I’ve been so worried about getting Honeymoon recaps together that other things going on in the life of the BAM’s has taken a backseat. (Ha! Not that I’ve gotten the recaps done or anything :)
It’s my favorite time of year!!
I’ll start with my FAVORITE fall time activity…Apple Picking!! We make sure to go at LEAST once a year :)
There were many times during the honeymoon I would bring up that we HAD to go apple picking as soon as we got back! I love September, and that is why I wanted to have my wedding then, but I was almost slightly disappointed that we’d be away for 2 weeks on our honeymoon during this month!! I guess Greece and Italy would have to do though ;)
This year we tried a new place (new to us anyways): Shelburne Farm in Stow, MA
It was packed, but I figured it would be so I was mentally prepared haha. It was also the perfect day because it was the first weekend that Macoun apples were available! They are one of my favorites to pick!
We had a fabulous time :)
Obviously the best part was after picking when we bought some treats :)
Caramel + Apple = heaven!
And no trip would be complete without cider donuts…WARM cider donuts with cinnamon sugar dusting!
Another exciting event that happened earlier that morning was that I finally ran my first 5K!!
If you’ve read this blog you may know that I really wanted to be more of a runner, but it definitely hasn’t come as easy to me as it seems to for others. My first actual race was a last minute decision to join my (then) fiancé and his friends in a 5 miler on 4th of July. This was CLEARLY not my shining moment during my running journey!
Since then all I’ve wanted to do was run a nice simple (i.e. flat) 5K.
I ran this with my old roomie :)
We did the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Boston’s seaport!
I was NOT going for any time; I just wanted to run the whole thing without stopping, and I DID!! It felt great, and I didn’t even feel too dead after :) My official time was 30:50 (a 9:56 pace). In writing this looks so slow…well compared to other peoples times I hear about, but I could care less because it was good for me!
We’ve already signed up for another race…this time it’s a fun 5K the week before Halloween and we are wearing costumes!!
Super cute Pug we encountered on our way to breakfast!
Post race Iced Coffee:
Pre-Race Dinner: Homemade pesto (leftover in the freezer) with whole wheat spaghetti, veggies, and a little rotisserie chicken:
It’s been really fun living together as Newlyweds! Brian and I really didn’t live together until a few weeks before the wedding. We weren’t purposely not living together but it just worked out that way, so it’s definitely a new a fun time right now :)
Our first weekend back from the HM, we made a big pot of turkey chili:
ooooo! And I FINALLY used my gorgeous cutting board I got last year!! I was waiting until I had good knives and now I do :)
Served with cheese, a little sour cream, scallions and cilantro:
Corn muffin of course:
I was also pumped to make a batch of Kale chips…it’s been far too long!
washed, tore into pieces, coat with a little olive oil (I use my hands to rub it all around), salt and pepper.
375 for 12-15 min :) Dip in ketchup and enjoy!
It’s another crisp fall day today! Happy Fall :)