Weekend Recap

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

We had such a beautiful fall weekend! The weather was perfect, and we tried to spend as much time outside as possible. Friday was our town's homecoming. I love the festive spirit of the our community during the high school football season! Everyone was decked out in purple in white. Rowan even sported his Uncle Layton's number! The game was a nail biter. Luckily, the boys were able to whip up some awesome defense and pulled off a win...with seconds left! It is always a fun night cheering on the Panthers! 

Saturday was the homecoming dance, and I got to take some pictures before the big event. My brother is a junior (I know, I am still wrapping my head around that.) and he went to the dance with his adorable girlfriend. I cannot believe how grown up he is! Of course, Rowan had to crash the photo session! He really just went to check out all the pretty girls. He was eyeing up all of their pretty necklaces, and trying to figure out how to get them in his mouth! He is actually a pretty good assistant for these photo shoots...he can get anyone to smile! I mean, look at that face! 

Sunday, Dane went with my bother to he Steelers game, and Rowan and I went to the local pumpkin patch. He got to ride in a wagon, and that made him pretty darn excited. We picked out some pumpkins and some apples and loaded up on kettle corn. Have I mentioned that I love fall?! I think it is safe to say that Rowan is also a fan. He may or may not have tried to eat a pumpkin or two. 

Now, I am going to spend the week enjoying SIXTY degree weather and making crock pot apple sauce. Hope you guys are enjoying fall as much as we are! 

Happy Fall

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hooray for the first day of fall! I always look forward to the arrival of cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and crunchy leaves! It really is my favorite time of year. I also love harvest, scarves, and oh yeah...my birthday (which just so happens to be TODAY!) Yeah, I share a birthday with fall, it is pretty awesome!

Fall holds some of my fondest memories...bonfires, trips to the pumpkin patch, our wedding, and so many more. This is Rowan's first fall, and I am determined to make it special! He took his first ride in the combine earlier this week, and he loved it!

Harvest always keeps us busy. We make a lot of trips to the farm, and the guys spend a lot of time in the field. When I was younger, I remember loading up food with my mom or grandma and having supper picnic-style in whatever field the guys were working in. I hope that we can do that sometime this year! 

One of our favorite orchards is down the road, and I really want to go apple picking. Rowan loves apples, and I think some homemade apple sauce is on my must make list for fall! I found this recipe for crock-pot apple sauce, and I have been wanting to try it! I also want to go to the local pumpkin patch, and we have already planned a trip to the zoo!

I am sure this is going to be a fall that we remember forever, and I can't wait! Let's get this season started!


Thursday, September 10, 2015

How many pictures do you have on your phone? Well, I currently have 2,177...yes, I know I have a problem! Most of the pictures are of a special baby boy. I have tried to delete some, but when Rowan's smiling little face is staring at me from my phone screen, it is really hard to click delete. My favorite pictures usually end up on Instagram, and overtime are compiled in a beautiful little book that is delivered to my door. How, you ask...Chatbooks!

You guys, pictures are my passion. I love them and I treasure every one of the memories that is captured by photographs. Taking pictures is easy, but printing pictures is not always as simple. Well, that is until Chatbooks came into my life! Every time I post 60 pictures to my Instagram account (I can exclude any that I don't want in the book), I get a little notification tell me that my book is ready. The app is really easy to use...actually, the hardest part is waiting for the completed book to arrive.

The books are beautiful! They are just the right size, the quality is great, and I love that they include the Instagram captions. They make a perfect little stack of coffee table books, and Rowan LOVES when we flip through them! It is so important to print pictures, and Chatbooks makes it so easy!

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions and squishy, baby, picture books are my own!