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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Getting Caught Up

Since I have been out of the blogosphere for about a month, I thought I should do a short recap of life's happenings.

The biggest things that have gone on are the annual family trip to Bates Nut Farm and celebrating Halloween with my guy.

I love that my family piles in vehicles and visits Bates Nut Farm. It is a family tradition that I never get tired of. I look back on previous years and I am in awe of how young my nieces and nephews were. I mean , Peyton wasn't even born when we started going there. Now she's almost 5! I love that my 14 year old niece is mostly "too cool" for a lot of the happenings at Bates but she's all about the horse drawn wagon ride. There's still a bit of little kid in there. And I think she is secretly a little bummed that she is too old/too tall for the pony ride these days.

The boys have just as much fun. Justen is still quite excited to find his perfect pumpkin and tackle the large inflatable slides. Tyler is still in awe of everything and just likes climbing over the pumpkins rather than picking one out. It was a good time all around.

On Halloween Jared and I hung out at my place and handed out candy to all of the littles that came by. I was feeling particularly festive so I made Halloween themed treats/dinner. Bat wing "soup" with bat wing and bunny tail dippers (chili cheese dip in a bread bowl with blue corn tortilla chips and sour dough dippers), Mummy dogs (hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls) and frankenstein krispy treats. Our super hero themed pumpkins were a huge hit with the neighbor kids. Green Lantern and Batman were deemed "awesome" by all of them.

For the third year in a row I made, decorated and sold "Cookies For A Cure" to raise money for the breast cancer walk. I made 80 dozen cookies. $2100 raised in the fight against breast cancer. It was so fun to do. And tiring and stressful. But I am incredibly thankful to all that ordered!

Thanksgiving was pretty mellow. Thanksgiving morning I ran my first 10K race. It was at Lake Muraay. My goal time was 1 hr 12 min. I finishedin 1hr 6 min. I was very excited about that! Thanksgiving day was spent with Jared's family in Carlsbad. A lot of food and football! A really great time with wonderful people. I love them dearly.
My family celebrated Thanksgiving on December 1st. That was the first day we could all get together. We ate too much and played some games. The Battle of the Sexes :Scene It game gets pretty competitive. Somehow the guys always win. The girls are pretty sure they know why, too... they cheat! Somehow the boys cheat. They have to! haha! Oh the fun we have!

Time is flying by but life is so good. I am feeling more and more blessed with every passing day.

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