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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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