Halloween 2016

We had such an amazing Halloween season this year full of so much fun and last night was the perfect ending with my Cinderella, gus-gus and prince.

Every year we head over to the Lake Nona area and trick-or-treat in a little town that is just absolutely adorable.  The first year we lived here I wanted to trick-or-treat there because I didn't know the areas around here very well but I felt like that area seemed safe...and the scenery didn't hurt either.    It ended up being so much fun and the sidewalks have tons of cute kids and lots of the home owners end up going all out with their decorations and then sit on their porches handing out candy.  

After about an hour (when it started to get dark) we met up with some friends  to finish up the houses on the way back to our car. I am bummed because I forgot to get a picture with them... but here Jordan is on the phone with them. :)

Also note Myra's concerned face because Max was holding her Nerds... hahaha

Now we have candy coming out our ears and I have no idea what to do with it all....any ideas?  It's quickly disappearing into the tummies of Myra and yours truly.... which is NOT what I want.  

When we got home (far past their bedtimes) we finally sat down for the dinner I made.  We were in such a rush to get out the door for trick-or-treating that we didn't get a chance to eat.  I have been on  the hunt for a delicious Halloween dinner that we can keep for a tradition and I just haven't seemed to find "the one"... I liked what we had this year, but I am not sure it is "the one".  We had a pumpkin chili with extra sharp shredded cheese on top and a delicious pumpkin salad from Trader Joes.  

Once the kids were down Jord and I put on Hocus Pocus (I have watched this movie every year since I was very young), ate some of our children's candy and then went to bed.  

So sad to say goodbye to the Halloween season but extra excited to say hello to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This time of the year is the best!

The Farmers market

This morning Myra and I picked Jordan up from campus for an early lunch break from studying to head over to the local farmers market in Lake Nona.

As far as booths go, Salt Lake City's Farmers Market wins by a long shot.  BUT after walking around we found the cutest spot with picnic benches under the big trees to sit.  They had a few food trucks and a blue grass band playing so we got a brisket sandwich (my favorite) and let myra eat fries and dance for awhile.

Little things like this are what life is all about.  It makes me feel so full of happiness and grateful for the beauty around me.

Sitting there in the shade listening to the band I felt so full of joy.  I leaned into Jordan and said, "I love sharing this adventure with YOU".

I am SO happy that I get to share this fun adventure in Florida with Jordan and Myra.  It has only been about a year but we already love it here.  It has been the perfect place for us to explore and figure out who we are as a family.  We are creating traditions and discovering things we love together and as a mother that makes me so HAPPY.

These little memories are what I will cherish FOREVER and I hope that Myra will look back on her life with fond memories of this time we are having.  I know at the moment she is a little young for memories but we are trying our hardest to get in the habit of GETTING out of the house so that those memories will soon begin.  Even the smallest simplest things like an hour at the farmers market makes the biggest difference in our countenance for the rest of the week.  Best little recharges!

Here's to trying out HARDEST to make our home and family the happiest it can be as mommas!
(^My loves!!!!^)
(^^The YUMMIEST BBQ sauce.  We couldn't resist buying one to make pulled pork at home with.  Utah needs to figure out this whole BBQ sauce thing... Cause it is AMAZING here! ^^)

(^^^Picnic bench under the shade ^^^ :))