Month in Review: October, 2016

Month in Review: October, 2016

I’m not going to lie, October was rough. It was sprinkled with health issues, anxiety over said health problems – but also laughter. I’ve always known the importance of laughter, but it was reiterated this month. So bear with me as I sort through my sparse photos (it’s hard to remember to capture moments when you’re not feeling 100%)

Month in Review: October, 2016

Ian and I welcomed fall with an afternoon trip to an apple orchard. I took full advantage of their free trolley ride and enjoyed a scenic tour around the orchard before picking apples. I had planned on baking apple crisp – but after picking 15 lbs of apples we had a slight change of plan! Co-workers were greeted with cinnamon apple muffins, baked oatmeal and applesauce the next day!

Month in Review: October, 2016

After weeks of planning, I flew up to MN for a girls’ weekend with my college friends! It was refreshing to explore a new city, watch chick flicks, and talk late into the night. So much has changed over the years, but it was heartwarming to know that we all could pick-up from where we left off.

Month in Review: October, 2016

Month in Review: October, 2016

Since I was feeling under the weather for most of the month I opted out of a few social events, namely Packer games. The silver lining? Ian was able to pack in a bunch of quality time with friends. Here is a shot of one of their tailgates!

Month in Review: October, 2016

Fall wouldn’t feel complete without a wandering through dried corn stalks! So Ian and I bundled up spent an afternoon navigating our way through a corn maze. It was the perfect way to say farewell to October!

Month in Review: October, 2016

Month in Review: October, 2016

Looking back, even though October was rough, there are moments I will cherish scattered throughout the month. I know November will have its ups and downs as well, but I’m excited to see what the new month has in store.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

Ian and I spent the month of September saying goodbye to summer. Our weekends were filled with beach days, boat rides, and attending local events. We tried to soak in as much warm weather as we could before the changing leaves brought a chill to the air. Here are some of our highlights!

Month in Review: September, 2016

The Badgers traveled up to Lambeau to face off LSU early in the month. With the streets flooded with fans decked out in red, we felt like we were back in Madison for the day! It was nostalgic to dust off our college gear and tailgate with friends. My brother was even in town, so the day was extra special!

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

Over Labor Day Weekend we drove up to Door County and enjoyed one last beach day. It was bittersweet to sit on the sand, watching the sun set, and knowing we were close to closing the chapter on another season.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

We couldn’t leave Door County without hiking to the shoreline filled with balancing stones. There is something magical about this hidden beach and it pulls us back every time we are in the area. After taking a few moments to soak in the view, we wandered around searching for the perfect stones to construct our own creations.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

While searching for events in our area I came across a campus preview day that listed boat rides and horse-drawn carriage tours. That was enough to entice me! We spent the afternoon strolling around the courtyards, eating lunch from the food trucks and listening to live music.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Towards the middle of the month Ian and I packed up the car and drove down to Madison for my friends wedding shower. It was lovely to see many of my high school friends and reminisce when we lived close together! My sister and I even snuck in some quality time and I left with a full-heart and sore cheeks from laughing.

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

While the Pokémon Go craze is slowly dying down, every once in awhile Ian asks to walk downtown to take advantage of lures. Luckily, the walk weaves along a riverside path that ends at the love-lock bridge. With beautiful views like this there is not much to complain about!

Month in Review: September, 2016

Month in Review: September, 2016

Our month ended with an event I had been anxiously awaiting – the Alpaca Open House!! Yes, that is right! Ian and I were able to spend a day at an alpaca farm feeding the animals, cooing over the babies, and listening to music. While browsing the gift shop I found these giant fluffy alpaca slippers and fell in love! Sadly, they were $85 so I had to leave without them, but we had a great time learning more about these cute animals.

For a closer look at our month watch the video below! Enjoy!

Month in Review: August, 2016

Month in Review: August, 2016

Oh, August. You were good to me. With two family birthdays and our wedding anniversary we had a month packed with celebrations, but surprisingly there wasn’t any cake. That just goes to show you where cake lyes on our list of preferred desserts! Instead we satisfied our sweet craving by roasting s’mores and I was able to check another item off my summer bucket list.

Month in Review: August, 2016

I had the pleasure of working on a few new and exciting design projects this month! I love collaborating with other creatives and can’t wait to share the finished designs in the upcoming weeks. (Stay tuned!) While it’s easy to get lost in a project, I made it a point to leave my desk and take an afternoon walk every day. With scenery like this, these walks quickly became a highlight of my day.

Month in Review: August, 2016

Month in Review: August, 2016

At the beginning of the month, Ian and I packed our bags and drove to Milwaukee for a friend’s wedding. The weekend was filled with twinkle lights, signature cocktails, and lots of laughter. Oh, and did I mention dancing?! The guests invited to this wedding knew how to bust a move which lead to multiple dance-offs throughout the night.

Month in Review: August, 2016

After brunch the next morning, Ian and I took advantage of being in Milwaukee and wandered around the Third Ward. We ended up on the rivers edge watching boats pass by and soaking in the sun. Milwaukee is a beautiful city, and it was nice to take a moment to reflect over the love-filled weekend before we got back in the car to embark on our journey home.

Month in Review: August, 2016

After a few days to recuperate from our wedding weekend adventures, Ian and I donned our green and gold for a preseason Packer game! I’m not a huge sports fan, but I can get behind anything that serves hot chocolate. So while it drizzled during the second half of the game, I was snuggled inside my rain coat sipping my drink. Overall, I would say the outing was a success!

Month in Review: August, 2016

Toward the end of the month Ian and I made the trip to Madison to celebrate the August birthdays in my family! We had an eventful weekend packed with golfing, going out for dinner, and an impromptu Olympic games competition. Lots of laughs were shared and it was hard to pack up and head home on Sunday.

Month in Review: August, 2016

Ian and I ended the month by spending a rainy afternoon at the local art fair. Nestled under our umbrellas, we strolled between vendors daydreaming about how we will decorate our future home. We picked up a few business cards before settling down and listening to the performers on the main stage. Once our shoes squished with every step, we decided it was time to call it a day and head home to dry off.

I hope you all had a wonderful August and enjoyed this glimpse inside our month.