Whew, we made it through detox week! Have you been following along? I hope you learned a bit about something new, and perhaps feel revived after doing some of the “today’s takeaway” at the bottom of each post. Since we detoxed summer, it’s time for fall right?
If by fall you mean pool party this weekend, then fall it is! We’re having a few friends over this weekend for an end of summer pool party, but we don’t typically “close” our pool for the season. Justin has gotten into a really good rhythm of keeping our water perfect, so I imagine he’ll just maintain that through the winter so we are ready to go next year!
Anyway, despite having summery weather upon us, I’m in fall mode after visiting my sister in Northern Virginia last weekend. It’s beautiful up there! I had been up to Washington, DC, but hadn’t ever traveled west of the city. Lauren and Mike only live about 45 minutes from downtown, depending on traffic of course, and they are surrounded with winery’s, apple orchards, rolling hills, hiking trails, and more. It’s such a different place to live for both of them, having left Chicago to move to Virginia, and I hope they make the most of living up there.
Before they move to Raleigh, as I’m begging them to.
Anyway, Lauren and I set up some fall plans when we were together and I’m looking very forward to each of them. Like most people, I love Fall so we are trying to make the most of it.
We are going camping in Northern Virginia in October, and going to try to pick apples a few weeks before that. She and Mike may try to come down to hit the NC State Fair, which is a sight to behold, mainly for the corn and funnel cakes.
We’ll try to get the kids over to a corn maze and to pick pumpkins. Last year my friend Rebecca and I went to the “you pick your own” section of a farm, and the farm operator came over and told us we just enjoy the farm on a day that it was normally closed because they were expecting a field trip. It was about 95% less crowded than any other day, so that was a huge win for us!
On the personal front, I’m going to continue my quest for perfect homemade pizza. I’m also going to try to do a better job at keeping my house plants alive. And much more personally, I joined a women’s bible study through my church that I’m looking really forward to.
If this summer is any indication of how busy 1 small family of 4 can be, I’m sure we’ll the same or even add more to our schedule this fall.
Do you have any fall plans or goals?