Not only is October my favorite month of the year (read: apple orchards, pumpkin treats, fall foliage, cooling temps, riding boots, and more), but it was also a pretty busy one for us. So busy, I haven’t updated this thing in quite. a. while. So, to give you a whirlwind idea of what we’ve been up to, I’ll snap shot our month.
The end of September and beginning of October were NASCAR filled weekends where Jarob and I got to travel together for work. This was fun, especially since we haven’t gotten to do that in a few years. We worked New Hampshire and Dover together before coming home for a little work-related travel break.
The second weekend in October, we traveled a few short hours north to South Carolina to attend Chicago-Advertising (both agencies) friend’s wedding. It was our first wedding getting to attend together where were both guests, instead of one of us being in the bridal party. It was a lot of fun. Even though we didn’t know many people, we met some awesome friends of the bride and groom at our table and the venue was one of the prettiest outdoor places I have ever seen.
We wrapped up our trip in South Carolina with a stop in Helen, Georgia. Helen is a small town (400+ residents) and the third most visited place in Georgia. Initially a Native American village, European settlers took over and created a Bavarian-themed town in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town features German groceries and eateries, as well as wineries and artisan finds. We went during Oktoberfest and were able to walk around, grab a beer and some food before heading back home for the week.
The next weekend we were BOTH home and tried our darndest to get some fall-filled fun in. We headed about an hour east to a pumpkin patch and working farm. Mostly directed toward children, we were the creepy childless couple who walked the corn maze and picked a few pumpkins to place on our porch. We didn’t stay too long, but I’m glad we got to at least check it off our list.
The following week we both worked locally in Atlanta before Jarob headed off to visit his mom in Florida and I stayed put working on a Kevin Hart production and the Atlanta Falcons game before flying out to Virginia for some more NASCAR.
I made it home just yesterday to celebrate our first anniversary and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. I was so excited to be able to have candy out and ready for our first Halloween in our home. We popped some champagne and tried our cake before any company came by and I was amazed how delicious our cake was. The top tier we kept was pumpkin flavored with cream cheese filling. It was just as good as the rest of the cake (which we did not make pumpkin, it was yellow with raspberry filling) that we ate the on the actually day a year ago. We both were intrigued on what to do with the rest of it, since it was a pretty big tier. We thought about eating the rest of it this week, but decided to pack it away and pull it out again on Thanksgiving when we have company in town to share.
We had our neighbors on both sides come over for drinks and food while we sat out front and welcomed the trick-or-treaters. It was a beautiful night out and we saw a lot of great costumes.
In all, I cannot believe it is already November. This year has FLOWN by. I have almost lived in Georgia FULL TIME for a year now. I’ve carried a Georgia license since last spring when we finally closed on our home… and I only sometimes write my maiden name when signing a bill, instead of like, most of the time.
Here’s to a great November and the closing of a fantastic October! Xo