California cooled down just in time to make Halloween feel like home. To be honest, I am freezing and can't wait for it to warm up to 90 degrees by the end of the week, but it was a nice touch for the holiday weekend. Halloween is a big deal in our house. We developed a lot of traditions during our early years of dating, like apple picking, pumpkin patch exploring, jack-o-lantern carving, elaborate costume creating and festive drink consuming. This was our first year celebrating with Maisy, our Pacific Pug Rescue baby. Let's just say pumpkin carving, or as Maisy figured out "stealing scraps of pumpkin when no one is looking", was a hit. And in honor of living 20 minutes away from Disneyland... I had to create a Mickey-themed pumpkin!
This was also our first time celebrating Halloween with our nieces. We had a fabulous pumpkin-themed meal cooked courtesy of my sister-in-law, then took the kids out trick-or-treating. I have always loved celebrating Halloween, but it takes on a whole new meaning through the eyes of a child. With three dogs, a toddler, a newborn, and a great recipe I found for Poisoned Apple Martinis (I swapped out the Le Tourment for vodka), it was one of the best adult "family" holidays I've ever had.
We spent the rest of the weekend recovering (the pugs take babysitting very seriously), but I took advantage of the chilly weather to curl up with a new goal setting tool and dig deep with my business vision. I'm excited to share more inspired content with you all here, and focus on the things that make my heart sing. So while I love October, and felt like it flew by due to our move to California, I already feel a sense of calm and focus with the new month.
Welcome November. I can't wait to see what you have in store.