Weekend Highlights


Some weekends are made for relaxing and doing absolutely nothing at all.

Some weekends are made for going out with friends and family and just having fun. 

Some weekends happen to include the best of both worlds. 😀

Matthew and Kelsey came down for the weekend, so we (Nicole, Nate and I) went to meet up for drinks and appetizers on Saturday night.  

Nicole and I split the Mediterranean Hummus Plate.  It was filled with feta cheese, kalamata olives, and fresh veggies.  The grilled pita chips were so perfect; flaky on the surface but warm and doughy on first bite.  Perfect.

We ended up talking most of the night away.  I can’t remember the last time that I went to bed so late, but it actually felt really good.  Especially since I’ll have available catch-up time on Monday morning (not that our bodies can truly, honestly, ever “catch up” according to the sleep experts, but I gave a big *harumph* to that idea for this weekend! 😉 ) 


I’m pretty sure God knew what He was doing when He decided to give us Sunday as a day of rest.  We all deserve the break, really, and it felt wonderful to have nothing on the ol’ to-do list.  


Nothing but a nice long walk with the family.  

Have I ever mentioned how in love I am with the fall?  I wish it would never end. 😀

We ran across a big black cow on our walk, and he (she?) was the sweetest thing ever.  I was hoping it would follow us home, but to no avail.  I guess he must have decided that the grass was much greener on his own side of the fence. 😉

Dad treated us to dinner from our family favorite pizza shop, and we all crowded around the table to indulge in a veggie pizza.  The perfect ending for the weekend, if I do say so myself. 😀

I love busy, fun-filled Saturdays.

I love, love, love lazy Sundays.

Love. 😀

Question: What made you *smile* this weekend? 


15 thoughts on “Weekend Highlights

  1. Those photos are gorgeous!!

    I’ve been enjoying long, autumn walks as well…sadly, no cows spotted, though.

    What made me smile this weekend: cycling along the Ottawa River and then cooking my favourite chickpea dish for a potluck!

  2. What beautiful pictures!
    Running a half marathon today and seeing my 8 yr old boy’s face light up when he saw me at the 7 mile marker – made me smile SO BIG. 🙂

  3. I smiled from going on a couple of walks with my sister and just us being our typical, goofy selves together. 🙂 Lovely post!

  4. For some reason, every time I see pictures of pizza on your blog, I almost start drooling and I want to go make some, STAT! I know the photos in this post aren’t home-made, but I’ve been planning on trying home-made for a reaaaallly long time now. I just need some motivation 😛

    Glad you had such a lovely weekend!
    ❤ Tat

  5. Gorgeous photos.

    My whole day yesterday made me smile – a visit to a cafe for a coffee, a walk through the local bookstore, and then a drive to Connecticut to check out a winery, eat at a delicious restaurant, and go to a concert.

  6. Those photos are gorg! I miss a good autumn SO much – lived in Ohio for just long enough to fall in love with the way all the trees just burst into flame at once. Now I’m in NC, where everything just kinda eases into winter without too much fanfare.

    Something that made me smile this weekend? Running into my high school crush (from the days when I was pudgy, dorky and invisible) and making his jaw DROP. 😀

  7. LOVELY weekend! there is nothing better than time spent with family – especially outdoors! your pictures are absolutely gorgeous too.

    what made me smile this weekend…hmmm…seeing the Badgers completely dominate Ohio State in college football. that was fun 🙂

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