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October was a busy month for us.  It seemed to fly by!  We survived our first long car trip with Leia when we traveled to Connerville, Oklahoma for my family reunion.  Even though it was only 2 hours, this was a big accomplishment for Leia who used to start screaming the instant her carrier snapped into the base.  Both kiddos did great being in the car for 4 hours in one day.  It was fun seeing so many of my cousins that I had not seen in many years and of course getting to see my Grandparents, who I had not seen in almost a year.

Hannah finished up her Fall Blastball season on the 27th.  She really came a long way during the season.  She began by being totally freaked out by the squeaking first base and ended the season jumping as hard as she could on it to make it squeak as loud as possible.  Not sure what we’re going to do yet for the Spring but I have a feeling with her love for baseball that this will not be the end of her T-ball career.  Here is her official Blastball picture:

Go Marlins!

Oct. 25th was Hannah’s Halloween Dress-Up Day and Party at her preschool.  She was Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony.  My mom, Leia and I hung around with some of the other parents after we dropped her off at her class to wait and see her “trick or treat” in the lobby.  We had no idea that this “little” trick or treating was actually the entire staff of the church dressed up and they created themed areas for the kids to visit.  They had Wizard of Oz, Charlie Brown, Snow White, Shrek, Little Bo Peep (who was hilarious because it was a male), Cinderella and some more I am forgetting.  They really went all out and it was so fun to see all the kids in their costumes light up when they visited each area.  Here are some photos of the day before we left and at school:

On the yellow brick road.

Hannah says this is her “real pony” pose.

Hannah’s Class–her teachers are Fancy Nancy.

The weekend before Halloween we did what all good Texans do–go to a Pumpkin Patch and take pictures of course!  We went to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch which I highly recommend.  It costs $5 to park and then everything else is free.  There are hay mazes, bounce houses, a big inflatable slide, a hay ride and tons of wooden cut-outs of characters kids love to take pictures beside.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our afternoon:

We also stopped by Sean’s work costume party and of course, Leia is in true form here:

So that sums up October!  I leave you with one final October photo of the girls that cracks me up:

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On August 3rd I celebrated my 29th Birthday.  My final year in my 20s but hey it’s okay, I still feel 16.  Except for the fact that I’ve had 3 miscarriages, 2 babies via natural childbirth, several jobs, shingles, & 4 wisdom teeth removed all in my 20s…wait, maybe I DO feel almost 30!  God has given me many blessings in my 20s though and I know He has even more plans for me in my 30s.  I am just thankful I am alive and well today!  I don’t want to miss a moment with my sweet family.

On my birthday I got to enjoy my first 1 hour massage since before Leia was born (only had to wait 4 months) as well as a fun family dinner complete with food from Maggiano’s and an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins.  The ice cream cake has begun to be a tradition for my birthdays.  It started last year and got me hooked I guess.  I mean, if chocolate ganache, Baskin Robbins ice cream and chocolate cake are wrong then I don’t wanna be right.  I think my love for ice cream cake started back in my TCU days when my two girlfriends Kim, Amanda and I decided to by ourselves one as our Valentine’s gift to ourselves since we were all single at the time.  We bought it at the Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins on “Scary Berry” and you know that’s a scary area when the ice cream cakes are chain locked up in the freezer case.  Seriously.  I’ll never forget digging into that cake and dancing around to Boyz II Men in our dorm…..wow, that dates me.  I really am almost 30 but I don’t care–I still love Boyz II Men 🙂