My favorite month is winding down and coming to an end and I thought I’d summarize with an Instagram roundup. October was a great month, as usual and I will be sad to see it go. The month started with my birthday, which was a cold, wet weekend that I welcomed because it meant I got to snuggle inside and wear my Hunter boots when I ventured outside. I’m a sucker for sweatshirt weather so I actually really enjoyed it. Chris and I celebrate with dinner at Cooper’s Hawk and we saw The Martian followed by a family celebratory dinner at Cap City Diner. Both meals were delicious and my birthday weekend was fantastic. A week later we celebrated Chris’s birthday with a day trip to Yellow Springs with friends. This was the third year in a row we have gone to Yellow Springs and we had fantastic sunny and warm weather. We were able to squeeze in some hiking, a stop at a beautiful sun flower field at Peifer Orchards, photo op at the cover bridge I couldn’t find last year, and lunch and shopping in downtown Yellow Springs. I think we’ve found a new tradition.
This past weekend I went to my first Alder football game in seven years and it was so weird to be back at my high school. I enjoyed spending the evening with my husband and dad and Alder even won! Throughout the month I’ve enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and have tried to soak in the beauty around me. Maybe I think this every year but I think this autumn has been especially beautiful. Even while I’m just driving down the road after work, or walking around my neighborhood, I can’t help but be in awe of the beautiful trees around me. I allow myself to stop, look, and soak it all up while it’s here because I know it won’t last and too soon it will be winter. We wrapped up this weekend with Trunk or Treat at my in-laws, which has also become a bit of a tradition. Chris and I threw costumes together last minute and went as Hoth Leia and a lumberjack.
The rest of this month will be spent inside at work but I hope the beautiful fall weather and colors will last in November because I’m just not ready to say goodbye.