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Top Ten {Favorite} Things from this Weekend

Posted on: September 7, 2010

Top Ten {Tuesday} We had an amazing Labor Day weekend. While it was all happening, I couldn’t tell you what made it so great {maybe that the girls slept in, or that we had an extra family day}. But looking back now, I can tell you the top ten highlights from the last three days:

1. The Weather – Nothing puts me in a better mood than cool{er} weather. I am not a fan of summer weather. So each year when fall begins to cool things down, I am like a walking musical. It’s nothing but sunshine and roses {or is that cool breezes and fall leaves?}.

2. Hosting a BBQ – Jonathan and I decided to host a BBQ on Friday night. I emailed some friends and before I knew it, there were 15 adults and 12 kids partying in our backyard. Total bliss.

3. Apple Orchard Visit – There is a local orchard that I just love. Since the weather was so perfect, we decided to spend Saturday morning at the orchard. Hannah was more than thrilled with the all-you-can-eat apple policy.

4. Caramel Apples – You can’t visit an apple orchard without buying a caramel apple. Yumminess on a stick.

5. Pedicure – I went for pedicures with Leah and Rachel. It was my first time going and a great girls time out.

6. Family Bike Ride – Saturday evening we decided to ride into Iowa City for dinner. We biked about 4 miles to The Mill and had their Big Nachos. On the way home we stopped by my former boss’s house {who we’ve stayed in contact with since Julia was born} and enjoyed a lovely chat.

7. Watching The Family Stone – Have you seen The Family Stone with Sarah Jessica Parker and Luke Wilson? If not, it is such a cute movie {especially around the holidays}.

8. Coffee on the Porch – We hosted house church on Sunday and sat on the porch talking about God’s awesomeness and drinking coffee. Beautiful.

9. Playtime at the Mall – Monday morning we spent family time at the play gym in the mall. Jonathan bought me my first pumpkin spice latte of the season. The girls enjoyed running around crazy, while Jon got a little work done.

10. Attending a BBQ – We started the weekend off with good food and good friends, so what better than to end the weekend with good food and good friends. There were a few more adults and kids this time around and much fun was had by all.

I don’t recall Labor Day being this much fun, but I’m hoping it’s a tread for the future.

What about you? How was your Labor Day weekend?

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6 Responses to "Top Ten {Favorite} Things from this Weekend"

Sounds blissful! We didn’t do anything special, it was just nice to have extra family time (and our weather is still HOT so it was spent indoors). I haven’t seen the Family Stone, I’ll have to check it out.

Wow sounds like a stellar weekend, so glad you got to enjoy family and friends!

I can only presume that I would have been invited Friday night, and I know we would have enjoyed ourselves.

As for us, we are wearing long-sleeves and sweatshirts already. I also love fall, but when it starts this early, it only goes downhill. However, the hill ends with Christmas, and we’re on the same page there. 😉

I LOVE your list! I am an especially big fan of pedicures–did you enjoy your first one? I LOVE The Family Stone!!! Please tell me you also love Love Actually–those are both on my Must-Watch list for holiday time. I hope there are many more wonderful weekends in your future 🙂

I do like Love Actually! I haven’t seen it in a while, since Jon isn’t a huge fan of it. But I try watching it when he isn’t around.

How fun! I’m w/you—the cooler weather just puts me in a good mood!

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