros and a few problems.

Problem 1: Literally every pen hurts to write with at the end of my 2000 word goal for the day. (which I actually counted out the first day, but now I just approximate the number of pages that would equal 2000 words. 3 pages front and back if you were curious)

Problem 2: I actually think I write better this way. Which means that I have to do it forever. Yay.

Problem 3: It takes me around 2 hours a day to hand write 2000 words. As opposed to 40 minutes for 2000 words before.

Pro 1: I think I actually write better this way.

Pro 2: I almost never get stuck. I used to get stuck with writer's block. So far, that hasn't happened. Granted my method to get unstuck before was to hand write a scene or two and now it's all handwriting.

Pro 3: I don't get distracted as easily.
It's just me and the paper. There's no Pinterest or Facebook or anything else a handy click away. I don't have to do anything like turn off my wifi to keep myself focused, I just start writing and go.


I must say that I have been so impressed and so supported through this journey so far. After the first day, I decided that I needed some sort of pencil grip or something to help cushion my hand as I write and my dear Captain went out and bought some for me. He's also taken it upon himself to cook dinner almost every night and do his own thing whenever I'm behind on my goal for the day. He even went grocery shopping yesterday so that I could have a little more extra time to write. Seriously, the man is gold. I've always heard stories about spouses or families doing things like this for other people during NaNo, but I've never really gotten to experience it first hand. I have never felt so loved and taken care of. He's never complained or tried to convince me to type it on the computer instead, even though it would mean less work for him, less time for me to be away, and a meal ready and waiting for him when he gets home from work. Instead, he's planned his every day around the time that I need that day to write. 

I'm very lucky to have him. I'm also very lucky to have 3 Fridays off of work this month. All in all, I'm loving NaNoWriMo so far. 

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? If so, have you ever attempted hand writing your novel?

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey, everyone! How was your week? Mine was pretty good!
I started NaNoWriMo last Tuesday and it has been... well good in some ways and really super hard. If you read my Monday Moments post last week, then you may remember that I decided to hand write my novel this year. That's 50,000 words. By hand.

Its been a time, I'll most likely have a post talking just about that later in the week.

This last week was also my anniversary! Which was just as good, if not better than I thought it would be. 












This was from Halloween. We went over to one of the Captain's friends' house to celebrate and ate so much good food. I was so stuffed that I didn't even get to TRY everything. We had dinner and it was probably the best Halloween party that I have ever been to.




The Captain went out and bought me pencil grips to help make writing easier. Basically, because he is the best. He's also cooked dinner pretty much every day this week.




I had a kind of terrible day in the middle of the week where I'd tried typing up some of my  for 40 minutes, only to lose all of what I'd typed up. Also, nearly all of my meager supply of makeup fell in the toilet off of a shelf. R.I.P. nice brushes. This quote made me laugh and made it seem a little bit better. We've been quoting it all week because sometimes it's so sincerely true.



For our anniversary I made the Captain pancakes for breakfast, and then made myself this gluten filled Pumpkin spice pancake from a mix we got on our first honeymoon. I've never tried it without ice cream and I don't want to. It's like eating dessert for breakfast.








Cupcakes from the bakery that made our wedding cake. They were so good that the Captain didn't even know that they were gluten free. 







We celebrated our marriage by going to the Draper temple where we were sealed and doing sealings. Before going inside we went around to the side and offered a prayer of thanksgiving for our marriage in the same place that we prayed together for our marriage right before we were sealed. 
I also had a letter that the Captain gave to me on the day we were married that I read inside the temple. It was the most perfect way to celebrate for us :)




For dinner we went to Longhorn Steakhouse where we had our  wedding luncheon. I got chicken tenders then and I got them again. Still super good. I've gotten pretty good at trying new things and loving other things, but I will probably always be a chicken tenders and fries kind of girl at heart.




Our server was so kind and gave us this "Birthday" sundae for free for our anniversary. We were both so stuffed by that point, but I really appreciated the gesture.




My Captain America T-shirt didn't last the week. Which I'm still kind of mad about.




Guys, I actually made the Captain brazilian cheese rolls or Pão de queijo. It's actually REALLY easy. I'll probably share the recipe on here at some point.




I'll end here! For those of you who are married, I'm curious, what do you do for your wedding anniversaries?


Currently Reading:

The Way of Kings
By Brandon Sanderson

Partials
By Dan Wells

Skybreaker
By Kenneth Oppel

Because all of the books I had on hold decided to become available now. In the middle of NaNo. Een though some of them were put on hold in September. Such is life.


To Dos + Goals:
-Write 12000 words this week. By hand.
-Type up what I've already written
-Make a gratitude list
-Write in my journal more than once this week
-Plan an activity for Activity Days
-Do laundry AND fold AND put away all in one day
-Contact Visiting Teaching Sisters
-Try out a new recipe 
-Run three times

Basically, balance my life ;)



Something to take away:

"A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming."

