i'm a bit sad to confess i haven't been truly enjoying my favorite season this year like i should be. unless, of course, you count consuming mass amounts of candy and burning pumpkin and caramel candles around the house. oh, and i also have finally achieved my idea of the perfect strawberry blonde haircolor, which is quite autumn-like. but otherwise, i'm a total slacker.
i could make all kinds of excuses about how busy i've been at work, how erik started a new job, and how i've basically just been in a nasty funk for the last few weeks/months — but in the end, they're just excuses. somehow all of september and half of october have already slipped by, and november's approach is quickly threatening; yet i still have only consumed one pumpkin spice latte, and spent minimal time basking in the finally temperate weather. so last weekend we made a point to get some pumpkins, a latte, and the camera and spend a few hours at a local garden/park to enjoy a bit of autumn. i'm proud to say erik was a super sport about all the pictures, even though not quite what one could call enthusiastic — but he did let me try and continue his "lessons." needless to say, after much coaching, he managed to get a few decent shots. but i still have my heart set on miss meaghan taking some real pictures of us one day :)
to make myself feel better, i also made a pot roast and pumpkin pie one night, and grilled pork loin, roasted acorn squash and homemade cranberry sauce the next. i think i deserve a few extra festive points for that. now if only the leaves in my neighborhood would start cooperating, perhaps my fall funk can finally lift.
outfits. his — plaid shirt, thrifted; grey cords, old navy; shoes, rocket dog.
her — dress, dot tights and owl necklace, forever 21; boots, steve madden.
we even made a new friend. ;)
i hope you are doing a better job at enjoying the season than i am. here's hoping i can redeem myself on halloween... since we actually have something fun to do this year (yay!). stay tuned for costume pics. unless, of course, i become a slacker again...