Hi friends, welcome back! September was another busy month and flew by in the blink of an eye! We started the month in Europe, decorated for fall, had a great time in Atlanta celebrating Jon’s dad’s 60th birthday, went on a walking donut tour, and watched a lot of football. We are in full fall mode and have another busy month ahead. It always seems like the last quarter of the year is a sprint, but I figure we can hibernate from January through April.
On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with the first blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:
What I’m eating: my foodie Friday will be out this Friday so stay tuned! I did a mini Trader Joe’s fall haul and if you see these hold the cones, grab them! Jon said they’re his favorite flavor. We usually have one chocolate and one pumpkin for dessert during the week.
What I’m reminiscing about: with Halloween coming up I always laugh about the oldest picture I have of Jon and I. This is from 2007 and I think I was a freshman in high school and Jon was a senior. I was definitely not above trick or treating for free candy 🙂
What I’m loving: all the fall things! My apartment is so festive and cozy, and I’ll be sharing my Halloween decor on Monday 🙂
Favorite post of the month: I’m picking my Buckingham post. I was sad to learn of the queen’s passing but felt very lucky to have been in London right before the Jubilee. During the funeral procession I recognized so many spots we had visited and of course the beautiful crown jewels. The night of her funeral there was a rainbow in NYC and I think that was her saying a final goodbye.
What I’m Up to: we’re going to Shenandoah National Park soon so I’m planning that. Compared to our other trips there’s not much to plan, but I got permits for a hike and picked out some breweries and cider mills to check out. It should be a nice weekend getaway!
What I’m working on: my Germany and Austria posts! It’s very hard for me to narrow down my pictures because I love them all. I’ll be starting the series next week and I think I’ll sprinkle in some Halloween posts along the way.
What I’m excited about: since April 2020 I’ve been doing Peloton yoga classes at home through their app, and this month I finally got to take an in person class with my favorite instructor. I went into the studio for a live class and my mat was closest to the instructor and I was nervous I’d fall on my face, but I did a headstand without falling, so I was pretty proud! It’s hard to get a spot for in person classes, but I’m excited to go to more when I can snag a spot!
What I’m watching/reading: we are watching a show on National Geographic called Edge of the Unknown and it’s wild! We liked the new Thor movie and are looking forward to the new Hocus Pocus movie.
Books I read this month:
- The Love of my Life by Rosie Walsh
- Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
- Something Wilder by Christina Lauren
What I’m doing this weekend: We are going apple picking Saturday and have a wedding for Jon’s old roommate Sunday.
What I’m looking forward to next month: we’re going to Shenandoah National Park to see the fall foliage and do some hiking. This will be our fifth annual fall road trip. We went to Boston, Vermont, Maine, and Philly in the previous years and it’s always refreshing to get out of the city for a long weekend.
What are you looking forward to in October?