Pumpkins! Apples! Cinnamon! Crunchy leaves! Sweaters! Boots! For these reasons and so many more, Fall is the best season of them all. Here’s how we’ve been enjoying it so far…
Cheering for the Cubbies
Mark was born into a Cubs fan family and was faithfully indoctrinated with a deep, unwavering love for the team. He recently attended an event and won tickets to a rooftop club for the Cubs vs. Cardinals game. I tried to get him to take his brother (who I’m convinced is the real #1 Cubs fan), but he insisted we should have a date night and I was pretty excited about it.
It was my first time at one of the rooftops and we had so much fun. The view of the city was incredible.
The lines for the bathroom were nonexistent (so different from being inside Wrigley) and getting out of the facility at the end of the night didn’t require waiting in super long lines pouring out of the stadium. Plus all of our food and drinks were included.
David Ross hit a home run and the whole stadium went nuts cheering. It was especially cool because a few minutes prior to him doing so, Mark said “C’mon hit one out of the park.”
And of course the Cubs won!
I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post from Mix and Match Mama featuring her and her girlfriends after having a scarf exchange party. I thought to myself WHAT THIS IS A THING I LOVE IT! and then decided to host one.
Several girlfriends came over one Sunday afternoon. We sipped hot apple cider, ate pumpkin-flavored treats, had a pumpkin decorating contest, and of course exchanged scarves.
This is totally becoming an annual thing (as in I may have already put placeholders on my calendar through 2020), so if you’re one of my girlfriends and want to be invited to next year’s event just let me know!
We took a trip to Wisconsin with Mark’s side of our family and my sister and brother-in-law.
It was so nice to spend so much time with our families and unwind before the busy holiday season approaches. We attended an art fair and a pumpkin patch festival.
On that same trip, we decided to go on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with my sister and brother-in-law.
Everything was going smashingly until the pedal fell off of Mark’s bike. We unsuccessfully tried screwing it back on and even wedging a stick into the open slot so it was somewhat usable for the 4 miles we had left to ride to get back to the car.
Nothing worked, and he was forced to use the bike like a scooter. He was such a trooper about it though!
We visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help last weekend. We stop to pray there every year and this year was just as moving as the first time we went. You can feel God’s presence and love.
My heart was heavy with a long list of people to pray for this year. We prayed in a special way for our godchildren, siblings, parents, and some couples that are hoping to conceive or adopt soon. God’s will be done!
On and on it goes
This weekend we’re headed to a corn maze and bonfire with some of Mark’s friends. I’m excited about getting lost in the corn maze. With my sense of direction (or lack thereof), it’s inevitable.
What are your favorite fall activities?