-Madeleine L'Engle


I hope you have a great week! I'd love to hear from you! :)





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Friday, November 4, 2016

One Year Later



One year ago today I married my best friend. I'm not really sure what I expected to happen in my first year of marriage, but I'm so grateful for the way that things have happened. I love that the Captain and I do things our own way, not exactly how we've seen it done. 
Some days we do absolutely nothing but watch Netflix, some days we go adventuring. Marriage has been beautiful and hard and absolutely fantastic. Sometimes I'm still amazed that I don't get sick of him. We daydream all the time about how someday we'll find a way that we can both work from home so that we can be together all the time. Sometimes we go and hang out with our friends by ourselves, and even though we enjoy that time with people we love and care about, we still miss each other. 
This past year has been such a growing year for me. I have found out so many things about myself that I didn't know. Good things, but also things that I wanted and needed to change to be a better person. Like learning to be ok with being late sometimes, or to go with the flow when things don't go the way that I thought they would (I have realized that I have a lot of expectations!). 
The Captain has been beyond patient with me. He's been so humble and willing to do whatever it takes to make me happy. In fact, since we got married the Captain has been writing me books. When I say writing me books, I mean that he takes a little journal and writes in it every day, something that I did that made him happy, or some sacrifice I made that he noticed. He always tries to make me feel like I am a good person, even when I feel like I am terrible. 
This past year hasn't always been easy. We've had our trials and our fights, but I love the security that comes from knowing that even when he's mad at me, he loves me. Even when he's upset, he's not going to leave. We both have chosen to stay in this for the long haul, and that makes knowing that when things aren't working  it's just another problem to work on together. 
I am so grateful for this past year. I can't imagine what life would have been like without him, and I'm glad that we have so many new memories together. I have loved the ride so far, both ups and downs. I can't wait to see what the next year holds.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey, everyone! Happy Halloween! How has your week been? I'm not going to lie, my week has been pretty great. 
Although I really need to get better at taking pictures. 





Yesterday the Captain and I went to Target and got me a new notebook for NaNoWriMo. I had originally planned on using an old notebook that I had lying around, but then I realized I'd already written in that one. We all know that you can't start a new novel in an old notebook (am I right?). Plus, I'll take any excuse to feed my notebook obsession.
This is one of those years where I'm really not sure what I'm going to end up writing about. I have a couple different ideas but I'm not sure which one that I'll stick with. 
Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year?










I tried the Blue Iguana for the first time as well! It was pretty good. No, I did not eat the beans (beans are not my favorite). We almost NEVER get dessert, so it was nice to try out the Caramel Flan (and I don't actually approve of spelling carmel that way, but that's the way that they spelled it). It was more chocolatey than carmely, but hey, still good!





This was actually on Friday. We went on a sort of double date to one of the Captain's friends' house. Her husband made these delicious burgers (maybe one of the best burgers that I have ever had in my life) and this hot chocolate. This hot chocolate was basically like drinking liquid chocolate. It was what I imagine this Pinterest recipe to taste like. 


And lastly,
THIS



I don't know if you've noticed all my currently reading books have been by this author. I could rant a bit, so I will... 
I love how all her characters have random quirks that feel real, yet also somehow relate to the story.  I also love that in the first book I read by her a main point of the plot was one of Madeleine L'Engle's books (she is my favorite author of all time).
I tweeted at her because I once read a Pep talk for NaNo by Madeleine L'Engle saying that she wrote all of her books out longhand. Which is actually how I started writing my first novel. So I've thought about writing out a novel longhand, because I write differently longhand than on the computer. Then, finding another author that I've come to love so much, I wanted to see if she wrote out longhand as well. And she actually answered me back! I am so amazed. 
Needless to say, I will be attempting to write out my novel longhand this month.
Wish me luck!



Currently Reading:

By Rebecca Stead


Some to-dos and goals for the week:

-Actually make those Brazilian cheese rolls
-Choose a plot before November 1
-Plan an amazing Anniversary date
-Be ahead on word count on Friday Night
-Dress up for Halloween


Something to take away:

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
-Wayne Gretzky


Thanks for reading! I hope that you've had a great week! If you're doing NaNo let me know and we can be buddies!

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gender Equality in the LDS Church




Recently a blog post went viral in my small corner of the internet (aka, my Facebook feed) where someone had gender-bended all the roles in my church in an effort to prove that we as women are the lesser members of the church.

I'm not going to link back to the post for a couple of reasons, but suffice it to say that I felt it was unfair and would cause people to question things that they may not currently have a problem with. I also felt as well that it crossed a line of what should and should not be said about what goes on inside the temple.

I'm not saying the question of whether or not women have a legitimate role in our church isn't a valid issue, it is TOTALLY a valid issue. Honestly, it isn't one that I thought much about until Kate Kelly and the movement for women to wear pants to church (by the way, it doesn't say anywhere that you have to wear a skirt to church... moving on). Recently, though, it seems to have come up a little bit more.

I'd like to put my thoughts out for consideration.

I'd be lying if I said that the post didn't bother me, that I didn't consider it and wonder if maybe they were right. Was I really an equal member of my church?

Then I thought about what the rest of the world defines as success. A good job. A nice home. Public recognition.

