What I’m Into / November 2014

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There is no better way to kick off the holidays than with a Red Cup on November 1.

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Despite my pregnancy-induced caffeine restrictions (not total elimination, hallelujah!), I got to cross off a Dad-Daughter Bucket List item in experiencing pour-over coffee together.  We’re so fancy, I know.  It was darn good coffee.

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My beloved autumn colors stuck around for a few days before cold fell hard and unwelcome.  Omaha had a few weeks of January weather in November and trust, I am NOT into that.

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Team Wastell celebrated our 3rd anniversary on November 4 – voting day.  Or, our votaversary, as we celebrated this year.  I claimed words of gratitude, community and grace for our lives.  (Anniversary #2 and Anniversary #1)

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I found a picture of my sister at 22 weeks, and was so excited to wear a nearly-matching tank top when I hit 22 weeks so I could take matchy-matchy sister belly pictures.  So fun!!

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My mom graciously agreed to make a baby quilt for L1, so we picked out gender-neutral colors for the blanket.  The back will be light grey with dark grey polka dots.  Soft things are my favorite.

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We celebrated Thanksgiving in Kansas with my parents, in what was a much needed few days of relaxation and someone-else-cooking.  Bless.  We’re excited to see some of Chad’s family later this week and even more later in the month.

What I’m reading & what I’m watching
I’m not sure if it’s pregnancy brain or just being busy, but I went from my past average of reading 4-5 books a month to finishing none in November.  Zero! I don’t remember the last time I read zero books.  I even hosted book club (and chose the book) and didn’t manage to finish the darn thing.  I’m still caught up with Grey’s and Nashville, and we’re waiting for a quiet evening to catch up on Scandal. We saw Interstellar in the theater after good reviews from several Facebook friends, and were terribly disappointed.  I generally feel pretty easy to please when it comes to movies, but I didn’t really enjoy Interstellar at all.  Can I have my $12 back?

Little things I’m loving
Sans photos: Mandarins, every scarf ever, Christmas music played too early, friends showing up, caramel brulee lattes, new lip gloss, board games, and the end of November.  It was a long month.  The beginning of Advent is upon us – rend the heavens and come down.

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I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer for her What I’m Into series. Hop on over to her blog for more.

 

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9 thoughts on “What I’m Into / November 2014

  1. Cara Strickland

    Love that first picture of you.
    I resonate with the weariness I read in this post. I’m hoping that December is a month of rest for us both.
    xo friend.

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  2. dawnomite

    Such cute baby bellies! I hope your Advent is a restful season. Stopping by from the link up. 🙂

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  3. Jennifer Dewey Rohrich

    It’s always a great time of the year when the Red cups come out!! 🙂 I splurged on a half white mocha half creme brulee.. It was AMAZING!

    p.s. LOVE YOUR BUMP! So cute to have matching sister bump photos!

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  4. caramac54

    Love your cute belly – congrats! I too didn’t read as much as normal this past month …it happens, and it’s okay. 🙂 (Cara visiting from Leigh’s page)

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  5. janehalton

    Anna, your pictures are so great. I’m inspired to spiff up mine (: Pour over coffee is all the rage here – glad you got to try it. Keep the baby updates coming!

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