So as you all know, I’ve been failing majorly in the blog world lately. I actively took time away from posting and reading blogs to focus on schoolwork for awhile. Most of the time I can balance both, but when I had midterms coming up and a stressful week, I knew blog reading would quickly lead to hours burned in front of my computer and homework pushed to the wayside.
Anyway, now that midterms are over and the wedding is done, I’m settling back into a normal routine. I did take some time to fully relax this weekend though, and it was great!
I went hiking on Saturday for a good two and a half hours with Andrea and Logan (our puppy). I’ve been too inspired lately by Natalie’s posts, so I had to do it!
I’m a self-proclaimed “woods kid” so I had a little trouble narrowing down which pictures to share…I’m sure none of you mind looking at some pretty New England woods, right?
Needless to say, Logan had the time of his life
The coolest part was when we came across an old cemetery in the middle of the woods.
The history nerd inside me wanted to know more about the cemetery and who was buried there, but a quick search turned up few results. All I discovered was that there are 16 people (or horses?) buried there, some of the stones are unmarked, and ones that are marked belong to the Wilcox family, dated 1836 through 1865. Kinda fascinating to me, sorry for that nerd outburst.
More pretty foliage to make it up to you.
After hiking, I went home, showered, and left for my sister’s house to spend some quality time with the niece and nephew. They wanted to make Frankenstein brownies (we did the same thing last year, thanks to something I saw on Pinterest). It’s becoming a tradition!
Super cute. Then I made a request to carve pumpkins, so we got to work!
I ended up making the happiest pumpkin ever. It reminds me of Logan.
After finishing up at my sisters, I headed to a friends house to celebrate Jen’s birthday. We kept it low key, just played some drinking games and hung out.
Too bad I’m terrible at drinking games, because I ended up drinking way more than I planned to :-/ Oops. Don’t follow my example. I woke up feeling pretty rough on Sunday (I’m still sick btw, or on round 2). Matt ordered us a pizza (with gluten free crust!) so we just hung out watching Catch Me if You Can.
Sunday was my little cousin’s birthday, so I went to my aunt’s to celebrate. For dinner? More pizza with gluten free crust. I’m pizza’d out now. But it was delicious.
I actually opted not to have dessert on Sunday. Weirdest moment of my life, but I didn’t want any. I was all over the salty chips and dip instead. Don’t know what that’s about but I’m sure my sweet tooth will revive itself quickly.
I went back to Matt’s after the party, and we played this for 3 hours straight.
Can you tell that’s Super Nintendo – Donkey Kong Country?
BEST GAME EVER. I basically freaked out when I saw that Matt had it. We made it to World 4 before deciding we needed a break haha.
So yea, I chose playing Donkey Kong for three hours over blogging Sunday night. I mean, can you really blame me?
I thought I only had one homework set due this week, so I took a break from it this weekend. Only to find out on Monday afternoon that I do have two sets this week. And another due Monday. Oof. Thankfully, campus is stunning right now, so I’m not too upset about it.
Can you tell orange is my favorite leaf color?
This post is becoming a bit of a beast, so I think I’ll wrap it up with some words of wisdom from country music:
“When you’re sitting around thinking about what you can’t change, and worrying about all the wrong things, time’s flying by, moving so fast. You better make it count ‘cause you can’t get it back.”
Speaks to my soul.
Have a fabulous Tuesday!