Fallish Things

Goodbye, Summer, I love you. And I will miss you! But it’s time to welcome fall. Bright red, orange and yellow trees. Crisp blue sky. Apples. Chili. Spicy candles. Boots. Scarves. Vests. Sweaters. Coffee. Apple Cider. Campfires.  All the feels. Thankfully, we have been gradually sliding into fall. Cooler mornings, warmer afternoons. Perfect transition into fall!

Apple picking a few years ago shortly after we started dating. What babies we were!
Here are some things I want to do this fall:

1. Go apple picking.

2. Make apple crisp.

3. Roast s’mores over a campfire.

4. Visit Brown County, IN.

5. Go hiking with friends.

6. Deep clean the apartment and cars.

7. Make fall decorations with leaves and pumpkins.

8. Eat caramel apples.

9. Eat breakfast on the couch cuddled under a blanket with the balcony door wide open.

10. Start Christmas gift shopping.

What are some thing you want to do this fall?

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Loooong Weekend

The past week was rather long, so the long Labor Day weekend definitely made up for it! This weekend was the first full weekend we’ve been home since July, and it was so nice to just be at home for the most of it.
Our weekend basically started Thursday night when I crossed another item off my bucket list and we attended a Colts game at the Lucas Oil Stadium. I won tickets from a raffle at work (first time I’ve ever won anything!!) for the preseason Bengals vs. Colts game.  And since I already had my downtown parking pass for work, Loren and I had ourselves a totally free date night! Even though the Colts lost, it was a fun experience. 
Friday night we recovered from the crazy work/school week with a fancy dinner date night at home. Saturday morning we had a relaxed breakfast before Loren finished up some work while I cleaned the apartment and Skyped my mom & sisters in Germany. In the evening, we met up with Caleb & Chelsea for a fun dinner and short walk around the town of Greensburg to see the famous tree growing from the courthouse tower.


PC: Caleb
Sunday we had a wonderfully refreshing morning at church and spent the afternoon napping, reading, homeworking and then met up with Ally for some delicious late night appetizers at Applebee’s.

Loren and I both had off for Labor Day. We slept in a little, enjoyed another lazy breakfast before he finished up some homework and we went to Dawn and Keith’s for the summer’s last cookout. It was another fun family-filled evening and the perfect way to end summer. (Unfortunately, no pics to prove any of this.)How was your Labor Day weekend?

30 before 30

There are several things I would like to do during my life. Some people call this a bucket list. Others have a list and deadline for completion, to some known as 30 before 30. I have a few years (just over 6) before I turn 30, so maybe I will actually get to do all these things by then!

Some items are more exciting than others, and a majority of items on my list involve traveling. I love traveling (travel dream lists here and here)! Anyway, here is my list, in no particular order:

1. Sky dive
2. Take Loren to Europe
3. Visit all 50 states
4. Have kids
5. Get a dog
6. Read 12 new books a year
7. Go zorbing in Switzerland
8. Donate hair
9. Work out consistently
10. Pay off grad school debt
11.  Live debt free
12. Donate blood
13. Get a professional massage
14. Meet other bloggers
15. Grow blogger followers to 1,000
16. Anonymously help someone in need
17. See Wicked on Broadway
18. Get consistent business on our Etsy shop
19. Create my own recipe book
20. Walk the San Antonio Riverwalk
21. Drink coffee at the first Starbucks in Seattle
22. Take a gondola ride in Venice
23. Visit a concentration camp
24. Blue Lagoon spa in Iceland
25. Sleep in a tree house
26. Catch a last minute flight to a random destination
27. Dine at an underwater restaurant
28. Take a helicopter ride
29. Go white water rafting
30. Go to a Colts game at the Lucas Oil Stadium

What are some things you want to do?
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