Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween & looking back.

Every November I look back on my life. Most people reserve this notion for January but I love to look back on the past year of my life and my goodness what a year it has been.
Before I get into that let's talk about Halloween.
Our Halloween was super simple, well simple to us. Friday night we joined some friends at my husbands command for their"Trunk or Treat". It was nice to be around other parents. All of the kids that came looked so cute in the various outfits they wore. While there we were able to get some pictures of the three of us & of course little man (aka little lion man).

 Halloween 2015

On Saturday we ended up having a scavenger hunt looking for two carving pumpkins & came up empty handed. I was so bummed that I almost allowed it to ruin my day but we prevailed. We had some friends join us at our place for some homemade burgers while we passed out candy. We dressed our kids up and hit the street to stop at a couple of neighbors houses - which was so much fun! Little Man helped us pass out candy to Trick or Treaters who stopped by our house. Our little man passed out a little early due to his busy day.

How was your Halloween?

November has a special place in our home. It's the month the hubby & I bought our house together in 2011. It's also my birthday month - Wahoo! This year will be my first November in 13 years without Grizzly. It's also the month that I break out all of my storage boxes and transform our home to a Christmas wonderland. Every year I go bigger & bigger (but that's a whole different post). This year, like last year, we added a new special meaning to the month.

A year ago today we found out that we were expecting a baby! What an beautiful day that was. After many years of trying and fertility treatments.. we had won the infertility battle. I look back and realize that I almost didn't go through with the IVF process. I was terrified. Terrified for many different reasons - which all seem obsolete now. If I am being 100% honest, I enjoyed the whole IVF process. Honestly. Biology is amazing & to be able to see how these little cells turn into a embryo that turns in a baby.. is honestly amazing. I learned so much about the human body & was just so impressed with how our bodies adapt and create our little miracles we call Children. Without that science I would have never come to appreciate a women body & all that it is capable of doing.

Normally I'm breaking out my "I Want List"... but this year it seems I have everything I've ever wanted. I have a beautiful home, great friends, a great relationship with my brother, an amazing man I get to call my husband and a beautifully healthy son. Life is exactly like I dreamed it would be. I look back to just a short couple of years (2010) and realize how much my life has changed in just a short amount of time. I am very Thankful and enormously blessed.

In a short couple of weeks we are taking our first family vacation. I don't want to share until after it happens but I am SUPER excited! I can say that it will involve a flight .. on a plane.. and I'm excited.
I hope you all had a great weekend & I look forward to your posts about Halloween!!

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