October has ended and while it didn’t exactly go as planned for me (so many medical and dental bills!) it is over and I’m hoping November will be nicer to us. Let’s take a look at the happier side of October…
1. My birthday!
2. Type-A in Atlanta! I spent 4.5 days with the best girls. I’m sad that I don’t know when I’ll see all of them again (the 3 of them are going to Mom 2.0 in April. I’ll be home having a baby.) But we made the most of our time and I’m so grateful for that.
3. And how about that time I spoke at Type-A? That was pretty exciting, and although I had one technical difficulty during the presentation (the slides stopped working.), it actually went really well!
4. My brother came home from South Korea safe and sound! Lucas was so happy to see him and it’s nicer to say “see you over Thanksgiving” versus “see you in a year.” (We are actually traveling over Thanksgiving, but I think our schedules will overlap by a night or a day when he’s home.)
5. My dad and stepmom came up for a weekend. It was stressful due to lack of sleep (oh, child. Please just start sleeping again!) We had a good time on campus of MHU, at the football game and watching the marching band. And before they left, Kenny and I took Lucas and my dad to pick out pumpkins.
6. Kenny and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. We did dinner out the weekend before since my husband had a work-related thing the night of our anniversary. We tried a new restaurant in Asheville and enjoyed ourselves.
7. I finally started feeling better after the first-trimester nausea. Oh man it was brutal this time. But I seem to be on the other side of it.
8. The anticipation leading up to Halloween was so fun (and I’m getting more excited about December when Lucas is into Christmas!) Every day he would ask “how many days until the church fall festival and trick or treating?” The week of was borderline annoying, but he’s only a kid once.
9. The night of the church fall festival and trick or treating was a lot of fun! Because of the time change, I had Lucas walk everywhere. I wanted him to be tired and sleep later. He was a real trooper and totally understood that we didn’t walk to houses that didn’t have porch lights on. It was such a game for him!
10. And backtracking to earlier in the month (gosh, I think it was this month). At Lucas’ school, they were in line and there was a new girl towards the back. My boy got out of line and walked to the back to help the new girl and make sure she didn’t get lost. He can be incredibly sweet when you aren’t looking (and he was allowed to choose first the activity to play on the playground.)
So…what made you smile in October?
I’m linking up for 10 Things to Smile About!