* The boys had a blast on Halloween. We went to my in-laws' and ate pizza before heading out to Trick or Treat. We went to about 12 houses and that was plenty. Here is my special forces soldier and my Elmo in all their glory:
* I have been trying to finish up my Christmas knitting. For some reason, I am procrastinating this year on finishing my mom's sweater and to make my sister's gift. I have all the materials but just am NOT motivated. I will do a post soon about all the things I have whipped up lately.
* Speaking of Christmas, I have been worrying about how I am going to buy all the gifts we need for people. With money being tight this year and us trying to pay down debt, I have spent many a night worrying. Yesterday, I followed up with someone who owes me a substantial amount of money and they will be paying me this week! That has greatly reduced a lot of my stress and worry. I have a few things tucked away for Christmas already but this will help me buy almost everything else.
* This will probably sound contradictory in light of my money worries, but Jason and I went away for our anniversary. It was budgeted and we did it fairly inexpensively. We rented a condo on the Oregon Coast for $69 a night, which is completely reasonable. It was very important for us to spend some time together sans kids and we had a really good time. We slept in (7 am for me, ha!), ate really good food, saw a movie, relaxed and spent time with each other. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often forget to talk to each other and have good conversation. Date nights are far and few between so this was much needed. Here are a few pictures:
This was the shot right outside our window. What a view right?
The view outside our room at low tide
That's about it for now. I am very much looking forward to Thanksgiving next week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!