With the first 2 weeks of September dedicated to Britt's wedding festivities, the last 2 weeks of September were spent trying to enjoy the beautiful weather. We most likely had our last few days of warm weather in the 80's and I've been on a quest for fall colors.
Last year we couldn't go to the apple orchard- the weather was so bad on the trees that there were no apples so I was excited to go this year. And that was partly because I got a delicious, warm apple donut when we got there. YUM.
Every single Monday night is still dedicated to getting together with my friends Brittney & Blaire. We eat dinner together, catch up on what happened the past week, drink wine, and watch some sort of a reality show (usually the Bachelor). Brit was gone on her honeymoon, but Blaire was very eager to peel apples with Pete. So I had no choice but to make delicious apple crisp.
On September 24th by nephew Orrin turned 5. I can't believe how fast time has gone, and he also just lost his first tooth! (Is it me, or does that seem way too early?!)
It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years since my parents, my older sister, Pete and I stayed up all night at the hospital waiting for this little boy to arrive.
And now he's the craziest, cutest, smartest little kid ever.
Orrin is obsessed with monster trucks and zombies. And we did a monster truck birthday party I think the last 2 years so this year was all about zombies. He loved it.
Now we're already getting in to hunting season, which I sort of love because it gives me a chance to have some ME time and have the house to myself. I've complained about this before- but I'm a very light sleeper and hubby is a not-so-light snorer. I wake up 3-4 times a night, every night and I'm tired during the day. So when I get to sleep by myself it is seriously a luxury. I always get so much done the next day! This last weekend Pete was out duck hunting so after running errands and doing jobs around the house I took myself on a 6 mile hike in a state park I hadn't been to before. It was gorgeous.
and a guy took my picture. It sounds weirder than it was- a guy that could be my dad with his wife, insisting I get a picture of myself taken.
And he loved my shoes so he took a picture of my shoes!
When Pete is gone for deer hunting I plan to re-stain all of our cabinetry in the house. It's going to be lovely. Happy Fall :)