New Video Game and New Couch

We bought a Nintendo Switch game called Ring Fit Adventure because Scott thought it might be a good motivator for him to workout. One controller is placed in this flexible ring that you hold and the other controller goes on a leg strap. You move, pull, and push the ring as well as other exercises throughout each level. I tried it too and thought it was okay. It would be nice if I thought exercising was enjoyable.

Scott testing out the game
Damien’s turn playing

I feel like I keep saying “this is the LAST big purchase for a while” right before making another big purchase. We took advantage of some Veteran’s Day deals and bought ourselves a new couch for the upstairs living room. Prior to this, we only had the one couch in the family room downstairs so this room was just sitting empty looking sad. It’s SOOOOO hard finding a couch because you want it to look good AND be super comfortable. We ended up picking a couch where you could pick each individual piece and they fit together. Scott wanted a sectional which would have worked well in the space, but it’s more expensive and at least some of the seats would never be used. I’ve been excited to try a chaise lounge so we picked that and two more power recliners with dividers in-between. The dividers are more for Scott who really values his own personal space. I do like the cup holders and a place to set things so it works for everyone.

Testing out the new couch right after delivery.
Here’s its true color. And I also got some new throw pillows!

So after having the new couch for almost a week, I like it. It’s not as comfortable as it was in the store and the seats seem WAY bigger too. To counter that, I have to use the pillows to make the space smaller. The chaise is DEFINITELY the most comfortable spot so I think that was a good choice.

Damien getting comfy to do his nightly reading

A Visit Home and Halloween

Only a month behind on my posts!

So mid-October Damien had a random Thursday and Friday off from school so we used that opportunity to visit my family. It worked out perfectly because the weather was still nice and there wasn’t any holiday traffic. Scott packed up his whole computer so he could still work which ended up working out well. We played lots of poker, had an excellent Thanksgiving meal, and Damien and his uncle David created comics together. Such a great trip!

Ready for the 5-hour drive!
Scott and Damien spray-painting pumpkins in the backyard
Scott and Damien decorating their pumpkins
Damien decorated two pumpkins this year–a demon with a crown and a ninja. I think the ninja is super cute!
Our pumpkins on display. I tried to make a cat, but it looked more like a mouse and Scott made a green spider.
Our neighbor gave us a ton of apples from her apple tree so we made an apple pie. It looks a little “rustic” but it tasted good.

This was our first year trick-or-treating in Grand Forks so I took Damien up to the local mall to check out indoor trick-or-treating while Scott stayed home and passed out candy. We weren’t impressed so we came home and Scott took Damien trick-or-treating around the neighborhood and Damien had a much better time.

Damien chose a Halo costume this year. He LOVES the mask.
Assassin Damien. Should I be worried?
Scott and Damien came home from trick-or-treating a little bit early because Damien can’t see very well in the dark without his glasses. He was running, tripped, and tore a hole in his costume. Some nice people helped pick up Damien’s candy that spilled on the ground. He was fine.