Hmm... So, Halloween happened, and we did nothing exciting. We dressed up like Darth Vadar and Padme, which was cute, but we had no parties to go to so, it ended up being kinda a waste.... I'll include a picture for good measure, but it definitely wasn't the most incredible Halloween.
Then thanksgiving came next. We had an amazing thanksgiving at Alex's parents house. We also had Alex's aunts and uncles there with all their little munchkins! We ate the most delicious turkey I've ever eaten, shared what we are most grateful for and stuffed our faces with pie!! It was delicious!!
We also shared our first Black Friday together!! We bought an awesome mattress topper to make our hand me down mattress a million times more comfortable. It was crazy!! But I think it's something that we will continue to do for many many years!!
After thanksgiving comes the holiday season! We bought our Christmas tree and attended Christmas parties. Participated in white elephant gift exchanges and frosted sugar cookies. We spent time with family and started our own Christmas traditions. Alex also had his birthday!! It was fun to dote on him all day! We went to dinner at Tia Rosas! And then had cake and ice cream and opened presents at our home later that night!!
We had a very special Christmas with my family! We spent the whole weekend at my family's house, playing games, eating food, making puzzles, watching movies and just enjoying each others company! We also had a HUGE surprise planned for my mom. My dad bought her a brand new car and it was the hardest secret I've ever had to keep!!! But the look on her face when she realized what was happening was priceless!! She loves her new Ford Explorer so much and I'm so glad I could be a part of the surprise!!
Some other things that are worth mentioning are my new job!! I stopped working at the law enforcement tactical store and became a nanny for a sweet family with two little girls. I loved my previous job, but now I work more hours for better pay... So it was the right move for me and Alex financially :) and since I took this new job we have started the process of buying a house!! We are actually under contract on a house out in San Tan Valley and I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly so that we can buy this home!
Also worth mentioning is our new kitty!!
His name is Franklin and he is such a fun addition to our little family!!