In early October, we traveled back to St. Simons for a reunion with my mom’s entire side of the family. It was great to spend time with cousins, aunts and uncles that we rarely get to see. Ryan impressed the family with his awesome BBQ. Hannah Claire became fast friends with her second cousins Lizzie, Janie and Maggie. They had a fabulous time playing on the beach and fighting for lap time with their uncles. And Ryan and I got a quick glimpse of our soon-to-be reality: a family full of girls!!
A couple weeks later, we made our way up to Coon Creek for “Coonstock” at my aunt and uncle’s place in the North Carolina Mountains. Thank goodness I was eight months pregnant ‘cause it meant I got a warm bed instead of having to sleep outside in a tent. It was freezing outside, but we still had a fabulous time.
We, of course, rounded out October with some Halloween fun. There was the Fall Festival at church and the traditional trick-or-treating with Noah and Carter. Hannah Claire dressed up as one of her then favorite book characters, Poodlena – a sassy poodle that adorns herself in pink and lives in a New York high-rise.
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