10 things: 11.2013.


  1. eli learned our names: “header,” “doshtin,” and even “BACKGACK!” (always yelled), too.
  2. we’re pretty much addicted to this kettle corn.
  3. i displayed the depth of my ridiculousness when dustin was at drill this month. thanks to pinterest & my sister-in-law, i took our oven door apart & cleaned every surface possible. it was a pain (although not as bad as i had imagined it could be), but it was finally truly clean. and that made it worth it.
  4. ohmygoodness – this boy & his pup. so sweet! you have to see the sweet pictures in this blog; i can’t even handle the cuteness overload!
  5. if this isn’t a marking moment, i don’t know what is: dustin has truly been initiated as a minnesotan after having tater tot hot dish!
  6. we have been introduced to the deliciousness of hot toddies, and we are smitten. they’re extra delicious with lemons from our lemon tree & local honey.
  7. we got to have a weekend with eli, and “backgack” came, too. it was something i’ll remember for a long, long time.
  8. i am so glad our first real holiday together since we got married was thanksgiving. it was a simple, special day, and we really did spend it focused on how much we have to be thankful for.
  9. we got our first crawford family christmas tree!
  10. i’m loving what i think i can now call, since we’ve done it two years in a row, our first true family┬átradition: decorating our christmas tree while watching christmas movies (national lampoon’s christmas vacation, elf, the santa clause). we watched ┬áSO FUN! more so this year, since at the end of the night, we got to go up to bed together versus in separate houses :o)