A November to Remember
What a November to remember!
A crazy election, best World Series, our baby blessing +
family coming in town for it, more trips with baby, and
the start of the holidays. We could barely catch our breath this
month (and it’s ending with a bang leaving the country & heading
back straight into the holidays) but we loved every hectic second of it.
This should probably be split into a few posts, but no time – so lots of pics!
Travel with baby is a whole new adventure, but it is so sweet to have her along.
Planning for Reagan’s little blessing was so much fun this month ^^
Getting my brother Brady & Mindy in town for the blessing
was such a bonus! They were so sweet to come out for it.
Chase’s parents also came which meant so much to us.
They were so helpful with pulling things together, as always!
Shelley found Reagan’s blessing dress and gave it to me when I
was pregnant with her, and my amazing sis-in-law Mindy altered
it a little to make it special for Reagan. Lucky girl to have them both!!
Lots of love surrounding the blessing, including the all-time
cutest package from the best friend Ash. Even though we
didn’t have all of our friends and family from home at the
blessing, we felt their love so much and loved the family
who came out and friends from here who supported Rea!
Brady and Mindy made such a fun little trip out of their visit
which was perfect since they have a baby boy on the way soon
and they deserved a little getaway before adding kiddo #3!
Reagan loves her Aunt Mindy & Uncle Brady!
…and her sweet Mimi + Papa. This was their
second visit out to see us this fall alone!
Perks of being the only grandchild to live away :)
Dinner at our favorite Los Altos Grill with family the night
before the blessing. Blake & Shel were so nice to treat!!
And our tradition with Brady and Mindy each
time they visit: It’s-Its and a movie night!
Chase made it home to SLC to be at his nephew Will’s baptism.
Will asked him to speak at it which was the cutest thing, so
we were happy it worked out for him to make it there!
A long 6-hour flight to NYC to see Abby and Jane this month!
She is turning into a flexible little flyer! All of her flights
have gone really smooth with the exception of our return
flight from NYC –> SFO. It was delayed 5 hours on the
tarmac at JFK after a busy and tiring few days in the
city, and baby girl lost it. I’m talking screaming for like
2 hours of the flight …it was traumatizing! But I tell
myself that it’s good to keep her (and us) flexible..ha.
With the delay, our travel day was 12 hrs door to door.
Love the Big Apple, but it was a little bit rough on us this time ;)
It made it all worth it to get these little second cousins together though!
Rainy city walks with baby Rea ^^
Still not over those views! ^^
Thanksgiving prep ^^ My favorite stuffing, and a…
Sweet potato pie! So yum ^^
Gatherings with friends ^^ Reagan gets loved on by our cutest
friends and neighbors Lucy & Mae who I hope she is just like one
day…and I hope she marries Owen :) We love the Alders!
I still can’t get over this pretty Friendsgiving
spread with some of our favorite people in CA!
Lots of post-Thanksgiving hikes as well as leftovers ^^
Beautiful views from runs lately. If I get up in time,
Chase will watch the baby while I go on a run before work! ^^
A day-after Thanksgiving healthy smoothie ^^
(Kinda…it did have peanut butter in it ;)
I drove by our first apartment in the Bay the other day…
still as cute as ever! And, salads galore happening daily.
We watched the World Series with our favorites Dusty & Kendall.
We always watch baseball with them, and Reagan joined this year!
The most gorgeous vineyard we walk by all the time in Los Altos ^^
Pretty crosswalks and my favorite view ^^
My cute growing girl, reading her favorite book! ^^
^^ Added to my globe collection when I saw this darling floral design one.
Lots of fun gatherings this month! ^^
Visiting dad at work, and riding up and down on his standing desk :)
Sweetest little companion anywhere we go, from Costco to hiking ^^
The best part of every day! ^^This is where you can find Reagan often! ^^ In her little “desk” :)
She seriously loves this little Joovy Spoon thing!
Election Day began with voting in California, then we
hopped on a flight and it ended in NYC right by Trump Tower.
Still so shocked, but glad that things have moved on and so far
President-elect has been pretty different from his candidate self.
Hoping he surprises us as much as president as he did with the election!
We interviewed the darling primary kids at church for a video for the
Christmas party coming up. Their answers about Christmas were so sweet!
We celebrated FIVE YEARS since getting engaged this month!
I loved thinking of all that has happened in those 5 years.
A few sushi order-in nights + some amazing sunsets this month ^^ There is nothing better than a father-daughter bond. Reagan agrees!
California in November is perfect.
^^ Finally tried out Pressed Juicery freezes and I’m the biggest fan
We had to read our NYC book after returning from that trip,
and snuggle lots as we caught up on sleep ^^ The best!
My husband knows the way to my heart ^^
(Through sweets…and any food at all really :)
Love the weather lately! Cozy, some rain,
but still lots of nice days for walking.
Chill weekends in between trips =
family gym time + game nights with friends.
November brought shots for baby girl at her 4 month appointment.
Sooo dang sad (I put it on snap :) but her dad was there to hold her hand!
November was very full (as you can tell by all the photos – sorry!!)
Now Reagan and I are in South Africa on this last day of the
month (if you saw that surprise HERE) and gearing up for
a crazy, full, fun December. Hope we have energy for it all!