Hello, friends! …and, hello, Monday!
This past weekend was a crazy busy one but it was all good! It was fun, productive, and I spent time with both family and friends. Really, you couldn’t plan anything better, right?
Friday night, Lee and I decided to head out for another date night (have I mentioned I love having him home!?) followed by a few drinks with friends. We didn’t stay out too late because I wanted to be up early on Saturday to make food to take to Lee’s police department. This past weekend was the local college’s homecoming, which is, usually, a complete circus. The guys all work crazy amounts of hours and deal with a lot so I always like to send up food to keep them going through the weekend. Even though Lee is off right now, I still made pasta salad and brownies for the other guys. We did our best to do our part! After we returned home from dropping off the food, I came home and, on a whim, decided to paint our dining room, however, I’ll touch on that in another post!
I want to talk about Sunday because my family and I did one of our favorite things! Every year, my parents and I (and, this year, Lee, too!) attend a huge fall festival in Bedford, a nearby town. Bedford is full of history and is really a great little place. While we, usually, go to the festival on the first Saturday of the month, we decided to go on Sunday since the forecast was calling for rain all day on Saturday. We lucked out and, while it was chilly and overcast, we didn’t have any rain yesterday!
We always pull out pretty early in the morning with the mission on grabbing breakfast before hitting up the festival. We used to have a favorite breakfast spot but, a couple of years ago, they closed and we have had a hard time finding a place to live up to it. We would go up and hope for the best but would end up just randomly choosing a place in a hurry and being disappointed. This year, I did some research and found a local cafe that we, coincidentally, have always walked by in the past! It was called the Green Harvest Co. and, after calling, I found out that they were opening at 7:30am for breakfast. Perfect! I ran it by my parents and they were onboard!
…and, I am happy to report…we have found an amazing new breakfast place!
Cute, right!? Their menu was amazing and our waitress was so sweet! We all started off with hot coffee and my dad and Lee got the French toast, my mom got a Greek scramble, and I got a 7-grain breakfast bowl. Everything was delicious and I could probably eat my bowl every.single.day.
My bowl came with dried cranberries, brown sugar, and milk and I, gladly, added everything! I loved it and it was so hearty and filling! After we ate, we sat and finished our coffee and, then, headed to our next destination…Hebrew’s Coffee Company. Even though we always have coffee with breakfast, my mom and I always get some type of hot beverage to carry around with us during the chilly morning! This year, I got an apple pie latte and my mom got a cafe mocha. As usual, it was awesome!
The rest of the day was spent walking around, checking out local crafters, eating cinnamon almonds and caramel apples, and listening to some local music. We also popped into a few small shops and antique stores, which is something my parents and I love to do! I don’t know how excited Lee was to do that but he was a trooper and followed along.
On the way home, like we always do, we stopped at an orchard and picked up a ton of apples! We mainly stop so we can get a few bushels of apples for my grandma who loves to bake and share the wealth! She makes enough pies and tarts to last us throughout the year for birthdays and family gatherings! Even though our main goal is to pick up apples for my grandma. My parents and I always end up buying way too much for ourselves, too! Apples are great, though, so that’s not necessarily a bad thing! The rest of the night was spent relaxing at home with Lee and our pups. After a crazy weekend of running around, it was nice to chill out and get ready for week ahead!
We had an absolutely amazing day and am so thankful, as I always say, for any time that I get to spend with my family. I cherish every minute and love the memories that I have and am able to continue to make with them! We have another fall festival on the schedule for this upcoming Saturday and, maybe, a 5K for me on Sunday…I haven’t decided if I’m running or not. I think I’m leaning toward yes!
Have a beautiful day!
Something to share: What is a favorite activity that you do with your family? Do you have any small annual traditions with them?…we attend the same two fall festivals and same summer wine festival every year!