October Recap

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

October was a crazy month in our family. We happen to have lots of our big dates fall in October like our Anniversary, my birthday, Halloween and some other big stuff. Athena's birthday is pretty close too since it falls on November 4th but that's worth a post of its own.

One of the biggest things that happened was that we bought our first brand new family car! We went with a 2018 Subaru Outback and I must say, as a girl who could care less about cars I'm loving it...or maybe I just love the seat warmers. 

Anyway, here's a wrap-up of the busy month that feels like it just passed before another one gets away from me.  It was filled with all the fun fall activities we could possibly jam in as well as several colds for all in the family.

baby unicorn costume
In efforts to get the most bang for our Halloween costume buck, we took Athena to the aviary's costume day were she got to test out her unicorn costume the weekend before the big day.

pumpkin patch
We are just a few days away from Halloween and we realized we never took Athena to a pumpkin patch. Mostly because she had a cold pretty much every weekend prior (thanks daycare) so we had to pass until last minute but I'm glad we squeezed it in. Here she is sampling her tiny pumpkin she picked out. 

Pretty spectacular view from the pumpkin patch.

I started" jumpsuit Wednesday" as my school attire because it's the only day I have a bunch of prep periods which means enough time get myself out of them to use the restroom. Seriously, It requires being strategic and you need some time.

Mark Miller subaru
Athena chilling in the Subaru showroom.

Little nugget got a double ear infection and actually snuggled with me for a whole day and it was delightful for me, not so great for her.

jeni b market
Athena has been sampling leaves at all the various parks in our neighborhood. 

While staying at the Washington Schoolhouse Hotel for my birthday, we discovered Athena really likes tiny hotel toiletry bottles. She had to have one in each hand and one in her mouth at all times. She also threw all the slippers in the bathtub.

This is the rooftop lounge area at the Washington Schoolhouse Hotel. The whole place is really stunning and worth a visit.

This is the lobby lounge where breakfast is made to order every morning. It was such a great place to relax since Andrew took the baby so I could eat brunch in peace!

loft boucle poncho
We drove up Guardsman's Pass and took a few pictures with the beautiful mountains in the background.

velvet pleated skirt
I found the perfect pink velvet skirt for only $23 at Target when I was rushing to find something to wear to the Ballet with my class for a field trip the next day of school. The length makes it perfect for the colder months too. 

unicorn costume baby
Athena Trick-or-Treated for the first time and even shared candy with this other cutie we passed on the candy trail.

Zara sweater
We attempted to take Athena to a petting zoo but it was closed so we just hung out outside and took pictures with their well-placed pumpkin to make a very literal "Athena-Boo."

evereve dress, dagne dover petite tote
We decided to test out the new car and drove to the Bonneville Salt Flats. Every time we have gone it's been so magical. Athena clomped around on the salt and we didn't have to worry about her running away from us or falling. She just roamed free and was loving life.


  1. Athena just couldn’t be any cuter! I’m so happy things are going so well for you guys out there.

    1. Thanks Heidi! Can you believe it's been almost 2 years? Thanksgiving day to be exact!