October Highlights

Happy November! 

I LOVE new months and I wanted to go back and share some of the very best parts of October. Plus these are some of my favorite posts to read on other blogs, so here goes:

My amazing parents celebrated 25 years of marriage! I am constantly in awe of them and how they set an incredible example for us to follow in love and in life.


It was my dad's birthday at the end of the month as well, so we surprised him at the school where he teaches. His last period of the day is planning, so he got to show us around and introduce us to some students. He drives a bus in the afternoon, so us kids crashed that too. Mostly to intimidate the freshmen.

Also we sort of got a new member of the family. I reconnected with one of my friends from high school and after he survived a full dinner (full of the typical insanity), we decided he was officially part of the family.

Speaking of family, I ventured down to Georgia to stay in my grandparents' guest house for a week. They live on a secluded mountain, so the dog and I went for lots of hikes together.

 (Except for a few 90-degree days, the weather was PERFECT for fall.)

(Except for a few 90-degree days, the weather was PERFECT for fall.)

One of my friends from college came and stayed overnight and it was so fun to see her again!

Another of my friends got engaged! Her fiance planned an amazing proposal and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. 

I finished my 14 week workout program! I did the first 10 completely on track and then life happened, so the last 4 were more sporadic, but I'm still calling it DONE. I'll share a review post later this week -- what changed for me, what I thought, and what's next!

Halloween night, we sat out on the front porch, handed out candy, and played Settlers of Catan, which was the perfect way to end this roller-coaster month.

And that was October. :) What were some of the highlights of your month?