Well, by November Papa had moved back to Texas! He was finished in Azerbaijan and was now around all the time which made Peyton a happy camper...us parents were pretty happy as well!
We started the month by taking a parents only trip to the wineries in Fredericksburg, Texas! It was our first time away without Peyton and it was fun. We did learn that in order to provide ultimate flexibility we need to look at refundable deals as Peyton did develop a slight cold that Granny and Papa had to deal with. We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast which was very cute and then spent the first day just walking around Fredericksburg and then day two was spent visiting multiple wineries.It was so much fun to learn more about the different types of wines and the flavors and tones of them. We visited Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek, Pedernales Cellars, and one other one. My favorite of the day was Pedernales Cellars Winery. It was beautiful there and I fell in love with their Stonewall Merlot! I loved sitting out on their deck and looking at the Hill Country. I could live there! You can only buy their wines online and of course they don't offer that one online and because of that if I ever go back there I am picking up multiple bottles.
We had a great time away but missed Peyton. We are so blessed to have my parents to watch her for us and know that she had a blast with them despite feeling icky! And hopefully they enjoyed her enough to have her again soon...!
We celebrated Thanksgiving with John's family and loved seeing all of his Aunts, Uncles and cousins and Peyton loved all of the attention. Following Thanksgiving we decided to hit the Black Friday deals. This was completly random and very unlike us but we have always wanted a new TV (we had John's from about 10 years ago) but never saw the need to go and buy one when we had one that worked. So, we saw an amazing deal at Target and decided to spend our Christmas money we allocated for each other on it. So, at 1:30 AM in extremly cold (cold for Texas) weather we stood in line (Peyton was with Granny and Papa) until the store opened at 5:00 AM. We were number 17 in line and we got our TV! It was a lot more intense and more stories to share but the madness of standing in line should give you enough to go on.
After coming home and resting we hooked up our Christmas present and started Christmas preparations!