To be fair, a woman's role in this church doesn't really include many (if any) of these things. Where a man's role in this church is to be out in the world; working, running the church, holding the priesthood... a woman's role is something else entirely. We are the nurturers. The ones who stay home with the children (in ideal scenarios, though these days a lot of us are working just like our male counterparts), who work in the home, but are seen as having to bow to our husband's will and priesthood.

However, if you look at a woman's role in our church by the standards of the things that really matter, and I think that most of us can agree that people are more important than things, relationships are more important than recognition.

In this case, I think you could argue that men really get the raw end of the deal.

As children, we have in inborn connection with our mothers. They carry us, they deliver us, and in most cases, they're the ones that we're crying for in the middle of the night. They are prominent in our memories. They way that they comforted us when we were hurt or sick. The way they just seemed to know what we needed, when we needed it. They fed us. It's a thankless job, but one that has a profound impact on us and our lives. They play a huge role in who we become.

Families are the building blocks of society, of civilizations, and our mothers are the ones who teach us from the cradle. They are the ones who truly shape our civilization and our society.

However, both roles are needed, they balance each other and work synergistically. Women aren't completely confined to our homes and men play their own role in the home. Men help raise their children and women have callings in the church and jobs out in the world. We're partners, not one above the other.

I have never felt that I was less important to my God than my husband was, or my brother was, or my father was.

True, there are not many stories of women in the scriptures, but having witnessed many amazing women in my short time on earth, I have no doubt that they were there. And just because they didn't end up in the scriptures, it doesn't mean that they didn't have a significant impact. It just means that a man was keeping the records.

As for the point made about our Heavenly Mother, that there isn't much said about her. I have pondered this as well. I've heard a few explanations, that we don't hear about her to protect her. That could be true. I have no doubt that if the way our God loves his wife is anything like the way my husband loves me, then he would do a lot to protect her. But, I think that there could be another explanation as well. This is my own personal theory and I'm not trying to suggest in any way that this is church doctrine. But, thinking about how our families are here, there's a good chance that they are similar there.

Is it really that far fetched to believe that our Heavenly Mother carried and nurtured us? That she raised us from a Heavenly cradle? That the same kind of intrinsic connection we have with our mothers here is the same kind of connection we had with her there? What better way to learn about and connect with our Heavenly Father than to send us here and give us some one on one time? Perhaps one of the goals of our life here is not only to grow but to grow closer to our Heavenly Father by relying on him instead of our Heavenly Mother. Our weekend away with Dad if you will.

I can't imagine, nor do I believe that my Heavenly Father would love his wife any less than my husband loves me. Watching the leaders of my church and how tenderly they love and honor their wives, I can't imagine Him loving or honoring his wife any less.

If you want to measure by standards of prestige, of public recognition, or success outside the home, then yes, you could easily argue that women are lesser, subjugated.

But if you really believe that the family is the most important thing in our lives, the relationships are the most important, and I don't think you could argue well that we are NOT a family-centered church, then a woman has a huge and vital role in the church. A huge and vital role in this world.

I'm sure that this doesn't fix everything. You probably still have some questions, and hey, so do I. So does my husband. But I know that I am loved by my Heavenly Father. I know a lot more than I have questions about. They call it faith for a reason. Someday I'll have those answers, but until then I'm going to trust in what I know and have faith for the rest.
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday Moments

Happy Monday! How has your week been? This last weekend was my fall break and I guess I did some fall things... a little ha ha. 












Raking leaves is seriously one of my favorite fall traditions. My family used to rake leaves for my grandmother every year, and somehow it just doesn't feel like it has been fall until I've raked some leave.












So, on Thursday I went to my sister's house to do Art times again. I'd been there a few hours when there was a knock at the door. My sister went to get it and The Captain and my little sister were on the other side of the door!
I was surprised that they were there, but the surprise didn't end there! My husband had coordinated with my sisters to surprise me with a Halloween Costume! The Captain asked me a few weeks ago what I would want to be for Halloween if money was no object and I told him that I would be Captain America. Then he put the wheels in motion. My little sister made me a shirt and made me a Captain America tutu and my older sister made me a Captain America shield. I felt so lucky that I have such an amazing family that would do so much for me. :)
Don't worry, there will be pictures coming.



My best friend hosted a pumpkin carving party on Saturday which was a lot of fun. Even if I didn't actually carve any pumpkins. I don't like carving pumpkins, but the hot apple cider had me feeling like fall had really hit.





Currently Reading:

Goodbye Stranger
By Rebecca Stead


To- Dos and Goals:


  • Make the Captain some Brazilian Cheese Rolls
  • Run 3 more times before the end of the month
  • Do a Halloween Photo Shoot
  • Brainstorm for NaNoWriMo
  • Plan some fun activity day activities
  • Start Journaling more regularly
  • Schedule our 1-year anniversary photo shoot
  • Decide what we're going to do to celebrate our Anniversary ;)
  • Make some Fall treats


Something to take away:

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
-Eleanor Roosevelt


Have a great week! I'll try to get a post up on Thursday.


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