They picked well this year! To be honest, they selected their costumes back in August because they were so excited. We have been counting down to this day! The big sisters also had the privilege of selecting Kensie and Kingston’s costumes, and we are obsessed! I am not sure Kingston loves his 1st Halloween costume… but he looks HOT! HAHA!
Dear October 2020,
Thank you for the cooler temps! We especially appreciated some of the 60 degree days and finally being able to wear long sleeves and coats! It’s about time!
With these Covid times we weren’t able to go far for fall break this year, so we went up north and soaked up laid back mountain living… Which is our absolute favorite! We love nothing more than a cozy getaway to a small town, filled with outdoor adventures, intentional family time and local restaurants. It was an absolute treat to getaway!
Soccer is in full swing and continues to be a weekly highlight for us! The girls are on great teams and we look forward to practices and games with our teams-turned good friends! Both girls have really excelled this season and it has been pure joy cheering them on and watching them thrive!
Trav and I make it a point to sneak in a couple creative date nights a month and this month we tried out a stand up comedy show. I absolutely recommend trying something new and stepping out of the typical, date-night-box… It was memorable and we laughed the night away!
Guess what… It’s time to say goodbye to candy corn and pumpkins, and hello to turkeys and the best meal of the year! November, we are already looking forward to our calendar full of fun moments ahead!
Dear November 2019,
As always, you were a month filled with thankfulness! We celebrated daddy’s birthday and we soaked up all the fun turkey-day school festivities while preparing for the big family feast! We spent lots of quality family time together as we enjoyed riding bikes around in the amazing cooler and rainy weather that you brought us! We stood as a family and dedicated ourselves to raise Payton and Kensie in a Jesus loving home surrounded by encouragement and support. And we spent a maroon and gold filled day at ASU Homecoming, taking the girls back to where it all began for our family. Wow, it was a special month!
December… we are so excited for you and the special memories you will bring us in this festive month!!
Dear October 2019,
This month was filled with changing weather (It almost feels like fall here!) to school parties and costume events. It was a month filled with fun and, of course, … lots of candy! Did I mention soccer??? With two girls playing we are on the field a lot, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.
As we prepare for November and the grateful-thankful month ahead, we look back with a smile and we look forward with excitement!
They picked well this year! We decided to let the girls select costumes that made them happy! So we jumped on Amazon/Target online and let the girls browse and pick what stood out to them. As an added bonus we let the big sisters select Kensie’s costume, and I am pretty sure she is not thrilled about the head piece. HaHa – The life of the littlest sister!
Dear October 2018,
You are always a month filled with PUMPKIN everything! This month we enjoyed the pumpkin patch, plenty of pumpkin spice, carving pumpkins, lots of candy corn, creative costumes, a fall festival and Kensie’s 1st Halloween!
Thank goodness the temperature has cooled down, it actually felt like fall for a few days this month with the added bonus of rain.
Soccer season has also kicked-in which is always a favorite around here, so we are excited for more sports-filled Saturdays.
But of course, November we are grateful for your arrival… Bring on the feast!
Yet again, this year I decided to let the girls pick costumes that resemble their personalities. My girls are the epitome of opposites, one is a perfectionist that likes pretty and sparkly things and the other likes to be goofy and silly most of the time. So their costume choices this year did not come as a surprise to me.
When my oldest daughter, Paisley, was 4 months old, I got this crazy idea to take photos of her in a tub of candy corn. Don’t ask, I have no idea!… But to this day, those photos definitely have a “sweet” spot in my heart. So of course, I had to reenact this photo-shoot with Payton, when she was 7 months old and yet again for Kensie who is now 6 months old. Each photo shoot has it’s own personalized touch, and it is so much fun to see their “sweet” personalities shine through.
One thing I learned through the years of doing this photo shoot is that the older the baby, the “sweeter” their sweet tooth! At 7 months old, Payton already had a desire for all things yummy and we had a heck of a time keeping the candy out of her mouth, where Paisley and Kensie just thought they were surrounded by toys to play with.
My girls love playing dress up and make believe, so picking out Halloween costumes every year has become an exciting time for all! This year I took my girls to the store and let their imaginations run wild. I gave them each the opportunity to pick out their favorite costumes and they both picked adorable and creative looks!
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