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