• Good morning and happy Halloween!!!

    Yesterday morning started bright and early at 4:00 AM once again. Quinn is really digging the super early wake-up call. Haha! I was starving when I woke up, so once I fed him, I fed myself. I love a good breakfast burrito, especially at 4:30 AM in the morning.

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    After I ate, I did a few things around the house while Quinn played. Murphy woke up shortly after that—hungry for breakfast, of course. Mal woke up a little while later and then the four of us hung out together. As tough as these early mornings are, they’re kind of nice at times, and I hope I look back at them with fond memories of this point in our life.

    I spent the rest of the morning hanging out with Quinn/trying to get work done/picking up the house/drinking iced coffee/watching the news.

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    While I was enjoying my iced coffee, the thought of drinking it with a piece of Halloween candy popped into my head. I bought a bunch of Halloween candy last week for our trick-o-treaters, and I’ve wanted to break into it a few times now, but I never did. I guess the craving just wouldn’t get out of my head yesterday morning because I found myself opening a Butterfinger a short while later. Oops! Hey, I’m actually surprised I waited as long as I did to sneak a piece! Haha!

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    It’s actually kind of funny that I had such an intense craving for a Butterfinger. I actually didn’t really like them until recently because I had such a bad experience with them as a kid. One Halloween, when I was probably 10 or 11 years old, I ended up eating so many Butterfingers from my trick-or-treating stash, I made myself sick to my stomach. There’s just something about that orange, peanut-buttery Butterfinger stuff that totally grossed me out after that, and I avoided them for the past 20+ years. Haha! But, hey, now I’m into them again. Especially with iced coffee.

    The rest of morning was kind of rough once again with Quinn (teething?), so I just wanted to keep eating Halloween candy, but I cut myself off after two three pieces and made myself a more substantial (and nutritious) snack: a rice cake with Teddie Peanut Butter and sliced banana.

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    Quinn finally napped—only for 30 minutes, but I’ll take it—so I took a quick shower. After that, we got ourselves ready for a trip to HomeGoods—our exciting adventure of the day! Haha!

    Mal and I have been talking about replacing the truck at the foot of our bed for months now. It’s old and musty, so we don’t keep anything inside of it. It’s basically wasted storage space, so I went to HomeGoods to see if I could find some sort of bench or truck to put there. I saw a couple of good options, but I didn’t love either of them, so I’m going to keep looking.

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    When Quinn and I were at HomeGoods, we bumped into Beyonce! If you don’t know who Beyonce is, READ THIS STORY. It’s one of the best to ever grace the Internet!

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