Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Visit to Butler's Orchard

My sister, brother-in-law and almost 2-year old nephew Dylan came to D.C. last weekend and despite the crummy weather and government shutdown, we still had a great time. Thankfully, the rain turned to a light mist for a couple of hours and we were able to go apple, raspberry and pumpkin picking at Butler's Orchard. The pumpkin festival was closed due to the weather but Dylan still had a blast running around and collecting apples that had fallen off the trees. He especially loved picking the raspberries and wiping his bright red juice covered hands all over his face. His mom loved that too! Before heading out, my sister and I picked a bunch of fresh flowers and made a very colorful garden bouquet that is now brightening up our apartment.

Of course, my camera battery died as soon as we got to the farm so these are all iPhone pics. Happy fall!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

This is your life

I love everything the Holstee Manifesto says, so much so that I had the poster framed and it hangs on our wall to serve as a constant reminder to live life to the fullest. In our cozy one bedroom apartment, it can't be overlooked. I read these words while making coffee, paying bills and doing laundry. With new change on the horizon, I've been searching for inspiration. I haven't had to travel very far to find it.