Good morning! I had planned a trip to Maine prior to our engagement, so it worked out perfectly that we ended up getting engaged right before that. Friday morning, RM and I went down to RI to get my ring sized- he had no idea what size to get so the jeweler told him a 6 is average… I’ve got long, skinny fingers so he had to cut it to a 4.75! Luckily, it fits perfectly now and feels so much better!
After a quick afternoon in the office, I headed up to Maine and met my mom and a few of her friends at the Back Street Grill- their local Friday night hang out. After a drink, we headed home to see my dad, who was very excited to see me and my new ring! He had made a fish dinner which was delicious.
Saturday I woke up and had breakfast and went to the library to get our new book club book- has anyone read this?
I busted out a great workout, which I will probably share with you tomorrow, and then helped my dad start building his raised bed gardens for his veggies next year.
On Saturday afternoon I met up with some of my high school friends, which we don’t do nearly enough these days. All 3 of them have kids and live in Maine/NH so between that and my busy schedule here, it’s hard to align our schedules. We had a delicious lunch at Mill 67 and I was able to have some serious baby snuggle time!
Eloise is Caitlin’s baby girl and Sam is Rachel’s baby boy. Sara left Zeke at home, but he did come to my parents with her later that day when we had people over to celebrate the engagement. We had champagne and snacks and I got to snuggle another baby- sweet little Paige who is just 2 months old!
We had such a great time!
After everyone left, we made a delicious dinner of pork, tomatoes, zucchini and Kale and mashed sweet potatoes. So healthy!
On Sunday, mom and I got up and went to church and then came home and I continued helping my dad with the raised beds. It was a big job so I was happy I was able to help- plus I love manual labor! I offered to fill the pails with rocks and carry them (farmer’s carry!) and omg it was so heavy. Solid upper body workout 😉
After lunch we headed out to the “pumpkin patch” that randomly started growing from a loam pile in the back yard. My mom had thrown old pumpkins there last year and this year they were pleasantly surprised with a large pumpkin harvest- 27, to be exact!
It was really very cool- and saved me a bunch of money 😉 Our front steps are looking festive!
The rest of my Sunday night was filled with lots of cleaning and blogging before calling it a night. Although it was a busy weekend, it was really fun celebrating with so many great people! Oh, and did you know ice cream helps with stress?! 😉
Questions for you: What did you do over the weekend? Have you decorated for the fall? Did you go apple picking? Do you get together with your friends from home often?
9 thoughts on “Babies & Bling: A Weekend in Maine”
Read the book The Kitchen House and I loved it!
It was a little slow getting into but i am enjoying it more now!
What a fun weekend!! Love your parents!!
they’re the cutest 🙂
What a fun weekend!! I need to get up to Maine soon, it’s been too long. I need to check out that book, I’m always looking for something new to read and just finished Station Eleven, have you read that? Also I LOVE the unplanned pumpkin patch, how awesome is that?!
Maine is absolutely gorgeous right now! I’m finally getting into the book- took about 100 pages, but I’m enjoying it now! I haven’t read Station Eleven but we are always looking for new book club recommendations so I’ll have to check it out! the unplanned pumpkin patch was amazing!
They got so many pumpkins!!! My dad only got a couple and they didn’t turn out that cute 😦
Aww, maybe he’ll have better luck next year! My parents totally lucked out this year!