Sunday, August 5, 2012

And We're Back

We're back! After 15 hours of traveling with some stops and a visit with my father-in-law's cousin and aunt, we are back in Ohio. A week at the beach was wonderful, but I'm thankful to be home! Thank you guys for your words of encouragement last week...while I was gone we apparently had quite a few lay-offs, so I'm not excited to return to work tomorrow but I'm trying to talk myself into going in with a good attitude!

While I was catching up on some favorite blogs, I saw that Callie joined Ashley for The Sunday Social. It sounded like fun, so I joined in today too! :) Head over to Ashleys Carnival Ride to check it out!

1. What is your favorite fall activity?
I probably have a lot because it's definitely my favorite season! What comes to mind though is running in amazing weather (I am sick and tired of having to get up at 5:30am to beat the heat and humidity!), and drinking fall beers with my husband. I would love a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale or a Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale in a glass with some brown sugar around the rim right now!

2. Do you follow a football team? If so which one and why?

College - Ohio State because I went to college there.
Professional - Cleveland Browns, truthfully mostly because my husband is a huge fan! I've been known to be bad luck, so I'm not always allowed to watch the games though. :)

3. What is something fun about fall in your area?
Buckeye football! I think we've finally gotten to the age that we won't spend every home game Saturday down by campus, but it's such an amazing time, with or without tickets to the game!

Go Bucks!

4. What are your favorite fall outfit staples?

Skinny jeans, tall boots, cardigans, and scarves - all together. I can't wait for cooler temperatures!

5. What things are you looking forward to most about this coming fall season?
Our first marathon my husband I are training for. The race is October 21st and I'm already going back and forth between being excited and being terrified! I'm looking forward to the accomplishment of crossing that finish line though!

After my first half marathon - such a fun experience!

6. What is your favorite fall holiday? Traditions?

Thanksgiving for sure. I love that it's always on Thursday so it's always a four day holiday weekend. It's a ton of driving, but we go back and forth visiting my family and my husbands' family. We get the really small family experience with my side (it's only ever my parents, my brother and his girlfriend, then my husband and I) and the 40+ family gathering with my husbands' side. I love both experiences and wouldn't give them up for anything!

Thanksgiving a few years ago - My dad can't help but take pictures of food he cooks :)

Sunday Social


  1. Loved reading this :) I'll be thinking good thoughts for your back to work tomorrow! I hope things go great.

    Perfect fall outfit- LOVE it and I can't wait for boots and scarves season!

    Oh and not having to wake up so early to exercise! I'm looking forward to cooler weather too!

  2. I love Thanksgiving too!! And I am so jealous you can drink Dogfish Head Punkin Ale - we got to try a little Dogfish Head beer awhile back because they were selling it in Wisconsin for awhile, which is only a 30 minute drive for us, and then they stopped! And they don't sell it in Minnesota at all! I hope someday they will, it was amazing!

  3. you almost....almost made me wish for cooler weather. cardigans, tall boots and skinnies are my faves, too!