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Fall Family Fun!

Fall is one of Alex’s and my favorite seasons. I love, love, looooove fall cooking – come August I’m DONE with salads, grilling and light eating and ready to throw on a pot of chili, bake some pumpkin muffins and indulge in rich, hearty dinners. In any case, we’re enjoying the start of fall here in the Pacific Northwest.

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We returned from our Midwest trip, where we had perfect summer weather, to 52 degrees and rain! It was an abrupt end to warm days and we loved it. Since we’ve been back, the weather has been perfectly fallish. We’ve been loving the cooler mornings, cozying up in vests and flannel and hearing Ben run around in the crunchy leaves. Oh fall!

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Last weekend Alex and I left Ben with his nanny and headed to Gig Harbor to attend Ryan and Anne’s wedding. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to. It was over-the-top in an absolutely perfect and sensational way. We were so happy to have been there!

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{cinnamon rolls + coffee the next morning!}

{cinnamon rolls + coffee the next morning!}

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Edina, our nanny, is such a great photographer. She took a ton of fabulous fall photos of Ben recently and I’m dying to share them with you!

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This morning was an absolutely perfect kick-start to our first weekend at home in a while – we headed north to Snohomish and took Ben, along with our friends, to The Farm at Swan’s Trail, a local apple orchard and pumpkin patch. It was awesome!! Alex and I were most excited for apple doughnuts, which were terrific, and we had such a great time.

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{August and Oliver, the twins, are behind Ben}

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Happy fall! 🙂

Dreaming of Autumn

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, signs of fall are all around us. The leaves have started to get that light yellow hue, signaling that they’re getting ready to turn. There’s a lovely crisp feeling in the evenings after the sun sets, reminding me that jacket weather is just around the corner. My mind is focused on sweaters and boots, hearty chili, apples, roasted chicken and slow cooked homey meals. I’ve had so many desires recently to just curl up on the sofa with a cozy blanket and my Kindle and a hot cup of coffee.

We have so much to look forward to this fall – the weddings of three wonderful friends, our trip to Breckenridge and a weekend getaway with friends in Leavenworth. While the days continue to grow shorter and the rain becomes abundant, I’ll be spending more time in the kitchen whipping up some good fall comfort food and counting down the days until ski season. I can’t wait!