It's pretty rare that I would ever say that I am having, or have had, a perfect weekend, but I think this weekend calls for it. Beginning on Friday, I went out to a yummy dinner with my friend Laura and then went to see Bill Maher's new movie, Religulous. I posted my review of it up on BoO. Then on Saturday, I went for my acupuncture appointment, which is always wonderful. I have been pain free for two days now, it has been great. Also, Saturday was my five year wedding anniversary. The weekend was much like this one, weather wise, and throughout the day we tried to recount where we were in our blessed day. We went out and did some shopping, which included Halloween shopping. Dominick is going to be Thomas the Tank Engine (*sigh*) and we went back and forth and finally decided on being hippies. Again. We did it before a few years ago and had a lot of fun. So now that Dominick is old enough to go out and about, we figured, why not. We went home, tried on our stuff, then headed out to my favorite Italian restaurant for dinner. We stayed in (since we didn't have a sitter) and after D went to bed, watched many episodes of my new favorite show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Brad got me the first two seasons on DVD along with the first season of Life for my gift. I got him three mail order subscriptions to his favorite comics for three months. We are geeks.). Today was pretty low key. We went to a local farm for their Harvest Festival. They have a huge pumpkin patch and lots of things to do: a petting zoo, corn maze, pumpkin launcher, tire races, petting zoo, train ride, a huge slide, food, all sorts of stuff. We spent about two hours there and then headed home and got some lunch. Shortly after I got a phone call from one of my dearest friends Dan, who became a father 8 weeks ago. He and the family stopped over for a while and it felt marvelous to see them and get caught up. I miss being in touch with him regularly as he has been an anchor in my life for a long time. But, life happens and here we are.
(At the rehearsal dinner for our wedding. Dan did a reading for us.)
Now we are winding down for the night and winding down a really wonderful weekend.
I finally have some fall pictures to share. I thought it would be neat to follow the course of fall by following a couple of trees in our neighborhood to show how much it changes before winter hits. The huge tree is a couple of houses down and has always been my favorite since my parents first built this house. The second is a tree outside of our sliding glass door out back.
What I love about weekends like this are the clear blue skies and how awesome it makes the leaves look.
And here are two shots I got from the pumpkin patch. I was mad because even though I put two new batteries in the camera, it kept dying. Guess it's time for a new one!
That about winds things up for this weekend. Since this has been a trip down memory lane a bit, I'll close with a picture of me and Mary from 5 years ago, I only wish it was a little closer ;)