Sunday, October 14, 2012

Our Weekend | I Know It's Autumn When...


















The second week in October is alway the most beautiful week of fall in the midwest.  Typically, the air is crisp and the skies a pretty blue.  It has long been my favorite week of the year.  I don't think I truly appreciated it until I was in college in Indiana and I would walk to class under a shower of falling leaves.  Ever since then, I look forward to this week all year.  This weekend the skies were a bit hazy and the weather sort of unpredictable, but the colors were still spectacular!   A favorite book of mine to read to Charlie this time of year {and to Andrew when he was younger} is "I Know It's Autumn."  The begining of the book goes, I know it's Autumn when, the morning light comes late and there's a pumpkin muffin on my breakfast plate.  The pictures in this post made me think of that story, except change pumpkin muffin to apple scone...

Here are the highlights of our weekend...
1. All three boys ran in the Warrior Run, a 5K run in our town.  The run comes right down our street and I literally stepped foot outside with my camera and saw my crew speeding on by.  Had I been 30 seconds later I would have missed them.  They did great!  
2.  I have been practically LIVING in my new kitchen now that it is finished. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out and I look forward to sharing it on the blog soon. This weekend it was filled with the smells of lemon and white white roasted chicken in the evening and warm apple, cinnamon scones in the morning. {recipes coming} I was in heaven.
3. We made it to a pumpkin farm on Sunday and had a blast on a "spooky" hayride that took us through corn fields and wooded farm land.  We also got a bit lost in the corn maze. {very typical for us}
4. And there was lots of raking and {even more} playing in the leaves. LOTS!  


13 comments :

  1. Gorgeous Photos! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year and I love the cozy feeling (I sound like my four year old) all the fall leaves, pumpkins and crisp evenings invoke. Your post captured that perfectly! Glad you are loving your new kitchen - can't wait to see how it all turned out.

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  2. Hurry and post your new kitchen pics... Can't wait to see them and I'm doing mine in less than two weeks! I want to see what great things you may have done that I haven't thought of! :)
    I love your home. It's one of my favorites!

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  3. Looks like a perfect weekend. Good food and family. Can't ask for more than that! Fall is just icing on the cake :)

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  4. i love it up there so much! i can just smell your kitchen and hear the giggles..i love how you see and love life and create a wonderful experience for your family..and you arent annoying in how you do it..not perfect just intentional and your gratefulness and realness shines through..love you tessa

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  5. Ooh, is the Ina's lemon roast chicken? One of my favorites! I'm sure you are enjoying your kitchen! We are about to start on some major changes in our home and I already can't wait to get in there and enoy once they are finished (and we haven't even started yet!).

    : ) Rachel

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  6. That chicken looks yummy!!! Looks like a great season y'all are having.

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  7. Beautiful pictures. Makes me want to stay in and cook some great meals. Can't wait to see the pictures of your kitchen. Love your decorating!
    Pat in Chicago

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  8. Am new to this site and I love this post! My dad and I share October birthdays and ever since I was a little girl, I get SO excited in the fall! It's a magical time to me. I can't wait to see your new kitchen, it truly is the heart of the home, isn't it?

    Take care,
    Mary P

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  9. I want to live in Mariemont!! Every time I see your posts of your home/town, I just swoon over the charm and homey-ness. My husband is in the farming industry and travels to the Northeast and Midwest every week...I am an East Coast girl and never knew anything about the Midwest, but the more I see, the more I love! I just ran across a blog called Oak Ridge Revivial and I think she's in OH too-her home is also so quaint. Can't wait to see your kitchen-so happy I found your wonderful blog, thank you for sharing your family with us :-)

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  10. Beautiful Tessa! you have an amazing eye for photography, and your three boys are just adorable! I really cant wait for the pics of your kitchen and the recipes you will be sharing on your blog! xo Leslie Sullivan

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  11. That looks like so much fun. Going to the Pumpkin Patch is one of my favorite memories with my boys. They are 23 and 20 now. We went every year, sometimes a few times because we all liked it so much.

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